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Articles from the October 1, 2018 edition

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  • Australian junior exploring Kuskokwim Mineral Belt near Donlin Gold

    Explosion of mining activity in Alaska

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

    Following a couple of quiet months where Alaska's mining industry focused on its work, the last month has seen an explosion of new info come out regarding that effort, some of it profound in its potential immediate, near-term and long-term implications. For example, one of Alaska's largest mines was sold to a new owner at a surprisingly low cost per ounce. The results of a robust new preliminary economic analysis were tabled by an advanced gold-silver exploration project...

  • Resource expansion reserve confirmation drilling KSM gold copper mine project

    BC fires slow KSM drilling, season extended

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Seabridge Gold Inc. Sept. 24 reported that following delays caused by adverse weather and an unprecedented fire season in British Columbia, the company is back on track to meet its 2018 exploration goals at the KSM gold-copper project in the Golden Triangle. "Weather conditions were far different this year than what we have experienced at KSM over the past decade, forcing us to make program adjustments on the fly. Also, the unprecedented fire activity throughout the province...

  • Northwestern British Columbia gold copper silver drilling

    More gold, drilling at Aben's Forrest Kerr

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Aben Resources Ltd. Sept. 25 reported additional high-grade gold intercepts from the 2018 drilling in the North Boundary zone on the company's Forrest Kerr property in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. Aben first drilled North Boundary in 2017. The discovery hole, FK17-04, cut 10 meters of 6.7 grams per metric ton gold, 6.4 g/t silver and 0.9 percent copper. FK17-05, cut 122 meters averaging 1.2 g/t gold, 1.8 g/t silver and 0.21 percent copper, including a...

  • Titanium dioxide USGS critical mineral paint aerospace

    Critical Minerals Alaska – Titanium

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Titanium conjures images of the durable and lightweight metal used to build aircraft, replacement hips, high-end bicycle frames and even quality golf clubs. While its outstanding weight-to-strength ratio and corrosion resistance makes this critical metal ideal for these applications, roughly 93 percent of the world's titanium is used to impart a stark whiteness to many of the consumer goods we use every day. "Titanium is different than most other metallic elements in that it...

  • Rare earth element separation plant refinery critical minerals US

    Ucore finds property for Ketchikan SMC

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Sept. 24 reported it has entered into an agreement to acquire the property to build its Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth element and strategic metals refinery and separation plant to be built near the Southeast Alaska port town of Ketchikan. The SMC being planned for the six acres Ucore is acquiring north of Ketchikan will utilize IBC Advanced Technologies' molecular recognition technology, commonly known as MRT, to separate rare earths...

  • Australian junior explorer drills copper gold at Alaska Range project

    Zackly open-pit resource area emerging

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    PolarX Ltd. Sept. 25 said drilling is beginning to outline a thick zone of shallow, high-grade gold-copper-silver mineralization about 850 meters east of the Zackly skarn deposit that show the potential for open-pit mining on the Australian explorer's Alaska Range project. First tapped by ZX-18020 – a hole reported earlier this year that cut 54.6 meters averaging 2.8 grams per metric ton gold, 9.4 g/t silver and 0.6 percent copper from a depth of 2.5 meters – this thick new...

  • Australian junior explorer drill zinc VMS property in Alaska

    Drills extend Red Mountain's Dry Creek

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. Sept. 24 said the latest batch of results from drilling shows significant expansions to the Dry Creek zinc-lead-silver-gold deposit at its Red Mountain project in Alaska. Located about 60 miles south of Fairbanks, the Red Mountain property hosts two established volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits – Dry Creek and West Tundra Flats – and 30 exploration targets. An Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant calculation completed last yea...

  • PEA for Peak Gold project on Alaska Highway near Tok Royal Gold Contango ORE

    Tantalizing economics of mining Peak Gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    The verdict is in – the economics of developing an open-pit mine at Peak Gold look tantalizing and Royal Gold Inc. is committed to being involved with this Eastern Interior Alaska gold-silver project for the long haul. Discovered by Contango ORE Inc. in 2009, the Peak Gold project hosts two skarn deposits – Main Peak and North Peak – on an underexplored property that covers roughly 850,000 acres west and south of Tok, a crossroads town on the Alaska Highway. A preli...

  • Global warming methane release Kotzebue Alaska Northwest Arctic Alaska

    Global warming releases arctic methane

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Oct 5, 2018

    I always get a giggle when I hear the stark warnings about the death and destruction that are going to occur as the result of the huge contribution that anthropomorphic activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels, makes to global warming. Before you ask, I am not a denier. I think that global warming is real and furthermore, I think that mankind is a contributor. My attitude is not that global warming doesn't exist, but more like "So what?" What brings this to mind is a...

  • Children's Book Alaska gold panning Felix Pedro Matthew Lasley Pedro's Pan

    Tale highlights state's golden past

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 28, 2018

    "Pedro's Pan," a children's book subtitled, "A Gold Rush Story," was written by Matthew Lasley and illustrated by Jacob Souva. An engaging 32-page tale, it is a rare gem – a small volume that tells a big story. Narrated by an Alaska prospector's gold pan, the book is cleverly written and wonderfully illustrated. From cover to cover, it is a sheer delight that young children will find intriguing, funny and exciting. Older children and adults will be equally captivated, not o...