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 By A.J. Roan    Mining History 
A see-through shard of obsidian, showing its glass-like quality.

Fingerprints of the Earth in obsidian

Unlike the European prospectors seeking the gold, silver, copper, and the New World's wealth of other metals, oftentimes First Nations, Native Americans, and Indigenous peoples... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Geologist collects samples while exploring for copper and gold in Alaska.

Antofagasta options Alaska copper project

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC has entered into an option agreement with Kenorland Minerals Ltd. to earn a 70% interest in Tanacross by investing US$30 million in exploration over... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nugget gold exploration camp on Victoria Gold’s Dublin Gulch project.

Strong start to gold exploration in 2022

Dozens of prospectors and junior mining companies are trekking into the bush in Yukon Territory this field season, seeking the next big pot of gold in a fabled land rich with... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
Boxes with core from the 2021 drilling at a Western Alaska zinc-silver prospect.

Illinois Creek exploration now underway

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. May 5 announced that is has raised C$5 million (US$3.9 million) to fund its 2022 exploration program at the Illinois Creek project in Alaska, which is... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
A view of the Red Dog mining camp that is the largest provider to ANCSA corps.

Alaska Mining Day – a historic crossroad

May 10, 2022, celebrates the ninth annual Alaska Mining Day. Established in 2013, Alaska Mining Day was created through legislation sponsored by Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, "to... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Mike Dunleavy Joe Biden DPA Defense Production Act UKMP Ambler road

Dunleavy to Biden: reconsider Ambler Road

While hailing President Joe Biden's use of the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic production of critical lithium-ion battery minerals and metals as good news for the Far North... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
Western Alaska Minerals WAM CRD belt Waterpump Creek Illinois Mining District

Western Alaska eyes silver rich CRD belt

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. March 29 said a new geological interpretation based on 2021 and historical data suggests that the historical and high-grade Waterpump Creek silver-zinc-lead... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
PolarX Caribou Dome drill expansion program map Alaska copper mine project

PolarX to expand Caribou Dome copper

PolarX Ltd. March 15 announced that it plans to carry out further drilling this year to expand upon the very high-grade copper mineralization encountered last year at its Caribou Dome pro... — Updated 3/17/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
AIDEA BLM Ambler UKMP Alaska Biden roadblock suspend right-of-way Whitehouse

White House puts up an Ambler roadblock

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is leveraging its control over federal land along the Dalton Highway corridor to throw up a roadblock on the proposed industrial access to Alaska's... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
UKMP Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects Biden Administration energy plan domestic

Ambler roadblock defies Biden energy plan

In a move criticized by a wide swath of Alaska policymakers and trade organizations, the Biden administration has filed a motion to reverse the federal authorizations for a proposed... — Updated 3/4/2022

 

Exploring Alaska's golden mining future

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... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District UKMP Arctic AIDEA road NANA Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects

Making the Ambler District connection

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and Ambler Metals LLC have agreed to equally fund $30.8 million for a 2022 field program to advance the Ambler Access Project, a... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
Western Alaska Minerals Waterpump silver zinc lead WAM Illinois Creek map

WAM targets high-grade Waterpump silver

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Jan. 18 reported additional high-grade silver-zinc-lead intercepts from 2021 drilling at the Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement deposit on the company's... — Updated 2/3/2022

 
Western Alaska Minerals Illinois Creek Mining District Waterpump WAM Honker

The emergence of Western Alaska Minerals

As a milestone toward achieving its mission to unlock the vast precious and base metals potential across its 35,520-acre Illinois Creek Mining District property, Western Alaska Copper... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
ATAC Resources Connaught Yukon Canada Rackla Gold exploration trenching

ATAC perseveres after tote road setback

ATAC Resources Ltd. focused its 2021 mineral exploration largely on the East Goldfield project in Nevada and the Connaught project in western Yukon, a departure from more than a decade... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
White Gold Yukon Canada District Agnico Eagle Mines Kinross Ryan's Surprise

White Gold focuses on discovery targets

From exploring resource expansion and discovery targets on its namesake property to testing a potential hardrock source of the rich placer streams in the Sixtymile district near the... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
White Rock Minerals Red Mountain Last Chance Dry Creek VMS zinc map Hunter

White Rock explores two fronts in Alaska

Since first coming to Alaska to explore zinc-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits at Red Mountain, Australia-based White Rock Minerals Ltd. has continually added zinc-silver and... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
Alaska copper mines NANA Pebble Limited Partnership Millrock Exploration PolarX

The emerging new oil pipeline in Alaska

Goldman Sachs' declaration that "copper is the new oil" may serve as a foreshadowing of Alaska's economic future, one that is not so heavily reliant on the revenues from petroleum... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
Chugach Alaska Corporation ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50th

Chugach Alaska seeks sustainable growth

Covering a roughly 450-mile stretch of postcard-worthy Gulf of Alaska coastline where glacier-carved fjords and bays teeming with fish, birds, and marine mammals are framed by dense... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Cook Inlet Region CIRI ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50 anniversary

CIRI real estate extends beyond Tikahtnu

With more than half of Alaska's entire population living within its region, Cook Inlet Region Inc., more commonly known as CIRI, is the most metropolitan of the 12 landholding Alaska... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Koniag ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50 anniversary Data Mine North

Large resources enrich Koniag lives

The Koniag Inc. region covers the Kodiak Archipelago, a group of islands off the southern coast of mainland Alaska better known for their enormous brown bears than vast mineral... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Aleut Corporation Aleutian Islands ANSCA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Aleut's Ring of Fire mineral potential

Aleut Corp. is committed to promoting economic opportunities for its more than 4,000 shareholders while preserving the traditional culture and values developed from living in a ruggedly... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Ahtna Regional Corporation ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act traditions

Ahtna region lies at Alaskan crossroads

As an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional corporation that is balancing traditional values with economic opportunities across a 26-million-acre picturesque and resource-rich... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
Bristol Bay Native Corporation BBNC ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

"Fish First" guides BBNC resource policy

The Bristol Bay region is home to two resources that beyond a doubt earn the moniker "world-class" – an annual run of sockeye salmon that is second to none and Pebble, the largest undev... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Valhalla Metals Ambler Mining District Arctic Mine SolidusGold TSX Venture

All will soon be able to buy into Valhalla

Valhalla Metals Inc., a privately held junior mining company focused on the exploration of the Sun and Smucker properties in Alaska's Ambler Mining District, may soon have easier access... — Updated 12/9/2021

 

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