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  • A drill rig sits above the clouds on a treeless mountain ridge in Alaska.

    NANA withdraws from Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Northwest Alaska Native corporation disengages from proposed road; will continue to defend right to build future road to the Ambler Mining District. The Ambler Road suffered another setback with NANA Regional Corporation's decision to withdraw its involvement with the proposed 211-mile industrial access to the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District within the NANA region of Northwest Alaska. NANA, which owns lands within the Ambler District enriched with copper, cobalt, and...

  • Helicopter approaches a drill testing the mineral-rich Arctic deposit in Alaska.

    Alaskans outraged by Ambler Road decision

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Trade groups are incensed; many Alaska Natives feel ignored; DC delegation and governor vow to fight what is seen as a "politically motivated" ruling. Politically motivated, Illegal, hypocritical, irresponsible, unacceptable, and disgusting; this is how Alaska business leaders, policymakers, and Natives are characterizing the Biden administration's denial of permits to build a road that would link the critical mineral-rich Ambler Mining District to North American markets. "To...

  • 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... Full story

  • 3D model of Illinois Creek sulfide zones, permissive horizons, and target zones.

    A new horizon for silver at Last Hurrah

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Dec. 7 reported that it is narrowing in on what appears to be a deeper horizon of silver-rich carbonate replacement deposit mineralization at the Last Hurrah target on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. CRD mineralization was discovered at the Waterpump Creek target on the Illinois Creek property by Anaconda in 1982 and was further investigated by Novagold Resources Inc. in the early 2000s. This work... Full story

  • Geologist with hand augur drill collects soil samples from the forest floor.

    Kenorland completes 2023 Alaska program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd. Nov. 15 announced that its 2023 program in Alaska included 2,541 meters of drilling funded by Antofagasta Minerals at its Tanacross copper-gold-molybdenum project along the Yukon border in eastern Alaska, as well as geophysics on its Healy gold project in the Goodpaster Mining District. In April, Kenorland announced that Antofagasta Minerals, a subsidiary of Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC, budgeted US$3.8 million for the 2023 program at...

  • North Arrow team examining possible lithium outcrop.

    Lithium search yields more for North Arrow

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2023

    North Arrow Minerals Inc. Oct. 12 announced that ongoing exploration at its LDG and MacKay lithium projects in Northwest Territories has yielded the discovery of a new spodumene pegmatite at both properties. "Recent exploration of North Arrow's LDG and MacKay lithium projects has results in the discovery of new spodumene mineralization at both properties and increased our confidence in the size potential of this new spodumene-bearing lithium pegmatite field," said North Arrow...

  • University of Maine geologists hike through the forest at Pennington Mountain.

    Earth MRI scan for US critical minerals

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

    From rare earths in Northern Maine to lithium in Southern California and graphite in Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey is on a mission to discover minerals critical to the nation's economy and clean energy goals on American soil. Or, more accurately, under American soil. This nationwide endeavor is officially called the Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, but is better known as Earth MRI, a clever moniker that reflects the earth penetrating scans that are providing... Full story

  • A fuchsia sunrise backdrops wind turbines and reflects off solar panels.

    Will US permit a clean energy transition?

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

    The United States has rich deposits of copper, cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel, rare earths, and other mined commodities needed to build the clean energy future. The often decade-long mine permitting timeline in the U.S., however, means that many of these domestic critical mineral sources will be hard-pressed to get developed in time to help meet the climate goals laid out by the White House. This extraordinarily long federal permitting process for large projects has global... Full story

  • Map of the Allegra project in Alaska’s new Nikolai nickel-cobalt-PGM district.

    Resolution stakes Alaska nickel project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 24, 2023

    Resolution Minerals Ltd. Aug. 21 announced that it staked a 114-square-mile land package in an area of Alaska prospective for nickel with associated copper, cobalt, and platinum group metals. Australia-based Resolution is best known in Alaska for its exploration of the 64North gold project near Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo mine. Over the past year, however, the company has also been acquiring and exploring projects that could offer future supplies of the metals needed...

  • Bands of silver-rich metallic mineralization cuts across dolomite in core.

    Waterpump drilling continues to impress

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Hole WPC23-0029 cuts 19.4 meters of 158 g/t silver, 11.5% zinc, and 5.3% lead; WAM tests larger offset deposit extension. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. July 24 announced that the first assay results from its 2023 drilling at Waterpump Creek further confirm the continuity of the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization within this carbonate replacement deposit on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. Illinois Creek is a highly...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    BLM drags feet on Ambler Road decision

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    Despite the growing calls by Alaska Native tribal and municipal leaders for an expedited review of the Ambler Access Project, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced that it will take six extra months for it to complete a supplemental environmental impact statement for the proposed 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. "This unnecessary delay threatens a project that will provide much-needed jobs and economic growth for Alaskans, while also stre...

  • Daniel Yergin and Gov. Dunleavy onstage for a fireside chat on Alaska energy.

    US Permitting pandemic plagues Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    Alaska's unparalleled potential to be a major domestic supplier of the minerals and metals critical to the clean energy transition attracted some of North America's top commodities investors and analysts to Anchorage for the second annual Alaska Sustainable Energy conference. The 49th State's rich mineral resources, however, may remain on lockdown due to a "permitting pandemic" that plagues not only Alaska but the entire United States. "Our country is suffering from a...

  • Aerial view of the Osisko’s work camp at the historic Pine Point zinc mine.

    Firm closes deal to develop Pine Point

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    Osisko Metals Inc. has finalized a joint-venture agreement with one of the world's leading mining and metals investment advisors that could propel its Pine Point project in Northwest Territories into becoming one of the top-10 zinc-lead producing mines in the world. Inked in late February, the estimated C$100 million deal with Appian Capital Advisory LLP, a unit of Appian Natural Resources Fund III LP, won speedy approval from Osisko Metals' shareholders in mid-March....

  • Map of geophysical and geochemical targets to be drilled at Tanacross.

    Kenorland readies for Tanacross drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd. May 10 announced that it plans to carry out drilling and geophysics on its Tanacross and Healy mineral exploration projects in Alaska. In April, Kenorland announced that Antofagasta Minerals, a subsidiary of Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC, plans to invest US$3.8 million this year on exploration at the Tanacross porphyry copper-gold project in eastern Alaska. Last year, Antofagasta Minerals agreed to pay Kenorland an initial US$1 million and...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    Two Arctic boroughs support Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining New|Updated May 1, 2023

    North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs ink joint resolution in favor of Ambler access. The Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs have put their combined political weight behind an effort to push the U.S. Department of Interior to expediently reapprove a road to the copper- and zinc-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. Located about 200 miles west of the Dalton Highway, a lone transportation artery that connects Alaska's North Slope with the rest of the... Full story

  • The Pogo Mine can be seen behind a drill testing for gold on a fall Alaska day.

    Resolution and Millrock eye East Pogo

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 11, 2023

    Millrock Resources Inc. Feb. 24 announced that Resolution Minerals Ltd. has now earned a 51% interest in 64 North and continued exploration of this gold project in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District will be carried out under a joint venture between the two companies. 64North is a district-scale land package assembled by Millrock that consists of nine claim blocks – West Pogo, Shaw, Eagle, LMS-X, South Pogo, East Pogo, North Pogo, Last Chance and Divide – covering roughly 160...

  • Geologist with handheld drill collects soil sample at copper project in Alaska.

    Kenorland draws Antofagasta to Alaska

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With a propensity to attract major mining companies to the mineral exploration projects it generates, Kenorland Minerals Ltd. cut a deal in 2022 to option its Tanacross project in eastern Alaska to Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC. Lying alongside the Alaska-Yukon border, the 113,400-acre Tanacross property hosts world-class porphyry copper-gold deposit potential. Since the discovery of the East Taurus deposit in 1971, 17,076 meters of drilling in 67 holes have been...

  • 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... Full story

  • Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building.

    We can all look forward to a bright 2023

    J. P. Tangen|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    At long last the new year is here! Behind us are the floods, blizzards, pandemics, elections, and the vast array of distractions that have clouded our skies. It is time to get down to business. First, the good news – we won't have another election for about 22 months. In addition, the Congress of the United States is in a state of equipoise. The House has a Republican majority, and the House controls the national purse strings; so federal spending hopefully will be under c... Full story

  • A ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

    Gold, copper lead Nunavut exploration

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Jan 17, 2023

    While a small group of dedicated explorers returned in 2022 to advance production and development projects in Nunavut, a growing number of newcomers fanned out across the northern territory in search of a variety of minerals. Some came seeking gold deposits like those being explored and mined by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., while others chased historical occurrences of newly designated critical metals, especially copper and certain base metals, now in high demand for... Full story

  • Geologist inspects core loaded in a pickup bed at the 64North gold project.

    Drills tap encouraging gold at 64North

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 22, 2022

    Resolution Minerals Ltd. Dec. 12 reported encouraging gold mineralization was encountered during its first pass of drilling at the Tourmaline Ridge target on the West Pogo block of the 64North gold project in Alaska. Tourmaline Ridge, which lies about 5,000 meters southwest of the main orebody at Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine, was identified as a high-priority drill target after a thorough re-interpretation of the geological and structural models for the area....

  • Close up of the elements zinc, gallium, and germanium on the periodic table.

    Fireweed targets Gayna River minerals

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    On the heels of its successful Macmillan Pass zinc-lead exploration play in eastern Yukon Territory, Fireweed Metals Corp. is making a bid to expand its project portfolio in what may be an astute move. Studying the region's geology, the junior jumped territorial boundaries to stake nearly 129 square kilometers (50 square miles) of lapsed claims covering all historic showings and anomalies of the historical Gayna River zinc-lead-gallium-germanium project in Northwest...

  • Curt Freeman, Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse at a mineralized outcrop at Sun in Alaska.

    Critical road to Valhalla's Sun and beyond

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    As Alaska-based company preps for 2023, Alaska Delegation calls for swift Ambler Road resolution. After spending this summer preparing for its initial drill program at the Sun copper-zinc-silver-gold project in Northwest Alaska, Valhalla Metals Inc. commends the Alaska Delegation's support for the proposed Ambler Road that would run right by this potential domestic source of green energy metals that lies along the route to the Arctic Mine project to the west. According to a...

  • Rocks enriched with critical minerals a the Nagvaak property in Nunavut.

    Junior targets North of 60 green metals

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    Having identified 12 high-priority targets from high-resolution geophysical data, StrategX Elements Corp. is planning to conduct a first-phase, 2,000-meter diamond drill program on its Nagvaak project in Nunavut. Nagvaak is one of three projects that the aggressive junior is exploring in the Far North territory's mineral-rich Melville Peninsula. StrategX said it has defined drill targets with potential for a major discovery in energy transition metals on the Nagvaak property...

  • Drill crews begin the first hole at Felix Gold Treasure Creek property in AK.

    Millrock partners drill AK gold projects

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Felix hits gold at Treasure Creek; Resolution awaits more assays from Tourmaline Ridge Australian mineral exploration companies have been busy this summer with drill programs targeting gold prospects on the Treasure Creek and 64North projects that Millrock Resources Inc. has generated in Alaska's Fairbanks and Goodpaster mining districts. Treasure Creek is one property that makes up an enormous land package that Millrock and Felix Gold Ltd. have accumulated in the Fairbanks...

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