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  • Mining Explorers 2020 Alaska map Constantine Metal Resources Garfield MacVeigh

    Constantine explores Porcupine Creek gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2021

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.'s 2020 program focused primarily on exploring the hardrock source of Porcupine gold placer mining on its Palmer project in Southeast Alaska. Constantine has traditionally focused its exploration on the discovery and expansion of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits at Palmer. This work has outlined 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 ton... Full story

  • EVs renewable energy require more copper than petroleum fueled power

    Alaska set to deliver copper to green world

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 23, 2020

    Considering the global shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility, copper is the most vital metal not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals considered critical to America's economic wellbeing and security. Copper's importance is due to the rapidly emerging electric vehicle, wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies need a lot more copper than the combustion cars and power plants they are replacing. It is estimated that the... Full story

  • Alaska North Slope drill rig National Petroleum Reserve ANWR oil gas production

    Barite weighs in on critical minerals list

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 23, 2020

    The United States is heavily dependent on China and other foreign suppliers for its barite, a mineral critical to the petroleum sector. Barite derives from barús, the Ancient Greek word for heavy, owing to an exceptionally high specific gravity for a non-metallic mineral. It is this weight that makes barite a key element to the oil and gas sector and lands the mineral on USGS' critical list. "More than 90% of the barite sold in the United States was used as a weighting agent... Full story

  • Constantine Metal Palmer copper zinc gold silver project Haines Alaska

    Scaled back activities at Palmer for 2020

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. June 24 announced a US$2.15 million budget for 2020 activities related to the Palmer zinc-copper-gold-silver project in Southeast Alaska. Funded by the Constantine Mining LLC Joint Venture, which is co-owned by Constantine (51%) and Dowa Metals & Mining Co. Ltd. (49%), the program includes summer field work, environmental and project permitting work for future underground exploration development, and continued outreach to keep the Haines... Full story

  • Alaska exploration extends into mild fall

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    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 state. Exploration efforts, in particular, benefitted from this additional field time. Based on information available to date, 2019 exploration expenditures are expected to be in the $135-140 million range, well ahead of the $120-125 million exploration spending tracked for 2018. In addition,...

  • Alaska's topsy-turvy exploration season

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    As the rest of the country suffers through the Dog Days of summer, Alaska is approaching the end of a topsy-turvy summer season that saw unseasonably hot, dry weather in some parts of the state during some parts of the summer, while other parts of the state have seen record rainfall and unseasonably early snowfall. Gold prices have skyrocketed over the $1,500 per ounce mark and silver prices have moved strongly up, now trading at a one-year high. However, copper and zinc are a... Full story

  • Palmer underground exploration approved

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. July 31 reported that it has received state approvals for underground exploration at Palmer, the next major step in the advancement of this zinc-copper-gold-silver-barite project in Southeast Alaska. In June, Constantine published a preliminary economic assessment that outlines plans for a 3,500-metric-ton-per-day operation at Palmer that would produce 1.07 billion pounds of zinc, 196 million lb of copper, 18 million ounces of silver, 91,000...

  • Curt Freeman throws down rear earth element gauntlet

    Freeman throws down rare earth gauntlet

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Earlier this month Reuters reported that several agencies within the U.S. Federal government were "rapidly assessing" our domestic ability to mine and refine rare earth elements and utilize those 17 super cool elements in value-added products needed for a wide and ever-growing array of consumer and national defense products. Not surprisingly, mining industry officials demurred when quizzed about supplying information on where rare elements might be mined in the U.S. and how... Full story

  • Metals feel love, explorers not so much

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Earlier this month S&P Global put out a summary indicating that during the first quarter of 2019 metals like copper, zinc and nickel were up quarter over quarter by 11 percent, 22 percent and 25 percent, respectively. More recently gold has skyrocketed beyond the $1,400-per-ounce mark for the first time in many months. Correspondingly, the mining industry's aggregate market cap also rebounded strongly in the period after four bearish quarters, rising 12 percent to $1.43... Full story

  • PEA offers first look at Palmer Mine plan near Haines Southeast Alaska

    PEA offers first look at Palmer Mine plan

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. June 3 released a preliminary economic assessment for Palmer that outlines an economically robust and environmentally conscientious mine for the volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska. "This PEA is the most significant milestone for Constantine to date, demonstrating a high-quality project with strong economics and a progressive, environmentally conscious mine design," said Constantine Metal Resources President and CEO...

  • Mines and mineral exploration projects in the Sealaska region Southeast Alaska

    Sealaska – balanced resource development

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Seeking economic and cultural prosperity for its more than 22,000 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

  • Keeping the main thing, the main thing

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    I, for one, feel vindicated, relieved and ready to face the New Year! How so, you ask? Please let me explain. For those of you who remember my column in November, I noted that EY Global Mining and Metals publishes an annual "risk radar" for mining and metals, outlining what mining companies perceive as the top ten risks facing them in the near future. This publication was for the years 2017-2018 and stated that "Our number one risk this year is digital effectiveness." If you... Full story

  • Metal rich volcanogenic massive sulfide VMS deposit near Haines AK

    AG discovery now weighty Palmer deposit

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Dec. 18 published a maiden mineral resource estimate for the AG Zone at the company's Palmer copper-zinc-lead-silver-gold project in Southeast Alaska. Since discovering AG Zone in 2017, Constantine has focused much of its drilling on this new resource area about 3,000 meters southwest of South Wall-RW, the primary volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit outlined so far at Palmer. This work has outlined a deposit that has increased the overall...

  • Northern Dynasty Pebble Limited Partnership copper project Bristol Bay

    Alaska drill results continue to roll in

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    WESTERN ALASKA Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. announced that it had finalized a surface right of way agreement with Alaska Peninsula Corporation for use of that latter's lands for the construction and operation of transportation infrastructure associated with the Pebble copper-molybdenum-gold project. Alaska Peninsula Corporation is an Alaska Native village corporation with extensive land holdings proximal to the Pebble site and more than 900 shareholders, many of which live... Full story

  • Avalon Development Curt Freeman Alaska Mining overview November 2018

    Mining risks change often, dramatically

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    As Alaska's mining industry nears the end of another hectic year during which metals prices and investor sentiments rose and fell as precipitously as the world's major stock exchanges, the industry is naturally looking into its crystal ball trying to anticipate what the new year will bring. EY Global Mining and Metals does this sort of forecasting by putting out an annual "risk radar" for mining and metals. The idea is to find out what the industry perceives as the top ten... Full story

  • Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit Haines Alaska copper zinc barite

    AG Zone emerging as a significant deposit

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Oct. 30 said drilling at AG Zone continues to trace a thick lens of precious and base metals-rich massive barite-sulfide with potential to add substantial tonnage to the total mineral resource base for the Palmer project in Southeast Alaska. Expansion of the AG Zone, discovered 3,000 meters southwest of the main Palmer (South Wall-RW) deposit in 2017, was a primary goal of the 10,364-meter drill program carried out at Palmer this summer. Highli...

  • Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide VMS zinc copper barite silver gold project

    Larger Palmer resource, more growth soon

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. has substantially increased the resources at Palmer, including the first indicated resource and inaugural estimate of the barite that makes up a large percentage of this zinc- and copper-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in Southeast Alaska. According to the new calculation released on Sept. 27, the South Wall-RW deposit at Palmer now hosts 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.23 percent (539 million pounds) zinc,...

  • Australian junior exploring Kuskokwim Mineral Belt near Donlin Gold

    Explosion of mining activity in Alaska

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Following a couple of quiet months where Alaska's mining industry focused on its work, the last month has seen an explosion of new info come out regarding that effort, some of it profound in its potential immediate, near-term and long-term implications. For example, one of Alaska's largest mines was sold to a new owner at a surprisingly low cost per ounce. The results of a robust new preliminary economic analysis were tabled by an advanced gold-silver exploration project... Full story

  • Critical Minerals Alaska – Barite

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    While not the flashiest of the 35 minerals on the United States Geological Survey's critical list, barite plays an essential role in America's energy sector. Barite got its name from the Ancient Greek word for heavy, barús, and it is the high specific gravity that earned this mineral its name that makes it a critical mineral. Added to drill mud, a solution that serves multiple purposes in bore drilling, barite's weight helps maintain the integrity of the drill hole and...

  • Constantine unlocks gold, advances Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    In order to focus on its flagship Palmer project in Southeast Alaska and to realize greater value from its portfolio of gold properties, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. spun its gold assets into a new exploration junior, HighGold Mining Inc. "Constantine will continue to create shareholder value by advancing the Palmer project and will allow shareholders to realize the value locked in the gold assets through their spinout into a separate entity," said Constantine Metal Resour... Full story

  • Copper turns green with critical minerals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2020

    While copper is not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals critical to America, there is no doubt of this metal's importance to both the everyday and avant-garde technologies vital to America's economy and security. "None of the other critical minerals work without copper," Trilogy Metals President and CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse told Mining News. Automobiles are a prime example of how emerging technologies and green energy will drive the demand... Full story

  • Barite weighs in on critical minerals list

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2020

    While not the flashiest of the 35 minerals on the United States Geological Survey's critical list, barite plays an essential role in America's energy sector. Barite derives its name from barús, the Ancient Greek word for heavy, owing to an exceptionally high specific gravity for a non-metallic mineral. It is this weight that makes barite a key element to the oil and gas sector and lands the mineral on USGS' critical list. "More than 90 percent of the barite sold in the United... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska Yukon Nunavut mining and mineral exploration

    Electrum Group funds strategic exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 1, 2019

    Since investing roughly US$70 million to acquire a 28 percent stake in Novagold Resources Inc. in 2009, American billionaire Thomas Kaplan and his Electrum Group of companies have taken a keen interest in some of the more intriguing mineral exploration companies and projects in Alaska and across Canada's North. Kaplan, an Oxford-educated historian that began investing in natural resources in the 1980s, knows that gold has served as a currency throughout mankind's written histo... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska mining and mineral exploration

    Alaska exploration trends north ... slowly

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 1, 2019

    Thanks largely to increased investments from Aussie mining explorers, mineral exploration spending across Alaska topped US$100 million in 2018. This is well above the roughly US$95 million invested last year and nearly double the US$58 million spent at the bottom of the market in 2015. "Canadian and Australian companies continue to be the source for the bulk of funds spent in Alaska in 2018, together comprising well over 80 percent of the exploration expenditures earmarked... Full story

  • Volcanogenic massive sulfide copper zinc barite silver gold exploration

    ME2018: Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.

    Updated Nov 23, 2018

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. continues to advance its flagship property, the Palmer copper-zinc-silver-gold-barite project near the port-town of Haines in Southeast Alaska, as it looks to create a new vehicle to carry its gold properties in Alaska, Yukon Territory and Ontario. The roughly US$9 million exploration program at Palmer is being funded by a joint venture between Constantine Metal Resources (51 percent) and Dowa Metals & Mining Co. Ltd. (49 percent). A new resour... Full story

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