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  • 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...

  • 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

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

    American Pacific defines, explores Palmer

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

    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 volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska. This project is being advanced under a joint venture with Dowa Metals & Mining Company Ltd. that was established before American's acquisition of Constantine. A preliminary economic assessment that was updated in 2022 outlines an... Full story

  • Closeup of heavily mineralized core from the Palmer project in Alaska.

    Drills tap 44m of 6.5% copper at Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    American Pacific reports four of the most significant copper intercepts at Palmer to date. American Pacific Mining Corp. Jan. 10 reported multiple holes with spectacular copper grades over wide widths at Palmer, a volcanogenic massive sulfide project near the port town of Haines in Southeast Alaska enriched with zinc, copper, gold, and silver. According to a 2018 calculation, the Palmer project hosts 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.23% (539 million...

  • A helicopter slings core away from a drill on a steep Alaska mountainside.

    High-grade copper, zinc drilled at Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 24, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. Nov. 14 reported additional high-grade copper and zinc assays from the 2023 drill program at its Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide project near the town of Haines in Southeast Alaska. A preliminary economic assessment that was updated prior to American Pacific's acquisition of a roughly 45% joint venture interest in Palmer late last year outlines an underground mine and a 3,500-metric-ton-per-day mill at the project that would produce 1.07 billi...

  • A rainbow shines down over the Palmer project camp in Alaska.

    First assays for American Pacific's Palmer

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 2, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. Oct. 18 announced the initial results from its finished 2023 field program at its Palmer copper-zinc project in Southeast Alaska. Located in the Porcupine Mining District near the town of Haines, Alaska, Palmer is an advanced-stage, high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide-sulfate deposit operated under Constantine North Inc., a subsidiary of American Pacific, and funded as part of a joint venture with Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd. "The 2023...

  • A driller preps core at a drill rig surrounded with fall colors in Alaska.

    American Pacific tests new Palmer target

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. Oct. 4 announced that it is wrapping up the 2023 field program at Palmer with roughly 500 meters of drilling to test a new target on this advanced-staged zinc-copper-silver-gold exploration project near the town of Haines in Southeast Alaska. A preliminary economic assessment that was updated prior to American Pacific's acquisition of a roughly 45% joint venture interest in Palmer late last year outlines an underground mine and a...

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

    American Pacific off to good start at Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 31, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. Aug. 8 reported that the 2023 drill program at Palmer has cut up to 43-meter-thick zones of volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization that include veinlets of native copper at this high-grade zinc-copper-silver-gold project in Southeast Alaska. "Drilling progress is ahead of schedule, and we are pleased to report that semi-massive and massive sulphide mineralization has been observed over drilled thicknesses of approximately 40 metres within...

  • Looking down on a drill rig perched above clouds on the side of a mountain.

    Palmer resource upgrade drilling begins

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. June 19 announced the start of a 9,000-meter resource upgrade and expansion drill program at Palmer, a high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska enriched with zinc, copper, silver, and gold. American Pacific gained a roughly 45% interest in this advanced-stage polymetallic mine project through the acquisition of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. in October of last year. Dowa Metals & Mining Company Ltd. owns the remaining... Full story

  • Helicopter carrying core from a drill perched on a mountainside at Palmer.

    JV approves US$25.5M budget for Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. April 24 announced that a US$25.5 million (C$34.5 million) budget has been approved for the 2023 work program at Palmer, which will be the largest single-season program ever carried out at this high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska. A 2019 preliminary economic assessment that was updated early in 2022 outlines plans for an underground mine and 3,500-metric-ton-per-day mill at Palmer that would produce 1.07 billion...

  • Stack of large gold bars from the Gil deposit at the Fort Knox Mine in Alaska.

    Golden potential, critical opportunities

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 2, 2023

    Gold dominates Alaska mineral exploration, but a critical shift arises. Since the discovery of gold in what is now the Alaska capital city of Juneau, prospectors, geologists, and fortune seekers have spent more than 140 consecutive summer seasons exploring The Last Frontier's golden potential. With these endeavors turning up rich aurum lodes in every corner of the state, except for the oil-rich North Slope, the nearly century-and-a-half tradition of seeking and discovering wor... Full story

  • A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

    American Pacific joins Alaska explorers

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With the buyout of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., American Pacific Mining Corp. gained a roughly 45% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast Alaska. Being advanced under a joint venture with Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd., Palmer hosts two adjacent volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits with a combined 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.23% (539 million pounds) zinc, 1.49% (154 million lb) copper, 30.8 grams...

  • Looking down on a drill set up on a mountainside at the Palmer mine project.

    American Pacific acquires Constantine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    American Pacific Mining Corp. Oct. 31 finalized the acquisition of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., providing the well-funded exploration and development company a roughly 45% interest in Palmer, a volcanogenic massive sulfide zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project being advanced under a joint venture with Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd. "This is a transformational step for American Pacific as the Palmer Project gives us an established PEA-stage asset with a tremendous...

  • Alaska Native men carving ivory with various tools.

    Natural resources are tied to survival

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    "What is the impact of not mining in Alaska?" Liz Cornejo, vice president Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska, asked during the 2022 Alaska's Minerals: A Strategic National Imperative summit. For such a simple question, the implications are enormous. Alaska is practically synonymous with mining. Aside from the strong tourist appeal – which accounts for a large portion of the state's economy – the remaining economic contributors all come from natural resources. Fishing, mining, oil... Full story

  • Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

    Alaska's minerals – a national imperative

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America's tenuous relationship with China, and global competition for the enormous volume of mined materials needed to build the envisioned clean energy future has elevated the urgency for the United States to bolster domestic critical mineral supply chains. For many, these geopolitical and economic realities have elevated the development of Alaska's incredible critical mineral resources to a national imperative. The urgency of this matter is why... Full story

  • A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

    American Pacific to acquire Constantine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 25, 2022

    Under a deal announced on Aug. 15, American Pacific Mining Corp. will gain 44.9% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast Alaska through the acquisition of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Being advanced under a joint venture between Constantine and Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd., Palmer hosts 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.23% (539 million pounds) zinc, 1.49% (154 million lb) copper, 30.8 grams per metric t...

  • A drill rig on a mountainside at the Palmer mine project in Alaska.

    Alaska mining engineer to manage Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 16, 2022

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. June 6 announced the appointment of Ernie Siemoneit to the position of project manager and senior engineer for the Palmer copper-zinc-silver-gold-barite project in Southeast Alaska. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, Siemoneit brings more than 30 years of experience in management, mining engineering, and operations to the Palmer project. This includes deep knowledge of underground mine design, engineering support, mine system reporting, and...

  • Mountainside drilling at the Palmer mineral exploration project in Alaska.

    Prepping for underground at Palmer VMS

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. April 13 announced that US$17.98 million (C$22.7 million) has been budgeted for the 2022 work at Palmer, a zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite project in Southeast Alaska. "This is the single largest Palmer program and budget, and it will set the stage to initiate underground exploration to provide essential technical information to be included in a future feasibility study," said Constantine Metals Resources President and CEO Garfield MacVeigh. Loc...

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    The emerging new oil pipeline in Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    Goldman Sachs' declaration that "copper is the new oil" may serve as a foreshadowing of Alaska's economic future, one that is not so heavily reliant on the revenues from petroleum flowing from the North Slope and leans more heavily on the state's rich endowment of precious, critical, and base metals. The investment bank's suggestion that copper is to become the strategically most important commodity on Earth is due to the vital role the conductive metal plays in global... Full story

  • Constantine Metal Resources Alaska VMS Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Palmer

    Focused on going underground at Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    With the goal of establishing an underground mine at the Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. and its joint venture partner Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd. focused their 2021 field program on geotechnical and environmental drilling to support the development of an underground exploration ramp and feasibility-level studies for a mine at this zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite project. According to the most recent... Full story

  • Sealaska ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Data Mine North magazine

    Sealaska strives to build a better future

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 6, 2022

    Seeking economic and cultural prosperity for its more than 23,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders while also looking to provide even greater benefits for future generations, Sealaska takes a balanced approach to developing the resources growing above and stored beneath its lands in Southeast Alaska. This does not mean the Southeast Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation shuns mining or other resource development in its region, a nearly 600-mile... Full story

  • Constantine Metal Resources Palmer VMS 2021 program South Wall RW map

    Partners advance studies at Palmer VMS

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 21, 2021

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Oct. 14 reported initial assay results from a 2021 summer work program at Palmer that primarily focused on geotechnical and environmental drilling to support a planned underground exploration program and feasibility-level studies for this polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska. According to the most recent calculation, the South Wall and RW zones at Palmer host 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource averag...

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    Mining new oil in Northern Copper Triangle

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 27, 2021

    Alaska, Northern British Columbia, and the Yukon are home to a dozen advanced stage exploration and mine projects hosting billions of pounds of copper ready to deliver to a world demanding massive amounts of this conductive metal for the green energy and electric mobility transition envisioned over the next three decades. In its report, "Copper is the new oil," Goldman Sachs forecasts that the electrification of transportation and decarbonization of electrical generation...

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    Once in a century opportunity for Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    From a world-class graphite deposit in the Northwest to rare earths on the Southeast Panhandle, Alaska has the potential to offer a sustainable and secure supply to meet the coming explosive demand for the minerals and metals crucial to the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors in North America and around the globe. International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, estimates that this shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility will create nearly... Full story

  • Constantine Metal Resources Mining LLC Joint Venture Palmer resource estimate

    Palmer partners plan $8.8M 2021 program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 22, 2021

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. March 30 announced plans for an US$8.8 million program this year at the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite project in Southeast Alaska. Funded by Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd., Constantine's joint venture partner at Palmer, the 2021 program will include roughly 6,000 meters of exploration, resource upgrade, and geotechnical drilling. According to the most recent calculation, Palmer hosts 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource...

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