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 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Sample jars being fed into a PhotonAssay machine for gold analysis.

Lightspeed answer to backlogged assays

PhotonAssay tech offers a modern, faster alternative to fire assaying for gold analysis. Assays are the very crux of mineral exploration – timely results returned from the lab help guide the... — Updated 12/3/2022

Kinross Gold Felix Pedro Fairbanks Alaska mining history 25th anniversary

Golden Heart City shares 25-year success

Spread across the Tanana Valley foothills, accessible by road, rail, and air, Fairbanks is called Alaska's Golden Heart City for a reason. Laying claim to a colorful history, the city at the center... — Updated 12/9/2021 Full story

 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion
President Joe Biden Alaska mining future Lisa Murkowski Deb Haaland

For Alaskans, it is a wonderful world

I always tend to look at the world through the wrong end of the telescope. For instance, many people regard the so-called political divisions in our country as being a problem, but for me, it is an... — Updated 5/27/2021 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper gold silver molybdenum rhenium mine project Bristol Bay

Pebble Mine death grossly exaggerated

Much like Mark Twain, who quipped, "The report of my death was an exaggeration," when informed of his obituary in an American newspaper, Politico's report of the untimely demise of the Pebble Mine... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

Gold pour at Northern Star Resource Pogo underground mine Alaska

COVID-19 protocols limit Pogo gold output

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 28 reported that its Pogo Mine in Alaska produced 49,340 ounces of gold during the first three months of 2020. While this is a 3,194 oz increase over the prior... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News
Sustainable gold mining fish habitat Alaska British Columbia Yukon Klondike

Apple wants Alaska placer gold for iPads

Apple is sourcing gold for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and other electronics from placer mining operations reclaiming fish habitat in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia. There are hundreds of small... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

Alaska Canada mining history Nome Gold Rush

Dust on the beach at Nome creates Rush

Alaska, the Last Frontier, it is home to some of the most influential pioneering and mining discoveries in history. A rich wilderness still rife with unexplored and untapped potential. It is here... — Updated 9/25/2020 Full story

 By J P Tangen    Opinion

EPA, Corps to release wetlands regulations

Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced that they were proposing “a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of... — Updated 12/27/2018 Full story

 By J P Tangen    Opinion

Risk of abandonment of claims continues

About 26 months ago, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced its intention to modify the regulations concerning the location of mining claims on state land. The process of amending... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion

Miners and Lawmakers Pass in the Night

Arguably, the process of adopting laws and regulations is well-intentioned; but like the blind men trying to describe an elephant, those who embrace the tail perceive a creature much unlike those... — Updated 3/23/2018 Full story

 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion

State administration gets into the weeds

In an earlier column (Dec. 24, 2017), the question of proposed regulations affecting mining on State land was flagged for readers’ attention because the initial scope of the contemplated changes d... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Feds open comment period for Ambler EIS

With the opening late last month of a public comment period for the environmental impact statement on the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project, I am cautiously optimistic that... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Yukon court quashes Peel Watershed plan

The Supreme Court of Yukon Dec. 2 struck down a land use plan crafted by the Government of Yukon for the territory's vast Peel River Watershed region that could have ripple effects throughout Yukon and beyond. The Peel Watershed, roughly the size... — Updated 12/21/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

Leaders support New Prosperity in B.C.

Business and civic leaders banded together to demonstrate their support for Taseko Mines Ltd.'s proposal to develop New Prosperity, an enormous copper-gold project situated near Williams Lake,... — Updated 12/22/2013

 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite One targets resource expansion

The lithium-ion battery, power source of the burgeoning electric and hybrid vehicle market, is one of a number of high-technology applications that need healthy doses of graphite. Yet the United States lacks a domestic mine producing this... — Updated 10/27/2013

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Young entrepreneur develops 'Geoprobe'

Like many ideas conceived on the back of napkin, the hottest new mineral exploration innovation sweeping exploration camps in Yukon Territory this field season might have languished for years in a desk drawer, if not for the innate talent and... — Updated 9/29/2013 Full story

 By J. P. Tangen    News

Debate turns to production royalties

Many concerned Alaskans may have read former State Senator Clem Tillion's op-ed piece in the July 2, 2013, issue of the Alaska Dispatch concerning the royalty that might be paid to the people of... — Updated 7/28/2013 Full story

 By J. P. Tangen    News

EPA pushes error-riddled assessment

The very founding of our country was premised upon resistance to governmental excesses. Authors and movie producers from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged ("A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of... — Updated 7/29/2012

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Prospector perfects art of soil sampling

One soil at a time," said Shawn Ryan, describing the gold-hunting technique he has perfected in a decade of working what has become the hottest exploration play in Canada. After collecting more than 200,000 soil samples since 2003 and leading at... — Updated 2/27/2011 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

260,000 abandoned mines still mar West

Though Alaska has more than 7,300 abandoned hardrock mine sites, most of which are located on federal lands, the state's problems are relatively small potatoes compared with the estimated 260,000 abandoned mines to be found scattered across the Wes... — Updated 7/26/2009

 By Shane Lasley    News

Power trio speaks out on Alaska mining

Attendees of the Alaska Miners Association Fairbanks Biennial Mining Conference had the honor of hearing the views of three heavyweights on many issues facing Alaska's mining industry. Tom... — Updated 3/30/2008 Full story

 By J.p. Tangen    News

Environmentalists take two hits

Two judicial rulings have been handed down recently which bode well for the future of mining activities in Alaska. The first concerns the Kensington Mine north of Juneau. In June of 2005, after 17... — Updated 8/27/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Yukon Zinc battles loss of confidence

Vancouver-based Yukon Zinc engaged in a struggle to reassure shareholders in May after a feasibility report on its Wolverine property indicated that annual production would be lower than expected. The company's share price fell from $1 to around... — Updated 5/28/2006 Full story

 By J.p. Tangen    News

Mining and the law: Good versus Nimby - the ultimate irony at Pebble hearings

Capitalism is good; its excesses are to be tolerated. Freedom of expression is good; and its excesses are likewise to be tolerated. When a successful capitalist uses his financial power to express... — Updated 2/26/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Menge: Issues ground to talcum powder

Pebble copper-gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region is still on the drawing board, but a debate is already raging in the state Legislature over the best way to oversee the project. Although Vancouver-based Northern Dynasty has said it won't... — Updated 2/26/2006


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