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 By Shane Lasley    News

EPA seeks to limit Pebble to below average

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered the proposal of allowing the Pebble Limited Partnership to apply for permits to develop a less than average-size porphyry mine at the... — Updated 7/27/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

Pebble talk dominates mining symposium

FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency endeavor to use a presumed authority under Section 404(c) of the federal Clean Water Act to pre-emptively ban the permits required to... — Updated 4/27/2014

 By Curt Freeman    News

Gold prices forecast to dip in 2014

GFMS formerly known as Gold Fields Mineral Services) recently announced their outlook for gold prices in the coming months, estimating average 2014 gold prices in the US$1,225 per ounce... — Updated 4/27/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

Another major ponders Pebble options

Is Rio Tinto about to take out Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and gain 100 percent of the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska? That is among the options... — Updated 1/26/2014 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Skittish markets hamper metals prices

Scotiabank's Commodity Price Index, after losing significant ground in late 2012, started 2013 on a stronger note, climbing 3.8 percent in January before slipping 0.9 percent a month later, Scotiabank Vice President, Economics Patricia... — Updated 5/26/2013 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... — Updated 12/30/2012

 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... — Updated 8/26/2012

 By Shane Lasley    News

Independent NovaCopper targets Ambler

The stock symbol "NCQ" lit up the boards on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges May 2, marking the official launch of NovaCopper Inc. as an independent mineral exploration company un... — Updated 5/27/2012

 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska university recalls mining roots

While geological and engineering savvy have always been important components of advancing a promising prospect into viable operation, building a modern mine also requires a working knowle... — Updated 11/20/2011


Mining Explorers 2011: NWT: A treasure house of opportunity

The vast landscape of the Northwest Territories is blessed with an abundance of resources. It is a land filled with opportunity, and much of the mineral wealth remains untapped. Mineral explorers and producers are making best efforts to... — Updated 11/6/2011 Full story


Mining Explorers 2011: Shear Minerals Ltd.

SRM: TSXV President and CEO: Pamela D. Strand, M.Sc, P.Geol. Executive Chairman: Julie Lassonde-Gray Vice President, Exploration: Jennifer Burgess Shear Minerals Ltd., a company focused primarily on diamond exploration and development... — Updated 11/6/2011 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

NANA, NovaGold sign landmark agreement

NovaGold Resources Inc. and NANA Regional Corp. have forged a landmark partnership to explore and develop the Ambler Mining District - a region of Northwest Alaska renown for a... — Updated 10/30/2011

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Rio Tinto seeks diamonds in high Arctic

Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc., 60 percent owner and operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories is quietly looking for more diamond deposits in Canada's high Arctic. Though the company declined to confirm a start... — Updated 6/26/2011 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Canada's diamond country still sparkles

Growing demand, especially in China and India, is driving intensified diamond exploration, development and mining activities in Northwest Territories. Diamond prices, which plunged during the recession, also have steadily rebounded recen... — Updated 5/29/2011

 By Shane Lasley    News

Pebble partner issues pre-sale appraisal

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has hung a "for sale" sign on its 50 percent stake in the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project. Since Wardrop Engineering Inc. completed an apprai... — Updated 3/27/2011

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Prairie Creek inches toward production

All bets are off, but prospects for the project most likely to succeed in becoming the next producing mine in Northwest Territories got a boost recently when its developer commissioned a new feasibility study. Canadian Zinc Corp. in... — Updated 3/27/2011

 By Shane Lasley    News

Renewed focus on mineral-rich Ambler

The Ambler Mining District, a mineral-rich region of Northwest Alaska, is getting renewed attention in 2011. While two exploration companies expand their copper-rich volcanogenic massive... — Updated 1/23/2011

 By Shane Lasley    News

2010 Mining Explorers: Full Metal re-emerges in Alaska

From its search for White Gold-style mineralization in the Fortymile placer gold district just across the border from the Klondike in eastern Alaska to exploration of the Pyramid... — Updated 10/31/2010

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

2010 Mining Explorers: Gold, other explorers work projects

Diamonds continued to dominate mining production in Northwest Territories in 2010, but other hardrock mineral projects led most of the mineral exploration activity during the year. Yet 2010 is shaping up to be a year of recovery for... — Updated 10/31/2010 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

2010 Mining Explorers: Kiska gains sole ownership of Whistler

When Rimfire Minerals Corp. and Geoinformatics Exploration Inc. joined forces to form Kiska Metals Corp. in the fall of 2009, the primary objective of the amalgamated junior was to... — Updated 10/31/2010 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

2010 Mining Explorers: NovaGold sets sights on production

Over the past 13 years NovaGold Resources Inc. has grown its resource base from 500,000 ounces of gold to more than 17 million ounces of gold reserves, 14 million ounces of gold resources... — Updated 10/31/2010

 By Shane Lasley    News

2010 Mining Explorers: Beyond the colossal Pebble deposit

As the Pebble Limited Partnership approaches the completion of an extensive feasibility study for the Pebble Project, it is investigating the Southwest Alaska property beyond the bounds... — Updated 10/31/2010 Full story


2010 Mining Explorers: Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.

DDMI President and COO: Kim Truter DDMI Superintendent, Geotechnical Engineering: Sarah Greer DDMI Chief Geologist: David Eichenberg The Diavik Diamond Mine is an unincorporated 60/40 joint venture between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., a... — Updated 10/31/2010


2010 Mining Explorers: Stornoway Diamond Corp.

SWY: TSX President and CEO: Matt Manson, B.Sc. Geo., Ph.D. Geol. Executive Chairman: Eira Thomas Vice President, Exploration: Robin Hopkins, P. Geol. Stornoway Diamond Corp. has a well diversified and highly prospective diamond property... — Updated 10/31/2010

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Diamonds rebound on broader markets

The diamond industry is poised for a turnaround due to recovery in the U.S. market and growth in Asian diamond markets such as China and India, according to a new comprehensive report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. While Europe... — Updated 9/26/2010


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