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 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska faces exploration spending low

Although mineral exploration and development activities continue around the state, year-end total expenditures are beginning to gel, and we are getting an increasingly clear picture of... — Updated 9/28/2014

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

EPA seeks to limit Pebble to below average

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered the proposal of allowing the Pebble Limited Partnership to apply for permits to develop a less than average-size porphyry mine at the... — Updated 7/27/2014

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior targets huge Darnley Bay prospect

You say the world's frontiers have all been conquered, and Nature's riddles have all been solved? Don't tell that to Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. The Toronto-based junior is celebrating two decades this summer of working to unravel one of... — Updated 6/30/2013

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Minerals critical to restoring luster

Mining, by definition, is an environmentally invasive practice of digging holes in the earth to extract the minerals found therein. This reality, coupled with a historical legacy of... — Updated 12/30/2012

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Mining industry faces business risks

As a busy year in the Alaska and global mining industry starts to slide closer to its end, I figured now was a good time to gaze into my crystal ball (rutilated quartz, of course) to see... — Updated 11/20/2011

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Anti-degradation seen as key AMA issue

The implementation of Alaska's anti-degradation policy is an emerging battlefield in the ongoing conflict between environmental groups seeking maximum protection for waterways in the... — Updated 11/20/2011

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska faces tough road on global stage

Alaska's mining industry is entering the final lap for what has turned out to be a more robust than expected year for exploration, development and production. Strong worldwide demand for... — Updated 11/21/2010

 
 By J.p. Tangen    News

Just kidding, the sky isn't falling

Several readers of last month's column were struck by the excessively cynical tone of my admonition that the last person out of Alaska should please turn out the lights. In retrospect, perhaps I was too rash because, in truth, Alaska... — Updated 9/26/2010

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Pebble opponents seek river protections

Environmental groups are pushing for special protection of watersheds near the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum deposit, which, according to the most recent estimate by the Pebble Partnership, contains around 80.6 billion pounds... — Updated 2/28/2010

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior caps 2009 season with name change

Mantra Mining Inc. reported several major developments recently, including plans to spin off properties with significant zinc mineralization, changing its name and completion of planned 2009 work programs on its exploration properties... — Updated 9/27/2009

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

DNR: Pebble still on regulatory track

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has come under criticism from a coalition of environmental group representatives and former state officials, who say the state agency's... — Updated 7/27/2008

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaskan dreams of finding the mother lode

When Steve Herschbach began his personal quest to find the mother lode with a metal detector on Moore Creek in Alaska's Iditarod Gold District in 1973, gold prices averaged about $70 an... — Updated 3/30/2008

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Cash Minerals touts 'exciting' results

Nash Minerals Ltd. and its joint venture partner Mega Uranium Ltd. may have a tiger by the tail, but the beast these explorers are tracking is metallic in nature. Unveiling the most promising results to date from four years of exploring... — Updated 1/27/2008

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Prospects never brighter for Pure Nickel

Current nickel prices may be the icing on the cake for rapidly growing Toronto-based Pure Nickel Inc. As Nevada Star Resources Corp. joined the company in a reverse takeover this spring and became Pure Nickel, prices for the shiny metal... — Updated 5/27/2007

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska mining news summary: Three new companies come to Alaska; exploration planned on two old producers

The exploration season has started but not before a bevy of new corporate competitors have entered the Alaska mineral scene and not before a number of past producing mines have been... — Updated 4/29/2007

 

Alaska mining news summary: Tight personnel, equipment market in busy mining industry

Okay, the lull is over. It lasted about 25, maybe 30 minutes, after I wrote those prophetic but ill-considered words in late January! Shortly after that point I was in Vancouver for the annual Cordilleran Roundup mining conference, an... — Updated 2/25/2007

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Entrepreneur answers call of the wild

When a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor moonlighting as a consultant asked student Mike Busby to drive out to a gold mine north of the city, Busby had no idea the day trip would change his life. It turned out the mine was... — Updated 10/29/2006

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska project center of $1.5 billion takeover, Greens Creek silver production cost negative $2.28 per ounce, and more

Hang on to your hat, the data is beginning to roll in from Alaskan field programs and there are some hum dingers in this month's data and several others will be showing up next month.... — Updated 8/27/2006

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Mining news update: A mad scramble behind the scenes

Although results from 2005 activities have finally slowed to a trickle, don't equate this lack of news with lack of activity. Behind the holiday season façade there is a mad scramble... — Updated 12/25/2005

 

Mining news update from Curt Freeman: Alaska mineral industry cooks this summer

In case you have not heard, Alaska's mineral industry is cooking! Over the last month two new companies have acquired mineral properties in Alaska and most of the existing projects kicked off their summer programs in earnest. One of... — Updated 7/24/2005

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Freeman report: Four million acres of forest fires hit Alaska mining operations

One of the most bizarre summers in Alaska's recent history is in full swing and only the snows of winter will dampen things. I am speaking of course of the impact that Alaska's plus-4... — Updated 8/8/2004

 

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