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 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 
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 7/13/2018 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Johnson Tract project map Cook Inlet Southcentral Alaska Lake Clark CIRI

Constantine, CIRI cut gold project deal

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. is working on a deal to lease Johnson Tract, a gold-rich polymetallic deposit in Southcentral Alaska, from Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional... — Updated 6/29/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gilmore project expansion at Fort Knox gold mine, Fairbanks, Interior Alaska

Fort Knox gold mine extended to 2030

The Fort Knox Mine will continue churning out gold until at least 2030, thanks to Kinross Gold Corp.'s decision to move ahead with the development of Gilmore, an expansion project... — Updated 6/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Trilogy Metals' Bornite copper cobalt deposit Northwest Alaska

Bornite cobalt resource weighs in at 77M lb

The Bornite deposit at Trilogy Metal Inc.'s Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska contains 77 million pounds of cobalt, according to a maiden resource estimate published by the... — Updated 6/15/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Accumulating copper, gold at Alaska Range

PolarX Ltd. is ready to kick off the initial phase of its 2018 drill program at its Alaska Range copper-gold project. Encompassing the Stellar and Caribou Dome properties, the Alaska Range... — Updated 6/8/2018 Full story

 
Battery green critical minerals electric vehicles

35 minerals critical to the United States

In a report published in December, the United States Geological Survey defined critical minerals as non-fuel minerals or mineral materials essential to the economic and national security of... — Updated 7/17/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources chair

The definitive list

In an initial move to implement President Donald Trump's strategy to break the United States' growing reliance on foreign countries for minerals and metals vital to its security and economy,... — Updated 6/8/2018 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 White... — Updated 5/25/2018 Full story

 
 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 Resources... — 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 the growing... — 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 permits needed... — 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 mining... — 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 that... — Updated 4/27/2018 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 that the... — 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 supplies... — 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 that minin... — 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 Authority, or... — 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 honored... — 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 United... — 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 by S&P... — 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, the Fraser... — 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 billion lb of... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

 

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