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 By Shane Lasley    News 
Weeds grow around a bullet-ridden road-closed sign in front of a bridge.

Sources leak BLM's Ambler Road block plan

Project proponents make midnight hour appeal for Biden administration to reconsider "irresponsible and unacceptable" permit decision for road. National media reports that the Biden administration... — Updated 4/18/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Banks of clouds above and below the Ascot mill on a winter day in BC.

Ascot feeds gold ore into Premier mill

The newest mine in B.C.'s Golden Triangle remains on pace to pour its first gold later this month. Ascot Resources Ltd. April 5 began feeding ore into the mill at Premier, marking the official... — Updated 4/11/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Finger points at drill core with high-grade copper mineralization.

Villages want voices heard on Ambler Road

Gov. Dunleavy urges BLM to consider recent Alaska Native support as it finalizes its reassessment of the Ambler Access Project. "I strongly believe that the road will greatly benefit my community... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Aerial view of drill rig testing for gold during the winter.

Seabridge redesigns project mine plan

Preliminary feasibility study envisions production of 2.5 million ounces of gold at Courageous Lake. Amid the recent surge of interest in mining lithium and rare earth elements, some companies... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mineshaft outlined by Alaska on a background of mineral periodic table entries.

AIDEA for Alaska critical mineral funding

HB122 would authorize AIDEA to issue up to $300 million in bonds and leverage federal funding for critical mineral infrastructure projects in Alaska. Home to 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A battery cutout with a voltage symbol being held up to an orange sunset.

Graphite One selects Ohio for refinery

Secures former critical minerals stockpile site to build graphite processing and battery materials recycling plant. Graphite One Inc. plans to transform a former national defense critical minerals... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska governor and energy analyst sitting in front of Alaska landscape photo.

Dunleavy urges mine permitting reform

Urges White House to streamline permitting process for domestic mines that will supply the minerals and metals needed for energy transition. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy leveraged the national... — Updated 4/4/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Front of Northern BC roadside store with two large jade boulders.

Northern BC jade miners sue province

Cassiar Jade and Glenpark seek reparations for financial losses due to being evicted from mining claims by Tahltan Nation, BC government. A pair of jade miners are taking British Columbia to court... — Updated 3/28/2024 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
The front of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.

Lift Pebble Mine ban or pay $700 billion

Alaska & Northern Dynasty sue federal government over EPA's Pebble decision; state places hefty price tag on taking if mining ban not overturned. Both the Alaska Department of Law and Northern... — Updated 3/21/2024 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A photo overlooking the capital city of Yukon, Whitehorse.

Whitehorse hearing to ban all mining in city

City officials hold meeting to discuss potential amendment to City Plan, includes complete prohibition of mineral exploration and mine development within city limits. In the face of the ongoing... — Updated 3/15/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Welcoming sign at the Don Lindsay Teck Award in Mining Engineering event.

Mining scholarships honor former Teck CEO

Don Lindsay Teck Award in Mining Engineering contributes $2 million to foster the next generation of mining talent at UBC and Queen's University. In a fitting tribute to former president and CEO Don... — Updated 3/15/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Closeup of an Exyn drone equipped with lidar survey equipment.

Exyn mapping tech put to the test at Pogo

Recent study shows Exyn drones more safely collect higher quality survey data in half the time compared to traditional mine mapping methods. Exyn Technologies' drone-based mapping system is faster,... — Updated 3/14/2024

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Geologists standing next to a rocky outcrop with gold-bearing quartz veins.

Junior seeks next Tombstone gold find

Stratabound changes name to Lode Gold Resources Ltd.; plans to spinout Canadian gold assets and reports 2024 exploration strategy. In recent market buzz about the emerging gold district in... — Updated 3/14/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests a rich metals deposit from a mountain saddle above the clouds.

Resolved to build Ambler Road safeguards

Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee passes resolution for policies to protect fish and wildlife, and keep road private. Leveraging nearly four decades of success when it comes to... — Updated 3/7/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Looking down on steel buildings and modular camp on a snow-covered landscape.

First Premier gold pour slated for April

Ascot raises $96.6 million to ramp Northern BC gold-silver mine to steady production; workers achieve impressive safety milestone. With the price of gold holding steady above $2,000 per ounce, Ascot... — Updated 3/6/2024

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
The welcome sign between the Alaska and Yukon Territory border.

Yukon shows mining commitment at AME

Yukon Premier and Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai and top officials in the territory leveraged the Association for Mineral Exploration's annual Roundup conference in Vancouver, Canada,... — Updated 3/6/2024

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
A colorful sundog encircles the sun over a frozen plain in Canada’s North.

Proven hunter scents possible gold giant

As Nunavut officials hail the Canadian government's recent decision to grant devolution to the country's newest territory, one junior explorer is planning to undertake a summer exploration program... — Updated 3/6/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Drillers complete hole EZ-23-005 during a sunny August day at Nikolai.

Eureka now hosts 8 billion lb of nickel

Alaska Energy Metals' 2023 drilling results in a fivefold increase in nickel within new resource. Incorporating the results from its inaugural drill program at Nikolai, Alaska Energy Metals Corp.... — Updated 2/25/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A large rock sample with large veins of high-grade gold visible on the surface.

Nisga'a Nation forms mine royalty company

Nations Royalty is positioned to be Canada's largest business majority owned by a First Nation, significant player in realm of mining royalties. Leveraging royalties it has received through... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A Komatsu underground loader in a mine.

SMS to sell Komatsu UG mining equipment

Alberta-based firm is new Komatsu underground mining equipment dealer for Alaska and Canada. Mining companies in Alaska, British Columbia, and the Canadian territories will soon have another... — Updated 2/21/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A rind of green malachite (copper carbonate) covers rocks collected at Storm.

Storm Copper resource tops expectations

American West Metals Ltd.'s 63-hole resource definition and exploration drill program at Storm Copper in 2023 has culminated in an inaugural resource estimate containing 452 million pounds of... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Red, white, blue buildings reflect off pond at Red Dog zinc mine in Alaska.

Red Dog awarded the Zinc Mark stamp

The world's first zinc mine to meet the high ESG standards to be awarded this mark of sustainability. Teck Resources Ltd.'s Red Dog Operations in Northwest Alaska is the world's first zinc mine to... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A Northwestern Air Jetstream in Edmonton, Canada.

Diavik plane crash leaves NWT reeling

Routine flight turns tragedy as six reported dead after crash; authorities, Rio Tinto seek to determine cause. A routine trip on a small Jetstream aircraft on its way to Rio Tinto's Diavik diamond... — Updated 2/1/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A snowcat with plow for grooming the winter road to the Goose gold mine.

Goose gold mine costs now at $1 billion

Underestimated costs in feasibility, inflation push development costs higher; mine remains on pace to pour first gold during Q1 2025. With construction ahead of schedule, B2Gold Corp. says its Back... — Updated 1/25/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A Canadian First Nation girl drives a virtual mining truck.

TNDC unveils virtual HEO training center

New heavy equipment operator training center equipped with cutting-edge simulators to train Tahltan residents for careers close to home. Northwest British Columbia residents now have a safe and... — Updated 1/25/2024 Full story

 

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