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 By Curt Freeman    Editorial

Unbridled enthusiasm keeps miners happy

Those of you that attended the recent Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver can attest to the exuberant, upbeat atmosphere that pervaded the conference and was very much in... — Updated 9/25/2020 Full story

Shotgun gold camp Southwest Alaska

TNR Gold looking for a Shotgun partner

TNR Gold Corp. Feb. 25 said it is continuing to seek a major gold mining company to become a joint venture partner on its Shotgun Gold project in Alaska. Located about 110 miles south of... — Updated 9/25/2020

 By Curt Freeman    Editorial

Mining sector about to rocket ... or not

Seven days of near-continuous rain did nothing to dampen the mood at the recently concluded Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver. The event was buoyed by a realistic optimism we... — Updated 9/24/2020 Full story


TNR looking to JV Shotgun gold property

TNR Gold Corp. Feb. 2 said it is seeking a major gold mining company to become a joint venture partner on its Shotgun gold project in Alaska. Located about 110 miles of Donlin Gold and... — Updated 9/24/2020

 By Curt Freemen    Opinion

Bottom feeders hunt projects in Alaska

The unseasonably, interminably, unspeakably cold spring that is delaying mineral exploration and development work in Alaska this year is being mimicked by a financial chill that is affecting Alaska exploration efforts just like it is... — Updated 1/26/2018


TNR gives up 10% of Shotgun, other royalties to extend loan

TNR Gold Corp. Jan. 5 reported significant restructuring of its indebtedness to a private backer who advanced a C$3.5 million loan to the company in 2012. Instead of repayment by the end... — Updated 1/10/2016 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 Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2012: Alaska exploration takes a hit

Ending a streak of robust growth, mineral exploration spending in Alaska during 2012 took a downward turn from the record US$300 million spent a year earlier. "More advanced-stage project... — Updated 11/11/2012


Mining Explorers 2012: TNR Gold Corp.

TNR: TSX-V Executive Chairman and President: Gary Schellenberg Vice President, Exploration: John Harrop Following a five-year hiatus, TNR Gold Corp. returned to Alaska in 2012 to confirm a 1 million-ounce gold resource at its Shotgun... — Updated 11/11/2012

 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 Curt Freeman    News

Alaska mining projects took hit in 2012

As the first cooler days and termination dust start appearing across Alaska, seasonal exploration activities are winding down and operating mines are preparing for another winter. To be... — Updated 9/30/2012

 By Curt Freeman    News

State, feds plan digital maps for Alaska

In a long overdue step to bring Alaska into the 21st Century, state and federal agencies met in late June to discuss collaborative funding strategies for Alaska's Statewide Digital... — Updated 7/29/2012 Full story

 By Curt Freeman    News

Industry experiencing unparalled changes

If you are looking for proof that the mining industry is experiencing unparalleled changes, look no further than "Mine 2012: The growing disconnect," the 9th edition of... — Updated 6/24/2012

 By Shane Lasley    News

Shotgun owner targets gold resource

Following a five-year hiatus, TNR Gold Corp. has returned to confirm a 1 million-ounce gold resource at its Shotgun project in the Kuskokwim Gold Belt of Southwest Alaska. Located about... — Updated 6/24/2012 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 Shane Lasley    News

Pebble gets further scrutiny in Juneau

Lawmakers took testimony March 19 on the idea of whether an independent review of the state's large-mine permitting and environmental standards is warranted in light of an anticipated... — Updated 3/28/2010

 By Shane Lasley    News

New York investor grabs stake in NovaGold

NovaGold Resources Inc. is beginning 2009 with an infusion of cash. In two separate deals, the Vancouver B.C.-based miner sold enough of its equity to raise $75 million, funds it will use... — Updated 1/25/2009

 By Curt Freeman    News

Opportunities will mushroom for the bold

With termination dust settling ever lower throughout Alaska, the bulk of the 2008 exploration season has been completed, but lots of results are still pending from projects around the... — Updated 9/28/2008 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

BHP releases interests in Iliamna to TNR

BHP Billiton has completed an ownership transfer of the Iliamna property in Southwest Alaska to TNR Gold Corp. and Geocom Resources Inc. in early September. Two weeks later, TNR incorporated a new subsidiary in Alaska, Bristol... — Updated 9/28/2008

 By Curt Freeman    News

Columnist offers apologies for lengthy discourse; no quick fix possible with 'sack full' of news

Let me extend my apologies to all those looking for a quick summary of the Alaska mining industry this month. There is nothing "quick" about the tome you are about to read, but don't... — Updated 3/30/2008 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Gold giant kicks rocks prior to JV deal

Spokane, Wash.-based Gold Crest Mines Inc. has signed agreements with a subsidiary of gold mining giant Newmont Mining Corp. in which the companies propose to enter into two separate... — Updated 3/30/2008

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Kisa prospect shows promise

Gold Crest Mines Inc., a Spokane, Wash.-based junior gold exploration company, reported promising results Oct. 8 from its 2007 exploration drilling campaign at the Kisa Project in the Kuskokwim Mineral Belt of southwest Alaska.... — Updated 10/28/2007

 By Curt Freeman    News

'Termination dust' prods explorers to wrap up busy exploration season

Even though the concept of global warming is a welcome idea to many companies working in Alaska, its effects are not being felt fast enough to allow companies to complete all of the work... — Updated 9/30/2007 Full story


Alaska mining news summary: Tight personnel, equipment market in busy mining industry

Okay, the lull is over. It lasted about 25, maybe 30 minutes, after I wrote those prophetic but ill-considered words in late January! Shortly after that point I was in Vancouver for the annual Cordilleran Roundup mining conference, an... — Updated 2/25/2007

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Alaska profits from exploration explosion

Mining companies spent an all-time record $103.9 million on exploration in Alaska in 2005, a big jump from the $70.8 million that was spent the previous year, and a long way from the relatively modest $27.6 million in 2003. At least 16... — Updated 12/24/2006


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