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

Alaska platinum pioneers Smith & Wuya

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... — Updated 4/12/2024 Full story

Drill core being cut longways by an industrial rock saw.

Golden Summit expands westward

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Feb. 7 reported that high-grade gold assays from its 2023 drill program at Golden Summit reaffirm the expansion potential west of the 20-million-ounce Dolphin-Cleary gold... — Updated 4/10/2024

Rackla Metals’ camp at Mile 222 Airstrip in NWT.

Rackla Metals breaks into Yukon scene

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... — Updated 4/4/2024

 By Shane Lasley    Op-Ed
Geologists go over maps during an Alaska gold project visit.

Long overdue thank you to Curt Freeman

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... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

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

Palmer partners approve $12.8M program

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... — Updated 3/25/2024

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

Trifecta to buy massive Strategic portfolio

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... — Updated 3/14/2024

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

More antimony found with Estelle gold

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 are... — Updated 3/14/2024

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

Investors pile onto Freegold financing

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... — Updated 3/14/2024 Full story

Cantex geologist stands on steep slope overlooking Yukon mountains.

Cantex reports success for bulk germanium

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... — Updated 3/14/2024

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

Hecla silver reserves at 238 million oz

Company expands Keno Hill and Lucky Friday reserves, readies Greens Creek for the next jump. Hecla Mining Company Jan. 13 reported that its 2023 exploration resulted in the second-highest silver res... — Updated 2/29/2024

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

Heart of gold: the legend of Nellie Cashman

Undertake an adventure through the riveting tale of Ellen "Nellie" Cashman, perhaps one of the most inspiring women of the 18th century. Perhaps no other individual could be regarded as true an Amer... — Updated 2/29/2024 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News
Drillers complete hole EZ-23-005 during a sunny August day at Nikolai.

Eureka now hosts 8 billion lb of nickel

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.... — Updated 2/25/2024

Dark grey drill core with bands of metallic gold-colored copper mineralization.

North of 60 Mining M&A heats up in 2023

From the world's largest gold company expanding its production profile in British Columbia's Golden Triangle to a 130-year-old silver mining legend strengthening its foothold in the Yukon and a... — Updated 2/22/2024 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

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 repor... — Updated 2/22/2024 Full story

Closeup of mineralized core from drilling in the Eureka Zone at Nikolai.

Alaska Energy Metals' momentum builds

Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Jan. 30 provided a recap of a busy first year of business and an outlook for its 2024 plans at the Nikolai nickel-cobalt-copper-platinum group metals project in Alaska.... — Updated 2/15/2024

Closeup of mineralized quartz crystals (left); 13-foot-wide cave (right).

Nova discovers Wombat target at Estelle

Nova Minerals Ltd. Jan. 29 reported that the expansive surface exploration program carried out last year at Estelle has discovered another high-grade gold prospect with associated copper on the... — Updated 2/15/2024

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

Critical year for Alaska mineral exploration

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... — Updated 2/1/2024 Full story

Veinlets of copper run through core from drilling at the Palmer project.

American Pacific defines, explores Palmer

American Pacific Mining Corp. landed on the North of 60 Mining New scene with the 2022 buyout of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., giving the company a roughly 45% interest in the Palmer... — Updated 2/1/2024 Full story

A band of purple-tinged green aurora and the big dipper above a drill rig.

AEM reenergizes Nikolai nickel project

With firsthand knowledge that the Nikolai property in Alaska is seemingly tailor-made to be a domestic source of the nickel, cobalt, copper, and platinum group metals needed for America's energy... — Updated 1/30/2024 Full story

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

Hecla becomes major player in the Yukon

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... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

Drill pad built along a mountainside at Blackwolf’s Cantoo property.

Blackwolf enjoys productive year of plenty

Calculating a new resource for Niblack, growing its management, organizing talks of a centralized mill in Northern British Columbia, and drilling bonanza-grade gold at its first Golden Triangle... — Updated 1/17/2024

Drill tests gold and antimony mineralization north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Group behind Felix excited about Alaska

Since emerging on the Alaska mineral exploration scene in 2021, Felix Gold Ltd. has amassed more than 150 square miles of gold-enriched properties in the Fairbanks Mining District and is working... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

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

HighGold looks to head underground at JT

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... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

Band of green aurora behind a drill testing for gold at night at Goose.

B2Gold explores Back River gold potential

Upon gaining ownership of the Back River gold project in Nunavut through the roughly C$1.1 billion (US$820 million) buyout of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp., B2Gold Corp. established itself as the next... — Updated 1/17/2024

Canada, Tahltan Nation, and Australia flag trucks at mine in Northern BC.

M&A activity reshapes North of 60 mining

From neighboring gold explorers merging to create a district-scale project that will likely be attractive to majors, to Glencore making an aggressive bid to buyout Teck Resources Ltd., 2023 was a... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story


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