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  • A worker readies a pipe segment at drill rig testing for nickel in Alaska.

    AEM targets high-grade nickel at Nikolai

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 18, 2024

    After outlining 8 billion lb of nickel at Eureka, Alaska Energy Metals tests higher-grade targets at Canwell. Alaska Energy Metals Corp. July 16 announced that drills are testing three targets on the Canwell block of claims at its Nikolai project, where a combination of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics have identified compelling potential for bodies of nickel-rich massive sulfide mineralization. Nikolai is comprised of two blocks of claims – Eureka and Canwell – that eac... Full story

  • Hands hold half drill core cut diagonally by gold-rich quartz veins.

    Canagold drills high-grade at New Polaris

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 18, 2024

    Drills cut three gold veins at resource expansion area of Northern B.C. mine project. Canagold Resources Ltd. July 18 reported high-grade gold intercepts from the first five holes of a 12,000-meter drill program slated for this year at the company's New Polaris Gold project in northwestern British Columbia. Lying about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Atlin, B.C., and 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Juneau, Alaska, New Polaris is the site of a historical high-grade...

  • A barge loaded with mineral exploration equipment and supplies on calm waters.

    Contango completes HighGold acquisition

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Unique mining company adds new high-quality Alaska asset to portfolio just two days after its transition to gold producer. Contango ORE Inc. July 10 announced the completion of its acquisition of HighGold Mining Inc., a junior mineral exploration company that comes with the 1-million-ounce Johnson Tract gold project in Southcentral Alaska. "(W)e believe the combination of HighGold and Contango makes a tremendous amount of strategic sense," Contango ORE President and CEO Rick... Full story

  • A 600-ounce gold bar stamped with “First gold pour Manh Choh.”

    Manh Choh partners pour first gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 9, 2024

    Kinross and Contango celebrate the pouring of first bar from gold project that boosts Fort Knox production, elevates junior to producer status. FORT KNOX MINE, ALASKA (July 8, 2024) – On a momentous occasion for both companies, Kinross Gold Corp. and Contango ORE Inc. celebrated the pouring of the first gold bar from the Manh Choh project in Alaska. Being operated under a joint venture between Kinross (70%) and Contango (30%), Manh Choh is a high-grade gold project on lands o... Full story

  • View of the JT Deposit, camp, airstrip, and proposed road at Johnson Tract.

    Contango-HighGold merger takes next step

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 28, 2024

    HighGold shareholders overwhelmingly vote in favor of joining Alaska's next gold-producing company. In an embrace of Contango ORE Inc.'s unique vision of transforming high-quality projects into Alaska's next gold mines, HighGold Mining Inc. shareholders nearly unanimously approved a deal to merge with the Alaska-based gold company. During a special meeting held on June 27, 93.7% of HighGold shareholders approved the proposed merger with Contango. "We are very pleased to have t... Full story

  • Yellow seaplane lands on Kendrick Bay in front of Bokan Mountain.

    The untapped story of Alaska's uranium

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Plucky prospectors, with a dash of spite, set out to prove the wealth of Alaska; despite expert opinions none existed at all. Nestled on Alaska's Prince of Wales Island, the Ross-Adams uranium mine tells a tale steeped in Cold War ambitions. Discovered in the 1950s and shuttered quietly by the 1970s, this historic site is one of many that perhaps invites a reexamination in the context of today's search for sustainable energy sources and offers a glimpse into America's... Full story

  • Picturesque view of Snowline’s camp in Yukon, Canada.

    Valley: 7.3 million oz gold and counting

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Inaugural resource is from Snowline's first two years of drilling; this year's program aims to grow the Yukon deposit, test new prospects. After just two seasons of drilling, Snowline Gold Corp. has reached a significant milestone with the unveiling of a multi-million-ounce gold resource for the Valley deposit on the company's Rogue property in the Yukon Territory. Exploring seven prospective targets across the Yukon, Snowline's portfolio is split between its flagship Rogue,...

  • Map of Alaska showing the location of Vinasale within the Tintina Gold Province.

    Discovery Alaska evaluates Vinasale gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Identifies resource expansion and exploration targets at Tintina Gold Belt project. Discovery Alaska Ltd. June 13 announced that its initial evaluation of data from historical exploration at Vinasale has identified resource expansion at the 2-million-ounce \gold project in Alaska. Lying about 16 miles south of the Southwest Alaska mining town of McGrath, Vinasale is a roughly 6,500-acre project owned by Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional...

  • Heavily mineralized CRD veins glow neon pink across purple core under UV light.

    Western Alaska ramps up 2024 exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    This year's drilling will test high-grade CRD silver-zinc-lead resource expansion targets extending southwest from Waterpump Creek. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. May 30 announced that crews have arrived at the Illinois Creek camp in preparation for a drill program focused on expanding the high-grade Waterpump Creek silver-zinc-lead deposit into a much larger carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) mineralized system that extends more than 3.5 miles (six kilometers) to the past... Full story

  • Army Corps. constructing Alaskan Highway in 1942.

    More than neighbors, a story of the North

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 17, 2024

    Starting off on rocky footing, the relationship between Yukon and Alaska is more than just accommodating northern neighbors. Today, it is widely known that the 141st meridian west serves as the international border between Alaska and Canada, but it was not always this way. While the Yukon and Alaska share a mutual respect for shared realities of Arctic living, when the Klondike Gold Rush hit, it became evident that demarcation between countries would need to be put in to quell... Full story

  • Snowline camp tents with the sun setting on the horizon.

    Snowline Gold grows Yukon's gold frontier

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Acquires new properties, grows portfolio, and fills treasury for aggressive 2024 exploration season. Snowline Gold Corp. April 25 reported another significant step toward solidifying its position in the Canadian gold mining landscape with the consolidation of 100% ownership of the Einarson project. Exploring seven prospective targets strewn across the Yukon, Snowline's portfolio is split between its flagship Rogue, Einarson, Ursa, Cynthia, and Olympus properties in the Selwyn...

  • A drill tests for high-grade gold on summer day in Interior Alaska.

    Pogo mine gold reserves drop slightly

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Northern Star drills high-grade gold in East Deep deposit at SE end of underground development. Northern Star Resources Ltd. May 2 reported a slight drop in gold reserves and resources at its Pogo mine in Alaska. According to the new calculation, Pogo hosts 9.99 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 9.8 grams per metric ton (3.14 million ounces) gold and 10.5 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 10.5 g/t (3.43 million oz) gold. This overall mineral...

  • Drillers complete hole EZ-23-005 during a sunny August day at Nikolai.

    Eureka now hosts 8 billion lb of nickel

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Alaska Energy Metals' 2023 drilling results in a fivefold increase in nickel within new resource. Incorporating the results from its inaugural drill program at Nikolai, Alaska Energy Metals Corp. has already outlined 8.1 billion pounds of nickel in the project's Eureka Zone, which is more than five times the quantity of this battery metal than was contained within the resource calculated last November. "With this updated mineral resource estimate, the Eureka deposit of the... Full story

  • A stack of boxes full of core from a 2021 hole drilled at Waterpump Creek.

    75M oz of silver-eq at Waterpump Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Initial resource outlines thick zones of high-grade mineralization at the carbonate-hosted silver-zinc deposit on Western Alaska's Illinois Creek project. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Jan. 22 reported a high-grade silver-zinc-lead resource for Waterpump Creek (WPC) that demonstrates the potential of the carbon replacement deposit (CRD) mineralized system that is believed to extend for more than five miles and serves as a foundation for further exploration and development acro... Full story

  • A geologist stands on a ridge next to the orange-stained Stoney Vein.

    More antimony found with Estelle gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Stoney area sampling discovers two new prospects. Nova Minerals Ltd. Feb. 26 announced that the property-wide sampling and mapping program carried out last year at Estelle has discovered another area of high-grade gold and antimony mineralization on the company's 198-square-mile (513 square kilometers) property in Alaska. According to an early 2023 resource calculation, Estelle hosts 1.1 billion metric tons of global resources averaging 0.3 grams per metric ton (9.9 million ou... Full story

  • Painting of a young Nellie Cashman from a photograph in 1874.

    Heart of gold: the legend of Nellie Cashman

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Undertake an adventure through the riveting tale of Nellie Cashman, perhaps one of the most inspiring women of the 18th century. Perhaps no other individual could be regarded as true an American pioneer as Irish immigrant Ellen "Nellie" Cashman. Easily regarded as a quintessential gold mining stampeder with her acumen in business and the nose to sniff out opportunity, she traveled the width and breadth of America, leaving success and hope in her wake. Known as the Angel of... Full story

  • A drill perched on the side of a mountain tests for metals in SE Alaska.

    Palmer partners approve $12.8M program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    American Pacific Mining outlines plans to test copper-rich resource expansion targets during 2024 drilling at high-grade project in SE Alaska. American Pacific Mining Corp. March 25 outlined plans for a US$12.8 million resource expansion exploration program this year at the high-grade Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) project in Southeast Alaska. Being advanced under a joint venture between American Pacific and Dowa Metals & Mining Company Ltd., Palmer hosts 4.68...

  • Geologists go over maps during an Alaska gold project visit.

    Long overdue thank you to Curt Freeman

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Curt's rock hammer, pen, wit, and charm have all contributed to Alaska mining sector success ! It is no surprise that longtime Alaska geologist Curt Freeman would at some point be presented the Charles C. (Chuck) Hawley Lifetime Achievement Award, an Alaska Miners Association honor reserved for those who devoted their professional life to ensuring a successful mining industry in Alaska. After all, Alaska's mining and mineral exploration landscape would only be a shadow of... Full story

  • Close up of a silver colored platinum nugget found near Goodnews Bay.

    Alaska platinum pioneers Smith & Wuya

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Discovering Alaska's hidden wealth, the journey of Indigenous explorers in the land of platinum, Goodnews Bay Mining District. In the heart of Alaska's wilderness, two Alaska Native men stamped their names in state history with the discovery of the largest platinum deposit ever found in the Last Frontier. Both born into Yup'ik heritage, the journey of Walter Smith and Henry Wuya begins with early prospecting as little more than teenagers, to the landmark 1926 discovery on the... Full story

  • Rackla Metals’ camp at Mile 222 Airstrip in NWT.

    Rackla Metals breaks into Yukon scene

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Junior explorer has explosive 2023, confident of potential RIRGS deposits on Yukon property. Rackla Metals Inc. April 1 announced the results from its 2023 exploration program on the company's Peak target located within the Kelvin Stock of the Astro Plutonic Complex in Yukon, Canada. A Vancouver-based junior gold exploration company Rackla Metals, not to be confused with the Rackla property, is advancing projects located in eastern Yukon, and western Northwest Territories,...

  • Closeup of a rock saw cutting mineralized drill core in half.

    Freegold's final 2023 drill assays are in

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Wide gold intercepts cut in the final two holes lay groundwork for 2024 drilling; a new resource is now being calculated for 20-million-oz gold deposit. Freegold Ventures Ltd. April 17 reported that the final two holes of its 2023 drill program cut wide sections of gold mineralization in the western expansion area of the 20-million-ounce Dolphin-Cleary gold deposit on its Golden Summit project about 25 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. According to an early 2023 calculation,... Full story

  • A band of green aurora over a drill testing for gold on an Alaska winter night.

    Investors pile onto Freegold financing

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 22, 2024

    Gold explorer's expanded C$10 million financing will fund ongoing resource expansion and exploration at Golden Summit. Freegold Venture Ltd. March 8 announced plans to raise C$10 million (US$7.4 million) to continue exploration at its 20-million-ounce Golden Summit gold project about 25 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The financing is double what was originally proposed, thanks to strong interest from investors. The Dolphin-Cleary deposit at Golden Summit hosts 407.5... Full story

  • Handful of gold nuggets found on Granite Creek in Mount Hinton.

    Trifecta to buy massive Strategic portfolio

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Enters into definitive agreement for initial 70% toward highly prospective Tombstone gold projects. Strategic Metals Ltd. March 4 announced it has approved Trifecta Gold Ltd. the right to earn up to 100% interest in 11 highly prospective, reduced intrusion-related gold projects located within the prolific Tombstone Gold Belt in Yukon, Canada. Often maintaining a low-key approach to its business operations, Strategic Metals is less a project miner and more a project generator...

  • Cantex geologist stands on steep slope overlooking Yukon mountains.

    Cantex reports success for bulk germanium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Assessed five techniques, narrowed them down, and determined zinc is the key. Cantex Mine Development Corp. March 14 announced that the company has determined a reliable method to verify the bulk concentration of germanium as it continues to advance its North Rackla project in Yukon, Canada. Reported for potential germanium in Feb. 2023, Cantex announced then the discovery of a roughly 2,500-meter-long, massive sulfide trend enriched with much more than the gold, silver,...

  • Closeup of core from drilling through high-grade silver-zinc-lead veins.

    Hecla silver reserves at 238 million oz

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Company expands Keno Hill and Lucky Friday reserves, readies Greens Creek for the next jump. Hecla Mining Company Feb. 13 reported that its 2023 exploration resulted in the second-highest silver reserves and the largest gold resource ever for the Idaho-based company. "Hecla's silver reserves are the second highest in our 133-year history at 238 million silver ounces and only 1% less than last year's all-time highest reserve, and gold resource is the highest in our history," sa... Full story

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