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  • A drill tests a rich metals deposit from a mountain saddle above the clouds.

    Resolved to build Ambler Road safeguards

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee passes resolution for policies to protect fish and wildlife, and keep road private. Leveraging nearly four decades of success when it comes to protecting and managing subsistence resources along the 50-mile road that connects the Red Dog Mine to a port on Alaska's west coast, the Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee (SAC) passed a resolution to establish policies that will protect subsistence resources along... Full story

  • The front of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.

    Lift Pebble Mine ban or pay $700 billion

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024
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    Alaska & Northern Dynasty sue federal government over EPA's Pebble decision; state places hefty price tag on taking if mining ban not overturned. Both the Alaska Department of Law and Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. are suing the federal government over broken contracts relating to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to restrict mining activities at the world-class Pebble copper project in Southwest Alaska. "We are filing litigation to fully contest the EPA's... Full story

  • Biden spurns Senator Steven's legacy

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    No matter how the 2024 Presidential election may unfold, our Congressional delegation must resuscitate the Ambler Access Project. On August 19, 1980, then-Senator Joseph Biden, along with 77 other Senators, cast a vote in support of HR 39, as amended, now known as the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Senator Ted Stevens had invested nearly a decade of his life in bringing this vital piece of legislation to the Senate floor. ANILCA's roots were in the... Full story

  • A large rock sample with large veins of high-grade gold visible on the surface.

    Nisga'a Nation forms mine royalty company

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Nations Royalty is positioned to be Canada's largest business majority owned by a First Nation, significant player in realm of mining royalties. Leveraging royalties it has received through benefits agreements for mine projects in Northern British Columbia, the Nisga'a Nation is forming a Canadian First Nations mining royalty company for Indigenous people. The Nisga'a Nation's lands and treaty area covers nearly 27,000 square kilometers (10,400 square miles) at the southern...

  • Lights illuminate Quonset tents at dusk on Alaska’s west coast.

    Graphite One builds momentum into 2024

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Following up on a banner 2023, G1 is accelerating its strategy to build a graphite supply chain in the U.S. Graphite One Inc. Jan. 2 provided a recap of a landmark year in 2023 that positions the company to accelerate its plans to establish an all-American graphite materials supply chain that will include a mine at the company's Graphite Creek project in western Alaska and an advanced graphite processing and recycling plant in Washington or somewhere else in the "Lower 48"...

  • A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

    North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety milestone at Alaska's only coal mine to a history of the helicopters that make mineral exploration across the North possible, here is a countdown of the 10 most popular North of 60 Mining News articles in 2023: No. 10 - CORE celebrates Manh Choh, Lucky Shot Contango Ore Inc., a... Full story

  • Beautiful sunset over the mountains at the Johnson Tract gold project in Alaska.

    HighGold looks to head underground at JT

    A.J. Roan, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Launching a multi-year initiative to unlock the potential of its Johnson Tract gold project in Southcentral Alaska, HighGold Mining Inc. began with an exploration and development program in 2023 that truly showcases the methodical efficiency with which the company aims to push the property to feasibility. Getting drills turning at the end of June, HighGold targeted an 8,000-meter program that is part of its larger multi-year plan designed to de-risk the project and support... Full story

  • Rainbow next to a large Quonset tent camp on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula.

    Pentagon support accelerates Graphite One

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Graphite has not been mined in the United States for decades, which makes the nation largely beholden to China for its supply of this largest ingredient in the lithium batteries that power everything from smartphones and household appliances to electric vehicles and military hardware. On a mission to accelerate the development of a domestic supply chain for the enormous quantities of graphite required for America's green energy and high-tech future, the U.S. Department of... Full story

  • Map showing location of Vinasale and other mineral projects in Alaska.

    Discovery Alaska nabs Doyon's Vinasale

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    SW Alaska deposit hosts 2-million-oz gold deposit; DAF plans to reconfirm historic resource, explore project's upside potential. Discovery Alaska Ltd. Jan. 5 announced it has secured a 15-year lease on the 2-million-ounce Vinasale gold project in Alaska. Located about 16 miles south of the Southwest Alaska mining town of McGrath, Vinasale is a roughly 6,500-acre project owned by Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation for the state's...

  • A statuette of Lady Justice holding scales next to a gavel.

    Alaska asks SCOTUS to undo Pebble veto

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    Seeks to protect state rights by forcing EPA to withdraw veto; if not, is asking for reparations for unjust taking. After having its independence infringed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to exercise its veto authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to lock away 309 square miles of state lands, effectively confiscating it and creating a de facto national park, Alaska's attorney general has filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to inst...

  • A drill tests world-class Graphite Creek deposit at sunset in western Alaska.

    Accelerating critical Graphite Creek mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 1, 2024

    Backed by DOD, BSNC, Graphite One completes drill program to support study of graphite supply chain critical to US Thanks in large part to substantial backing and support from the U.S. Department of Defense and Bering Straits Native Corp., Graphite One Inc. completed a 57-hole drill campaign at the Graphite Creek project in western Alaska that is focused on accelerating the completion of a feasibility study for developing an advanced graphite material supply chain in the...

  • The Red Dog camp and mill facilities reflect off a pond during a summer day.

    Alaska Standard for mining energy metals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    State's inaugural sustainability report details the ESG advantages of looking North to Alaska for energy transition metals. The global energy transition has steered Alaska to a critical minerals crossroad that will shape the economic future of America's Last Frontier. On the one hand, the push for low-carbon energy is expected to put a dent in the demand for petroleum, which has been Alaska's economic lifeblood for more than five decades. On the other, Alaska happens to be... Full story

  • Helicopter picking up core from drill rig at Ellis Zone.

    HighGold drills high-grade at Ellis Zone

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2023

    HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 6 reported another spectacular gold intercept in the initial batch of assays from the 2023 drill program at its Johnson Tract polymetallic project in Southcentral Alaska. Located on the west side of Cook Inlet, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, Johnson Tract is a 20,942-acre property owned by Cook Inlet Regional Inc., an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation, more commonly known as CIRI. Since optioning Johnson Tract...

  • A rainbow at sunset over a drill pad with Mount Illiamna in the distance.

    HighGold sweeps through 2023 drilling

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2023

    HighGold Mining Inc. Aug. 22 provided an update on the 2023 exploration and development program at the company's Johnson Tract property in Southcentral Alaska, showcasing the methodical efficiency with which HighGold aims to push the property to feasibility. Located on the west side of Cook Inlet, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, Johnson Tract is a 20,942-acre property owned by Cook Inlet Regional Inc., an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation...

  • Exploration camp at Pebble Mine back in 2013.

    Pebble: Origins of the enduring controversy

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 2, 2023

    Navigating the tumultuous waters of controversy and impassioned discourse, let us take a step back and embark on a journey through the history of an Alaska copper project that has proven to be as divisive as it is essential. Perhaps by exploring the compelling narrative of the Pebble Mine project, where the pursuit of precious resources indispensable for a zero-carbon future intersects with the call for environmental stewardship to safeguard heritage and a very way of life,... Full story

  • Rock sample with metallic gold mineralization coated with green copper oxides.

    Bornite's germanium potential revealed

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Colorado School of Mines thesis confirms that the germanium values at Bornite deposit have long been underreported. In addition to hosting 6.3 billion pounds of copper and 88 million lb of cobalt critical to the energy transition, the Bornite deposit in Alaska's Ambler Mining District may also be a significant source of the germanium essential to both clean energy and high-tech. "Germanium is an important metal with numerous applications, particularly in the manufacture of sem...

  • Driller removes core from a drill tube at the Donlin Gold project in Alaska.

    Donlin Gold wraps 2022 with high grades

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 10, 2023

    Barrick, Novagold now considering updated feasibility study for world-class gold project. To round out a large and highly-successful 2022 program at Donlin Gold, project partners Novagold Resources Inc. and Barrick Gold Corp. reported additional high-grade gold intercepts in the final batch of assays from last year's drilling at the world-class gold mine project in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Southwest Alaska. Being advanced toward a production decision by Donlin Gold LLC...

  • HighGold CEO and geologist Darwin Green on an Alaska mountain ridge.

    Second Alaska HighGold deposit emerging

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 26, 2023

    After elevating the resource in the JT deposit to above 1 million ounces of gold-equivalent, HighGold Mining Inc. focused its 2022 drilling at its Johnson Tract property in Alaska largely on expanding the high-grade mineralization at the Difficult Creek target area about 2.5 miles (four kilometers) to the northeast. Located on the west side of Cook Inlet, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, Johnson Tract is a 20,942-acre property owned by Cook Inlet Regional Inc.,... Full story

  • Geologist collects rock samples from a steep slope on a gold project in Alaska.

    Tectonic expands Doyon gold partnership

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Toward its foundational goal of being an ESG-focused gold exploration company that is a catalyst for economic development and improved social well-being in the areas where it works, Tectonic Metals Ltd. has built a strong partnership with Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native corporation for the region of Alaska it is exploring for gold. The Doyon region blankets a mineral-rich swath of Alaska's Interior that is nearly the size of Texas. The Alaska Native corporation owns 12.5...

  • Geologists explore highly mineralized rock at Sun VMS project in Northwest AK.

    BLM begins Ambler Road reevaluation

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    Federal agency is accepting public input on second Ambler Road EIS until Nov. 4 After months of uncertainty, the United States Bureau of Land Management has provided some clarity to the plans to carry out further review of the Ambler Access Project – a proposed 211-mile road that would link Ambler Metals' Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) in Northwest Alaska to the Dalton Highway. BLM, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Park Service issued a joint record o...

  • Alaska Native men carving ivory with various tools.

    Natural resources are tied to survival

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    "What is the impact of not mining in Alaska?" Liz Cornejo, vice president Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska, asked during the 2022 Alaska's Minerals: A Strategic National Imperative summit. For such a simple question, the implications are enormous. Alaska is practically synonymous with mining. Aside from the strong tourist appeal – which accounts for a large portion of the state's economy – the remaining economic contributors all come from natural resources. Fishing, mining, oil... Full story

  • Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

    Alaska's minerals – a national imperative

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America's tenuous relationship with China, and global competition for the enormous volume of mined materials needed to build the envisioned clean energy future has elevated the urgency for the United States to bolster domestic critical mineral supply chains. For many, these geopolitical and economic realities have elevated the development of Alaska's incredible critical mineral resources to a national imperative. The urgency of this matter is why... Full story

  • Map showing the location of Tectonic’s Flat gold project in Southwest Alaska.

    Tectonic starts with metallurgy at Flat

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 8, 2022

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Sept. 7 announced that it is carrying out a baseline metallurgical program aimed at de-risking Flat, an intrusion-hosted, bulk tonnage gold project about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of the Donlin Gold project in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Southwest Alaska. "Metallurgical testing is one of the most critical steps a company can take in successfully transforming an exploration-stage project into a profitable mining opportunity," said Tectonic Metals...

  • Aerial view of the Bornite camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

    Doyon, NANA leaders visit Ambler District

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 3, 2022

    Chiefs from the Doyon region and village leaders from the NANA region came together for a meeting at Ambler Metals' Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects to gain a first-hand understanding of the mining proposed for the Ambler Mining District, as well as to discuss the economic benefits this resource development and a proposed road into the region could have on both the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regions represented. "One of our core values is respect – for people, t...

  • 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...

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