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 By Shane Lasley    News 
Essential US COVID 19 mine worker at Rio Tinto Kennecott copper mine Utah

Mining essential to US COVID-19 response

As the United States hunkers down to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains imperative for the nation to maintain the critical infrastructure needed to respond to the... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Red Chris open pit copper gold mine Golden Triangle Tahltan region BC

First Nations, miner respond to COVID-19

In order to protect the health of its people and communities of northern British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tahltan Central Government has been working closely with the other... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Kinross Gold Fort Knox mine Alaska trucks and shovel COVID 19 distancing

Essential social distancing at Fort Knox

Kinross Gold Corp. April 1 continues to implement comprehensive and proactive measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the implementation of more than 140 best practice... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Texas JV moves quickly on REE separation

USA Rare Earth LLC and Texas Mineral Resources Corp. has made a major advancement toward developing the heavy rare earth separation technology that the U.S. Army is looking to invest in.... — Updated 4/2/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Agnico Nunavut Meliadine mine workers with gold bar Covid 19

Canada's territories brace for pandemic

The territories of northern Canada, so far, appear to have escaped the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe. This is due, in part, to the remoteness of the... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Back River gold exploration in Nunavut delayed due to COVID 19

Back River exploration put on back burner

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. has deferred it planned drill program at the Back River gold project in Nunavut and has established work-from-home protocols for employees at its corporate... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fairbanks Senior Center Meals on Wheels coronavirus donations from mines

Fairbanks area mines look after seniors

Amidst the scramble to prepare for an imminent pandemic that is roiling mining and metals markets, the three large mines in Interior Alaska have taken the time to look after the members... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource drilling Yellowknife City Gold Project Northwest Territories

Junior resumes gold hunt with new focus

Buoyed by the first-ever mineral resource estimate reported for its Yellowknife City Gold Project, Vancouver-based Gold Terra Resource Corp. (formerly TerraX Minerals Inc.) appears to be... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold 25 York Toronto headquarters disinfected COVID 19 coronavirus

Coronavirus infects North of 60 mining

Crashing markets, quarantines, closed offices and cancelled events are reverberating across the North of 60 Mining sector in the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold bar 4 millionth ounce gold pour at Northern Star's Pogo Mine Alaska

Pogo gold mine reaches 4 million ounces

Goodpaster Mining District, Alaska – At noon on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 a roughly 815-ounce gold bar containing the 4 millionth ounce of gold recovered from rich deposits at the Pogo... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2019 cover

Fraser Survey: Alaska shines, Canada slips

Canada's provinces and territories have fallen from grace in the eyes of the global mining community, according to the latest rendition of Fraser Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Compa... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Coeur Mining Kensington underground gold mine Southeast Alaska

Aussie miner acquiring Kensington Mine?

Another Alaska gold mine could soon be owned and operated by an Australian mining company, according to a recent report in a highly regarded Aussie business, finance and investment news p... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
ATAC Resources CEO Graham Downs at Rackla Gold exploration project Yukon

PEA looks at higher grade gold at Tiger

Rau, an intriguing precious and base metals property at the western end of the 185-kilometer- (115 miles) long Rackla Gold property in the Yukon, will continue to be the primary focus of... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Silvertip silver zinc lead mine in northern British Columbia temporarily closed

Coeur gold reserves down, silver rises

Coeur Mining Inc. Feb. 19 reported expansion of silver reserves during 2019 but a slight drop in gold reserves. Zinc and lead reserves were relatively consistent as infill drilling... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold pour at Kinross Fort Knox Mine near Fairbanks Alaska

Fort Knox Mine gold output hits new low

At just over 200,000 ounces, the 2019 gold production at Fort Knox Mine is the lowest in the 24-year history of this open pit operation a few miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The good... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Workers at Pebble copper gold exploration mine project Bristol Bay Alaska

Leaks reveal refined Pebble Mine plan

The executive summary of the Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (PFEIS) for the Pebble copper-gold mine project in Southwest Alaska was leaked to select media outlets... — Updated 2/14/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pogo underground mine Alaska on pace to produce 300,000 ounces gold 2020

Alaska mine output drops, nation's rises

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.13 billion worth of non-fuel minerals last year, down roughly 9 percent from the US$3.44 billion in 2018, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020,... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior sees zinc-lead project in top 10

In 21 months, Osisko Metals Ltd. has boosted the mineral resource estimate for its Pine Point zinc-lead project near Hay River in Northwest Territories by 36 percent to 50 million metric... — Updated 2/4/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Heavy equipment at Victoria Eagle Gold mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

Explorers tout first gold, new finds

After being stalled for decades, hardrock gold mine development in Yukon Territory appears to be picking up speed, as one company rockets toward full mine production by mid-2020, while... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Barrick and Novagold own 40 million ounce Donlin Gold mine project Alaska

Decision looming, major drilling at Donlin

As we move into 2020 there are still no definitive indications of when joint venture partners Novagold Resources Inc. and Barrick Gold Corp. will make the final decision on development... — Updated 1/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Association Mineral Exploration AME BC Roundup mining conference

Alaska gov welcomes mining investments

If you are not doing business in Alaska, you should be, this is the message Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy had for the mining community attending the Association for Mineral Exploration Roundu... — Updated 1/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining eligible for permit streamlining

It's official, U.S. mining projects can now be considered for more efficient permitting under Title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or Fast-41, a program... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska mining to get Aussie boost in 2020

With two Australian companies making major investments and several exploration companies from Down Under chomping at the bit to get into the field, 2020 is shaping up to be the best year... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

White House proposes revisions to NEPA

Mining and other trade organization leaders welcome the White House's proposed revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as much needed upgrades to the burdensome and oft... — Updated 1/10/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

South32 agrees to landmark JV in Alaska

Development of the rich mineral resource in Alaska's Ambler Mining District took another major leap forward with the Dec. 19 announcement that Australia-based South32 Ltd. is investing... — Updated 12/20/2019

 

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