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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 7/6/2020 Full story

 

Bumpy ride ahead for NWT mining

While mining activity remained strong in the Northwest Territories in 2019, industry and government officials alike worried that the robust sector, driven largely by production at three... — Updated 7/6/2020 Full story

 
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US leaders address critical minerals

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked a renewed interest in critical minerals and metals when he issued an executive order calling on federal agencies to devise a strategy to ensure the... — Updated 7/6/2020 Full story

 

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 7/6/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ucore Rare Metals rare earth elements REE from Bokan Dotson Ridge Alaska vials

Ucore transition includes top executive

After 13 years as the top executive at Ucore Rare Metals Inc., Jim McKenzie is stepping down from his role as president and CEO of the rare earth exploration and technology company to pur... — Updated 6/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska North Slope Prudhoe Bay oil rig pipeline crude price negative

Alaska's economy tipping toward mining

The price of oil and gold heading in opposite directions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic could mark a tipping point that steers Alaska's economy on a new trajectory more rapidly... — Updated 5/8/2020 Full story

 
Float plan at Bokan Mountain rare earth elements REE mine project Alaska

AIDEA affirms interest in funding Bokan

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Feb. 10 announced that the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) has reaffirmed its interest in funding the Alaska Strategic Metals Complex, a... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pogo underground mine Alaska on pace to produce 300,000 ounces gold 2020

Alaska mine output drops, nation's rises

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.13 billion worth of non-fuel minerals last year, down roughly 9 percent from the US$3.44 billion in 2018, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020,... — Updated 2/7/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. North Slope oil gas Trans Alaska Pipeline rig

More than oil across Arctic Slope region

It was the vast petroleum reserves lying under what is now the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) region and the need to build a roughly 800-mile pipeline to deliver oil to global... — Updated 1/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska mining to get Aussie boost in 2020

With two Australian companies making major investments and several exploration companies from Down Under chomping at the bit to get into the field, 2020 is shaping up to be the best year... — Updated 1/17/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

CIRI real estate extends beyond Tikahtnu

With more than half of Alaska's entire population living within its region, Cook Inlet Region Inc., more commonly known as CIRI, is the most metropolitan of the 12 landholding Alaska... — Updated 1/2/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Bering Straits – On the edge of tomorrow

Home of the famed golden beaches of Nome that have captured the imagination of millions over the past 120 years, the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) region covers the Seward... — Updated 12/30/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

South32 agrees to landmark JV in Alaska

Development of the rich mineral resource in Alaska's Ambler Mining District took another major leap forward with the Dec. 19 announcement that Australia-based South32 Ltd. is investing... — Updated 12/20/2019 Full story

 

Aussie junior options project near Pogo

Resolution Minerals Ltd. (formerly Northern Cobalt Ltd.) Dec. 16 announced that it has formally entered into an option to joint venture Millrock Resources Inc.'s 64North gold project in... — Updated 12/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 12/13/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Can DC agency shorten mine permitting?

SPARKS, Nev. – The notoriously long timeline for permitting a mine in the United States may soon be shortened. This reprieve is not from the various renditions of mine permit reform... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

 
 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion

Mining flourishes in interesting times

If you pay any attention to the popular press, it is difficult to avoid critical references to President Trump. He has become the effigy for everything from political division to global i... — Updated 11/27/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska exploration extends into mild fall

An abnormally long fall has allowed the Alaska mining industry to extend seasonal work well into mid-October, creating a lot of new information about project work conducted around the... — Updated 11/8/2019 Full story

 

Ucore adds 6 critical metals to Bokan REEs

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Oct. 15 announced that 38,500 metric tons of critical minerals have been added to the resource for its Bokan Dotson-Ridge rare earth project in Southeast Alaska. Th... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite Creek nominated high priority

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska leaders applaud Tongass proposal

Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy and Alaska's entire delegation in Washington D.C. welcomed the Trump administration's plan to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule,... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project BLM Gates of the Arctic

Thou shall build road to Ambler District

The Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska covers a more than 70-mile (115 kilometers) stretch of Earth's crust that is rich in a variety of precious, base and critical minerals. So... — Updated 10/11/2019 Full story

 

More metals, less red tape for Bokan

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Sept. 23 reported two developments that could bolster the economics of a mine at Bokan-Dotson Ridge and expedite the permitting of this potential rare earth operati... — Updated 10/4/2019

 

Graphite One secures funds to finish PFS

Graphite One Inc. Sept. 9 announced it has secured the funding to finalize a prefeasibility study for its Graphite Creek project in western Alaska. Taiga Mining Company Inc., an Alaska-ba... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

Graphite Creek PFS drilling now underway

Graphite One Inc. Sept. 23 announced the start of a fall drill program at its Graphite Creek property located near Nome, Alaska. The roughly 800 meters of planned drilling will provide ge... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

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