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Gil-Sourdough Kinross Gold Mike Dunleavy North of 60 Mining News Fort Knox Mill

Kinross Alaska breaks ground at Gil Mine

GIL-SOURDOUGH – With a Sept. 23 blast of explosives that fractured rock in preparation for the start of mining at Gil-Sourdough, Kinross Gold Corp. has raised the bar for mine openings... — Updated 10/7/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Nova Minerals South32 Northern Star Resources Estelle gold property Alaska

Matching enormous Estelle gold potential

Adding to the major Australian investments in unlocking Alaska's mineral potential by South32 Ltd. and Northern Star Resources Ltd., junior explorer Nova Minerals Ltd. is briskly... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
White Rock Minerals Red Mountain Alaska Australia Last Chance Dry Creek

White Rock expands Red Mountain, again

White Rock Minerals Ltd. is carrying out the largest exploration program at Red Mountain, an already district-scale project in Alaska that keeps getting bigger as the Australian explorer... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Northern Star Resources Pogo Goodpaster Alaska Australia gold production record

Northern Star sets golden records at Pogo

Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s late 2018 acquisition of the Pogo gold mine in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District was celebrated as both good news for the future of the underground gold... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Trilogy Metals South32 Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects Alaska Ambler District

South32 ups 2021 investments in Alaska

When Australia-based South32 Ltd. decided to expand its portfolio into the Northern Hemisphere, Alaska was its first stop. Under a deal struck with Trilogy Metals Inc. in 2017, South32... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Australian investments Alaska North of 60 Mining News White Rock Minerals

Aussie investments in AK mining top $100M

Accounting for at least US$100 million invested in mineral exploration and mine development in Alaska during 2021, Australian companies continue to work along the entire breadth of the... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Millrock Resources Resolution Minerals Fairbanks District Felix Gold Goodpaster

Millrock draws Aussie explorers to Alaska

An Alaska-based mineral explorer that has long attracted Australian companies to projects it has generated, Millrock Resources Inc. is actively working with two such companies on gold... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Discovery Africa Ragusa Minerals Monte Cristo Partin Creek Australia Alaska

Two Aussie mineral explorers enter Alaska

Alaska's largely untapped mineral potential continues to draw the interest of Down Under mining companies, including two Australian minerals explorers that picked up prospective land... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
PolarX Alaska Range Australian investments Zackly East Caribou Dome map

Exploring larger Alaska Range potential

High-grade deposits rich in copper, gold, and silver to bulk tonnage porphyry targets sought after by many of the world's major copper producers, Australia-based PolarX Ltd. has no... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska mining legislature Clean Water Act Joe Biden Roadless Rule Tongass Forest

Biden seeks federal mining law overhaul

From reinstating the Roadless Rule in the Tongass Forest to replacing the General Mining Law of 1872, federal regulations being proposed by President Joe Biden threaten to rain on a... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Goldman Sachs critical minerals copper new oil e-mobility EV electric vehicles

A supercharged surge in copper prices

While copper did not make it onto the list of 35 minerals and metals critical to the United States, the red metal's criticality to the global transition to renewable energy and electric... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Victoria Gold GT Western Copper Rio Tinto Newmont Coeur Yukon British Columbia

Major moves on northern mine projects

The ultimate goal for most junior exploration companies is to discover and advance a mineral deposit to the point that it is large and rich enough to attract the attention of a major... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
new oil Green Energy Revolution decarbonization Goldman Sachs critical minerals

Mining new oil in Northern Copper Triangle

Alaska, Northern British Columbia, and the Yukon are home to a dozen advanced stage exploration and mine projects hosting billions of pounds of copper ready to deliver to a world... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
critical minerals Alaska EV graphite copper zinc cobalt lithium-ion batteries

Once in a century opportunity for Alaska

From a world-class graphite deposit in the Northwest to rare earths on the Southeast Panhandle, Alaska has the potential to offer a sustainable and secure supply to meet the coming... — Updated 4/29/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Ramzi Fawaz Trilogy Metals Ambler Metals North of 60 Mining News

Developing the exciting Ambler District

North of 60 Mining News recently spoke with Ramzi Fawaz, president and CEO of Ambler Metals LLC, a 50-50 joint venture between South32 Ltd. and Trilogy Metals Inc. to develop the rich min... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
AMA executive Deantha Crockett Roger Burggraf gold nugget Alaska Miners

Crockett discusses state of Alaska mining

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and following the cancellation of the Alaska Miners Association 2020 Spring Convention in Fairbanks, AMA Executive Director Deantha Crockett takes... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Northern Star Executive Bill Beament gold bar Pogo Mine Alaska

An Aussie perspective on Alaska mining

Following the pouring of the 4 millionth ounce of gold at the Pogo Mine, Northern Star Resources Ltd. Executive Chairman Bill Beament sat down with Mining News to talk about what this... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Contango ORE CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse founder Novagold Trilogy Metals

20 questions for Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

North of 60 Mining News is proud to introduce 20 questions for 2020. Over the course of this series, Mining News will interview mining and political leaders from Alaska, British... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. North Slope oil gas Trans Alaska Pipeline rig

More than oil across Arctic Slope region

It was the vast petroleum reserves lying under what is now the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) region and the need to build a roughly 800-mile pipeline to deliver oil to global... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Purpose, tradition guide Chugach Alaska

Stretching along roughly 400 miles of Alaska's southern coast – from the north end of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle near Icy Bay to the tip of the Kenai Peninsula near Homer – the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 

Calista companies – rural Alaska experts

Calista Corp., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation for the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Southwest Alaska endeavors to set "the standard for economic success... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Calista sees golden future for SW Alaska

Calista Corp. and its 31,400 Yup'ik, Cup'ik and Athabascan shareholders are on the cusp of realizing the benefits that will come with the sustainable development of a mine at the 45-milli... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Bering Straits – On the edge of tomorrow

Home of the famed golden beaches of Nome that have captured the imagination of millions over the past 120 years, the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) region covers the Seward... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Kodiak Island Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining

Koniag continues a tradition of mining

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 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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