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 By A.J. Roan    News 
Lady Justice next to a gavel, symbolizes risky nature of EPA's Pebble decision.

EPA finalizes decision, blocks Pebble mine

In what could be the most consequential "pollice verso" for Alaska, in a time when the federal government is seeking to shift the paradigm from more than a century of petroleum... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News 
Rocks representing lithium beside a tile with lithium's periodic table data.

Lithium-rich projects lure NWT explorers

Lured partly by proximity to infrastructure in Yellowknife, several companies moved in January to advance exploration in mineral-rich Northwest Territories. The explorers include... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Cheetah Resources and YK Car Share representatives on a snowy Yellowknife day.

Cheetah supports Yellowknife EV sharing

In a move that helps provide a tangible link between the rare earth elements produced in Northwest Territories and the green technologies they enable, Cheetah Resources is sponsoring an... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Two miners underground at the Greens Creek silver mine in Alaska.

Hecla's 2022 silver output tops 14M oz

Could top 17M oz during 2023 with contribution from Keno Hill Mine. With consistently strong production at its Greens Creek Mine in Alaska and a surge at its Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho,... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Driller removes core from a drill tube at the Donlin Gold project in Alaska.

Donlin Gold wraps 2022 with high grades

Barrick, Novagold now considering updated feasibility study for world-class gold project. To round out a large and highly-successful 2022 program at Donlin Gold, project partners... — Updated 1/26/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A braided section of the Taku River runs alongside fall foliage in Northern BC.

Tlingit declares Taku River protection

First Nation seeks balance between conservation and mineral extraction in area important to the Taku River Tlingit way of life. To help preserve an intact ecosystem within the Taku River... — Updated 1/23/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A colorful dusk horizon backdrops a drill testing the Graphite Creek deposit.

Graphite One considers larger operations

To better match the world-class size of its Graphite Creek deposit in Alaska to the enormous demand for the graphite going into lithium-ion batteries powering the electric vehicle... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
A drill tests for copper on the side of a forested hill in southwest Yukon.

Exploring for energy metals in SW Yukon

Strategic Metals Ltd., a longtime project generator in the Yukon, is helping to spur industry interest in the prospectivity of the territory's southwestern region for critical minerals... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
As the sun sets, crews mine rare earths ore from a deposit at Nechalacho in NWT.

A Vital pivot in rare earths strategy

Following an AU$45 million (US$31.6 million) infusion of cash in July, Vital Metals Ltd. has gone through some significant changes that are being reflected in a new strategy that slows... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Lithium periodic symbol, rocks, and batteries made from the critical metal.

Li-FT for Northwest Territories lithium

Li-FT Power Ltd., a relatively new junior exploration company led by a team with a track record of discovering and financing mineral projects, has acquired an exciting hardrock lithium... — Updated 1/5/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The miners walking underground at the Premier gold-silver mine in Northern BC.

Ascot secures Premier gold mine funding

C$200M financing package provides cash needed to restart operations at Northern BC gold-silver mine. Having pulled together a C$200 million (US$147 million) financing package, Ascot... — Updated 12/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A view over the wide and treeless site of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

Dunleavy vows to take on EPA over Pebble

Says pending veto of Pebble copper mine permits sets a precedent with implications that go beyond Alaska. Alarmed by the precedent that would be set if the U.S. Environmental Protection... — Updated 12/15/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Close up of the elements zinc, gallium, and germanium on the periodic table.

Fireweed targets Gayna River minerals

On the heels of its successful Macmillan Pass zinc-lead exploration play in eastern Yukon Territory, Fireweed Metals Corp. is making a bid to expand its project portfolio in what may be... — Updated 12/8/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
Geologists test water near the Pebble mine site in Southwest Alaska.

Royalty has little impact on Pebble PEA

An updated preliminary economic assessment for Pebble shows that a US$60 million royalty investment deal between Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and an unnamed investor has a minimal... — Updated 12/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Curt Freeman, Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse at a mineralized outcrop at Sun in Alaska.

Critical road to Valhalla's Sun and beyond

As Alaska-based company preps for 2023, Alaska Delegation calls for swift Ambler Road resolution. After spending this summer preparing for its initial drill program at the Sun... — Updated 11/17/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA)(Left), Peter DeFazio (D-OR)(Right).

Newest report condemns Pebble project

The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released a report accusing proponents of the proposed Pebble copper mine in Southwest Alaska of carrying out a 'bait and... — Updated 11/17/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The Brucejack mill facility in the midst of glaciated mountains in Northern BC.

Blemish to Newcrest's progress in BC

Miner fatality at Brucejack puts a hold on plans to ramp up Golden Triangle mining. Newcrest Mining Ltd.'s Red Chris and Brucejack mines in British Columbia's Golden Triangle produced... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Four women from Nunavut in mining apparel with a large bar of gold.

Mint offers coin with only Nunavut gold

In response to an increasing number of precious metals investors wanting to know that the bullion they are buying is responsibly sourced, the Royal Canadian Mint has introduced its first... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The orange hue of the tent camp matches the dusk horizon at Graphite Creek.

Graphite Creek criticality on the rise

A shortage of the graphite required for the lithium-ion batteries powering the transition to electric mobility is elevating the criticality of Graphite One Inc.'s plans to develop a mine... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mining exploration professionals in the exhibit hall at AME Roundup.

AME Roundup 2023 – Critical to Our Future

Every January, except for that year when COVID pandemic lockdowns necessitated a virtual attendance, thousands of professionals involved and associated with mineral exploration come... — Updated 10/20/2022 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
A map showing the location of Snowline Gold Corp.'s various properties.

Junior shines light on gold discoveries

Snowline Gold is unveiling an exciting new gold district in Canada’s Yukon. A little over 18 months after its organization, Snowline Gold Corp., a junior mining company with deep... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds cup of coffee while with miners in Fairbanks

Alaska's Office of Energy Innovation

Top objectives of new state office offers benefits for Alaska’s mining industry. Alaska's mining sector stands to benefit from a new Office of Energy Innovation established by Gov.... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Workers complete underground drilling at the Greens Creek silver mine.

Greens Creek boosts Hecla 2022 outlook

With the Greens Creek Mine in Alaska exceeding expectations, along with continued strong output from the Lucky Friday silver mine in Idaho and Casa Berardi gold mine in Quebec, Hecla... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Snow-dusted mountains rise above orange landscape during fall in Alaska.

PolarX scopes Alaska Range copper mine

Study shows mine is feasible, could be enhanced with more exploration. A scoping study provides the first glimpse of potential mines at the Zackly and Caribou Dome deposits on PolarX... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A vintage photograph of the now ghost town Grand Forks in Yukon, Canada.

Minerva AI case study for Klondike Gold

Continuing a trend of supporting mineral exploration with its cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning software, Minerva Intelligence Inc. has carried out a case study... — Updated 10/6/2022

 

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