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Loaded mining haul truck with a bed painted to honor the Tahltan Nation.

Golden Triangle of Northern BC ESG mining

Lying just deep enough into the mining frontier that value of its world-class deposits copper, gold, silver, nickel, and other metals has not been fully realized, yet home to the industrial-grade... — Updated 2/20/2024

 
Mining executive and Alaska governor on a ridge overlooking the Skwentna River.

Critical year for Alaska mineral exploration

With Donlin Gold reentering the feasibility study stage, Ambler Metals waiting on the reevaluation of the permit needed for a road to the Ambler Mining District, and an overall lack of investment... — Updated 2/1/2024

 
A band of purple-tinged green aurora and the big dipper above a drill rig.

AEM reenergizes Nikolai nickel project

With firsthand knowledge that the Nikolai property in Alaska is seemingly tailor-made to be a domestic source of the nickel, cobalt, copper, and platinum group metals needed for America's energy... — Updated 1/30/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety... — Updated 1/17/2024

 
A huge plume of black smoke above the Eagle Gold mine camp in Canada’s Yukon.

Gold, critical minerals top Yukon list

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.... — Updated 1/17/2024

 
Helicopters deliver water to battle wildfires near Yellowknife.

Wildfires upset NWT mineral exploration

With a summer marred by unprecedented wildfires behind them, companies exploring the mineral-rich Northwest Territories are reporting impressive results from their 2023 programs. Seeking new deposit... — Updated 1/17/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Chess board underlain by China and US flags representing strategic positioning.

AMA gathering abuzz with critical minerals

From Pentagon's $37.5M grant to Graphite One to emerging nickel deposits, critical minerals are a hot AK mining topic. With Washington investing billions of dollars into ensuring safe and secure... — Updated 11/30/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Flowers add color to the picturesque Swiss-style alpine Beaver Creek Village.

Capital as thin as air at Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK, COLO. – The thin air at the 8,100-foot elevation of the 2023 Precious Metals Summit at Beaver Creek offers a perfect allegory for the markets faced by the gold and silver mineral... — Updated 11/10/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Two drillers test a nickel deposit on a warm late summer day in Alaska.

Alaska Energy Metals project rediscovered

NIKOLAI, ALASKA – Alaska Energy Metals Corp. President and CEO Greg Beischer has returned to finish what he started when he first landed in Alaska as a young geologist for INCO Ltd. in 1995 ... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
Helicopter perched atop the ridge of a mountain range.

Onyx Gold junior joins Canadian exploration

Onyx Gold Corp. July 24 announced the introduction of the company's executive team and exploration plans for its properties within the highly prospective and overlapping Tintina and Tombstone gold... — Updated 7/27/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Drill outline multi-million-ounce gold resource north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Group behind Felix excited about Alaska

Australia-based Mine Discovery Fund launches Wiseman Metals to explore Doyon-owned copper & critical minerals properties; more deals to come. Since emerging on the Alaska mineral exploration... — Updated 7/20/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
A view of the ends of various-sized copper cables for electrical transmission.

A northern solution to copper shortage

The North of 60 Mining area hosts billions of pounds of copper ready to be delivered to a world craving this metal in sky-high demand for wiring the electric vehicles and renewable energy... — Updated 5/11/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Pin in a map north of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife emerging as EV metals hub

The Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife is emerging as a northern link in North America's electric vehicle supply chain. Already home to Canada's only rare earths mine, a... — Updated 4/10/2023

 
Geologists traverse a highly mineralized outcrop at the Muskox project.

SPC Nickel expands Nunavut land package

SPC Nickel Corp. March 28 announced a major expansion of its Muskox nickel-copper-platinum group metal project in Nunavut. Under an option agreement with Bathurst Metals Corp., SPC has the right to... — Updated 3/30/2023

 
Rock hammers show scale of orange-stained nickel-cobalt-PGE mineralization.

Alaska Energy Metals makes its debut

Millrock Resources Inc. March 1 announced that it is shifting its focus to exploration of Nikolai, an Alaska project prospective for a large deposit of critical energy metals such as nickel,... — Updated 3/11/2023

 
Stack of large gold bars from the Gil deposit at the Fort Knox Mine in Alaska.

Golden potential, critical opportunities

Gold dominates Alaska mineral exploration, but a critical shift arises. Since the discovery of gold in what is now the Alaska capital city of Juneau, prospectors, geologists, and fortune seekers hav... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
A colorful sunset paints the horizon orange at the Graphite Creek project in AK.

North to the critical mineral future

The increasing number of electric vehicles charged with renewable energy, connected to 5G networks, and boasting the computing power of 200 laptops to autonomously traverse global highways is... — Updated 1/20/2023

 
Aerial photo of the Nikolai project with an overlay depicting the Eureka zone.

Millrock generates Alaska project interest

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.... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
A drill tests for copper on the side of a forested hill in southwest Yukon.

Exploring for energy metals in SW Yukon

Strategic Metals Ltd., a longtime project generator in the Yukon, is helping to spur industry interest in the prospectivity of the territory's southwestern region for critical minerals as more... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
A Nechalacho ore sorter operator looks over bags of rare earths concentrates.

Minerals hunt in NWT turns 'critical'

Mining activity in Northwest Territories held steady in 2022 despite constraints imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a cadre of mainly junior mining companies took up the international... — Updated 1/17/2023

 
A brilliant Aurora display at the end of a snow-covered road in the North.

End of the road for critical minerals

Has the discovery and development of the mines essential to meeting the massive demand for battery metals, copper, rare earths, and other critical minerals reached the end of the road? Not a... — Updated 1/17/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Lithium periodic symbol, rocks, and batteries made from the critical metal.

Li-FT for Northwest Territories lithium

Li-FT Power Ltd., a relatively new junior exploration company led by a team with a track record of discovering and financing mineral projects, has acquired an exciting hardrock lithium project that... — Updated 1/5/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
A ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

Bolstering North of 60 mineral exploration

With mineral exploration expenditures nearly doubling over the past year, Nunavut has dethroned Yukon as the most popular Canadian territory to discover and expand deposits of industrial, precious,... — Updated 12/15/2022

 
High-grade copper-gold sample collected from the Thorn project in Northern BC.

BHP nabs a 19.9% stake in Brixton Metals

Brixton Metals Corp. Nov. 2 announced that BHP Group Ltd. has agreed to invest at least C$13.4 million to acquire a 19.9% interest in the junior exploring the Thorn copper-gold project in Northern... — Updated 11/17/2022

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

Junior targets North of 60 green metals

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... — Updated 11/17/2022

 

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