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 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska regains top ten on Fraser Survey

Alaska's rich mineral endowment helped propel the Last Frontier into the top ten on the Fraser Institute's Survey of Mining Companies 2017. To gather information for its report, the... — Updated 9/24/2020


Dominion agrees to US$1.2B acquisition

Dominion Diamond Corp. July 17 reported that it has reached an agreement to be bought by The Washington Companies in a deal worth roughly US$1.2 billion. Owned by billionaire Dennis... — Updated 3/14/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

'60 Minutes' of fame

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is again urging fellow lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to enact legislation that would restore America’s mineral security. “After years of inaction,... — Updated 2/9/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Death by 1,000 paper cuts

Miners see mountains of federal regulations standing between them and the development of Alaska’s unparalleled mineral wealth. In the recently published Fraser Institute Survey of... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Realistic environmentalist

What do green energy activism, the Pyramid copper project in Alaska, and taking a Tesla Model S sedan on a road trip across North America have in common? The short answer is Gianni Kovace... — Updated 1/26/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Too hefty for run-around

A Washington, D.C. think tank has weighed in on the question of whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency erred in conducting an assessment of large-scale mining in the Bristol... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Pebble stars align

After six tumultuous years, 2017 is shaping up to be a turnaround year for the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska. "The stars that were previously askew, t... — Updated 1/26/2018


Washington Companies buys Dominion Diamond

Dominion Diamond Corp. Nov. 1 announced that it has closed the deal to sell all of its outstanding shares to The Washington Companies for US$14.25 per share, worth roughly US$1.2 billion.... — Updated 1/25/2018 Full story


Mining Explorers 2017: Dominion Diamond Corp.

Dominion Diamond Corp. budgeted US$9 million for exploration around the diamond-rich Lac de Gras region in the Northwest Territories, including a renewed focus on exploration drilling on... — Updated 1/24/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Discovering NWT's mining future

With the opening of Gahcho Kué, Northwest Territories is reaping the rewards of past exploration spending across the vast diamond-rich expanse of northern Canada. In fact, the new... — Updated 1/24/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Falling from favor

Alaska fell from favor with the 350 mining executives who responded to the Fraser Institute’s Survey of Mining Companies 2016, published on Feb. 28. This group of miners, explorers and... — Updated 1/18/2018


Billionaire makes bid for Dominion Diamonds

Dominion Diamond Corp. March 19 confirmed that it has received an unsolicited US$1.1 billion buyout bid from Washington Corporations, a group of companies owned by billionaire Dennis Washington. Dominion said the preliminary expression... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Curt Freeman    News

Feds open comment period for Ambler EIS

With the opening late last month of a public comment period for the environmental impact statement on the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project, I am cautiously... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Pebble door opens

After five long years of battling inside and outside of the courtroom, Pebble Limited Partnership and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have negotiated an agreement that opens the... — Updated 1/15/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Cutting red tape

American miners hailed President Donald Trump’s plans to slash the red tape holding back infrastructure projects in the United States as positive step in repairing the United States... — Updated 1/15/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

War on mining is over

When When Steve Wackowski asked his superiors at the U.S. Department of Interior office in Washington D.C. for a message to deliver at the Alaska Miners Association's annual convention... — Updated 1/14/2018


Former NWT Minister Ramsay joins Fortune board

Fortune Minerals Ltd. April 18 announced the appointment of former Northwest Territories minister David Ramsay to its board of directors. Ramsay has more than 20 years of elected public... — Updated 4/24/2016

 By Shane Lasley    News

Vast critical minerals

With a significant deposit of heavy rare earths in the Southeast, the largest domestic graphite deposit in the Northwest, and vast potential in the 1,300-mile expanse between the two, Ala... — Updated 5/31/2015

 By Shane Lasley    News

AMA calls out Jewell

Alaska miners are taking U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to task over recent comments she made that suggest mining is prolific on federal lands in Alaska. Following a... — Updated 5/3/2015 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Stalled critical minerals bills get a push

A coalition of 38 companies and organizations, representing a broad spectrum of America's economy, is urging lawmakers on Capitol Hill to dust off pending critical minerals legislation... — Updated 7/27/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

Outlook galvanizes northern zinc sector

The languishing price of zinc has provided little incentive for investors to embrace companies seeking to explore and develop the next generation of mines that produce this essential meta... — Updated 5/25/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

Pebble talk dominates mining symposium

FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency endeavor to use a presumed authority under Section 404(c) of the federal Clean Water Act to pre-emptively ban the permits required to... — Updated 4/27/2014

 By Shane Lasley    News

EPA effort to stop Pebble draws fire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said its Bristol Bay assessment provides evidence that the Pebble copper project is too big and the Bristol Bay watershed is too special to risk... — Updated 3/30/2014 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Greens Creek gets 10 more years

The U.S, Forest Service Sept. 6 agreed to allow Hecla Mining Co. to expand its tailings facility at the Greens Creek Mine located in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, but... — Updated 9/29/2013 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Livengood goes back on the drawing board

Building and operating a mine at the 20-million-ounce Livengood gold project would lose money at today's US$1,300-per-ounce gold price, according to the results of a feasibility study... — Updated 8/25/2013


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