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  • Molten gold pours into a bar mold at the Fort Knox mine.

    Alaska mine value tops $4 billion in 2023

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Zinc contributed most to state's mine production value during 2023; gold is poised to take the crown and make run toward 1 million ounces per year. At a value of $1.5 billion, zinc held onto its throne as the most valuable metal produced in Alaska during 2023. With production forecasts and price trends headed in opposite directions for zinc and gold, however, the gleaming precious metal that drew fortune-seekers North at the turn of the 20th century could soon regain the...

  • Close up of a silver colored platinum nugget found near Goodnews Bay.

    Alaska platinum pioneers Smith & Wuya

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Discovering Alaska's hidden wealth, the journey of Indigenous explorers in the land of platinum, Goodnews Bay Mining District. In the heart of Alaska's wilderness, two Alaska Native men stamped their names in state history with the discovery of the largest platinum deposit ever found in the Last Frontier. Both born into Yup'ik heritage, the journey of Walter Smith and Henry Wuya begins with early prospecting as little more than teenagers, to the landmark 1926 discovery on the...

  • Mineshaft outlined by Alaska on a background of mineral periodic table entries.

    AIDEA for Alaska critical mineral funding

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    HB122 would authorize AIDEA to issue up to $300 million in bonds and leverage federal funding for critical mineral infrastructure projects in Alaska. Home to 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed critical to the United States, Alaska has the potential to be a reliable domestic source of the mined materials vital to high-tech, clean energy, and national defense. America's Last Frontier, however, is often lacking when it comes to the infrastructure needed to fully unlock the state's...

  • A train passes along a river and fireweed on the White Pass and Yukon Route.

    Forging a Golden Arc mining alliance

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Is it time for BC, Yukon, Alaska to forge an alliance to unlock critical mineral wealth, usher in new era of prosperity in the 21st century? The extremely mineral-rich geology that sweeps in a roughly 1,500-mile (2,600 kilometers) arc from the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle, through the Yukon, and onward to Alaska's west coast does not recognize the borders it spans. Likewise, the opportunities and challenges related to unlocking the precious, industrial, a...

  • A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

    North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety milestone at Alaska's only coal mine to a history of the helicopters that make mineral exploration across the North possible, here is a countdown of the 10 most popular North of 60 Mining News articles in 2023: No. 10 - CORE celebrates Manh Choh, Lucky Shot Contango Ore Inc., a...

  • A huge plume of black smoke above the Eagle Gold mine camp in Canada’s Yukon.

    Gold, critical minerals top Yukon list

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Raging wildfires and record hot temperatures challenged the well-laid plans of a score and more of mineral explorers in Canada's Yukon this year as the 2023 field season shifted into high summer. Most of the companies, however, managed to carry out their exploration for gold, silver, copper, and other minerals across the territory. The fierce and sometimes out-of-control blazes marked one of the worst wildfire seasons seen in Canada in nearly 30 years, consuming more than...

  • The Red Dog camp and mill facilities reflect off a pond during a summer day.

    Alaska Standard for mining energy metals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    State's inaugural sustainability report details the ESG advantages of looking North to Alaska for energy transition metals. The global energy transition has steered Alaska to a critical minerals crossroad that will shape the economic future of America's Last Frontier. On the one hand, the push for low-carbon energy is expected to put a dent in the demand for petroleum, which has been Alaska's economic lifeblood for more than five decades. On the other, Alaska happens to be...

  • Chess board underlain by China and US flags representing strategic positioning.

    AMA gathering abuzz with critical minerals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 30, 2023

    From Pentagon's $37.5M grant to Graphite One to emerging nickel deposits, critical minerals are a hot AK mining topic. With Washington investing billions of dollars into ensuring safe and secure critical mineral supply chains, many mining companies are focusing more sharply on unlocking Alaska's potential to be a domestic source of the 50 minerals and metals critical to America's economic well-being and national security. The growing list of critical minerals being sought...

  • A grab sample showing significant mineralization from Nickel Shäw project.

    Nickel Creek PFS portends critical metal

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    10-year mine life could provide the much-needed nickel and copper for clean energy technologies. Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. Aug. 24 published the results of a pre-feasibility study for the Nickel Shäw project in the southwest corner of Canada's Yukon, capable of producing 614.3 million pounds of nickel, 281.5 million lb of copper, 21.5 million lb of cobalt, 626,500 ounces platinum, 743,400 oz palladium, and 174,400 oz of gold over a 19-year mine life. This PFS is based on...

  • Finger changing cube from fossil to H2 in front of other cubes spelling fuel.

    Platinum metals are catalysts for change

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 13, 2023

    After 50 years of scrubbing the emissions from fossil-fueled transportation and industry, platinum group metals are finding new roles as catalysts for the transition to a low-carbon energy future. "Platinum group metals (PGM) are critical for today's energy sector industrial base and will play a key role in tomorrow's decarbonized economy," U.S. Department of Energy inked in an informational brochure on these transitional metals, also known as platinum group elements. PGMs...

  • Geologists stand on slope and discuss geology of Nickel Shaw project.

    Nickel Creek assays confirm continuity

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 15, 2023

    Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. April 11 announced the latest results from its 2022 drilling and geophysics program at the Arch target on the company's Nickel Shaw project, which successfully extended mineralization at depth and along strike at this Yukon nickel-copper project. According to a 2018 resource estimate, Nickel Shaw hosts 323.4 million metric tons of measured and indicated resource averaging 0.26% (1.9 billion pounds) nickel, 0.16% (1.1 billion lb) copper, 0.015% (107...

  • Closeup of highly mineralized half core from drilling at Eskay Creek in BC.

    BC First Nations forge mining alliances

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    British Columbia's Golden Triangle is poised for a mining boom that raises the bar when it comes to achieving the higher environmental, social, and guidance expectations for companies that produce the gold, silver, copper, and other metals the world needs and wants. While this mineral district in BC's northwest corner is famed for its rich stores of copper, gold, and silver – and to a lesser degree, nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals, and other critical minerals – the ESG...

  • 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...

  • A colorful sunset paints the horizon orange at the Graphite Creek project in AK.

    North to the critical mineral future

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 20, 2023

    The increasing number of electric vehicles charged with renewable energy, connected to 5G networks, and boasting the computing power of 200 laptops to autonomously traverse global highways is creating a meteoric rise in demand for the minerals and metals critical to clean energy and high-tech. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the foremost authority on lithium battery supply chains, estimates that more than 300 new mines will need to come online by 2035 – just to produce the c...

  • Aerial photo of the Nikolai project with an overlay depicting the Eureka zone.

    Millrock generates Alaska project interest

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    As a project-generating exploration company, Millrock Resources Inc. identifies and secures grassroots mineral projects and brings on partners to fund the high-risk early stages of exploration. During 2022, two Australian companies had drills turning on large gold properties Millrock assembled in Alaska's Fairbanks and Goodpaster mining districts. The largest of these programs was carried out by Felix Gold Corp. on the Treasure Creek property in the Fairbanks District, a...

  • A drill tests for copper on the side of a forested hill in southwest Yukon.

    Exploring for energy metals in SW Yukon

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Strategic Metals Ltd., a longtime project generator in the Yukon, is helping to spur industry interest in the prospectivity of the territory's southwestern region for critical minerals as more explorers undertake projects in this underexplored region. Strategic optioned 70% ownership interest in Hopper, a 74 square-kilometer (28.6 square miles) multi-target porphyry copper-molybdenum project with significant copper-gold-silver peripheral skarn mineralization to CAVU Mining...

  • Outcropping rock with copper mineralization that is blue from oxidization.

    Northern BC offers ESG mining benefits

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Working with First Nations is key to unlocking the Golden Triangle's vast potential. A world-class copper-gold district that is also enriched with nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals, and other critical minerals, the Golden Triangle region of Northern British Columbia is poised to be a major supplier of the mined commodities critical to a low-carbon future, cutting-edge technologies, and strong global economies. "Responsible mineral exploration and development are critical...

  • A scenic view of the Yukon mountains overlooking the Nickel Shaw property.

    Nickel Creek could be future carbon trap

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 5, 2023

    Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. Dec. 16 announced results on the ongoing work toward carbon sequestering at the company's Wellgreen deposit on its flagship Nickel Shaw project in southwestern Yukon, Canada. Under the guidance of University of British Columbia Professor Greg Dipple, Nickel Creek has been conducting experimentation at Wellgreen, a deposit with extensive nickel-copper-platinum group metals mineralization dominantly hosted in ultramafic rocks. Aside from the...

  • Underground chrome mine in an outline of Alaska and critical minerals.

    49 critical minerals in the 49th State

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    From antimony historically mined near the Interior Alaska city of Fairbanks to the zinc and germanium produced at the Red Dog Mine, America's 49th State is a past producer, and a potential future source of the minerals and metals deemed critical to the United States. Earlier this year U.S. Geological Survey updated and expanded its list of critical minerals to include 50 minerals and metals essential to the economic or national security of the U.S. and which has a supply...

  • Graphic showing ZTEM anomaly and sulfides encountered in hole EL-22-97b.

    Signs of a bigger Nickel Mountain system

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Garibaldi Resources Corp. reported that hole EL-22-97b intersected nickel-bearing disseminated and semi-massive sulfide mineralization 205 meters down-trend of the previous deepest mineralized intercept at the E&L Intrusion on the Nickel Mountain project in British Columbia. Located about 18 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of Skeena Resources Ltd.'s Eskay Creek gold-silver mine project, the E&L zone at Nickel Mountain is a magmatic nickel-copper-cobalt massive sulfide...

  • Tin solder is being used to repair a computer microcircuit.

    Overlooked tin connects the Digital Age

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    From flashlights to supercomputers, tin is the glue for an electronic age Lost in the clamor for lithium, nickel and other metals needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles and modern electronics, or the rare earth elements that turn stored energy into motion, is the enormous need for a much more modest metal that is so fundamental to the advancement of technology that it almost goes unseen – tin. While other technology metals are critical to certain products and s...

  • The Wellgreen nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM deposit in Canada’s Yukon.

    CO2 absorbing potential of Wellgreen

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2022

    Recent analysis by University of British Columbia Professor Greg Dipple indicates that tailings from a mine at the Wellgreen nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals deposit on Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.'s Nickel Shäw project in southeastern Yukon could absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 15 years ago, Dipple realized that ultramafic rocks such as those that host the nickel-rich mineralization at Wellgreen are among the largest carbon...

  • A map of Yukon, Canada, showing Canalask near the Canada-Alaska border.

    Palladium One buys Yukon PGM project

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 16, 2022

    Palladium One Mining Inc. June 13 announced the acquisition of Canalask, a nickel-copper-platinum group elements project near Beaver Creek in the Yukon, from Victoria Gold Corp. The 3,400-hectare (8,402 acres) Canalask property lies alongside the Alaska Highway about 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of Whitehorse and near the Alaska border. Exploration on the project dates back to the 1950s when the Canalask footwall zone was originally discovered, drilled, and partially...

  • A rock sample with visible gold collected from the Casper vein in Northern BC.

    Garibaldi drilling taps more Casper gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 19, 2022

    Garibaldi Resources Corp. May 13 reported that early-stage exploratory drilling at the Casper target on its Nickel Mountain property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle cut gold mineralization along 260 meters strike length of the quartz-gold vein system. Located about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of the historic Eskay Creek Mine, Nickel Mountain is best known for the E&L zone, a high-grade magmatic nickel-copper-cobalt massive sulfide discovery surrounded by a...

  • Newcrest Mining Skeena Resources Chad Day Tahltan Central Government Canada

    Golden Tahltan mining in Northern BC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 5, 2022

    While Golden Triangle is an apt and easily marketable moniker for northwest British Columbia's incredible mineral endowment, Tahltan Territory more accurately and thoroughly encapsulates the rich deposits of copper, gold, silver, nickel, platinum group elements, and other metals for which this region has gained international renown. Extending east from the Alaska border to the Cassiar Mountain range and north from the Nass and Skeena Rivers into the Yukon, the roughly...

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