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PolarX Alaska Range midnight sun gold copper exploration drilling

PolarX to drill high-grade Zackly East

PolarX Ltd. May 19 announced plans to carry out a roughly 3,000-meter drill program to test the high-grade copper and gold previously encountered in the Zackly East skarn deposit on its... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Alaska is rich in critical rare earths

Alaska is rich in rare earth, a unique group of elements that are so distinctive that most are placed in their own separate section at the bottom of the periodic table. While scientist... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Batteries create critical cobalt situation

Cobalt is a critical safety ingredient in the cathodes of lithium-ion batteries powering the ever-increasing number of electric vehicles traveling global highways and a plethora of... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Barite weighs in on critical minerals list

While not the flashiest of the 35 minerals on the United States Geological Survey's critical list, barite plays an essential role in America's energy sector. Barite derives its name from... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation

Titanium – the lighter, whiter metal

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... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation

PGEs – the hard-working precious metals

The six platinum group elements – platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium – are amongst the rarest metals on Earth. This scarcity, coupled with PGEs' uses in the... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation antimony

Antimony – resists heat, draws criticality

Antimony is a poor conductor of heat, an attribute that lends itself to this semi-metal's most common use, as an ingredient to make clothing, mattresses and other products flame... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation tungsten

China domination makes tungsten critical

Extremely hard and with the highest melting point of all the elements on the periodic table, tungsten is vital to a broad spectrum of commercial and military applications, yet there are... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Revealing Alaska's critical minerals

Geologists familiar with Alaska already know the Far North State is a great place to explore for critical minerals and metals such as graphite, rare earths, platinum metals, cobalt and... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
Getting hooked on Cassiterite deposits leads to other critical minerals

Tin – Alaska's gateway critical mineral

With more than 100 known tin occurrences, Alaska is considered the best place in America to establish a domestic source of this critical alloy metal that has defined human progress since... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
Indispensable twin metals critical to US

Indispensable twin metals critical to US

With nearly indistinguishable characteristics, niobium and tantalum are considered the "indispensable twins" among the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States.... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Copper turns green with critical minerals

While copper is not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals critical to America, there is no doubt of this metal's importance to both the everyday and... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Nunavut takes stock in 20th year

Twenty years ago, Canada created the territory of Nunavut, carving out the easternmost part of the Northwest Territories to form the country's northernmost jurisdiction. A vast land of... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Are mega-gold-mergers good for North?

The two mega-mergers that hit the gold mining sector early in 2019 – Barrick Gold Corp. combining with Randgold Resources Ltd. and Newmont Mining Corp. acquiring Goldcorp Inc. – is... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

Millrock expands Goodpaster portfolio

Primarily focused on gold, copper and silver, Millrock Resources Inc. is a project generating mineral exploration company that has built a large portfolio of highly prospective mineral... — Updated 5/29/2020

 

PolarX tests Saturn porphyry potential

Australia-based PolarX Ltd. and its copper- and gold-rich Alaska Range property has drawn the interest of Canada-based Lundin Mining Corp. In a deal finalized in June, Lundin invested rou... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Native worker at Pebble copper gold mine project Bristol Bay

Pebble mine could bolster Alaska economy

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. said its Pebble project could provide another source of jobs and revenue to an Alaska economy challenged by an interrelated combination of COVID-19 and low... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Donlin Gold exploration mine development camp Calista region Alaska

Salvaging a lost year of Alaska exploration

2020 is shaping up to be the best year for Alaska's mineral exploration sector in a decade – that was the message delivered by North of 60 Mining News in January. Now, just four months... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
Historic Apollo Sitka high grade underground gold mine photo Unga Alaska

Gold targets found at Sitka Mine on Unga

Redstar Gold Corp. April 20 announced that geophysical and geochemical studies completed late last year has identified potential strike extensions of the high-grade gold veins that... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
Tracked atv drill rig travel winter ice road to Nova Estelle gold project Alaska

First step on road to Estelle gold project

Nova Minerals Ltd. April 20 announced that the Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority (AIDEA) has approved a resolution authorizing an agreement to advance studies of the West... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
Northern Star Resources Pogo gold mine camp mill Alaska Covid 19

Pogo worker COVID-19 cases climb to six

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 16 report that there are three active cases of COVID-19 among the workforce from its Pogo gold mine in Alaska and another three have tested positive... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
Winter exploration drilling 3 aces gold project Yukon acquired by Seabridge

Seabridge to acquire 3 Aces gold project

Seabridge Gold Inc. March 30 announced an agreement to acquire full ownership of Golden Predator Mining Corp.'s 3 Aces gold project in the Yukon. Lying alongside the Nahanni Range Road,... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
Historic Red Devil mercury mine Kuskokwim region Southwest Alaska

BLM finalizing Red Devil clean-up plan

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management March 9 announced a proposed plan to finish cleaning up Red Devil, a historical mercury mine site along the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska. The... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2019 cover

Fraser Survey: Alaska shines, Canada slips

Canada's provinces and territories have fallen from grace in the eyes of the global mining community, according to the latest rendition of Fraser Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Compa... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Workers at Pebble copper gold exploration mine project Bristol Bay Alaska

Leaks reveal refined Pebble Mine plan

The executive summary of the Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (PFEIS) for the Pebble copper-gold mine project in Southwest Alaska was leaked to select media outlets... — Updated 2/14/2020

 

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