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Articles from the May 27, 2022 edition

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  • An adobe stock image of a statuette of Lady Justice beside a gavel.

    EPA takes another shot at stopping Pebble

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    In a polarizing announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency released a revised Proposed Determination under Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters in the Bristol Bay watershed. If finalized, the decision would lock out any future for a Pebble mine, and the enormous quantities of copper and other resources it could provide for the global transition to renewable energy. "This is clearly a giant step backwards for the Biden...

  • A ship at Port McKenzie west of Anchorage, Alaska.

    AIDEA applies for West Susitna Road permit

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority May 25 announced that it has submitted an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the 404 permit to build the proposed West Susitna Access Road, which would extend into resource-rich areas west of Cook Inlet in Southcentral Alaska. "Today marks the beginning of the process to evaluate an access route to unlock opportunities in the fastest-growing region of the state," said AIDEA Executive Director Alan...

  • Drill tests a gold zone near Pogo Mine in Alaska’s Goodpaster Mining District.

    Doyon upping its stake in Tectonic Metals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is strengthening its partnership with Tectonic Metals Inc. with another investment into the equity of the company exploring for gold on Doyon and state lands in Alaska. "Working on Native Owned Land is one thing, but being funded by Alaska Natives to explore on their land is something completely different," said Tectonic Metals President and CEO Tony Reda. "It is truly an honour, a...

  • A beautiful landscape view of the Canada-Alaska border.

    Blackwolf stakes Mineral Hill in Alaska

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. May 25 announced that it has staked the Mineral Hill gold-silver project, the fourth claim group the company has acquired on the Alaskan side of the Golden Triangle. Located northwest of the towns of Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska, the property is contiguous with the company's high-grade Cantoo vein, which the company acquired late last year, and Ascot Resources' Premier Gold project across the international boundary to the east....

  • A map of Felix Gold’s exploration properties north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Felix Gold claims more Fairbanks ground

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    Felix Gold Ltd. May 25 announced that it has leased 6,203 acres of gold prospective properties in the Fairbanks Mining District from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office. Lying between Felix' Northeast Fairbanks and Treasure Creek claim packages, this newly leased MHT group of claims lies within 400 meters of the mill at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine and roughly 200 meters from the Dolphin deposit on Freegold Ventures Ltd.'s Golden Summit project. Felix says the...

  • Geologist examines core from drilling at the Lawyers gold-silver project.

    Benchmark taps familiar gold at Marmot

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    Benchmark Metals Inc. May 24 reported that drilling cut high-grade gold and silver within a wider zone of mineralization in the Marmot discovery area of the company's Lawyers property in Northern British Columbia. According to a calculation completed about a year ago, Lawyers hosts 40.3 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.19 grams per metric ton (1.55 million ounces) gold and 38.7 g/t (50.2 million oz) silver; plus 16.2 million metric tons of inferred...

  • An aerial view of the 3 Aces property in the Yukon.

    Seabridge and Liard First Nation agreement

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    Seabridge Gold Inc. May 24 announced that it has entered into a contribution agreement with the Liard First Nation to build positive working relations and to enable the First Nation a meaningful review and analysis of Seabridge's expected activities at the 3 Aces gold project in southeastern Yukon. "As a responsible exploration company, we are committed to building a meaningful and positive working relationship with our Indigenous partners," said Seabridge CEO Rudi Fronk. "We...

  • Core from historical drilling at Coal Creek tin-silver-lithium target in Alaska.

    Coal Creek scans show wide lithium zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    Discovery Alaska Ltd. May 23 reported that its initial scanning with a handheld analyzer identified lithium across the entire length of core from 12 historical holes drilled at the Coal Creek prospect on the company's Chulitna property in Alaska. Situated about four miles west of the Parks Highway, roughly midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, Chulitna is a roughly 77-square-mile property that covers the Partin Creek gold-silver-copper prospect and the Coal Creek...