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Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska mining and mineral exploration

Alaska exploration trends north ... slowly

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... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 
Zinc lead silver exploration drilling Red Dog District Northwest Alaska

ME2018: Teck Resources Ltd.

Teck Resources Ltd. is investing roughly US$110 million on mill upgrades at its Red Dog Mine that will help ensure strong zinc production from this Northwest Alaska zinc operation until at... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story

 
John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act rare earth element magnets

Strategic metals ban rallies explorers

Underscoring the interconnected nature of the global mining market, not 48 hours after the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, the mining industry began... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 
Teck Resources Red Dog District zinc lead exploration

Teck takes the exploration lead at Lik

Solitario Zinc Corp. July 23 reported that Teck Resources Ltd. has begun a field program at Lik, a high-grade zinc project near the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. Solitario gained a 50... — Updated 8/3/2018 Full story

 
Zinc exploration Red Dog District, Teck Resources Solitario partnership

Stiff competition for exploration services

An early spring coupled with low snow fall in many parts of Alaska have combined to enable companies large and small to start their summer field programs early this year. As expected, competi... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

 
Zinc exploration in the Red Dog District, Solitario, Teck Resources

Teck joins Solitario in Lik exploration

Solitario Zinc Corp. April 3 announced that Teck Resources Ltd. will be co-funding the 2018 exploration program at Lik, marking the first time Teck has been directly involved in advancing... — Updated 4/13/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: State witnesses major upturn in activity

Alaska's minerals exploration sector is on an upswing, thanks to Australian mining explorers looking north and mining majors upping their activities in the state. South32 Ltd., a Perth,... — Updated 1/24/2018 Full story

 

Mining Explorers 2017: Teck Resources Ltd.

Zinc, copper and gold are the top metals sought by Teck Resources Ltd. In Alaska, this work is dedicated to extending the life of the Red Dog Mine by upgrading high-grade zinc resources near the current mine area and seeking out new... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

As winter rolls in, so do field results

As the first snows of the coming winter began to fall at high elevations across Alaska, results of summer programs likewise began to trickle in from far-flung areas of the state. Meanwhile,... — Updated 10/1/2017 Full story

 

Solitario considers silver upside at Lik zinc project

Solitario Zinc Corp. Aug. 31 said it is undertaking metallurgical testing to determine the potential of improved silver recoveries from the zinc deposits at its recently acquired Lik project in Northwest Alaska. Lik hosts two deposits... — Updated 1/18/2018

 

Majors drive mineral industry revival

At a recent mining industry panel discussion at the Western States Land Commissioners Association meeting in Anchorage, I was asked if the recent upturn in activity in the Alaska mining... — Updated 1/14/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Solitario acquires Lik

The Lik zinc-lead-silver project in Northwest Alaska is under new ownership. Solitario Zinc Corp., the company that will now push Lik towards development, is the result of Solitario... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story

 

Recovery takes center stage in Alaska

If there is anyone still on the fence wondering if the minerals industry has started a recovery from the doldrums of the past four years, this month’s mineral industry activity in Alaska... — Updated 1/15/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2016: Mineral exploration comes to life

Mineral exploration spending in Alaska hit an apex of US$365 million in 2011, but as venture capital for mining explorers dried these expenditures plummeted 78 percent to US$80 million in 201... — Updated 2/3/2018

 

Mining Explorers 2016: Teck Resources Ltd.

Zinc and copper are among the top commodities sought by Teck Resources Ltd. In Alaska, this work is dedicated to extending the life of the Red Dog Mine by upgrading high-grade zinc resources near the current mine area and seeking out new... — Updated 2/3/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Returning to Lik

It has been several years since Zazu Metals Corp. has made any significant investments in its Lik zinc-lead-silver project in Northwest Alaska, a situation that is threatening the... — Updated 1/13/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2015: Majors carry Alaska exploration

The owners of Alaska’s five large metal mines – Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, Hecla Mining Company, Kinross Gold Corp, Teck Resources Ltd. and Coeur Mining Inc. – accounted for nearly hal... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story

 

Insiders back US$1.5M Zazu financing

Zazu Metals Corp. May 8 reported completion of the final tranche of a US$1,497,800 million non-brokered private placement financing. In a second tranche, Zazu sold more than 3.46 million... — Updated 5/17/2015

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2014: A quiet year for Alaska explorers

Mineral exploration spending in Alaska will likely struggle to top US$80 million for 2014, a dramatic fall from the US$365.1 million pinnacle reached in 2011. "The din of mineral industry act... — Updated 1/26/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Outlook galvanizes northern zinc sector

The languishing price of zinc has provided little incentive for investors to embrace companies seeking to explore and develop the next generation of mines that produce this essential metal. H... — Updated 5/25/2014

 

Miners' views tarnish Alaska in survey

Over the past month, the world has been awash in year-end 2013 mining news, ranging from exploration and production statistics to economic impact numbers and mining favorability polls. The Al... — Updated 1/26/2018

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaskans tout mining at industry meet

I recently attended the 119th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Mining Association in Reno and came away feeling better about Alaska than when I arrived. Alaska Miners Association Director Dean... — Updated 12/22/2013

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2013: Junior explorers scarce in Alaska

The ongoing scarcity of venture capital available to junior companies coupled with a retreat in metals prices has landed a one-two blow that sent mineral exploration spending in Alaska... — Updated 11/3/2013

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

AIDEA projects buoy Alaska mining jobs

From Kotzebue to Ketchikan, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is using its financial muscle and its ability to build and operate large infrastructure projects to help mining... — Updated 10/27/2013

 

Bottom feeders hunt projects in Alaska

The unseasonably, interminably, unspeakably cold spring that is delaying mineral exploration and development work in Alaska this year is being mimicked by a financial chill that is affecting Alaska exploration efforts just like it is the... — Updated 1/26/2018

 

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