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Articles from the May 1, 2019 edition

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  • Calm before the 2019 exploration storm

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    As is usually the case this time of year, news about Alaska mineral activities is a bit sparse this month as planning activities are at flank speed ahead of next month's surge in field activities. That said, there has been a blizzard of mineral industry data released recently that has both direct and indirect applications to the Alaska mineral industry. First off, some internally generated data. Current public and private budget announcements suggest Alaska's exploration... Full story

  • New discoveries at historic Pine Point

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Osisko Metals Inc. April 24 said the latest round of results from its extensive drill program at Pine Point show the potential for continuous high-grade zinc mineralization between historically mined pits on the property. The Pine Point property, located roughly 42 kilometers (26 miles) east of Hay River, is the site of a historical mine operated by Cominco (now Teck Resources) from 1964 to 1988. During that time, Cominco mined zinc-lead ore from a series of 50 surface and...

  • Lawyers gold silver property northern British Columbia

    Robust drilling to target Lawyers growth

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Benchmark Metals Inc. April 22 announced it plans to complete 14,000 to 25,000 meters of drilling during the 2019 exploration program at the Lawyers gold-silver project in northern British Columbia. Located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of the Kemess copper-gold mine project, Lawyers is home to a small underground mine that produced 171,200 ounces of gold and 3.6 million oz of silver over a four-year period beginning in 1989. This historical mining, carried out by...

  • Millrock amasses Pogo area gold claims

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Millrock Resources Inc. April 24 reported that it has staked a large block of claims adjacent to Northern Star Resources Pogo gold mine property in Interior Alaska and has attracted funds to explore Millrock's expanded land package in the Goodpaster Mining District. "We believe that the Goodpaster District will ultimately prove to be a gold mining camp of significant stature. The area has seen very little exploration despite the obvious potential and proximity to...

  • Northern Star sees a turnaround at Pogo

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 24 reported that the Australian company's investment in Pogo has resulted in reaching turnaround point for the Alaska gold mine. During the three months ending March 31, the Pogo Mine produced 33,381 ounces of gold from 190,868 metric tons of ore averaging 6.1 grams per metric ton gold. This is down 33 percent from the 50,106 oz of gold produced during the final quarter of 2018. This lower quarterly gold production is the result of both...

  • Fortune finds new option for Nico refinery

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Fortune Minerals Ltd. April 23 reported it has entered into an option to purchase an undisclosed alternative site to construct the proposed refinery that would process metal concentrates from the company's planned Nico cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper mine in Northwest Territories. In March, Fortune reported that the Rural Municipality of Corman Park near the town of Langham, Saskatchewan had rejected the company's application for rezoning required to construct and operate the facil...

  • Newmont Mining Evrim Resources explorer Carlin style gold NWT

    Junior joins Newmont in targeting gold

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    An alliance formed nearly two years ago between Evrim Resources Corp. and a Newmont Mining Corp. subsidiary may be paying off for the busy junior, given Newmont's recent decision to designate for option a promising gold project that the duo identified in western Northwest Territories. The alliance focused on a 23,250-square-kilometer (8,975 square miles) prospective land package that parallels the NWT-Yukon Territory border in hopes of finding world-class carbonate-style gold...

  • Glory to ghost; the 25-year NWT zinc town

    Glory to ghost; the 25-year NWT zinc town

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Like many single-industry towns, once the well dries up, people seek greener pastures. However, the residents of a place many probably have never even heard of hold on to the remnants of their past. For them, it was an important and irreplaceable land, it was their home. Pine Point, Northwest Territories, was a town located 10 kilometers (6 miles) inland from the south shore of Great Slave Lake and 87 kilometers (54 miles) east of Hay River. Cominco Ltd. (now Teck Resources... Full story

  • Doyon's vast Tintina Gold Belt potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    With 12.5 million acres of land spanning Alaska's Interior, Doyon Ltd. is the largest private landholder in the state and one of the largest in the nation. For mining and mineral exploration companies, the rich mineral potential of these lands may be more impressive than the sheer size of the estate. This is because the Doyon region is a nearly Texas-sized swath of Interior Alaska that is renowned for its gold and a host of other metals, providing the regional corporation,... Full story

  • Doyon – Leader in all we do

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    "Leader in all we do" is the corporate vision of Doyon, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation for Alaska's Interior. This high standard is motivated by a desire to see its shareholders flourish; traditional ways thrive; and ensure a rich inheritance for future generations of shareholders. This vision for excellence extends to Doyon's family of companies. These subsidiaries provide a wide range of services, including catering, facility... Full story

  • Weather snows in Red Dog zinc production

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Teck Resources Ltd. April 22 reported that extreme winter weather forced a closure of the Delong Mountain Transportation System road that connects the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska to the concentrate storage facility at the port for an extended period during January and February. As a result, the concentrator at Red Dog was idled for 20 days due to limited concentrate storage capacity at the mine site. Due to the downtime, the mill at Red Dog processed 887,000 metric tons...

  • Our stars are aligned as never before

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated May 24, 2019

    I know that it is a perennial hazard for those of us who follow the mining industry to be optimistic in the Spring every year; but, somehow, I don't seem to be able to contain myself this year. My ebullience is precipitated by the obvious as well as the subtle. Obviously, the decision in the Sturgeon case is huge, all the more so because the decision was unanimous, and that was for the second time SCOTUS had to hear the matter. Liberal and conservative Justices agree: ANILCA... Full story