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 By Shane Lasley    News
Felix Gold Millrock Resources Fairbanks Mining District project generator 2022

Busy 2022 on Millrock's Alaska projects

From an expected multimillion-dollar exploration program on the hardrock sources of the placer gold discovered by Felix Pedro in the Fairbanks Mining District 120 years ago to... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
Nikolai Millrock Resources Alaska rare earth elements REE Delta Junction map

Millrock generates Alaska nickel project

Millrock Resources Inc. Feb. 14 announced that it has assembled an extensive land package covering nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals prospects in Alaska's underexplored... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
Mining Explorers 2021 magazine Millrock Alaska gold exploration map

Millrock generates Alaska gold projects

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... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
ATAC Resources Connaught Yukon Canada Rackla Gold exploration trenching

ATAC perseveres after tote road setback

ATAC Resources Ltd. focused its 2021 mineral exploration largely on the East Goldfield project in Nevada and the Connaught project in western Yukon, a departure from more than a decade... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
Alaska copper mines NANA Pebble Limited Partnership Millrock Exploration PolarX

The emerging new oil pipeline in Alaska

Goldman Sachs' declaration that "copper is the new oil" may serve as a foreshadowing of Alaska's economic future, one that is not so heavily reliant on the revenues from petroleum... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
Doyon ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50th anniversary Data Mine North

Partnerships unlock golden Doyon potential

It is hard to quantify which is more impressive, the sheer size of the estate owned by Doyon Ltd. or the rich and underexplored mineral potential on the lands owned by the Alaska Native... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Koniag ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50 anniversary Data Mine North

Large resources enrich Koniag lives

The Koniag Inc. region covers the Kodiak Archipelago, a group of islands off the southern coast of mainland Alaska better known for their enormous brown bears than vast mineral... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Critical Minerals Alliances tin Rio Tinto MIT solder tin Ucore Rare Metals Tofty

Tin has been critical for 5,500 years

From the advancements of technology during the Bronze Age to the computers and telecommunication systems of today's Big Data Era, tin has been critical to human progress for at least... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Rod Boyce    Guest Column
University of Fairbanks Alaska Geophysical Institute Anupma Prakash

UAF's HyLab is ready for the minerals hunt

Alaska contains minerals essential to the national defense, renewable energy and electronics industries. Finding those minerals, however, can be difficult in such a vast and geologically... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Victoria Gold GT Western Copper Rio Tinto Newmont Coeur Yukon British Columbia

Major moves on northern mine projects

The ultimate goal for most junior exploration companies is to discover and advance a mineral deposit to the point that it is large and rich enough to attract the attention of a major... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Rio Tinto Canada investment Casino porphyry deposit Yukon

Rio Tinto places C$25.6M bet on Casino

Rio Tinto Canada Inc. is investing C$25.6 million (US$21.2 million) to acquire a roughly 8% stake in Western Copper and Gold Corp. and a foothold in the exploration company's Casino... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Vital Metals Avalon Advanced Materials Northwest Territories Canada Nechalacho

Vital mines 12-kilogram REE bulk sample

Racing to become Canada's first miner of rare earth elements, Vital Metals Ltd. had clocked another milestone by producing a 12-kilogram sample of rare earth carbonate in a bulk sampling... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
critical minerals Alaska EV graphite copper zinc cobalt lithium-ion batteries

Once in a century opportunity for Alaska

From a world-class graphite deposit in the Northwest to rare earths on the Southeast Panhandle, Alaska has the potential to offer a sustainable and secure supply to meet the coming... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Predator Mining Viva Gold Canada Yukon Nevada Tonopah Brewery Creek

Golden Predator to merge with Viva Gold

Golden Predator Mining Corp. and Viva Gold Corp. have agreed to a merger that will bring two advanced stage gold mine projects – Brewery Creek in the Yukon and Tonopah in Nevada ... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon Rockhaven Resources Matthew Turner Klaza mine

Adding gold, silver to Klaza Mine plan

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. is advancing its high-grade Klaza gold-silver project in southwestern Yukon towards permitting and development. A preliminary economic assessment completed... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon ATAC Resources Graham Downs Airstrip Rau

ATAC explores Rau's gold-rich Airstrip

ATAC Resources Ltd. continues to focus its exploration on Rau, a 660-square-kilometer (255 square miles) project at the western end of the company's enormous 185-kilometer- (115 miles)... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
Tin solder soldering iron computer circuit board

Tin is the glue for the tech revolution

Cans, cups, roofs, and foil hats are likely the first things that come to mind when thinking about tin – none of which conjure images of a metal that should be considered critical to a... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
Chrome plated stainless steel chain

Irreplaceable chromium deposits in Alaska

While the United States consumes roughly 5% of the chromite mined globally, none of this chromium mineral comes from domestic mines. Instead, America relies on foreign sources for... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
Tungsten metal in SpaceX Falcon rocket engine nozzles during launch

Tough tungsten at high supply risk in US

America's supply of tungsten, an extremely durable metal that is vital to a broad range of American industrial sectors, is at high-risk. A recent U.S. Geological Survey assessment to iden... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
17 rare earth elements REES include dysprosium neodymium terbium europium

North to Alaska for rare earth elements

Due to their vital importance to American manufacturing and the fact that 100% of U.S. supply comes from overseas, primarily China, rare earth elements top the list of minerals and... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
China US rare earths critical minerals trade strategies wars Chess graphic

COVID exposes chink in US metal armor

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreig... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Doyon geologist and shareholder core boxes mineral exploration

Doyon fosters golden Alaska partnerships

Doyon Ltd. is seeing a resurgence of mineral exploration on its lands across Interior Alaska, especially on gold properties held by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
Wellgreen nickel copper cobalt PGM deposit Nickel Shaw exploration Yukon

Exploring for new Nickel Shäw deposits

Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. March 11 said it plans to carry out exploration drilling, geophysics and sampling at its Nickel Shäw (formerly Wellgreen) nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group... — Updated 9/26/2020

 

Mineral riches lure explorers to Yukon

Though mineral exploration in Yukon Territory this year lagged the pace seen in 2018, mine development projects advanced at a steady clip in 2019, while several past-producing mines moved... — Updated 8/14/2020

 

ATAC unlocking Rau's rich metal potential

ATAC Resources Ltd.'s 2019 exploration focused primarily on Rau, a 660-square kilometer (255 square miles) property at the western end of the company's 185-kilometer- (115 miles) long Rac... — Updated 8/14/2020

 

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