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  • Drill pad built along a mountainside at Blackwolf’s Cantoo property.

    Blackwolf enjoys productive year of plenty

    A.J. Roan, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Calculating a new resource for Niblack, growing its management, organizing talks of a centralized mill in Northern British Columbia, and drilling bonanza-grade gold at its first Golden Triangle project on the British Columbia side of the border, last year's hunt was plentiful for Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Early last year, Blackwolf announced an agreement with Dolly Varden Silver Corp. and New Moly LLC to explore the possibility of building a centralized mill on New...

  • A U.S. versus China chess board with metallic gold and silver pieces.

    China plays gallium, germanium pieces

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Oct 5, 2023

    As the White House continues to dole out hundreds of billions of dollars to position America as the global leader in clean energy and digital technologies, Beijing initiates a strategy to put America in check with the global economy equivalent of pawns. These pawns in the technology chess match between the U.S. and China are gallium and germanium, a pair of semiconductor metals used to make the computer chips essential to every facet of modern life. Before all the major news o... Full story

  • Optimum Ventures crew building future drill pad at Harry project.

    New CEO to lead the Blackwolf pack

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    As it enters into an accelerated period of growth, Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. has made an offer to buy out Northern British Columbia-focused gold and silver exploration company Optimum Ventures Ltd. and is shifting around some management positions to better facilitate the surplus of properties it has accumulated in recent years. Initially exploring its flagship historic Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project located on the southern end of Prince of Wales Island in...

  • Excavator loads gold-rich ore into a truck at Kinross Alaska's Fort Knox Mine.

    Alaska mine production tops $4.5 billion

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 11, 2023

    More gold, strong zinc prices helped push value higher; critical minerals could add a boost moving forward. Alaska mines produced approximately $4.51 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 16% increase over the $3.89 billion in 2021, and an impressive 42.7% jump over the $3.16 billion of mined products during 2020, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Commodity Summaries 2023 report. The rise in Alaska mine production value is largely due to increased...

  • Lady Justice next to a gavel, symbolizes risky nature of EPA's Pebble decision.

    EPA finalizes decision, blocks Pebble mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    In what could be the most consequential "pollice verso" for Alaska, in a time when the federal government is seeking to shift the paradigm from more than a century of petroleum dependency to clean renewable energy, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final determination under the Clean Water Act to help protect Bristol Bay, invariably crippling the more than two decades of effort toward establishing a mine at the world-class copper-gold-molybdenum-silver-rhenium...

  • Relatively new adit dug into Blackwolf's Niblack mine in Southeast Alaska.

    New territory expands Blackwolf hunting

    A.J. Roan|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    While its Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project continues to be a mainstay for Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd., several newcomers to its holdings throughout the year have greatly expanded the potential of this Alaska miner. Located at the end of the Alaskan Panhandle, on Prince of Wales Island, the historic Niblack Mine is found over 1,000 meters north of the current NI-43-101 mineral resources in the Lookout and Trio zones of the property. Copper production occurred at the...

  • Map showing Blackwolf’s properties on the Southeast Alaska Panhandle.

    Blackwolf receives permits for exploration

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. June 8 reported that permitting for its Niblack project has been granted, allowing surface exploration work to begin at this Southeast Alaska polymetallic property. "This authorization now permits Blackwolf to drill from surface to expand current resources, to continue testing our successful new geological model for VMS mineralization, to complete IP geophysical work to explore for buried massive sulphides along the productive host horizon and...

  • Scenic picture of tidewater at Blackwolf's Niblack property in Southeast Alaska.

    Niblack, Hyder exploration soon to begin

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. May 11 reported an update for the 2022 exploration on its Southeast Alaska projects, including a multi-phased exploration campaign at Niblack, a maiden drill program at Cantoo, and continued reconnaissance of the Texas Creek and Casey properties. "Blackwolf is looking forward to a year with numerous catalysts including discovery-focused exploration at our flagship, Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc VMS deposit, and an upcoming, updated mineral reso...

  • Blackwolf Copper Gold Hyder Alaska Stewart British Columbia map Cantoo Niblack

    Multiple high-grade targets for Blackwolf

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Feb. 23 announced the first update of the year with highly encouraging surface sample assay results from 2021 reconnaissance exploration programs at its Southeast Alaska properties. Located at the end of the Alaskan Panhandle, on Prince of Wales Island, the historic Niblack Mine is located over 1,000 meters north of the current NI 43-101 mineral resources in the Lookout and Trio zones of the property. According to a 2011 calculation, these...

  • A colorful sunset paints the horizon orange at the Graphite Creek project in AK.

    North to the critical mineral future

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 20, 2023

    The increasing number of electric vehicles charged with renewable energy, connected to 5G networks, and boasting the computing power of 200 laptops to autonomously traverse global highways is creating a meteoric rise in demand for the minerals and metals critical to clean energy and high-tech. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the foremost authority on lithium battery supply chains, estimates that more than 300 new mines will need to come online by 2035 – just to produce the c... Full story

  • Geologist collects rock samples from a steep slope on a gold project in Alaska.

    Tectonic expands Doyon gold partnership

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Toward its foundational goal of being an ESG-focused gold exploration company that is a catalyst for economic development and improved social well-being in the areas where it works, Tectonic Metals Ltd. has built a strong partnership with Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native corporation for the region of Alaska it is exploring for gold. The Doyon region blankets a mineral-rich swath of Alaska's Interior that is nearly the size of Texas. The Alaska Native corporation owns 12.5...

  • A view over the wide and treeless site of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

    Dunleavy vows to take on EPA over Pebble

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Says pending veto of Pebble copper mine permits sets a precedent with implications that go beyond Alaska. Alarmed by the precedent that would be set if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is successful in issuing a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine through the extension of its authority under the federal Clean Water Act, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says his administration is prepared to defend Alaska's right and obligation to develop resources on state lands. "The State of...

  • A ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

    Bolstering North of 60 mineral exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 15, 2022

    With mineral exploration expenditures nearly doubling over the past year, Nunavut has dethroned Yukon as the most popular Canadian territory to discover and expand deposits of industrial, precious, and critical minerals. According to preliminary estimates published by Natural Resources Canada, roughly C$232.4 million (US$173.7 million) will be spent on exploration and deposit evaluation in Nunavut this year, a 95% leap from over the C$119.2 million (US$89.1 million) invested... Full story

  • Automakers move into lithium mining space

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    General Motors, Stellantis, and Tesla moving further up battery supply chain With the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution demanding more lithium than miners can produce, the price of this lightest metal in the universe rocketed more than 1,000% over the span of two years. This has prompted automakers such as Tesla and General Motors to become more directly involved in the mining and refining of the lithium-ion battery namesake. "Price of lithium has gone to...

  • Piles of rare earth oxides used for magnets, batteries, and high-tech products.

    Making rare earths separation less rare

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    US invests heavily into developing domestic rare earth element processing plants Despite what their name suggests, rare earths are not all that scarce. An efficient and environmentally sound technology capable of separating this tightly bonded group into the 15 individual elements of innovation, however, is truly unique and the key to establishing a rare earths supply chain in North America. There are currently no commercial-scale rare earths separation facilities in North...

  • A satellite view of a coal ash landfill in Pennsylvania.

    Outside-the-box critical mineral sources

    A.J. Roan, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Coal ash, acid drainage, and tailings for future green economy As the world continues to prime itself for the global energy shift, academia, governments and the private sector are scrambling to extract the valuable minerals and metals necessary to power the low-carbon renewable future – resulting in some truly innovative and unconventional methods. In addition to the rare earths, cobalt, lithium, and other technology metals that capture headline attention, this list often miss...

  • Aerial view of the large Elm Branch solar energy farm in Texas.

    First Solar powers new tellurium demand

    Shane Lasley|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Rare metalloid is key element of CdTe thin-film solar cell tech The rising popularity of thin-film solar cells as a highly effective means of converting sunlight into electricity is creating increased demand for tellurium, amongst the rarest of the stable elements on the periodic table. Tellurium is a metalloid, one of seven elements with properties that fall between metals like aluminum and tin and non-metals like carbon and phosphorus. These semimetals, which also include...

  • Gallium in its crystal form at below 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Gallium may be more critical than realized

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    CO2 scrubbing liquid-metal catalyst is tech metal's latest amazing property From making smartphones smarter to transforming troublesome carbon dioxide into useful oxygen and high-value carbon products for batteries and other advanced products, gallium is an amazing tech metal lending its incredible qualities to high-performance computers, telecommunications, national security, and the environment. A soft silvery metal that will turn to liquid in the palm of your hand due to...

  • Geologists, investors, and executives standing on a rock outcrop at Manh Choh.

    Contango ORE eyes golden milestones

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 28, 2022

    With an earlier than expected feasibility study on its way for Manh Choh, drilling started at Lucky Shot, and the addition of geologist Curt Freeman to its board of directors, Contango ORE Inc. has a lot to look forward to as 2022 progresses. Freeman's addition to the Contango ORE board coincides with the departure of Joseph Greenberg, an oil and gas executive that has been a director of CORE since it was spun out of Texas-based Contango Oil and into a public company in 2010....

  • A Nechalacho ore sorter operator looks over bags of rare earths concentrates.

    NWT mining future takes a critical turn

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Rare earths from the Nechalacho Mine being delivered into the supply chain marks the opening of a new critical minerals chapter in the story of mining in Northwest Territories – a saga that includes a 1930s gold rush to the territory's capital, a whole new town to support the Pine Point zinc mine, and the unlikely discovery of world-class diamond deposits in the famed Lac de Gras region. "We have an opportunity to add to our rich and long-standing mining story," Northwest Terr... Full story

  • The entrance to the little ghost town of Hyder, which still has residents.

    Blackwolf preps for drilling at Cantoo

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 5 announced the beginning of surface exploration work on its recently staked Cantoo and Mineral Hill properties within the Alaskan region of the Golden Triangle near Hyder. "The wide, stacked veins identified by Blackwolf's crews in 2021 at the Cantoo property are the most compelling targets that I've seen in my career in the Golden Triangle," said Blackwolf Copper and Gold President and CEO Rob McLeod. In addition to Blackwolf's flagship...

  • Drill tests a gold zone near Pogo Mine in Alaska’s Goodpaster Mining District.

    Doyon upping its stake in Tectonic Metals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is strengthening its partnership with Tectonic Metals Inc. with another investment into the equity of the company exploring for gold on Doyon and state lands in Alaska. "Working on Native Owned Land is one thing, but being funded by Alaska Natives to explore on their land is something completely different," said Tectonic Metals President and CEO Tony Reda. "It is truly an honour, a...

  • Kinross Gold AIDEA critical minerals rare earth elements REE zinc Red Dog Teck

    Alaska mine output continues to rise

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 4, 2022

    Alaska mines produced roughly $3.89 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 23% increase over the estimated $3.16 billion produced in the 49th State during 2020, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 published by the United States Geological Survey on Jan. 31. The rise in Alaska mine production value is largely due to increased zinc and gold production, along with strong metals prices last year. According to early estimates by the Alaska Division of Geological...

  • Exploring Alaska's golden mining future

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    While copper has the potential to be a major contributor to Alaska's economic future, this "new oil" of the low-carbon economy will be hard-pressed to beat out the old money being produced at current and coming gold mines across the Last Frontier. This is due in large part to Kinross Gold Corp.'s new "Kinross Alaska" strategy that is leveraging the underutilized 14-million-metric-ton-per-year mill and storage capacity at Fort Knox to process higher-grade ore mined from... Full story

  • Blackwolf Copper and Gold Heatherdale Resources Alaska Niblack Rob McLeod

    Hunting in Southeast Alaska with Blackwolf

    A.J. Roan, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    Under the new leadership of longtime Alaska and Northern British Columbia explorer Rob McLeod, Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd., formerly Heatherdale Resources Ltd., is bringing new vigor and geological ideas to the exploration of its Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project on Princes of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. "Our name change to Blackwolf Copper and Gold better reflects the company's spirit and vision, particularly with consultation and inclusion with indigenous... Full story

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