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  • Army Corps. constructing Alaskan Highway in 1942.

    More than neighbors, a story of the North

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 17, 2024

    Starting off on rocky footing, the relationship between Yukon and Alaska is more than just accommodating northern neighbors. Today, it is widely known that the 141st meridian west serves as the international border between Alaska and Canada, but it was not always this way. While the Yukon and Alaska share a mutual respect for shared realities of Arctic living, when the Klondike Gold Rush hit, it became evident that demarcation between countries would need to be put in to quell...

  • 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...

  • A rocky mountain ridge overlooking the Catch property in Yukon, Canada.

    Cascadia sets out to Catch some copper

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Plans for 1,200 meters at Catch and comprehensive work on newest copper discoveries. Cascadia Minerals Ltd. May 9 announced the first phase of its 2024 exploration program will include 1,200 meters of drilling and comprehensive property-wide prospecting, mapping, and soil sampling on the company's flagship Catch copper-gold project in Yukon, Canada, as well as inaugural exploration at others. Located in an underexplored part of southcentral Yukon, about 56 kilometers (35...

  • 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...

  • White Gold’s exploration camp in Yukon, Canada.

    Extensive target examination by White Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Bridget and Isaac targets return promising chargeability and resistivity results, warrants further surveying. White Gold Corp. March 27 announced an extensive exploration update for two of its early-stage targets within the company's massive landholdings in Canada's Yukon, ultimately identifying multiple prospective anomalies near the world-class Casino deposit. Focusing on the Bridget and Isaac porphyry targets located on the Pedlar and Hayes properties, respectively, the res...

  • Mineshaft outlined by Alaska on a background of mineral periodic table entries.

    AIDEA for Alaska critical mineral funding

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    HB122 would authorize AIDEA to issue up to $300 million in bonds and leverage federal funding for critical mineral infrastructure projects in Alaska. Home to 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed critical to the United States, Alaska has the potential to be a reliable domestic source of the mined materials vital to high-tech, clean energy, and national defense. America's Last Frontier, however, is often lacking when it comes to the infrastructure needed to fully unlock the state's...

  • Geologists inside core shack examining samples.

    Metallurgical testing for Casino resource

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    Western Copper and Gold begins metallurgical testing at world-class copper-gold project. Western Copper and Gold Corp. March 27 reported that 15 samples from its 2023 drilling program will be assessed as the company kicks off its metallurgical testing program at Casino in Yukon, Canada. Located about 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of Whitehorse, this world-class project that Western Copper and Gold has been advancing since acquiring the property in 2008 is found within...

  • Handful of gold nuggets found on Granite Creek in Mount Hinton.

    Trifecta to buy massive Strategic portfolio

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Enters into definitive agreement for initial 70% toward highly prospective Tombstone gold projects. Strategic Metals Ltd. March 4 announced it has approved Trifecta Gold Ltd. the right to earn up to 100% interest in 11 highly prospective, reduced intrusion-related gold projects located within the prolific Tombstone Gold Belt in Yukon, Canada. Often maintaining a low-key approach to its business operations, Strategic Metals is less a project miner and more a project generator...

  • Map of all Sitka Gold’s exploration projects in North America.

    Sitka assessment of extensive NA portfolio

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Company informs on numerous projects throughout North America, reaffirms focus on Yukon's RC Gold project. Sitka Gold Corp. March 14 reported an assessment of its gold, silver, and copper properties throughout North America, realigning its strategies and updating the current state of its operations. Varying from grassroots and discovery-stage properties to advanced-stage projects that include the recent discovery of a significant gold deposit at RC Gold, the company states...

  • Cantex geologist stands on steep slope overlooking Yukon mountains.

    Cantex reports success for bulk germanium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Assessed five techniques, narrowed them down, and determined zinc is the key. Cantex Mine Development Corp. March 14 announced that the company has determined a reliable method to verify the bulk concentration of germanium as it continues to advance its North Rackla project in Yukon, Canada. Reported for potential germanium in Feb. 2023, Cantex announced then the discovery of a roughly 2,500-meter-long, massive sulfide trend enriched with much more than the gold, silver,...

  • Drill operators working at drill pad at Keno Silver project.

    Metallic unveils maiden resource for Keno

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Combined inferred resource between underground and in-pit total 18.2 Moz silver-equivalent. Metallic Minerals Corp. Feb. 26 announced an inaugural mineral resource estimate for its Keno Silver project in the iconic Keno Silver District in Canada's Yukon, culminating in 18.16 million ounces of contained silver-equivalent. Consisting of 171 square kilometers (66 square miles) within the historic Keno Hill Silver District, Metallic Minerals holds 100% of this promising target...

  • 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...

  • A Canadian First Nation girl drives a virtual mining truck.

    TNDC unveils virtual HEO training center

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    New heavy equipment operator training center equipped with cutting-edge simulators to train Tahltan residents for careers close to home. Northwest British Columbia residents now have a safe and virtual environment for heavy equipment operator training thanks to the new TNDC Training Centre equipped with four simulators that was unveiled by Tahltan Nation Development Corp. at the AME Roundup mining convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Jan. 24. "We are thrilled to...

  • A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

    North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety milestone at Alaska's only coal mine to a history of the helicopters that make mineral exploration across the North possible, here is a countdown of the 10 most popular North of 60 Mining News articles in 2023: No. 10 - CORE celebrates Manh Choh, Lucky Shot Contango Ore Inc., a...

  • A huge plume of black smoke above the Eagle Gold mine camp in Canada’s Yukon.

    Gold, critical minerals top Yukon list

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Raging wildfires and record hot temperatures challenged the well-laid plans of a score and more of mineral explorers in Canada's Yukon this year as the 2023 field season shifted into high summer. Most of the companies, however, managed to carry out their exploration for gold, silver, copper, and other minerals across the territory. The fierce and sometimes out-of-control blazes marked one of the worst wildfire seasons seen in Canada in nearly 30 years, consuming more than...

  • Crewmembers working on drill pad at White Gold’s Betty property.

    Signs of next White Gold deposit at Betty

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

    White Gold Corp. kicked off 2023 with an updated mineral resource estimate for its namesake project in the Yukon and with an exploration program aimed to continue outlining exactly what its massive land holdings in Yukon's White Gold District contain. Located roughly 95 kilometers (59 miles) south of Dawson City, White Gold's namesake property is part of a roughly 350,000-hectare (864,869 acres) land package that covers approximately 40% of the White Gold District, which also...

  • An aerial shot of Western Copper and Gold’s camp in Yukon, Canada.

    More chips are in for world-class Casino

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

    With its Casino project hosting billions of pounds of copper needed by a global economy transitioning to clean energy, Western Copper and Gold Corp. attracted a C$21.3 million (US$15.6 million) investment from Mitsubishi Materials Corp. to help advance the large porphyry project about 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon. Historically, two prefeasibility studies and a feasibility study on developing a mine at Casino have been completed. Western Copper and...

  • Helicopters deliver water to battle wildfires near Yellowknife.

    Wildfires upset NWT mineral exploration

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    With a summer marred by unprecedented wildfires behind them, companies exploring the mineral-rich Northwest Territories are reporting impressive results from their 2023 programs. Seeking new deposits of valuable minerals, ranging from ever-popular diamonds and precious metals to recently designated "critical minerals," such as lithium, rare earth elements and zinc, a score of explorers took to the field across the territory. "An exciting new chapter is emerging for mining in t...

  • Aerial view of the world-class Mary River iron deposit in Nunavut.

    Tenacious exploration delivers for Nunavut

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    As 2023 raced toward its final weeks, mining explorers working in Canada's northernmost territory wrapped up ambitious campaigns to identify new deposits of various lucrative minerals, ranging from cobalt to copper and gold to uranium. Both mineral production and exploration spending in Nunavut decreased in 2022 compared with the previous year's totals, and another drop is expected for 2023. Natural Resources Canada earlier projected a 28% decrease in planned spending for...

  • Canada, Tahltan Nation, and Australia flag trucks at mine in Northern BC.

    M&A activity reshapes North of 60 mining

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

    From neighboring gold explorers merging to create a district-scale project that will likely be attractive to majors, to Glencore making an aggressive bid to buyout Teck Resources Ltd., 2023 was a year of North of 60 mergers, acquisitions, and attempts at takeovers. The multi-billion-dollar M&A frenzy across Alaska and Canada's North was underscored by B2Gold's roughly C$1.1 billion (US$820 million) acquisition of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and the Back River Gold Mine project...

  • 3D model of Illinois Creek sulfide zones, permissive horizons, and target zones.

    A new horizon for silver at Last Hurrah

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Dec. 7 reported that it is narrowing in on what appears to be a deeper horizon of silver-rich carbonate replacement deposit mineralization at the Last Hurrah target on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. CRD mineralization was discovered at the Waterpump Creek target on the Illinois Creek property by Anaconda in 1982 and was further investigated by Novagold Resources Inc. in the early 2000s. This work...

  • An aerial view of the town of Skagway in Southeast Alaska.

    Yukon invests in Skagway for future Casino

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 15, 2023

    Anticipating the economic jackpot expected to occur for the Yukon once Western Copper and Gold Corp.'s world-class Casino project kicks into full swing, the territorial government approved a C$21.4 million (US$15.8 million) investment in the Alaskan city of Skagway for its ongoing port redevelopment project. As part of its larger Skagway Port Master Plan, the small port city located on the northern end of the Alaskan Panhandle that borders the Yukon relies primarily on...

  • The Red Dog camp and mill facilities reflect off a pond during a summer day.

    Alaska Standard for mining energy metals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    State's inaugural sustainability report details the ESG advantages of looking North to Alaska for energy transition metals. The global energy transition has steered Alaska to a critical minerals crossroad that will shape the economic future of America's Last Frontier. On the one hand, the push for low-carbon energy is expected to put a dent in the demand for petroleum, which has been Alaska's economic lifeblood for more than five decades. On the other, Alaska happens to be...

  • Western Copper and Gold’s camp at Casino in Yukon, Canada.

    Rio Tinto invests again in promising Casino

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 30, 2023

    Western Copper and Gold Corp. Nov. 28 announced that after making an initial investment in 2021, Rio Tinto has elected to provide an additional C$6 million (US$4.4 million) to help the company continue advancing Western's world-class Casino project in the Yukon. In May 2021, Rio Tinto invested C$25.6 million (US$18.9 million) to purchase 11.8 million Western shares at C$2.17 per share, marking a roughly 8% stake in the Yukon-focused copper mine development company's...

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