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Articles from the May 5, 2023 edition

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  • Clouds nestled within the valley of the Selwyn Basin in Yukon, Canada.

    Snowline outlines 2023 drill program

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 20, 2023

    Snowline Gold Corp. May 2 outlined plans for a 15,000-meter drill program on its Rogue gold property in the Yukon, as well as the successful listing on the TSX Venture Exchange. With an extensive portfolio that includes roughly 280,000 hectares (602,000 acres) of gold exploration properties within the Selwyn Basin near Yukon's eastern border with Northwest Territories and nearly 6,500 hectares (16,062 acres) of gold projects closer to Yukon's western border with Alaska, this...

  • Former Alaska DNR commissioner and Alaska Energy Metals board member Corri Feige.

    Feige joins Alaska Energy Metals board

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 18, 2023

    Alaska Energy Metals Corp. May 2 announced the appointment of former Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige to its board of directors. “We are really pleased to have Corri join our company! She has great energy, vision, and leadership skills, but, most importantly, she has boundless enthusiasm for resource-centered economic development in Alaska. Her enthusiasm is infectious!” said Alaska Energy Metal’s President and CEO Gregory Beischer. Forme...

  • Alaska Native drillers test world-class Arctic deposit in the Ambler District.

    Alaska Native leaders support Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    A growing and increasingly vocal group of Alaska Native leaders are joining the 49th State's delegation in Washington DC on pressing the Biden administration to carry out a timely review of the proposed 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. "We are asking lawmakers in Washington to listen to the voices of the people who have lived on these lands and stewarded Alaska since time immemorial," said Naasri Fred Sun, president of the Shungnak Tribe in the...

  • A view of the ends of various-sized copper cables for electrical transmission.

    A northern solution to copper shortage

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    The North of 60 Mining area hosts billions of pounds of copper ready to be delivered to a world craving this metal in sky-high demand for wiring the electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that would enable the envisioned low-carbon future. Whether enough of these copper-rich projects are developed in time to circumvent a short circuit of the clean energy transition remains to be seen. Global Market analysts such as S&P Global have predicted that copper... Full story

  • Rock hammers provide context for the highly mineralized outcrop at Gally.

    Core discovers another high-grade target

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    Core Assets Corp. May 1 announced the discovery of a high-grade silver-zinc-lead-copper target in the Silver Lime project area of the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Situated along the Alaska border in BC's Atlin Mining District, Blue is a 275,890-acre (111,650 hectares) land package covering high-grade skarn and carbonate replacement and porphyry prospects enriched with copper, gold, silver, zinc, and lead. The two most advanced project areas on the...

  • Aerial view of the Osisko’s work camp at the historic Pine Point zinc mine.

    Firm closes deal to develop Pine Point

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    Osisko Metals Inc. has finalized a joint-venture agreement with one of the world's leading mining and metals investment advisors that could propel its Pine Point project in Northwest Territories into becoming one of the top-10 zinc-lead producing mines in the world. Inked in late February, the estimated C$100 million deal with Appian Capital Advisory LLP, a unit of Appian Natural Resources Fund III LP, won speedy approval from Osisko Metals' shareholders in mid-March....

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District headquarters.

    Permit remand a "strong win" for Pebble

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. May 1 said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's decision to reevaluate its decision not to approve permits to develop a mine at Pebble is a strong win for the world-class copper project in Southwest Alaska "We have been saying that the record of decision (ROD) process was not fairly conducted since 2020 and are pleased to see that the review officer has raised similar concerns on many substantive issues," said Northern Dynasty President and CEO Ron...

  • A drill tests for high-grade copper on a flat snow-covered expanse in Nunavut.

    Strong copper seen in early Storm holes

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    American West Metals Ltd. May 5 reported strong copper mineralization in the first four holes of its 2023 drill program at the Storm Copper project on Somerset Island in the northern reaches of Nunavut, Canada. Since optioning the Storm Copper and adjoining Seal Zinc from Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. in 2021, Australia-based American West has been systematically exploring the high-grade, near-surface copper and deeper stratabound sedimentary hosted copper on this land package along...

  • Map showing the many critical mineral occurrences across Alaska.

    I feel the earth moving under my feet

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated May 4, 2023

    Let's talk about electric car batteries, their mineral content, the source of the minerals, and where those minerals are refined. Generally speaking, according to a recent piece in the Washington Post, electric car batteries weigh about 900 pounds – 900 pounds of minerals that have to be mined, refined, combined and shaped, fitted and installed into cars – cars that are being pushed onto the American public because they don't require polluting gasoline. We are told that electr... Full story

  • A replica of the original locomotive brought to Canada in 1836.

    Canada was built on the back of a train

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 4, 2023

    While the journey west during the frontier days often paints a picture of strife and hardship, not every tale was filled with sorrow and loss. Although covered wagons were definitely a thing, the journey toward greener pastures became much less arduous as steamboats and stagecoaches followed routes mapped by the earliest pioneers. However, it was the coming of the railroad that increased the speed of the trek, and its effectiveness in travel persists even today. For much of... Full story