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 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... — Updated 1/26/2018


Arctic drilling recaps high-grade deposit

NovaCopper Inc. Oct. 21 reported that drillers cut zones of high-grade mineralization in all 14 holes drilled during its 2015 summer field program at the Arctic volcanogenic massive... — Updated 10/25/2015


NovaCopper begins Arctic pre-feasibility work

NovaCopper Inc. Oct. 8 announced the completion of its 2015 field program, which started the work necessary to advance a pre-feasibility study for Arctic, the most advanced of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects, a partnership between... — Updated 10/18/2015 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Bear market survival

Mining is a notoriously cyclical business that generally ebbs and flows with the overall state of the global economy, and these cycles are amplified for junior mining companies charged... — Updated 8/9/2015

 By Curt Freeman    News

Perfect storm plagues Alaska mining

Over the past month Alaska's mining industry has suffered a perfect storm of manmade and natural issues that read like something from a pulp fiction novel. On the man-made side of the... — Updated 7/26/2015


NovaCopper begins $5.5M Arctic program

NovaCopper Inc. July 10 reported the start of a work program focused on advancing a pre-feasibility study for the development of an open-pit mine at Arctic, the most advanced of the... — Updated 7/19/2015


NovaCopper buys Sunward, bolsters cash

NovaCopper Inc. June 19 said it has completed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Sunward Resources Ltd. To complete the transaction, Sunward shareholders... — Updated 6/28/2015


NovaCopper-Sunward merger approved

NovaCopper Inc. June 16 reported that its proposed acquisition of Sunward Resources Ltd. received overwhelming approval by the shareholders of each company at their respective... — Updated 6/21/2015 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Reno meeting offers insights for Alaska

I recently returned from the Geological Society of Nevada's once-every-five-years Symposium in Reno and was surprised to learn a number of things regarding Alaska, despite the symposium's... — Updated 5/31/2015

 By Shane Lasley    News

NovaCopper arranges creative financing

In a move that provides the cash needed to advance a feasibility study for the Arctic project in Northwest Alaska, NovaCopper has agreed to purchase Sunward Resources Ltd., a Vancouver,... — Updated 5/3/2015

 By Curt Freeman    News

Outlook brightens for mining industry

With a mild winter for most of Alaska behind us and an early spring in progress over much of the state, spring fever has once again laid its grip on the mining industry. A number of... — Updated 4/26/2015


NovaCopper still plans big Arctic program

NovaCopper Inc. April 9 provided an update on its projects and finances for the three months ended Feb. 28. For the quarter, NovaCopper reported a net loss of US$1.5 million, compared... — Updated 4/19/2015

 By Shane Lasley    News

Fighting headwinds

Slipping metals prices and investors' ongoing reluctance to risk venture capital in the junior mining sector is hitting Alaska's mineral exploration sector hard; and the Far North state... — Updated 3/29/2015 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Betting on Alaska

American billionaires John Paulson, Seth Klarman and Thomas Kaplan have taken a keen interest in Alaska's next generation of gold and copper mines. While it is natural for hedge fund... — Updated 3/1/2015

 By Shane Lasley    News

AIDEA makes its case for Ambler Road

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is asking state lawmakers whether it should move ahead with the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road, a proposed 200-mile... — Updated 3/1/2015

 By Curt Freeman    News

Miners exude real optimism in Vancouver

Amid the volatile metals markets that have become the norm in the past year, miners, developers, explorers, prospectors and investors met in Vancouver at the end of January for the annual... — Updated 2/22/2015 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Arctic feasibility

NovaCopper Inc. plans to invest roughly US$20 million over the next two to three years on finalizing a feasibility study for its Arctic deposit, the next step toward the exploration compa... — Updated 2/15/2015

 By Shane Lasley    News

Bumpy road ahead

Plummeting oil prices have put Alaska residents and Alaska miners in the same boat. Suddenly, it's less expensive to top off the tank of an SUV or a haul truck, but the state budget,... — Updated 2/1/2015

 By Curt Freeman    News

Global exploration spending slips again

As the year winds down, financial information has begun to trickle in quantifying just how tough 2014 was on the mining industry. Industry analyst SNL Metals & Mining announced that the t... — Updated 11/23/2014 Full story


Mining Explorers 2014: NovaCopper Inc.

NCQ: NYSE/TSX Chairman: Thomas Kaplan President and CEO: Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse Project Manager, Upper Kobuk Mineral Project: Scott Petsel NovaCopper Inc. has nearly reached its preliminary goal of defining 10 billion pounds of... — Updated 11/2/2014

 By Curt Freeman    News

Report delivers eye-opening insights

At the same time as the EPA is pushing forward on its planned precedent-setting, pre-emptive, pre-permit veto of the Pebble project and the tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley mine... — Updated 8/31/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

NovaCopper regroups, resamples Bornite

Indicative of the state of mineral exploration in Alaska, and around the world, no drills are turning at NovaCopper's Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in 2014. Instead, crews crated up... — Updated 8/31/2014

 By Curt Freeman    News

Worst of funding drought could be over

As is normally the case in high summer in Alaska, news has started to trickle out of the hills on projects where new work is being conducted, and several properties have changed hands or... — Updated 7/27/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

Upcoming mines eye Alaska natural gas

Alaska's natural gas is increasingly replacing diesel as the fuel of choice for mines and mining projects across the Far North State and Yukon Territory. At roughly 37 trillion cubic... — Updated 6/29/2014 Full story


Summit highlights mining the Arctic

Geo-political differences aside, the challenges facing those involved in mineral development in the North are remarkably similar. Whether lack of infrastructure, scarcity of skilled labor, or negative perceptions of mining, northern... — Updated 6/29/2014


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