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 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 1/2/2020 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 12/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 12/13/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Can DC agency shorten mine permitting?

SPARKS, Nev. – The notoriously long timeline for permitting a mine in the United States may soon be shortened. This reprieve is not from the various renditions of mine permit reform... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior chases target near historic mine

One intrepid junior tackled an enticing prospect in western Nunavut in 2019, marking the seventh year of its quest for gold in Canada's far north. Seeking new gold resources on the highly... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Tectonic goes public, makes gold discovery

Investors looking for mineral exploration companies boasting a team with a proven track record and gold properties in safe and mineral-rich jurisdictions have a new choice with the... — Updated 11/29/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Partnership CEO copper gold mine Bristol Bay Southwest Alaska

Pebble permitting progress worries critics

Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier is confident that the world-class Pebble copper project in Southwest Alaska will continue to achieve significant permitting milestones during 2020 ... — Updated 11/2/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore builds REE separation plant team

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has added two prominent technical advisors to a team it has pulled together to design a heavy rare earth element solvent extraction plant to be developed in... — Updated 11/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Fortymile miners get noticed by BLM, Apple

Race Family Mining Operation, a father and son team of placer gold miners on Jack Wade Creek in Alaska's legendary Fortymile Mining District, is being watched closely by federal... — Updated 10/31/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior awakens MacMillan Pass giant

Another slumbering zinc giant is being awakened in Canada's far north. The MacMillan Pass project, a venture targeting an extensive package of mining claims assembled recently by junior... — Updated 10/31/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Millrock cuts $20M deal for Goodpaster

Australia-based Northern Cobalt Ltd. has agreed to invest as much as US$20 million over the next four years to earn up to a 60 percent interest in Millrock Resources Inc.'s enormous land... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite Creek nominated high priority

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska leaders applaud Tongass proposal

Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy and Alaska's entire delegation in Washington D.C. welcomed the Trump administration's plan to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule,... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Fort Knox passes 8M oz gold milestone

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: The 8 millionth ounce of gold poured at Fort Knox on Oct. 9 is a milestone that seems to mark a new era for this iconic Interior Alaska mine that has been a flagship... — Updated 10/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Agnico opens second new Nunavut mine

For the second time in 2019, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. announced reaching commercial production at a new Nunavut gold mine – this time at Amaruq, a satellite deposit about 50 kilometers (... — Updated 10/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project BLM Gates of the Arctic

Thou shall build road to Ambler District

The Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska covers a more than 70-mile (115 kilometers) stretch of Earth's crust that is rich in a variety of precious, base and critical minerals. So... — Updated 10/11/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Northern Star expands Pogo gold, mill

With the success of mining optimization at Pogo and drills confirming another major gold zone on the property, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has decided to invest US$30 million (A$43... — Updated 9/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Victoria pours first Eagle gold in Yukon

Victoria Gold Corp. poured the first bar of gold at its Eagle Gold Mine on Sept. 17, elevating the former gold exploration company to the echelon of gold producer. "After all the blood,... — Updated 9/27/2019

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Northern zinc-rich projects get boost

As the worldwide deficit in zinc production grows, several zinc-lead mining projects across northern Canada await construction of access arteries needed to deliver their ore to market.... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 

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