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  • Tectonic Metals Tibbs Seventymile gold project 2021 exploration Alaska RAB

    Tectonic excited to find gold in Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 1, 2021

    After raising C$3.5 million in May, Tectonic Metals Inc. is gearing up for the start of its 2021 exploration in Alaska, which will be anchored by oriented core drill programs at its Tibbs and Seventymile gold projects. "It's time! The old saying, 'If you're not drilling, you're not finding gold' could not be more fitting right now for Tectonic," said Tectonic Metals President and CEO Tony Reda. "Our recent capital raise brought in additional sophisticated shareholders to...

  • Tectonic Metals Pogo Goodpaster mining district Alaska map 2021 drill program

    Drilling underway at Tibbs gold project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 1, 2021

    Tectonic Metals Inc. June 28 announced the start of 2021 drilling at Tibbs, a gold exploration project about 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s high-grade Pogo gold mine in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. This year's program at Tibbs is currently slated to include the drilling of 3,000 meters of oriented core in two phases separated by a TITAN-24 geophysical survey. "Tibbs hosts some of the highest tenor gold anomalies in the Goodpaster...

  • University of Fairbanks Alaska Geophysical Institute Anupma Prakash

    UAF's HyLab is ready for the minerals hunt

    Rod Boyce, UAF Geophysical Institute|Updated Jun 24, 2021

    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 challenging state. Hyperspectral imagery can help as Alaska's summer exploration season approaches. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has the only hyperspectral imaging facility in the state at its Hyperspectral Imaging Laboratory created in 2014 as the brainchild of... Full story

  • critical minerals Alaska EV graphite copper zinc cobalt lithium-ion batteries

    Once in a century opportunity for Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    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 explosive demand for the minerals and metals crucial to the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors in North America and around the globe. International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, estimates that this shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility will create nearly... Full story

  • Alaska mining sector Donlin Sprott Kinross HighGold Mining Explorers 2020

    Alaska exploration recovers from COVID-19

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 4, 2021

    Strong metal prices and an infusion of cash from notable resource investors helped to salvage much of a 2020 mineral exploration season in Alaska that became lethargic with disruptions, delays, and shelving of field programs infected by the COVID-19 pandemic early in the year. At its onset, 2020 was looking like it would be the best year for Alaska's mining sector in a decade. Australia-based mining companies were slated to invest nearly US$100 million in mineral exploration... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Alaska map Tectonic Metals Inc Eric Buitenhuis Seventymile

    Tectonic builds Alaska partnerships, lands

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2021

    A relatively young mineral exploration company led by a veteran team noted for their success in advancing Coffee Gold in the Yukon from a grassroots discovery to a roughly 5-million-ounce gold mine project, Tectonic Metals Inc. is exploring the overlooked gold potential Alaska has to offer. Formed as a private company in 2018 and taken public on the TSX Venture Exchange towards the end of 2019, Tectonic has already built an impressive portfolio of gold properties and strong... Full story

  • 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...

  • Tectonic Metals Inc. Seventymile Eric Buitenhuis RAB drilling Tintina Gold Belt

    Tectonic affirms Seventymile gold project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 19, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Nov. 12 announced that its 26-hole rotary air blast drill program at Seventymile has confirmed the company's geological model for this eastern Alaska gold exploration property and identified several large targets that warrant aggressive follow up drilling. "Tectonic is pleased to report exciting new results from our first drilling campaign at Seventymile, the first drill holes at the property in twenty years, and the first to test Tectonic's shear zone...

  • Lower Trench RAB drilling gold exploration assay results

    Indications of large gold system at Tibbs

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 12, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Sept. 14 reported strong gold intercepts from drilling at Lower Trench, a discovery zone about 1,500 meters northwest of the Michigan zone on the Tibbs project in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. Michigan was first tapped by Tectonic during 2019 and was a primary focus of a 27-hole program rotary air blast drill program carried out this this year at Tibbs, which is about 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold...

  • Michigan zone tent camp Tibbs gold project Goodpaster Mining District Alaska

    Gneiss Pogo-like gold discovery at Tibbs

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 5, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Oct. 26 reported that soils sampling has identified numerous drill-ready gold exploration targets that are strikingly similar to the deposits being mine at Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo Mine about 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Tibbs. Tectonic crews collected 1,153 soil samples at Tibbs this year. This sampling primarily focused on exploring the gneissic rocks in the west of the property, where recent mapping highlights low-angle faults...

  • Kinross Alaska Fort Knox Gold mine near Fairbanks

    Kinross Alaska seeking gold across state

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 29, 2020

    Kinross Gold Corp.'s new long-term strategy for its Fort Knox Mine is a paradigm shift for mineral exploration companies with gold projects on or near the road system within a 300-mile-radius of the iconic gold operation about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Under this new operating plan, Kinross is looking for Alaskan projects that can deliver high-grade ore to the underutilized 14-million-metric-ton-per-year mill at Fort Knox. "There is an economic radius around Fort... Full story

  • Doyon geologist and shareholder core boxes mineral exploration

    Doyon fosters golden Alaska partnerships

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    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 corporation. Running the breadth of Alaska between the Brooks Range to the north and Alaska Range to the south, the Doyon region blankets a mineral-rich swath of Alaska's Interior that is nearly the size of Texas. Doyon itself, owns 12.5 million acres of land within this vast region, making it the... Full story

  • Doyon shareholder driller at Tibbs gold project Goodpaster mining Alaska

    Drills extend Tibbs high-grade gold zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Sept. 14 reported additional high-grade gold intercepts from drilling at the Michigan zone on the company's Tibbs project in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. This year's drilling at Michigan focused on systematically stepping out to the northeast and southwest along a prominent northeast trending lineament in the center of the zone, where 2019 rotary air blast drilling cut 28.95 meters averaging 6.03 grams per metric ton gold. Given the success last...

  • Tibbs gold exploration drilling Doyon shareholder Tectonic

    Tectonic cuts new lands deal with Doyon

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. has cut a deal with Doyon Ltd. that significantly expands its gold exploration properties in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District and strengthens its mutually beneficial partnership with the Interior Alaska Native regional corporation. "We are committed to our goal of finding the next Alaskan gold mine and providing economic and social benefits to the communities in which we work and operate," said Tectonic Metals President and CEO Tony Reda. Under an agree...

  • Tectonic Metals gold exploration camp Tibbs Maple Leaf projects Alaska

    Tectonic stakes new Goodpaster gold claims

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. June 25 announced that it has added a new gold property in the Goodpaster Mining District and acquired a dataset that will assist the company's exploration across this gold-rich region of Alaska's Interior. The new property, known as Maple Leaf, is roughly nine miles (15 kilometers) northeast of Tectonic's Tibbs project and about 31 miles (50 kilometers) east of Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine. The Tectonic team staked this 11,840-acre...

  • Tectonic Metals exploration vice president Seventymile gold Alaska Doyon

    Tectonic adds to Alaska exploration funds

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. June 2 announced plans to raise an additional C$3 million to fund 2020 drill programs on two of its Alaska properties – Tibbs and Seventymile. In April, Doyon Ltd. invested US$1.5 million (C$2.1 million) to acquire a 16.1% strategic ownership of Tectonic. An Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation, Doyon owns 12.5 million acres of land spanning Alaska's Interior, making it the largest private landholder in the state and one of t...

  • Tectonic Metals gold exploration Seventymile Doyon land Interior Alaska

    Doyon nabs major stake in Tectonic Metals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    In an unprecedented deal that offers a bit of good news for gold exploration in Alaska, Doyon Ltd. has invested US$1.5 million (C$2.1 million) to acquire a 16.1% strategic ownership of Tectonic Metals Inc., a junior exploration company currently advancing three gold projects in eastern Alaska. An Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation, Doyon owns 12.5 million acres of land spanning Alaska's Interior, making it the largest private landholder in the sta...

  • The final entry of Captain Curt's log

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020
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    In November 1996, a little over 23 years ago, I began writing quarterly mining news summaries for the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Shortly after that, I began writing monthly summaries for this publication's ancestor, Mining News Alaska, and have continued both monthly, quarterly and annual mining news summaries ever since. With this summary, I have written my last Alaska update for North of 60 Mining News. When I wrote my first summary, Greens Creek was milling only... Full story

  • Late season drill preps Northway for 2020

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Dec. 19 reported that its late season rotary air blast (RAB) drill program at the Northway project in eastern Alaska tapped porphyry-style mineralization in both target areas tested. The 184,000-acre Northway property covers 25 miles (40 kilometers) of robust gold-in-soils along the paved Alaska Highway. Tectonic is exploring this property under a 2018 lease agreement with Doyon Inc., the Alaska Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska. This...

  • Old mining risks yield to new concerns

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    As the year winds down, mineral industry evaluations for 2019 are being published at a rapid rate. One of the most interesting such global reviews is EY Global Mining and Metals' annual "risk radar" for mining and metals, outlining what mining companies perceive as the top ten risks facing them in the near future. This publication stated that, for the second straight year, "social license to operate" remains the number one risk facing mining companies in 2020. This was... Full story

  • Tectonic goes public, makes gold discovery

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Investors looking for mineral exploration companies boasting a team with a proven track record and gold properties in safe and mineral-rich jurisdictions have a new choice with the Tectonic Metals Inc. symbol, TECT, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange at the opening of trading on Nov. 18. While Tectonic may be the newest mineral explorer on the TSX Venture Exchange, the company has been acquiring and assessing gold properties in Alaska for the past two years as a privately...

  • Alaska is a great place to do business

    Shane Lasley, Mining Explorers|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    When it comes to mineral exploration incentives, currency exchange and infrastructure, Alaska is at a disadvantage in the realm of attracting exploration investments from Canada and Australia, countries that are home to the majority of mining companies. The Far North State's vast and underexplored mineral potential, however, trumps these handicaps in the minds of a growing number of miners and mineral explorers. Mining executives from around the globe perennially rank Alaska... Full story

  • Golden opportunities outweigh BC policy

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Whether it be precious metals such as gold and silver, base metals like copper and zinc, or battery metals like nickel and cobalt, northern British Columbia is rich in the type of metal deposits that junior mining companies are hoping to discover and majors are wanting to mine. Couple this mineral endowment with good infrastructure – especially stacked up against the other jurisdictions in the North of 60 Mining News coverage area – and northern B.C. continues to draw str... Full story

  • 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... Full story

  • Michigan camp Tibbs gold property Goodpaster mining district Alaska

    Tectonic kicks off 2020 Alaska drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 6, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. July 20 announced that drills are turning on its Tibbs Gold project less than 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s high-grade Pogo Gold Mine in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. Immediately following a roughly 2,500-meter rotary air blast drill program at Tibbs, Tectonic will launch the first drill program in more than two decades at Seventymile , an eastern Alaska gold project that covers a more than 25-mile- (40 kilometers)...

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