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  • A drill rig sits above the clouds on a treeless mountain ridge in Alaska.

    NANA withdraws from Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Northwest Alaska Native corporation disengages from proposed road; will continue to defend right to build future road to the Ambler Mining District. The Ambler Road suffered another setback with NANA Regional Corporation's decision to withdraw its involvement with the proposed 211-mile industrial access to the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District within the NANA region of Northwest Alaska. NANA, which owns lands within the Ambler District enriched with copper, cobalt, and...

  • Helicopter approaches a drill testing the mineral-rich Arctic deposit in Alaska.

    Alaskans outraged by Ambler Road decision

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Trade groups are incensed; many Alaska Natives feel ignored; DC delegation and governor vow to fight what is seen as a "politically motivated" ruling. Politically motivated, Illegal, hypocritical, irresponsible, unacceptable, and disgusting; this is how Alaska business leaders, policymakers, and Natives are characterizing the Biden administration's denial of permits to build a road that would link the critical mineral-rich Ambler Mining District to North American markets. "To...

  • Weeds grow around a bullet-ridden road-closed sign in front of a bridge.

    Sources leak BLM's Ambler Road block plan

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024
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    Project proponents make midnight hour appeal for Biden administration to reconsider "irresponsible and unacceptable" permit decision for road. National media reports that the Biden administration is set to deny permits to build a 211-mile access road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska has project proponents making a midnight-hour appeal to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to adhere to laws that led to the formation of the 49th State and were meant to...

  • Finger points at drill core with high-grade copper mineralization.

    Villages want voices heard on Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley|Updated May 9, 2024

    Gov. Dunleavy urges BLM to consider recent Alaska Native support as it finalizes its reassessment of the Ambler Access Project. "I strongly believe that the road will greatly benefit my community and I'm not alone. Many of my neighbors also support the road, as do other villages in the region," Native Village of Ambler President Miles Cleveland said of the proposed Ambler Access Project that would extend to within 30 miles of his community. This support is reflected in...

  • Alaska Native drillers test the Arctic deposit in the Ambler Mining District.

    Hughes reframes Ambler Road question

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    "What happens to our communities and Tribal members if a road is not built, and no jobs or opportunity exists for our children and future generations?" Trilogy Metals Inc. March 26 announced that yet another rural Alaska Native community has passed a resolution in support of the Ambler Access Project – a proposed 211-mile, industrial-use-only road that would connect the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska to the Dalton Highway and global markets. Hughes Vil...

  • A mining headframe and tent camp amongst fall foliage in Northwest Alaska.

    Ruby comes out in support of Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024
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    Tribal council unanimously passes resolution in support of the Ambler Access Project. Trilogy Metals Inc. March 21 announced that the Ruby Tribal Council has passed a resolution in support of the Ambler Access Project – a proposed 211-mile, industrial-use-only road that would connect the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska to the Dalton Highway and global markets. Ruby is an Alaska Native community that lies about 150 miles south of the Ambler Mining D...

  • A drill tests a rich metals deposit from a mountain saddle above the clouds.

    Resolved to build Ambler Road safeguards

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee passes resolution for policies to protect fish and wildlife, and keep road private. Leveraging nearly four decades of success when it comes to protecting and managing subsistence resources along the 50-mile road that connects the Red Dog Mine to a port on Alaska's west coast, the Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee (SAC) passed a resolution to establish policies that will protect subsistence resources along...

  • Molten gold pours into a bar mold at the Fort Knox mine.

    Alaska mine value tops $4 billion in 2023

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Zinc contributed most to state's mine production value during 2023; gold is poised to take the crown and make run toward 1 million ounces per year. At a value of $1.5 billion, zinc held onto its throne as the most valuable metal produced in Alaska during 2023. With production forecasts and price trends headed in opposite directions for zinc and gold, however, the gleaming precious metal that drew fortune-seekers North at the turn of the 20th century could soon regain the...

  • Mining executive and Alaska governor on a ridge overlooking the Skwentna River.

    Critical year for Alaska mineral exploration

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    With Donlin Gold reentering the feasibility study stage, Ambler Metals waiting on the reevaluation of the permit needed for a road to the Ambler Mining District, and an overall lack of investment capital, mineral exploration spending in Alaska dropped during 2023. While the overall sector was down, there continued to be some bright spots – most notably, a growing interest in Alaska's critical minerals potential. In July, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Graphite One I...

  • Aerial view of an exploration camp at the Sun VMS project in Alaska.

    Valhalla hits the ground drilling at Sun

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    With its sights set on establishing a large volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit with the potential to outshine its contemporaries in Alaska's Ambler Mining District, Valhalla Metals Inc. launched its inaugural drill program at the Sun copper-zinc-silver-gold project in 2023. After working behind the scenes to secure Sun and Smucker – VMS projects at opposite ends of the highly mineralized Ambler District in Northwest Alaska – Valhalla raised C$10.2 million (US$7.5 mil...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    Road reevaluation stalls Ambler Metals

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture equally owned by Trilogy Metals Inc. and South32 Ltd., dialed back 2023 exploration at its Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects as it waited for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reevaluate previously issued federal permits for a proposed 211-mile industrial access road to the metal-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. Covering 448,217 acres of the famed Ambler District, UKMP hosts the advanced staged Arctic Mine project and more...

  • Chess board underlain by China and US flags representing strategic positioning.

    AMA gathering abuzz with critical minerals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 30, 2023

    From Pentagon's $37.5M grant to Graphite One to emerging nickel deposits, critical minerals are a hot AK mining topic. With Washington investing billions of dollars into ensuring safe and secure critical mineral supply chains, many mining companies are focusing more sharply on unlocking Alaska's potential to be a domestic source of the 50 minerals and metals critical to America's economic well-being and national security. The growing list of critical minerals being sought...

  • Geologist samples an outcrop of brick red rock along a stream in Alaska.

    Trilogy finds zinc-rich zone at Helpmejack

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Sept. 27 reported that stream sediment and rock sampling has identified two zinc-enriched volcanogenic massive sulfide targets on the Helpmejack project toward the eastern end of the Ambler schist belt in Alaska. Lying about 110 miles southeast of the world-class Arctic VMS deposit being advanced by Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture owned equally by Trilogy and South32 Ltd., Helpmejack is an area first identified as prospective for zinc and copper in the...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    Ambler Road draft SEIS expected this month

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Sept. 11 reported that 2023 summer field activities at the Upper Kobuk Minerals Project were subdued as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reevaluates the permits for the proposed 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. An expected release of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Ambler Access Project in the coming two weeks, however, provides some hope that a decision on the re-issuance of the road permits c...

  • Rock sample with metallic gold mineralization coated with green copper oxides.

    Bornite's germanium potential revealed

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Colorado School of Mines thesis confirms that the germanium values at Bornite deposit have long been underreported. In addition to hosting 6.3 billion pounds of copper and 88 million lb of cobalt critical to the energy transition, the Bornite deposit in Alaska's Ambler Mining District may also be a significant source of the germanium essential to both clean energy and high-tech. "Germanium is an important metal with numerous applications, particularly in the manufacture of sem...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    BLM drags feet on Ambler Road decision

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    Despite the growing calls by Alaska Native tribal and municipal leaders for an expedited review of the Ambler Access Project, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced that it will take six extra months for it to complete a supplemental environmental impact statement for the proposed 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. "This unnecessary delay threatens a project that will provide much-needed jobs and economic growth for Alaskans, while also stre...

  • A view of the ends of various-sized copper cables for electrical transmission.

    A northern solution to copper shortage

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 11, 2023
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    The North of 60 Mining area hosts billions of pounds of copper ready to be delivered to a world craving this metal in sky-high demand for wiring the electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that would enable the envisioned low-carbon future. Whether enough of these copper-rich projects are developed in time to circumvent a short circuit of the clean energy transition remains to be seen. Global Market analysts such as S&P Global have predicted that copper...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    Two Arctic boroughs support Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining New|Updated May 1, 2023

    North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs ink joint resolution in favor of Ambler access. The Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs have put their combined political weight behind an effort to push the U.S. Department of Interior to expediently reapprove a road to the copper- and zinc-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. Located about 200 miles west of the Dalton Highway, a lone transportation artery that connects Alaska's North Slope with the rest of the...

  • Drillers in grease-covered raingear give a thumbs up at the Arctic Mine project.

    Assays reveal best ever Arctic intercept

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 27, 2023

    Trilogy Metals Inc. April 4 reported that the final set of assay results from the 2022 drilling at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects includes the best hole ever drilled at Arctic when it comes to the grade of the metals encountered times the length of the intercept. "We are pleased to close out the reporting of our 2022 drilling campaign with additional high-grade results that reaffirm Arctic as one of the highest grade, open pitable copper deposits in the world," said Trilogy...

  • Closeup of a finger pointing to high-grade mineralization in Arctic drill core.

    More exceptional Arctic drill results

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 30, 2023

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Feb. 27 reported another batch of high-grade assays from infill drilling the world-class Arctic copper-zinc-lead-gold-silver deposit in the Ambler Mining District of Northwest Alaska. "The latest infill and geotechnical holes continue to demonstrate very high grades of polymetallic metals over impressive widths in the shallowest parts of the deposit," said Trilogy Metals President and CEO Tony Giardini. The high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit at...

  • Closeup of a finger pointing to high-grade mineralization in Arctic drill core.

    Economics of Arctic Mine remain robust

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 2, 2023
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    Trilogy Metals Inc. Feb. 14 reports that while rising costs and challenging supply chains have weighed on the economics of building and operating a mine at Arctic, an updated feasibility study shows that an open-pit copper-zinc-lead-silver-gold mine at this Northwest Alaska project continues to produce healthy financial returns. Arctic is a high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit that is part of the district-scale Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects being advanced by Ambler...

  • Drillers on a rig at the Arctic deposit in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

    Drills confirm Arctic deposit consistency

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 10, 2023

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Jan. 25 reported that consistent high-grade intercepts from its 2022 infill drill program at Arctic confirm the continuity of high-grade copper-zinc-lead-gold-silver mineralization within this volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit within the famed Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. "As expected, the 2022 infill drill program continues to yield high grades of copper, zinc and precious metals, demonstrating the continuity of the high-grade zones of...

  • Drill on mountain ridge above the clouds, tests the Arctic Mine deposit in AK.

    Advancing Arctic and the Ambler District

    Shane Lasley|Updated Feb 10, 2023

    Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture company equally owned by Trilogy and South32 Ltd., invested roughly US$28.5 million into a 2022 exploration program that included 10,738 meters of drilling targeting resource upgrades within the Arctic deposit and testing earlier-stage copper-rich prospects across the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska. Covering 448,217 acres of the famed Ambler Mining District, UKMP hosts the advanced staged Arctic Mine project and more than a...

  • Stack of large gold bars from the Gil deposit at the Fort Knox Mine in Alaska.

    Golden potential, critical opportunities

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 2, 2023

    Gold dominates Alaska mineral exploration, but a critical shift arises. Since the discovery of gold in what is now the Alaska capital city of Juneau, prospectors, geologists, and fortune seekers have spent more than 140 consecutive summer seasons exploring The Last Frontier's golden potential. With these endeavors turning up rich aurum lodes in every corner of the state, except for the oil-rich North Slope, the nearly century-and-a-half tradition of seeking and discovering wor...

  • Geologists on an orange-stained mineralized outcrop in Northwest Alaska.

    Valhalla shines in Alaska's Ambler District

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Originally formed as a private company in 2018, Valhalla Metals Inc. launched onto the TSX Venture Exchange in the fall of 2022 with two high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide projects at either end of Alaska's famed Ambler Mining District that are enriched with copper, zinc, silver, and gold. "In a time when the United States is working to secure domestic sources of critical minerals, we are happy that we could successfully complete the transaction to acquire two high-grade...

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