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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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
A distinct mound in Yukon, Canada, holds the world-class Casino project.

Yukon Gateway program will connect Casino

With access road construction underway, Western Copper and Gold Corp. prepped its world-class Casino gold-silver-copper-molybdenum project to be ready for development with exploration... — 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 ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

Gold, copper lead Nunavut exploration

While a small group of dedicated explorers returned in 2022 to advance production and development projects in Nunavut, a growing number of newcomers fanned out across the northern... — Updated 1/17/2023 Full story

 
A Nechalacho ore sorter operator looks over bags of rare earths concentrates.

Minerals hunt in NWT turns 'critical'

Mining activity in Northwest Territories held steady in 2022 despite constraints imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a cadre of mainly junior mining companies took up the... — Updated 1/17/2023 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
A rare relatively clear sky above White Gold's Betty property in Yukon, Canada.

Betty and Mascot reveal exciting results

White Gold Corp. Nov. 28 announced positive results from the 2022 drill program at the Betty Ford and Mascot targets on the company's Betty property in Yukon's White Gold District,... — Updated 12/8/2022

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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 Full story

 
A drill pad on the slopes of CAVU Energy Metals' Star project.

Alpha Copper to merge with CAVU

CAVU Energy Metals Corp. Oct. 3 announced plans to merge with Alpha Copper Corp., a mineral exploration company with two promising copper projects in British Columbia. Under the terms of... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
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 Full story

 
 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

 
A geologist overlooks the drilling equipment from inside a drill rig.

White Gold has drills turning at Betty

White Gold Corp. July 5 announced the start of its 2022 drill program at the Betty Ford and Mascot gold targets on the Betty property, located within the southern part of the company's... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
 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

 
Skagway, Alaska port nearest export hub for the world-class Casino project.

Feasibility study affirms Casino potential

Western Copper and Gold Corp. June 28 announced the release of an updated feasibility study for its world-class Casino copper-gold-silver-molybdenum project in Yukon, Canada. Superseding... — Updated 7/7/2022

 

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