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  • Geologist with handheld drill collects soil sample at copper project in Alaska.

    Kenorland draws Antofagasta to Alaska

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With a propensity to attract major mining companies to the mineral exploration projects it generates, Kenorland Minerals Ltd. cut a deal in 2022 to option its Tanacross project in eastern Alaska to Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC. Lying alongside the Alaska-Yukon border, the 113,400-acre Tanacross property hosts world-class porphyry copper-gold deposit potential. Since the discovery of the East Taurus deposit in 1971, 17,076 meters of drilling in 67 holes have been...

  • Kenorland Minerals Goodpaster Mining District Explorers 2021 magazine map

    Kenorland goes public, explores Healy

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd., which has been exploring the Tanacross porphyry copper-gold project in eastern Alaska as a private company for several years, is now a publicly listed company with a strong treasury and extensive portfolio of mineral exploration projects in Alaska, Quebec, and Ontario. As a private project-generating explorer, Kenorland entered into an agreement with Freeport-McMoRan to further investigate the potential at Tanacross, a more than 100,000-acre property...

  • Tectonic Metals Tibbs South Jorts Jeans Ridge Brink Doyon Goodpaster District

    Tectonic on brink of new gold discoveries

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 23, 2021

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Sept. 7 reported assays as high as 50.5 grams per metric ton gold from rock samples collected from the Jorts prospect at Tibbs South, a property immediately south of Tibbs being leased from Doyon Ltd. The mineralization in the rocks collected from South Tibbs appears to be veining associated with an intrusion-related gold system that strongly resembles the high-grade component of mineralization at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox gold mine. Located in the Go...

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    Mining new oil in Northern Copper Triangle

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 27, 2021

    Alaska, Northern British Columbia, and the Yukon are home to a dozen advanced stage exploration and mine projects hosting billions of pounds of copper ready to deliver to a world demanding massive amounts of this conductive metal for the green energy and electric mobility transition envisioned over the next three decades. In its report, "Copper is the new oil," Goldman Sachs forecasts that the electrification of transportation and decarbonization of electrical generation...

  • Millrock Resources Felix Gold Fairbanks Alaska Ester Dome Treasure Island

    Millrock cuts deal for Grant gold mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 22, 2021

    Millrock Resources Inc. Feb. 13 announced that it has expanded its Fairbanks Mining District gold properties and its partner Felix Gold Ltd. has added David Larimer to lead the exploration of the growing portfolio in Interior Alaska. In January, Millrock announced it had vended its Fairbanks area properties to Felix Gold Ltd. and would be working with this newly formed Australian mineral exploration company to expand upon and advance exploration on these Interior Alaska gold...

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Alaska Northern Star Resources Bill Beament Pogo

    Northern Star readies Pogo for next 4M oz

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2021

    Surpassing 4 million ounces of gold production and roughly another 6.7 million oz in the ground, the Pogo Mine in Alaska is a rising star in Australia-based Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s growing portfolio of gold assets. The February pouring of the 4 millionth ounce of gold recovered from rich deposits at Pogo was a milestone that seemed to mark a changing of the guard for this operation that is transitioning to a renewed life under Northern Star ownership. "It is awesome...

  • Kenorland Minerals TSX-V Tanacross Zach Flood Northway Resources Corp

    Kenorland now trading on TSX-V Exchange

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 14, 2021

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd., which has been exploring the Tanacross porphyry copper-gold project in eastern Alaska as a private company for several years, is now a publicly listed company with a strong treasury and extensive portfolio of mineral exploration projects in Quebec and Alaska. "We are extremely excited to begin this next chapter of Kenorland Minerals," said Kenorland Minerals President and CEO Zach Flood. "The company has grown significantly since our inception in 2016...

  • Tectonic Metals Carrie Creek Fort Knox Mine Eric Buitenhuis Doyon Tibbs

    Fort Knox-style gold discovered at Tibbs

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 30, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Dec. 21 reported that its initial prospecting of Carrie Creek, a newly acquired project immediately adjacent to Tibbs, has turned up intrusion-hosted gold mineralization similar to the ore at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine. Tectonic acquired Carrie Creek through a long-term lease agreement it entered into with Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation with 12.5 million acres of land spanning Alaska's Interior, in...

  • Gold pour at Pogo mine Goodpaster mining district Alaska

    Continued improvements for Pogo Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 7, 2020

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Oct. 27 reported that its Pogo Mine in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District produced 53,810 ounces of gold during the third quarter of 2020, a 9% increase over the 49,353 oz recovered during the previous quarter. The increased gold production is the result of slight improvements in ore grades, mill throughput, and ore recoveries. The average grade of ore mined during the third quarter was 8.9 grams per metric ton, which is about 6% higher than the...

  • Gold bar 4 millionth ounce gold pour at Northern Star's Pogo Mine Alaska

    Pogo gold mine reaches 4 million ounces

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Goodpaster Mining District, Alaska – At noon on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 a roughly 815-ounce gold bar containing the 4 millionth ounce of gold recovered from rich deposits at the Pogo Mine was cooling. While this was a momentous occasion for an Interior Alaska gold mine that began commercial production in 2007, it also seemed to mark a changing of the guard for this operation that is transitioning to a renewed life under the ownership of Northern Star Resources Ltd. "It is a...

  • Northern Star expands Pogo gold, mill

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    With the success of mining optimization at Pogo and drills confirming another major gold zone on the property, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has decided to invest US$30 million (A$43 million) into upgrades of the Pogo processing plant that will increase the annual throughput capacity by 30 percent. These upgrades are a follow-up to the investments the Aussie miner has already made into improving underground production at the Interior Alaska gold mine, including roughly US$35...

  • Perth Australia mining company Alaska high grade underground gold mine

    Pogo pushes Northern Star to new heights

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Thanks to improving gold output and lower costs at its Pogo gold mine in Alaska, Northern Star Resources Ltd. sold 232,042 ounces of gold during the final quarter of its fiscal year 2019, a record for the Australian gold miner. During the three months ending June 30, Northern Star sold 48,009 oz of gold produced at Pogo, which is a 33 percent increase over the previous quarter. The Perth-based miner expects gold output at Pogo to continue its upward trend. "Pogo is on track...

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    Goodpaster gold exploration rush is on

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    With at least five companies investing heavily in securing ground, acquiring royalties and drilling at and around the Pogo Mine, Goodpaster Mining District has emerged as the hottest destination for gold exploration in Alaska during 2019. The US$30 million to US$40 million Australia-based Northern Star Resources Ltd. is investing in exploration at its newly acquired Pogo Mine alone would be enough to make Goodpaster the most explored district in Alaska this year. "We've got 12...

  • Northern Star brings big changes to Pogo

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    In less than a decade, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has built a multi-billion-dollar mining company by breathing new life into aging underground gold mines in Australia. Now, the Perth-based company is applying the same strategy that has proven so successful at home to its newly acquired Pogo gold mine in Interior Alaska. Shaun McLoughney, Northern Star's general manager at Pogo, however, cautions that the changes necessary to the long-term success of the underground gold...

  • Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2018 Alaska BC Yukon NWT Nunavut

    AK, Canada's North shine in mining survey

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    When it comes to attracting mining investment, Alaska, British Columbia and all three Canadian territories rank among the top 20 jurisdictions in the world on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2018. This report asks industry professionals from around the globe to score mining jurisdictions based on their mineral endowment and various policy topics important to mining. "The mining survey-now in its 21st year-is the most comprehensive report card on government...

  • Australia miner explorers newly acquired high-grade gold mine in Alaska

    Pogo: more than Northern Star expected

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    When Northern Star Resources Ltd. acquired the Pogo Mine, the Perth-based miner believed it could apply its underground mining experience in Australia to increasing high-grade gold resource and boosting production at its new Alaska asset. Five months into its official ownership of Pogo, Northern Star's exploration is generating outstanding results which are oft exceeding the company's already high expectations. "Pogo is fast turning out to be everything we expected and more,"...

  • Perth based mining company mining for gold in Interior Alaska

    Pogo gold tops Northern Star expectations

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Less than a month after closing a deal to acquire Pogo, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has published an Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant resource for this high-grade underground gold mine in Interior Alaska. According to the new calculation, Pogo hosts 8.8 million metric tons averaging 14.7 grams per metric ton (4.15 million ounces) gold. This includes 3.3 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 15.7 g/t (1.67 million oz) gold; and 5.48...

  • Australia miner Northern Star Resources buys Pogo gold mine Alaska

    New Pogo owner looks toward mine's future

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Oct. 1 announced that it has closed the deal to buy the Pogo gold mine in Interior Alaska. The mid-tier Australian gold producer paid US$260 million to buy this high-grade underground operation from a joint venture between Japanese firms Sumitomo Metal Mining Company (85 percent) and Sumitomo Corp. (15 percent). "On behalf of Northern Star, I would like to thank Sumitomo for their assistance and the outstanding condition in which they have left the...

  • Australian junior exploring Kuskokwim Mineral Belt near Donlin Gold

    Explosion of mining activity in Alaska

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    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 its potential immediate, near-term and long-term implications. For example, one of Alaska's largest mines was sold to a new owner at a surprisingly low cost per ounce. The results of a robust new preliminary economic analysis were tabled by an advanced gold-silver exploration project...

  • Goodpaster – Gold is where you find it

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    The Goodpaster Mining District in Interior Alaska adds credence to the sourdough mining adage "gold is where you find it." Unlike the 8.3 million ounces of placer gold recovered from the Fairbanks Mining District to the west, 1.2 million oz from the Circle Mining District to the northwest or 20 million oz from Yukon's Klondike District to the east, the Goodpaster Mining District has thrown off a paltry 2,050 oz of placer aurum. Yet, Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo Mine in...

  • Northern Star investing in Pogo future

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Since its founding in 2010, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has built a multi-billion-dollar mining company by breathing new life into aging underground gold mines in Australia. Now, the Perth-based company is applying the same strategy that has proven so successful at home to its newly acquired Pogo gold mine in Interior Alaska. This strategy includes making large investments into the exploration, underground mine development and equipment needed to turn Pogo into a tier-one ass...

  • A bigger GAME at the SAM gold property

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Great American Minerals Exploration Inc. is investing roughly US$10 million on exploration this year at its 55,465-acre SAM gold project about 45 miles west of the Pogo Mine. Having staked its first claims in at the SAM project area in 1999, GAME, as the privately held exploration company is commonly known, is no stranger to this emerging gold-rich stretch of the Tintina Gold Belt between the Pogo and Fort Knox mines. GAME's previous land position, however, covered only a...

  • Perth based underground gold miner Northern Star buys Alaska mine Pogo

    Aussie miners look north to land of giants

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 1, 2019

    Thanks to its own rich mineral endowment, Australia is a juggernaut in the world of mining, especially across the Southern Hemisphere. Over the past couple of years, however, a growing number of Aussie mining companies are looking north to Alaska, another minerals-rich land way north of the Equator. At least four Aussie juniors – White Rock Minerals Ltd., PolarX Ltd., Nova Minerals Ltd. and Riversgold Ltd. – and three Australia-based metals producers – South32 Ltd., North...

  • Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska mining and mineral exploration

    Alaska exploration trends north ... slowly

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 1, 2019

    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 invested last year and nearly double the US$58 million spent at the bottom of the market in 2015. "Canadian and Australian companies continue to be the source for the bulk of funds spent in Alaska in 2018, together comprising well over 80 percent of the exploration expenditures earmarked...

  • Mid-tier Australia based gold miner buys Pogo gold mine Alaska

    ME2018: Northern Star Resources Ltd.

    Updated Nov 1, 2018

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. cut a deal in August to acquire full ownership of the Pogo gold mine in Alaska, the Perth-based mid-tier gold producer's first operation outside of Australia. The Aussie miner paid US$260 million to buy out Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, a joint venture between Japanese firms Sumitomo Metal Mining Company (85 percent) and Sumitomo Corp. (15 percent) that owned the high-grade gold mine east of Fairbanks. At the time of the acquisition, Pogo hosted roug...

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