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 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator Chair Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Mineral import reliance US Achilles' heel

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called on Congress to pass legislation that will curb the United States' increasing dependence on foreign countries for its growing mineral needs. In its... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA primer for mining sector

An Alaska Native claims primer for miners

Alaska boasts what many consider the most successful Aboriginal land claims settlement on Earth – a solution that has not only turned out to be a cultural success, but a brilliant business... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 

Mining Explorers 2018: 10 years of telling the North's mineral exploration story

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of Mining Explorers! While there have been tectonic shifts in the mineral exploration markets over the past decade, two things have remained rock solid ... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska Yukon Nunavut mining and mineral exploration

Electrum Group funds strategic exploration

Since investing roughly US$70 million to acquire a 28 percent stake in Novagold Resources Inc. in 2009, American billionaire Thomas Kaplan and his Electrum Group of companies have taken a kee... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska mining and mineral exploration

Alaska exploration trends north ... slowly

Thanks largely to increased investments from Aussie mining explorers, mineral exploration spending across Alaska topped US$100 million in 2018. This is well above the roughly US$95 million... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Contango Ore Royal gold put Peak Gold project Alaska up for sale

For sale: Peak Gold mine project, Alaska

Contango ORE Inc. Jan. 23 announced that the Peak Gold mine project near the crossroads town of Tok in Eastern Interior Alaska is officially up for sale. The Peak Gold project is owned by a... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Nunavut mining and mineral exploration

Territory hits exploration slump

Canada is the world's top destination for mining exploration spending, attracting more than 14 percent of global budgeted expenditures from explorers seeking to tap the country's vast mineral... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Yukon mining and mineral exploration

Explorers seek big finds in north country

More than three dozen explorers chased lucrative mineral deposits in Yukon Territory in 2017 and most of these junior and senior companies returned to the northern jurisdiction this year to... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 
Ucore acquisition of IBC Advanced Technologies lawsuit

Ucore purchase of IBC erupts in legal row

A row that has erupted between IBC Advanced Technologies Inc. and Ucore Rare Metals Inc. threatens to delay, or even derail, the proposed Strategic Metals Complex, a rare earth element... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 

Coeur reports silver reserve growth, again

Coeur Mining Inc. Feb. 20 announced that it has successfully grown its companywide reserve base for the fourth consecutive year, largely driven by the initial reserve declaration for its Silv... — Updated 2/22/2019

 
High grade zinc lead copper gold silver VMS property in Alaksa

Aussie miner to JV Red Mountain, Alaska

White Rock Minerals Ltd. Dec. 27 reported that Sandfire Resources NL has exercised its option to enter into a joint venture agreement with White Rock on the zinc-rich Red Mountain... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story

 
Mixed economic signals for Alaska mining Curt Freeman guest column

Mixed economic signals for Alaska mining

As the year waned, Alaska's mining industry reported some of the last of its 2018 seasonal field results while the University of Alaska and state of Alaska released some current and... — Updated 1/4/2019 Full story

 
Back River gold mine development project Nunavut

Sabina continues to de-risk Back River

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Dec. 21 reported that it has raised C$28.1 million, money that will be used to continue early mine development activities at the company's Back River gold... — Updated 1/18/2019 Full story

 
Molcular separation technology MRT for refining rare earth elements

Orca, CCM support Ucore plan to buy IBC

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Dec. 11 reported that two of its major shareholders, Orca Holdings LLC and Concept Capital Management Ltd., were again participants in its latest private placement,... — Updated 12/28/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
CERN LHC, Critical Minerals Alaska - Indispensable Twins niobium tantalum

Critical Minerals Alaska – Indispensable Twins

With nearly indistinguishable physical and chemical properties, niobium and tantalum are almost always found together in nature. Both are also critical to the defense, energy and high-tech... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story

 
Ucore Rare Metals rare earth elements separation plant Southeast Alaska

Ucore discusses SMC with Ketchikan leaders

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 6 said it has begun consultation with officials from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, the Southeast Alaska municipality where Ucore plans to build its Strategic... — Updated 11/29/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Canada Territorial economic outlook, gold mines drive growth Nunavut

Mines drive growth across Canada's North

New gold mines are expected to drive strong economic growth in Nunavut and Yukon over the next several years, according to the latest Territorial Outlook published by The Conference Board of... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 

Ucore plans to acquire MRT developer

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 7 said it plans to exercise its option to purchase IBC Advanced Technologies Inc., the Utah-based company that developed the molecular recognition technology used... — Updated 11/16/2018

 
Avalon Development Curt Freeman Alaska Mining overview November 2018

Mining risks change often, dramatically

As Alaska's mining industry nears the end of another hectic year during which metals prices and investor sentiments rose and fell as precipitously as the world's major stock exchanges, the... — Updated 11/9/2018 Full story

 
Skarn gold copper mineralization Rau, Carlin-type gold Osiris Orion Rackla Gold

ME2018: ATAC Resources Ltd.

ATAC Resources Ltd.'s Rackla Gold project saw roughly C$13 million of exploration in 2018. Barrick Gold Corp. invested about C$6 million at Orion, a gold project that lies in the middle of... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
Volcanogenic massive sulfide copper zinc barite silver gold exploration

ME2018: Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. continues to advance its flagship property, the Palmer copper-zinc-silver-gold-barite project near the port-town of Haines in Southeast Alaska, as it looks... — Updated 11/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Southeast Alaska rare earth element refinery separation plant

AIDEA looks into funding Ketchikan SMC

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) continues to be interested in funding the Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth element separation facility that Ucore... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
Rare earth element separation plant refinery critical minerals US

Ucore finds property for Ketchikan SMC

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Sept. 24 reported it has entered into an agreement to acquire the property to build its Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth element and strategic metals... — Updated 9/27/2018 Full story

 
Australian junior exploring Kuskokwim Mineral Belt near Donlin Gold

Explosion of mining activity in Alaska

Following a couple of quiet months where Alaska's mining industry focused on its work, the last month has seen an explosion of new info come out regarding that effort, some of it profound in... — Updated 10/5/2018

 
John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act rare earth element magnets

Strategic metals ban rallies explorers

Underscoring the interconnected nature of the global mining market, not 48 hours after the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, the mining industry began... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 

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