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Articles from the October 29, 2021 edition

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  • A North of 60 rare earths supply chain

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 2, 2021

    A recent agreement between Vital Metals Ltd. and Ucore Rare Metals Inc. marks a major milestone in establishing a complete North American rare earths supply chain with links in Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and Alaska. Vital has already established Canada's only rare earths mine at its Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories and is building a processing facility in Saskatchewan to upgrade the high-grade ore into a midstream carbonated product with a mix of rare...

  • WOTUS Alaska Mike Dunleavy waters of the United States Supreme Court Biden

    Alaska enters WOTUS court battle, again

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 18, 2021

    Alaska once again finds itself joining other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rein in a broadened definition of "waters of the United States," or WOTUS, a federal environmental rule that could significantly impact the management of private and public property across the Last Frontier. WOTUS has been a concern for Alaska and many other states since the Obama administration set out to broaden the definition of U.S. waters in 2014, a move that would significantly...

  • Tectonic Metals Tibbs Michigan zone Pogo Gray Lead Northern Star Resources VG

    VG tapped in phase 1 Tibbs drill holes

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 18, 2021

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Oct. 25 reported that its first-ever oriented core drill program at Tibbs cut high-grade gold at Gray Lead and Michigan, the two zones targeted during the initial phase of 2021 drilling on the property about 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s high-grade Pogo gold mine. "Our phase I diamond drilling program at Tibbs targeted some of the highest tenor gold anomalies in the Goodpaster Mining District of Alaska, obtaining the...

  • Pretium Resources GoldSpot Discoveries AI map Brucejack Golden Marmot Canada

    Pretium discovers new high-grade gold zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 18, 2021

    Pretium Resources Inc. Oct. 25 announced that its 2021 exploration drilling has cut bonanza-grade gold mineralization at Golden Marmot, a discovery zone about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) northwest of the Valley of the Kings deposit on the company's Brucejack property in Northern British Columbia. "Initial results from Golden Marmot are exciting and affirm the district-scale potential of the Brucejack property," said Pretium Resources President and CEO Jacques Perron. Golden...

  • Resolution Minerals 64North Tourmaline Ridge Pogo West block Goodpaster map

    Resolution trenches new 64North target

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Resolution Minerals Ltd. announced the completion of the first trenching program at Tourmaline Ridge, a gold prospect at the company's 64North project in Alaska's Goodpaster District. Located about 1,000 meters southwest of the Aurora prospect on the West Pogo claim block at 64North, Tourmaline Ridge lies on a trend of mineralization that extends northeast to the Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine. Northern Star's Goodpaster discovery, which is currently undergoing...

  • Nova Minerals RPM North Estelle Alaska map maiden resource calculation Korbel

    Nova outlines 1.5M oz gold at RPM North

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Nova Minerals Ltd. Oct. 27 announced that a maiden inferred resource of 1.5 million ounces gold has been calculated for the RPM North deposit, bringing the total gold outlined so far at the company's Estelle property in Alaska to 6.2 million oz. "RPM North is an exceptional new gold discovery within the Estelle Gold district which highlights the massive upside potential of this project. This has really changed the future for Nova and our shareholders," said Nova Minerals CEO C...

  • Red Dog Mine NANA Teck Resources Q3 zinc production third quarter Alaska

    Red Dog third quarter zinc output drops

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Teck Resources Ltd. Oct. 27 reported that the Red Dog Mine produced 378,000 metric tons (833.3 million pounds) of zinc during the first months of 2021, a roughly 10% increase over the 344,600 metric tons (759.7 million lb) of the galvanizing metal produced at the midway point of 2020. Likewise, the Northwest Alaska mine produced 78,700 metric tons (173.5 million lb) of lead during the three quarters of 2021, an 11% increase over the 71,100 metric tons (156.7 million lb)...

  • NorZinc Northwest Territories Canada PEA Prairie Creek project Ausenco zinc lead

    NorZinc races toward mine development

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Nov 4, 2021

    NorZinc Ltd. appears headed into the home stretch in its decades-long marathon to bring to production the Prairie Creek zinc mine project in southern Northwest Territories. The junior, formerly Canadian Zinc Corp., Oct. 21 reported completion of an updated preliminary economic assessment of the zinc, lead, and silver mineralization that it hopes to mine and mill at a rate of 2,400 metric tons per day. NorZinc said the PEA lays the groundwork for a new feasibility study for...

  • North of 60 Mining News History evolution civilization Bronze Age tools mining

    Engine of civilization, fueled by mining

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 29, 2021

    With such incredible technologies at mankind's disposal today, it is easily forgotten the ingenuity and sheer gumption that our predecessors brought to solving some of the more rigorous and demanding jobs that construed early development. The ever-present wheel, hand tools, weaponry, and beyond, the plethora of devices humanity has created, only expanded into breathtaking and mind-numbing concepts our forebearers could never fathom. Areas such as animal husbandry, agriculture,... Full story

  • Do we want a constitutional convention?

    J. P. Tangen|Updated Oct 28, 2021

    Decennially, the question of whether Alaska shall have a constitutional convention must appear on the ballot. Alaskans have voted on this issue five times since 1972 and defeated it soundly each time. The question will be on the ballot again in 2022, so it is timely for the voters (and potential voters) to give the matter some thought. As with most matters political, the best place to begin any discussion is to comprehend the context in which the question arises. An... Full story