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 By Shane Lasley    News
Palmer VMS copper zinc gold silver barite project Haines Southeast Alaska

A pivotal year for Palmer VMS project

2018 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the Palmer copper-zinc-silver-gold project in Southeast Alaska. A roughly US$9 million exploration program outlined by Constantine Metal... — Updated 5/18/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Electric vehicles, cobalt, lithium ion batteries, critical minerals

Electric vehicles driving high cobalt prices

The surge in production of electric vehicles, and the batteries that power them, is driving the price of cobalt higher. A key ingredient in the cathodes of the batteries powering... — Updated 5/18/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold mine development, Novagold, Barrick Gold, Calista

Final EIS is a major milestone for Donlin

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' April 27 filing of the final Environmental Impact Statement for Donlin Gold is a major milestone along the roughly six-year journey to obtain the... — Updated 5/11/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Copper mining, Pembridge Resources

Mining fuels economic growth in the North

Mining is expected to fuel strong economic growth in Nunavut and Yukon in the coming years, according to The Conference Board of Canada's latest Territorial Outlook. "With many new... — Updated 5/11/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Tetlin high-grade skarn, gold exploration, Tintina Belt, Eastern Interior Alaska

Extraordinary Peak Gold

There has never been anything ordinary about the Peak Gold (formerly Tetlin) project, or the companies that are exploring the high-grade gold skarn deposits found there. In a move... — Updated 4/27/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
White Gold District exploration Shawn Ryan Dawson City, Yukon Territory

White Gold returns to namesake district

White Gold Corp. is eager to expand known gold deposits and make news discoveries across the roughly 1 million acres (390,000 hectares) of prospective lands it holds in the Yukon's... — Updated 5/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Trilogy Metals Northwest Alaska copper, zinc, silver, gold deposit South32 NANA

Trilogy raises funds for advancing Ambler

A US$28.7 million financing that closed today provides Trilogy Metals Inc.the funds to take major strides in achieving its goal of beginning to develop the vast mineral potential... — Updated 4/27/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
VMS Zinc exploration in Bonnifield Mining District, Australia explorer

White Rock ready to explore Red Mountain

After trekking roughly 71 miles across Alaska's Interior on a winter trail west from Delta Junction, Australia-based White Rock Minerals Ltd. has delivered the drill, camp and other... — Updated 4/20/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
gold mining Alaska, Sumitomo Metal Mining, Goodpaster

Pogo discoveries excite exploration team

While Pogo has surpassed its original life expectancy of 10 years and 3 million ounces of gold, the air of excitement emanating from the miners, geologists and management indicates... — Updated 4/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northwest Alaska mining infrastructure road Teck NANA AIDEA

A great Alaska AIDEA

Born from an idea to create a vehicle that could provide Alaska businesses lower interest rates offered by tax-exempt financing, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export... — Updated 4/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Usibelli Coal Mine celebrates 75 years

FAIRBANKS – 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Alaska's longest lived mining operation, the Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.'s coal mining operations near Healy – a monumental milestone... — Updated 4/6/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Strategic minerals in American military hardware

Critical minerals bill moves on Capitol Hill

For the fourth year running, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada, has put forward the legislation aimed at streamlining the process for permitting strategic and critical minerals in the... — Updated 3/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold exploration drilling greenstone belt Nunavut Canada

Mineral exploration spending on the rise

After four years of declines, global minerals exploration spending rose roughly US$1 billion in 2017 and is expected to see further growth this year, according to a March 5 report... — Updated 3/20/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska regains top ten on Fraser Survey

Alaska's rich mineral endowment helped propel the Last Frontier into the top ten on the Fraser Institute's Survey of Mining Companies 2017. To gather information for its report,... — Updated 3/9/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Arctic Mine project

The prefeasibility study for the Arctic deposit in Northwest Alaska details plans for a financially robust mine that is expected to produce 1.9 billion pounds of copper, 2.4... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mine leaders deliver good news to Juneau

With rising metals prices helping to bolster the state's mining sector, Alaska mine leaders had good news to deliver to Alaska Senate and House resource committees during a Feb. 13... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Fort Knox heaps on another milestone

The 1-millionth ounce of gold was poured from the Walter Creek Arctic Heap Leach facility at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine in Interior Alaska on Jan. 24. "This is a great... — Updated 2/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Building a "green metal" Pyramid

With 13 holes drilled in 2017, CopperBank Resources Corp. has added more than 160 million pounds of copper to its Pyramid project on the Alaska Peninsula. "For a small investment... — Updated 2/16/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

EPA maintains "high bar" for Pebble

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Jan. 26 decision to not lift its proposed restriction on Pebble does not prevent the world-class copper mine project from being... — Updated 2/9/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ketchikan to be home of rare earth plant

After investigating locations across the United States to host its first Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has decided that a Southeast Alaska town with a... — Updated 2/9/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Smooth startup for Brucejack gold mine

High-grade underground gold mines have a lot of moving parts and ramping a new one up to commercial production is a period often interrupted by downtime as the operator finds... — Updated 1/25/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Generating a transformative discovery

With fresh funds in the bank and partners exploring the gold, copper and silver projects it has generated in Alaska, British Columbia and Mexico, Millrock Resources Inc. is... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Finding the sweet spot

The permitting process for the world-class Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum mine in Southwest Alaska is officially underway. With this monumental milestone comes the first real look... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Rising metals prices ring in 2018

With the price for an ounce of gold pushing back above US$1,300 to ring in the new year – along with zinc and copper selling at multi-year highs and trending higher – 2018 is... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Critical minerals order

Following a U.S. Geological Survey report that identifies 23 minerals critical to the economic wellbeing and security of the United States, President Donald Trump issued an... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 

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