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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 11/30/2018 Full story

 
Open pit heap leach gold mine development project Dublin Gulch Yukon

ME2018: Victoria Gold Corp.

Victoria Gold Corp. is transitioning from mining explorer to developer with its sights firmly locked on building Yukon Territory's next mine. Toward this goal, the company signed paperwork wi... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
PolarX and Millrock Resources explore Zackly gold copper project Alaska

PolarX expands Zackly, looks beyond skarn

PolarX Ltd. Sept. 20 announced that it has encountered deeper high-grade gold-copper-silver mineralization east of the Zackly skarn deposit on the Australian explorer's Alaska Range Project.... — Updated 9/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska geologists enter Valhalla Metals

A group of Alaskans led by renowned geologist Curt Freeman have created Valhalla Metals Inc., a private Alaska exploration company that has nabbed exciting volcanogenic massive sulfide... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 
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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District, copper zinc cobalt gold silver exploration Alaska

Resolved to help build the Ambler Road

UPPER KOBUK MINERAL PROJECTS: A two-hour flight northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska lies one of the richest known undeveloped mining districts on Earth. This claim is evidenced by the rich... — Updated 8/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northwest Alaska mining infrastructure road Teck NANA AIDEA

A great Alaska AIDEA

Born from an idea to create a vehicle that could provide Alaska businesses lower interest rates offered by tax-exempt financing, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, or... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story

 

Good time to be in the Alaskan mineral sector

As we transition from 2017 into 2018, the weight of evidence pointing to a long-awaited mining industry up-tick is being trumpeted from every financial institution, brokerage house and... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 

Fall drilling expands Shumagin

Redstar Gold Corp. Dec. 11 reported that all 13 holes drilled during the 2017 fall exploration program at its Unga gold project on the Alaska Peninsula cut gold and silver. Most of this drilling, 11 holes, tested the Shumagin Gold zone,... — Updated 1/13/2018

 

Upbeat mood buoys outlook for AMA meet

In early November, the Alaska Miners Association will hold its annual convention in Anchorage. Unlike the past four or five years, the excitement surrounding the convention this year is... — Updated 11/5/2017

 

Another round of Unga drilling

Redstar Gold Corp. Sep. 21 announced the start of a fall drill program at its Unga project on the Alaska Peninsula. This planned 3,750-meter program will primarily target the expansion of... — Updated 1/13/2018

 

As winter rolls in, so do field results

As the first snows of the coming winter began to fall at high elevations across Alaska, results of summer programs likewise began to trickle in from far-flung areas of the state. Meanwhile,... — Updated 10/1/2017 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

On frozen ground

While the mineral exploration season in Interior Alaska typically runs from the time the ground dries in the spring, usually mid-May, until snow and cold weather make logistics too... — Updated 1/15/2018

 

Mining Explorers 2016: Unlocking mineral potential in NWT

As the summer’s midnight sun gives way to aurora-filled winter night skies, seasons are once again changing in Canada’s Northwest Territories. And, much like the seasons, our resource... — Updated 2/3/2018 Full story

 

Mining Explorers 2016: Victoria Gold Corp.

With a goal of bringing more gold into the mine plan for its Eagle Gold project, Victoria Gold Corp. ratcheted up exploration at its Dublin Gulch property in central Yukon Territory. This work focused on Olive-Shamrock, a pair of zones... — Updated 2/3/2018 Full story

 

A brighter outlook!

With metal prices stabilizing, physical stockpiles dwindling and demand again on the rise, things are beginning to look up for the beleagered mining industry. Gold's performance over the... — Updated 1/26/2018

 

Electrum nabs major share of Victoria Gold financing

Victoria Gold Corp. April 20 reported plans to raise C$24 million through a private placement of 80 million units at C30 cents each. Electrum Strategic Opportunities Fund L.P. has subscribed to 60 million of the offered units and Sun Valley... — Updated 1/27/2018

 

Mining Explorers 2015: Nunavut faces bright future

Nunavut's landmass, including the internal waters and offshore lands as legislated by the Nunavut Act, occupies about the size of Greenland or Saudi Arabia. As a proportion of Canada it accounts for roughly one-fifth of the land mass and the... — Updated 11/1/2015

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

BC mines raise ire of environmentalists

The Red Chris copper-gold mine in northwestern British Columbia has received final approvals necessary for commercial operation, marking the sixth new mine to open in the western province... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mallott visits B.C., Mount Polley mine

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott spent this week getting a firsthand look at trans-boundary water issues from the British Columbia side of the border, where a number of mines are being proposed... — Updated 5/10/2015 Full story

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Good, bad and ugly hits Alaska mining

Several events have dramatically affected Alaska's mining industry in recent weeks, underscoring critical links between Alaska and the global economy. First came bad news for newly-elected... — Updated 1/25/2015 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Redstar targets early 2015 exploration

With a new management team in place, roughly C$2 million of cash in the bank and an improved understanding of its high-grade gold mineralization, Redstar Gold Corp. is preparing to launch an... — Updated 1/11/2015 Full story

 

Mining Explorers 2014: Abundant minerals bode well for future

Nunavut's landmass, including the internal waters and offshore lands as legislated by the "Nunavut Act," occupies roughly a quarter of Canada's land mass. With such a large amount of land and unexplored territory, there is a strong promise o... — Updated 11/2/2014

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

2014 ushers in field season of contrasts

WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Quieter streets, emptier skies, shorter business hours and closed shops here are sure signs of tough times in the mining industry. Hours away by helicopter, one can find bare-bones exploration camps and... — Updated 8/31/2014

 
 By Curt Freeman    News

Factors affect span between find, mine

At the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada meeting in Toronto, Dr. Richard Schodde, managing director of MinEx Consulting, presented some key factors which affect the... — Updated 5/25/2014 Full story

 

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