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 By Shane Lasley    News 
Tanacross quadrangle western Yukon claim staking map Oreo Mountain

Majors quietly move into eastern Alaska

While claim staking and mineral exploration has rocketed in Yukon's famed White Gold and Klondike districts, this prolific action nearly comes to a halt at the territory's western border... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News 
Yukon gold exploration drilling Shawn Ryan GroundTruth Exploration Dawson

White Gold fever grips explorer in 2018

It's clear by now that famed prospector Shawn Ryan has the Midas Touch when it comes to making significant mineral discoveries in the White Gold District of west-central Yukon Territory. Duri... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
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Salmon ballot measure Pivotal day Alaska mining sector

A pivotal day for Alaska's mining sector

DENA'INA CENTER, ANCHORAGE: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 likely marks a crucial turning point for Alaska's mining industry. As the state's mining community gathered for the Alaska Miners... — Updated 11/9/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Southeast Alaska rare earth element refinery separation plant

AIDEA looks into funding Ketchikan SMC

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) continues to be interested in funding the Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth element separation facility that Ucore... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Perth based mining company mining for gold in Interior Alaska

Pogo gold tops Northern Star expectations

Less than a month after closing a deal to acquire Pogo, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has published an Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant resource for this high-grade... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide VMS zinc copper barite silver gold project

Larger Palmer resource, more growth soon

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. has substantially increased the resources at Palmer, including the first indicated resource and inaugural estimate of the barite that makes up a large... — Updated 10/12/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
PEA for Peak Gold project on Alaska Highway near Tok Royal Gold Contango ORE

Tantalizing economics of mining Peak Gold

The verdict is in – the economics of developing an open-pit mine at Peak Gold look tantalizing and Royal Gold Inc. is committed to being involved with this Eastern Interior Alaska... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sojourn Exploration Seven Devils Millrock new properties British Columbia

New Sojourn in BC's Golden Triangle

With the completion of a C$2.8 million financing, along with the closing of property acquisition agreements with Millrock Resources Inc. and Seven Devils Exploration Ltd., Sojourn... — Updated 9/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Skeena drills Barrick Gold's past producing Eskay Creek VMS mine project

New resource shows Eskay Creek potential

When Skeena Resources Ltd. acquired Eskay Creek from Barrick Gold Corp. in 2017, the exploration company believed this historic mine property hosted significant quantities of gold and silver... — Updated 9/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Exploration at historic high-grade silver property near Stewart BC

Strikepoint grows high-grade silver project

StrikePoint Gold Inc. has expanded its drill program and land position at its recently acquired Porter Idaho property on Mount Rainey about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) outside of Stewart,... — Updated 9/21/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Silver zinc lead mine northern BC near Coeur Mining's Kensington gold mine

Silvertip achieves commercial production

Less than a year after its acquisition of Silvertip, Coeur Mining Inc. has reached commercial production at the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mine in northern British Columbia. During August,... — Updated 9/14/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Australia miner North Star Resources buy Pogo gold mine Alaska

Aussie gold miner to pay $260M for Pogo

Australian gold miner Northern Star Resources Ltd. is adding the Pogo Mine in Alaska to its growing portfolio of low-cost, high-grade underground gold mines. In a deal announced on Aug. 30,... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska geologists enter Valhalla Metals

A group of Alaskans led by renowned geologist Curt Freeman have created Valhalla Metals Inc., a private Alaska exploration company that has nabbed exciting volcanogenic massive sulfide... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects Ambler Mining District Northwest Alaska

More copper-cobalt, drilling at Bornite

With initial results from the 2018 drilling at Bornite topping 5 percent copper, Trilogy Metals Inc. and South32 Ltd. have decided to extend this year's program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral... — Updated 8/31/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Government leaders, Kinross executives at gold operation Interior Alaska

Fort Knox celebrates Gilmore expansion

FAIRBANKS: An Aug. 15 ceremonial groundbreaking for the Gilmore expansion at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine marked a new chapter in the life of this important gold operation in the... — Updated 8/24/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Novagold, Barrick complete federal permitting for Donlin Gold

Donlin Gold crosses permit finish line

Roughly six years after applications to federal authorities, Barrick Gold Corp. and Novagold Resources Inc. have crossed the finish line on gaining the key federal permits needed to build a... — Updated 8/24/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
UCM 75 year anniversary celebration Healy

Ideas, hard work, tenacity and family

HEALY: Hundreds of friends, family and colleagues arrived at Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.'s Healy operation to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the longest lived large mining operation in Alaska... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District, copper zinc cobalt gold silver exploration Alaska

Resolved to help build the Ambler Road

UPPER KOBUK MINERAL PROJECTS: A two-hour flight northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska lies one of the richest known undeveloped mining districts on Earth. This claim is evidenced by the rich... — Updated 8/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Galore Creek Novagold Newmont Teck exploration Golden Triangle BC

Novagold gets US$275M for Galore Creek

Novagold Resources Inc. July 27 announced it has closed the deal to sell Newmont Mining Corp. its 50 percent interest in the Galore Creek copper-gold project in northwestern British Columbia... — Updated 8/10/2018 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
NWT mining mineral exploration outlook, challenges opportunities

Territory stumbles in race for riches

Northwest Territories may fall behind Canada's two other territories in mining activity in the near-future, but projects underway in the northern jurisdiction hold substantial promise for... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
REE refining, strategic metals complex Ketchikan

REE tariff puts wind in Alaska SMC sails

The Trump Administration's latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods includes a 10 percent levy on rare earth elements, a group of 17 elements on the periodic table with unique properties... — Updated 8/14/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
PolarX Minerals Stellar copper gold property Millrock Resources

Early Zackly results show growth potential

MACLAREN RIVER: A cold summer rain drizzling down on the exploration camp does not dampen the spirits of PolarX Ltd. Executive Director Jason Berton ... and for good reason. Laid out across... — Updated 7/20/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Proposed Pebble copper gold molybdenum mine Southwest Alaska

Alaska gov calls for halt of Pebble EIS

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has called for a halt to an environmental review process aimed at determining whether a mine at Pebble can be developed in a way that protects the environment of the... — Updated 7/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper mine project Bristol Bay region EPA Army Corps of Engineers

In final days, Pruitt calls to end EPA veto

Among his final acts before resigning as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt directed his agency's Office of Water to put together a proposal to update... — Updated 7/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Willow Creek Mining District underground gold mine Gold Torrent, Miranda

Lucky Shot gold mine plan misses target

Development of the high-grade Lucky Shot gold mine near Willow Alaska has been suspended and the future of the project is up to the Singapore-based equity firm that is the new owner. In a... — Updated 7/6/2018 Full story

 

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