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 By Shane Lasley    News

Pogo District heats up

As gold exploration cools globally, the search for the precious metal is once again heating up in the larger Pogo Mine region of Interior Alaska. One of the reasons this region continues... — Updated 2/4/2018

 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska mines welcome higher gold prices

It is high summer in Alaska and the mining industry is busy breaking rocks, drilling holes, collecting baseline data, making upgrades to mine facilities and producing metal and coal... — Updated 2/4/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2015: Majors carry Alaska exploration

The owners of Alaska’s five large metal mines – Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, Hecla Mining Company, Kinross Gold Corp, Teck Resources Ltd. and Coeur Mining Inc. – accounted for nearly... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Miners wrap up active year in Alaska

Over the past month, three of Alaska's large mines reported strong quarterly results; two projects in advanced permitting and pre-feasibility reported recent progress; and three... — Updated 1/26/2018


Northern Empire refines Richardson targets

Northern Empire Resources Corp. Nov. 5 reported results from the first phase of its 2015 prospecting and sampling program at the 28,763-acre Richardson gold property in Interior Alaska.... — Updated 11/15/2015 Full story


Hilltop reconnaissance exceeds expectations

Northern Empire Resources Corp. and Sonoro Metals Corp. Oct. 22 reported that the second phase of 2015 exploration has expanded the area of gold mineralization at the Hilltop project... — Updated 11/1/2015

 By Curt Freeman    News

Winter a perennial surprise

By the time this summary reaches your eyes, termination dust (aka "snow") will have started to cover mineral projects across Alaska. At a recent project site visit, one of the project... — Updated 9/27/2015 Full story


Partners expand Hilltop gold footprint

Northern Empire Resources Corp. and Sonoro Metals Corp. Aug. 10 said the initial phase of exploration at the Hilltop project has confirmed and expanded the known gold footprint on this... — Updated 8/16/2015 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Less may be more in turbulent down cycle

The world's mining industry has once again transmogrified itself in the face of changing global metals markets and investor expectations. In a recent Reuters report, several companies,... — Updated 6/28/2015 Full story


First-pass Hilltop exploration complete

Northern Empire Resources Corp. and Sonoro Metals Corp. June 15 said they have completed the first phase of field work at the Hilltop Gold project located some 45 miles southeast of Fairb... — Updated 6/21/2015 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Northern Empire lays claim to Richardson

Northern Empire Resources Corp. has laid claim to Richardson, a 52,000-acre gold property in Alaska's Interior and has formed an alliance to begin exploring a segment of this vast parcel.... — Updated 4/12/2015 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Exploration expenditures drop in 2014

The state of the world's exploration industry was recently summarized in SNL Metal & Mining's annual "World Exploration Trends" publication, released at the Prospectors and Developers... — Updated 3/29/2015 Full story


Richardson draws exploration funds

Sonoro Metals Corp. March 11 said it has signed a letter of intent to enter into an option agreement to acquire a 60 percent interest in Northern Empire Resources Corp.'s 7,840-acre... — Updated 3/22/2015

 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 Curt Freeman    News

Gold, exploration spending move in sync

Before we take a peek at what is happening across Alaska, I'd like to summarize a superb presentation on the world's exploration industry presented by MinEx Consulting's Richard Shodde... — Updated 7/28/2013

 By Curt Freemen    News

Alaska seeks data-gathering efficiencies

A recent letter distributed to the minerals industry by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development's Division of Economic... — Updated 11/18/2012

 By Curt Freeman    News

Once-hot mining investment climate cools

The winds of change are once again blowing across Alaska's mineral industry, not only because the industry is gearing up for another busy summer season, but also because the mining invest... — Updated 4/29/2012

 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

 By Shane Lasley    News

Tri-Valley options Richardson to US Gold

Tri-Valley Corp., a California-based oil explorer, has cut an exploration-purchase deal with US Gold Corp. on the Richardson gold property, one of Tri-Valley's two mineral exploration... — Updated 7/31/2011

 By Curt Freeman    News

Exploration season shifts into high gear

The last month has seen a massive transition in Alaska from planning to execution, from getting ready to go to the field to boots on the outcrop and drills in the ground. Each year the... — Updated 6/26/2011 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Miners usher in 2011 with new urgency

The last half of December and the first half of January are normally relatively slow for business in the mining industry, in general, and in Alaska, in particular. The last two weeks... — Updated 1/23/2011 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska copper exploration makes comeback

As termination dust falls across most of Alaska, the curtain has come down for the bulk of the exploration projects around the state; however, mine development programs as well as... — Updated 10/31/2010 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Peel land use plan gets 1-year timeout

The Government of Yukon has issued an immediate one-year interim withdrawal from mineral staking for all Crown Land, Category B settlement lands and fee simple lands in the Peel Watershed Region of Yukon Territory in hopes of providing... — Updated 2/28/2010 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Optimism surges among Alaska miners

Metals markets continue to climb out of the basement as the world demand for metals resumes its upward trend. Fueled by this growing demand, numerous Alaska precious, base and rare metal... — Updated 11/22/2009

 By J. P. Tangen    News

Tangen: What light through yonder window breaks?

During this brief respite between the U.S. House and Senate considerations of mining law reform legislation, it is timely to review the bidding. Where are we? Where are we going? How do... — Updated 1/27/2008 Full story


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