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A helicopter sits on a drill pad on a highly mineralized mountain in the Yukon.

Gold, silver lure pack to Yukon in 2022

Though effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lingered, mineral explorers rushed to the Yukon like moths to a flame during 2022. Mining's most daring sector rallied to generate the busiest... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
A network of silver-rich massive sulfide veins glow neon red under UV light.

More bonanza silver at Waterpump Creek

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Jan. 17 reported another hole with bonanza-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization from its 2022 drill program at the Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
Western Alaska Minerals CEO Kit Marrs in the core shack at Illinois Creek.

High-grade silver boosts Western Alaska

Thanks to the thick zones of high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization cut during the 2022 drilling of the Waterpump Creek target at Illinois Creek, Western Alaska Minerals Corp.'s... — Updated 1/18/2023

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

Golden potential, critical opportunities

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... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
Outcropping rock with copper mineralization that is blue from oxidization.

Northern BC offers ESG mining benefits

Working with First Nations is key to unlocking the Golden Triangle's vast potential. A world-class copper-gold district that is also enriched with nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals,... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

American Pacific joins Alaska explorers

With the buyout of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., American Pacific Mining Corp. gained a roughly 45% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
A brilliant Aurora display at the end of a snow-covered road in the North.

End of the road for critical minerals

Has the discovery and development of the mines essential to meeting the massive demand for battery metals, copper, rare earths, and other critical minerals reached the end of the road?... — Updated 1/17/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Sample jars being fed into a PhotonAssay machine for gold analysis.

Lightspeed answer to backlogged assays

PhotonAssay tech offers a modern, faster alternative to fire assaying for gold analysis. Assays are the very crux of mineral exploration – timely results returned from the lab help... — Updated 12/3/2022

 
Aerial view of the UKMP mineral exploration camp during a fall day in Alaska.

New Ambler Road decision by end of 2023

BLM anticipates publishing second draft EIS before mid-2023 and final record of decision by end of the year. Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 23 reported that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management... — Updated 12/1/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Curt Freeman, Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse at a mineralized outcrop at Sun in Alaska.

Critical road to Valhalla's Sun and beyond

As Alaska-based company preps for 2023, Alaska Delegation calls for swift Ambler Road resolution. After spending this summer preparing for its initial drill program at the Sun... — Updated 11/17/2022

 
Western Alaska Minerals CEO Kit Marrs in the Illinois Creek drill core shack.

More high-grade Western Alaska silver

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Oct. 31 announced that assay results confirm that its 2022 drilling continues to expand the high-grade silver-lead-zinc mineralization at the Waterpump... — Updated 11/17/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Underground chrome mine in an outline of Alaska and critical minerals.

49 critical minerals in the 49th State

From antimony historically mined near the Interior Alaska city of Fairbanks to the zinc and germanium produced at the Red Dog Mine, America's 49th State is a past producer, and a... — Updated 11/16/2022

 
Eerie photo of Slide Cemetery in Dyea, Alaska, from the Palm Sunday Avalanche.

Eerie vision of Far North ghost towns

For this special spooky edition, North of 60 Mining News is revisiting some of the most bizarre and disturbing ghost towns in its northern coverage area. From one of the most haunted... — Updated 10/10/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Geologists explore highly mineralized rock at Sun VMS project in Northwest AK.

BLM begins Ambler Road reevaluation

Federal agency is accepting public input on second Ambler Road EIS until Nov. 4 After months of uncertainty, the United States Bureau of Land Management has provided some clarity to the... — Updated 10/6/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Helicopter atop ridge next to drill rigs testing the Ellis gold zone in Alaska.

Second Johnson Tract deposit emerging

HighGold drilling expands gold-rich Ellis Zone north of 1M oz JT Deposit. With the latest batch of assay results showing the drills are continuing to cut broad layers of high-grade gold... — Updated 10/6/2022

 
Cobalt is a transition metal between iron and nickel on the periodic table.

Critical cobalt overshadowed by lithium

Replacing this oft-maligned lithium-ion battery metal comes at a cost Traditionally a headline-grabbing metal due to the perceived human rights and monetary costs it adds to lithium-ion... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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 9/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

American Pacific to acquire Constantine

Under a deal announced on Aug. 15, American Pacific Mining Corp. will gain 44.9% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast Alaska through the... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 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

 
 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

 

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