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  • Closeup of an Exyn drone equipped with lidar survey equipment.

    Exyn mapping tech put to the test at Pogo

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated May 8, 2024

    Recent study shows Exyn drones more safely collect higher quality survey data in half the time compared to traditional mine mapping methods. Exyn Technologies' drone-based mapping system is faster, more accurate, and infinitely safer than traditional underground mine surveying technologies, according to a recent study completed at Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine in Alaska. "[T]he data doesn't even compare," said Andrew Loomes, chief mine surveyor at Pogo. Exyn...

  • Alaska governor and energy analyst sitting in front of Alaska landscape photo.

    Dunleavy urges mine permitting reform

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Urges White House to streamline permitting process for domestic mines that will supply the minerals and metals needed for energy transition. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy leveraged the national platform offered by S&P Global's CERAWeek 2024 energy conference in Houston to urge the Biden administration to streamline the permitting for mines that will deliver a domestic supply of the minerals and metals critical to America's economy, security, and clean energy ambitions. "Our...

  • Aerial view of drill rig testing for gold during the winter.

    Seabridge redesigns project mine plan

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Preliminary feasibility study envisions production of 2.5 million ounces of gold at Courageous Lake. Amid the recent surge of interest in mining lithium and rare earth elements, some companies exploring the Northwest Territories remain focused on gold. Seabridge Gold Inc., for example, is revisiting its long-held Courageous Lake Gold Project more than a decade after shelving an initial mineral resource estimate and preliminary economic assessment of the venture in 2012....

  • 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 colorful sundog encircles the sun over a frozen plain in Canada’s North.

    Proven hunter scents possible gold giant

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    As Nunavut officials hail the Canadian government's recent decision to grant devolution to the country's newest territory, one junior explorer is planning to undertake a summer exploration program this year that highlights the extraordinary mineral prospectivity of the Far North jurisdiction. Toronto-based New Break Resources Ltd. recently reported encouraging assays from rock chip and grab samples recovered by an exploration team during a September visit to its Sundog gold...

  • Mining executive and Alaska governor on a ridge overlooking the Skwentna River.

    Critical year for Alaska mineral exploration

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    With Donlin Gold reentering the feasibility study stage, Ambler Metals waiting on the reevaluation of the permit needed for a road to the Ambler Mining District, and an overall lack of investment capital, mineral exploration spending in Alaska dropped during 2023. While the overall sector was down, there continued to be some bright spots – most notably, a growing interest in Alaska's critical minerals potential. In July, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Graphite One I... Full story

  • An aerial view of the Whistler deposit and surrounding terrain during the fall.

    U.S. GoldMining confirms Whistler core

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 26, 2024

    U.S. GoldMining Inc. Jan. 16 reported that its inaugural drill program at Whistler confirmed the high-grade core and expanded upon the main deposit on this gold-copper project 105 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. "We are very pleased with the results from our first round of drilling at the project, which supports the robustness of our geological model, demonstrates improved continuity of high-grade mineralization and has successfully confirmed the presence of additional...

  • Visible gold found on core sample from drilling at Klondike’s Stander zone.

    Klondike extends gold at east Stander edge

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 26, 2024

    Klondike Gold Corp. Jan. 15 announced results from the 2023 drilling at Stander on the company's Klondike Gold District property, noting that high-grade gold has been discovered there, which extends mineralization to the east. "The discovery of gold associated with historically unrecognized shear veins, distinguishable from sheeted extension veins, validates our view of the potential for the Klondike to host multiple and substantial gold deposits," said Klondike Gold...

  • 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

  • Crewmembers working on drill pad at White Gold’s Betty property.

    Signs of next White Gold deposit at Betty

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

    White Gold Corp. kicked off 2023 with an updated mineral resource estimate for its namesake project in the Yukon and with an exploration program aimed to continue outlining exactly what its massive land holdings in Yukon's White Gold District contain. Located roughly 95 kilometers (59 miles) south of Dawson City, White Gold's namesake property is part of a roughly 350,000-hectare (864,869 acres) land package that covers approximately 40% of the White Gold District, which also...

  • A drone view of an Alaska mineral exploration camp along a river in the summer.

    U.S. GoldMining makes $20M Alaska debut

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

    With the successful completion of a US$20 million initial public offering in April 2023, U.S. GoldMining Inc. immediately set out to explore Whistler, an advanced staged copper-gold-silver project in Alaska. Lying adjacent to Nova Minerals Ltd.'s Estelle gold project about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage, the 42,000-acre Whistler property hosts 118.2 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 0.51 grams per metric ton (1.94 million ounces) gold, 2.19 g/t (8.3...

  • Hecla employees ending a long shift at the Greens Creek silver mine.

    Hecla becomes major player in the Yukon

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

    Following the acquisition of Alexco Resource Corp. at the end of 2022, Hecla Mining Company has continued to expand its portfolio of gold and silver properties in Canada's Yukon. With the Keno Hill Silver District mine project that came with the buyout of Alexco, Hecla's silver reserves soared to above 240 million ounces of silver, the highest in the company's 132-year history. "Hecla's silver reserves are at an all-time high," said Hecla Mining CEO Phillips Baker, Jr. This... Full story

  • Drone shot of the Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska.

    Grande Portage rebounds at Herbert Gold

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

    Rebounding from setbacks during 2022, Grande Portage Resources Ltd. enlisted the help from a heavyweight to aid in its drilling and recoup lost time that would position the company back on track toward expanding the high-grade resources at its Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska. Located 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Juneau, the Herbert Gold project is an exploration stage, high-grade, gold-mineralized mesothermal quartz vein system in the historic Juneau Gold Belt....

  • Drill tests for gold on mountain saddle during a summer day in Alaska.

    Northern Star grows Pogo gold footprint

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

    With gold production on the rise and costs dropping at Pogo, Northern Star Resources Ltd. is focused on outlining resources and reserves to support the next decade of mining at its high-grade underground operation in Alaska. After the 2022 expansion of the mill to a nameplate capacity of 1.3 million metric tons per year, Northern Star has been working to ramp up gold production at Pogo to 300,000 ounces per year. The 81,322 oz of gold poured during the second quarter of...

  • Three geologists collect soil samples at a Blue Star Gold project in Nunavut.

    Blue Star discovers new targets, metals

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

    Continuing a project-wide exploration program begun in 2022, Blue Star Gold Corp.'s geological team focused its 2023 exploration on elevating earlier staged prospects across the company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma properties, which cover a more than 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut to drill-ready status. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated...

  • Closeup of heavily mineralized core from critical minerals deposit in Canada.

    Hunt for base, critical metals in Nunavut

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Reading the tea leaves years ahead of many other investors, one junior is bringing its late-stage base and platinum group metals project in central Nunavut to the forefront of mineral exploration in northern Canada. Focusing on metals critical for clean-energy, electric vehicles, batteries, and high-tech industries, Canadian North Resources Inc. has quietly advanced the Ferguson Lake project for the past decade. The project covers nearly 254 square kilometers (98 square... Full story

  • Workers hiking up an outlying rock formation at Seabridge Gold's KSM property.

    Seabridge builds on golden legacy in BC

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

    Carrying forward a two-decade legacy of building gold resources faster than issuing shares, Seabridge Gold Inc. focused its 2023 exploration primarily on the Iskut gold-copper property in Northern British Columbia and high-grade 3 Aces project in the Yukon. Going into 2023, Seabridge had 170.8 million ounces of gold in resources and reserves, a 997% growth since 2003. Over that same span its outstanding shares have only increased by 195%. Along with this gold, Seabridge has...

  • 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...

  • Li-FT geologist standing atop pegmatite outcrop at Yellowknife Lithium project.

    Canada's long-forgotten lithium province

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Like many other northern regions, Canada's North was settled because of its mineral resources. When the Canadian Dominion Government first purchased its arctic regions from the British Crown in the late 1800s, the Northwest Territories was seen as a vast stretch of cold, inhospitable land and was thus largely ignored at the time. However, due to the Klondike Gold Rush, the future of these northern lands would change forever. These days, a new rush has arisen, a white gold...

  • A technician with electronic equipment surveys a gold mine in Nevada.

    Newmont CEO delivers powerful message

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Urges the mining industry to build goodwill and trust to survive societal, geopolitical, and new technology megatrends in a changing world. Newmont President and CEO Tom Palmer did not waste his keynote address at the Minerals Week 2023 gathering in Australia to tout the many achievements of the world's largest gold mining company he leads. Instead, he delivered a powerful and sometimes foreboding message to the mining leaders in the room and around the world about the...

  • Copper cables used for electrical transmission.

    Copper is critical to almost everyone

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Everyone agrees that historically enormous quantities of copper are essential to wiring a world in which low-carbon electricity delivered via powerlines supplants fossil fuels pumped through pipelines as the energy solution of choice. The federal entity charged with compiling the list of minerals critical to the United States, however, disagrees with nearly every company, organization, and person associated with the clean energy supply chain on the criticality of the... Full story

  • Two drillers test a nickel deposit on a warm late summer day in Alaska.

    Alaska Energy Metals project rediscovered

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    NIKOLAI, ALASKA – Alaska Energy Metals Corp. President and CEO Greg Beischer has returned to finish what he started when he first landed in Alaska as a young geologist for INCO Ltd. in 1995 – outline a world-class nickel deposit at Nikolai, a project that lies on the northern margins of an energy metals enriched geological terrane that arcs across the 49th State. "Alaska Energy Metals is positioning itself to supply domestic markets with a source of critical and strategic met...

  • Blue-colored lithium brine fills square holes cut into white salt flats.

    The 'white gold' rush for lithium

    K. Warner, For Data Mine North|Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Lithium is an indispensable element in the clean energy transition for several key reasons; like all alkaline metals on the periodic table, it has one more electron than it strictly needs, and this tendency to shed electrons makes it well-suited for passing them back and forth between cathode and anode, charging and discharging thousands of times without degradation. Pure lithium does not occur in nature, but traces are found throughout nearly all igneous rocks, mineral... Full story

  • Golden Gate Bridge disappears into low clouds over San Francisco Bay.

    Bridging the US battery supply chain chasm

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 13, 2023

    There is nearly a $1 trillion chasm between where the United States' lithium battery supply chain is today and where it needs to be by 2035 in order to build the envisioned green energy future where electric vehicles are charged with low-carbon energy. Roughly 40% of this investment will need to go toward ensuring there is a plentiful supply of cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel, and other battery materials. Simon Moores, CEO of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence and one of the... Full story

  • A fuchsia sunrise backdrops wind turbines and reflects off solar panels.

    Will US permit a clean energy transition?

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 13, 2023

    The United States has rich deposits of copper, cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel, rare earths, and other mined commodities needed to build the clean energy future. The often decade-long mine permitting timeline in the U.S., however, means that many of these domestic critical mineral sources will be hard-pressed to get developed in time to help meet the climate goals laid out by the White House. This extraordinarily long federal permitting process for large projects has global... Full story

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