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 By Rose Ragsdale    News

2014 ushers in field season of contrasts

WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Quieter streets, emptier skies, shorter business hours and closed shops here are sure signs of tough times in the mining industry. Hours away by helicopter, one can find bare-bones exploration camps and... — Updated 8/31/2014

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Global miners explore Alaska's Interior

A group of diverse global-scale mining companies hailing from Australia, Japan, and the United States are quietly exploring a relatively small region of Alaska's Interior. Two of these... — Updated 2/4/2018 Full story

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Factors affect span between find, mine

At the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada meeting in Toronto, Dr. Richard Schodde, managing director of MinEx Consulting, presented some key factors which affect the... — Updated 5/25/2014 Full story

 
 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 Curt Freeman    News

Exploration outlook brightens for 2014

For those of you that could not attend, the annual Alaska Miners Association Convention and Trade Show was well-attended, with most people pleasantly surprised by the strong turnout.... — Updated 11/24/2013 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley     News

AMA sets tenor of fundraising season 

The Alaska Miners Association's annual convention marks the changing of seasons for junior exploration companies with mineral projects in Alaska. As a blanket of snow hides outcropping rocks and the water needed for drilling crystalizes,... — Updated 11/24/2013 Full story

 
 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 Rose Ragsdale    News

Mining Explorers 2013: Explorers scale back programs in 2013

Asubstantial amount of exploration activity continued apace in Yukon Territory this season despite the truncated budgets that forced most mining companies to juggle their projects and priorities. Some exploration companies found creative... — Updated 11/3/2013 Full story

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Profits of top miners plummeted in 2012

Further proof that the mining industry is undergoing fundamental changes can be found in "Mine: A Confidence Crisis," the 10th edition of PricewaterhouseCoopers's annual report on the global... — Updated 6/30/2013

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Deafening silence arises from explorers

Following a rising chorus of junior companies touting impressive exploration programs on mineral prospects across Alaska that reached its crescendo in 2011, a deafening silence is resonating... — Updated 5/26/2013

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Report rates countries on political risk

Mineral consulting group Behre Dolbear Group Inc. released its 2013 "Ranking of Countries For Mining Investment Where Not to Invest." Since 1999 the group has compiled annual political risk... — Updated 4/28/2013

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

'When will risk capital drought end?'

The annual Cordilleran Roundup Mining Convention is held in Vancouver at the end of January each year, and this year's convention was unlike any of the nearly 20 such conventions I have... — Updated 2/24/2013

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

BC exploration spending shatters record

VANCOUVER, B.C. - British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Territory - the headliners of the Association for Mining Exploration British Columbia's 2013 Mineral Exploration Roundup - tallied more... — Updated 2/24/2013 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Territory sees spurt in mining activity

A challenging economic climate in 2012 failed to impede growth in mining activity in Northwest Territories. As miners struggled to fund their work programs, numerous companies managed to plow ahead in the wake of regulatory improvements,... — Updated 12/30/2012

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Pace picks up for aboriginal engagement

2012 brought unprecedented engagement of First Nations in mining industry activities in Yukon Territory. While tight financial markets appeared to slow the pace of mining exploration, efforts of mining companies, local and territorial... — Updated 11/18/2012

 

Mining Explorers 2012: Local resources, global reach

Mining continues to be a cornerstone of Yukon's economy, with extraordinary mineral deposits, including both precious and non-precious metals. The Government of Yukon is committed to providing an internationally competitive investment... — Updated 11/11/2012

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Mining Explorers 2012: Exploration rush slows in 2012

While the frenzy of activity that engulfed the Yukon Territory in 2011 did not re-emerge this season, scores of players, from upstart juniors to global mining firms mounted impressive mineral exploration campaigns throughout the territory.... — Updated 11/11/2012 Full story

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska gold could get its turn at bat

Over the past six months, the single-most common question I have gotten asked about Alaska's mineral industry is, "Have there been any significant new discoveries?" While there may be an... — Updated 10/28/2012

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Explorers scratch surface in south-east

FARO - Legendary mineral explorer W. Douglas "Doug" Eaton hurried forward to greet the group of visitors clambering out of the MD900 helicopter as its whirring blades whipped miniature cyclones of dust in the air. Eaton - unlike many of the... — Updated 8/26/2012

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska ranked No. 4 in mine industry survey

The Fraser Institute's "Survey of Mining Companies, 2011/2012" was recently released to the public. This annual survey of exploration and mining companies gauges the pros and cons of working... — Updated 3/25/2012 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

PDAC convention attracts record crowd

More than 30,000 people attended the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention held in Toronto March 4 - 7, breaking last year's attendance record of 27,714 participants from 120 countries. The annual convention, currently... — Updated 3/25/2012

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

A mining leader, Canada can do even better

Canada is blessed with great geology, competitive tax rates, a stable political system and a non-discriminatory regulatory regime, which helps to explain why the country ranks among the top destinations for the world's mineral industry, not... — Updated 3/25/2012

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Miners see grade as king now, always

After an extremely busy, productive year, the final weeks of 2011 and the first few weeks of the New Year were remarkably quiet for Alaska's mining industry. But not to worry, it appears to... — Updated 1/22/2012 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Will rush to Yukon spill into Alaska?

Is the "Yukon Gold Rush" about to spill into Alaska? Since the 1896 discovery of gold on the aptly named Bonanza Creek sparked a stampede of fortune seekers to the rivers and streams of the... — Updated 11/20/2011

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2011: Explorers seek Alaska mammoths

Whether it is multimillion-ounce gold discoveries, copper deposits that measure in the billions of pounds or massive ore-bodies of 20 percent zinc, Alaska is renowned for its mammoth... — Updated 11/6/2011

 

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