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 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 zinc, 405 million... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 

Mine leaders deliver good news to Juneau

With rising metals prices helping to bolster the state's mining sector, Alaska mine leaders had good news to deliver to Alaska Senate and House resource committees during a Feb. 13 trip to Juneau. "I am... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Fort Knox heaps on another milestone

The 1-millionth ounce of gold was poured from the Walter Creek Arctic Heap Leach facility at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine in Interior Alaska on Jan. 24. "This is a great milestone for Fort Knox and... — Updated 2/23/2018 Full story

 
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Building a "green metal" Pyramid

With 13 holes drilled in 2017, CopperBank Resources Corp. has added more than 160 million pounds of copper to its Pyramid project on the Alaska Peninsula. "For a small investment in 2017, our team was able... — Updated 2/16/2018 Full story

 
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EPA maintains "high bar" for Pebble

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Jan. 26 decision to not lift its proposed restriction on Pebble does not prevent the world-class copper mine project from being thoroughly vetted under federal... — Updated 2/9/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ketchikan to be home of rare earth plant

After investigating locations across the United States to host its first Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has decided that a Southeast Alaska town with a Pacific Rim port is the... — Updated 2/9/2018 Full story

 
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Smooth startup for Brucejack gold mine

High-grade underground gold mines have a lot of moving parts and ramping a new one up to commercial production is a period often interrupted by downtime as the operator finds things not working quite as... — Updated 1/25/2018 Full story

 
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Generating a transformative discovery

With fresh funds in the bank and partners exploring the gold, copper and silver projects it has generated in Alaska, British Columbia and Mexico, Millrock Resources Inc. is positioned well for 2018. As a... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 
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Finding the sweet spot

The permitting process for the world-class Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum mine in Southwest Alaska is officially underway. With this monumental milestone comes the first real look at the new Pebble Mine... — Updated 1/28/2018 Full story

 
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Rising metals prices ring in 2018

With the price for an ounce of gold pushing back above US$1,300 to ring in the new year – along with zinc and copper selling at multi-year highs and trending higher – 2018 is shaping up to be a good... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 
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Critical minerals order

Following a U.S. Geological Survey report that identifies 23 minerals critical to the economic wellbeing and security of the United States, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling on... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 
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Quantum Pebble leap

In a framework agreement announced on Dec. 18, First Quantum Minerals Ltd. was revealed as the major mining company that will complete the Pebble Limited Partnership. "We have made good progress in the part... — Updated 1/25/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Expanding Fort Knox

The mill at Fort Knox Mine in Interior Alaska will likely be churning out gold for several more years, thanks to Kinross Gold Corp. gaining mineral rights to the Gilmore land parcel immediately west of the... — Updated 1/10/2018

 
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A lot more Bornite

Just how big is the high-grade Bornite copper deposit in Northwest Alaska? This is one question that South32 Ltd. wants to know as it considers paying Trilogy Metals Inc. US$150 million for a 50 percent... — Updated 1/13/2018

 
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EPA nixes mine bonding proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to impose additional bonding requirements on the American mining sector, the regulator announced on Dec. 1. Under the Obama Administration, EPA had p... — Updated 1/10/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Matter of perspective

Alaska’s mining sector is in a global competition for mining investment, making it critical for the state to tout its strengths and address its weakness if it wants to attract the capital needed to... — Updated 1/25/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Quantum Pebble leap

In a framework agreement announced on Dec. 18, First Quantum Minerals Ltd. was revealed as the major mining company that will complete the Pebble Limited Partnership. "We have made good progress in the part... — Updated 1/13/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

More Alaska mines

Alaska’s current fiscal crisis has highlighted the need to diversify the state’s economy and being one of the richest minerals jurisdictions on the planet, mining is an industry that could play a major... — Updated 1/27/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

War on mining is over

When When Steve Wackowski asked his superiors at the U.S. Department of Interior office in Washington D.C. for a message to deliver at the Alaska Miners Association's annual convention in Anchorage, their... — Updated 1/14/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Hamilton joins Pebble

With the addition of Mark Hamilton as executive vice president of external affairs, the Pebble Limited Partnership continues to build upon an impressive team of Alaska-based leaders as it prepares to... — Updated 1/25/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Majors fill funding void North of 60

Goldcorp Inc.’s half-a-billion-dollar purchase of Kaminak Gold Corp. and the Coffee Gold project in Yukon Territory in 2016 marked a major shift for North of 60 mining explorers. Junior mining explorers... — Updated 1/24/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: State witnesses major upturn in activity

Alaska's minerals exploration sector is on an upswing, thanks to Australian mining explorers looking north and mining majors upping their activities in the state. South32 Ltd., a Perth, Australia-based... — Updated 1/24/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Trilogy Metals: Developing a district

With two world-class metals deposits and strong partnerships Trilogy Metals Inc. aims to develop the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska into one of the highest grade copper mining districts... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

Mining Explorers 2017: Teck Resources Ltd.

Zinc, copper and gold are the top metals sought by Teck Resources Ltd. In Alaska, this work is dedicated to extending the life of the Red Dog Mine by upgrading high-grade zinc resources near the current mine area and seeking out new deposits across... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

Mining Explorers 2017: PolarX Ltd.

PolarX Ltd. debuted this year as a new Australia-based exploration company focused on advancing Caribou Dome and Stellar, high-grade copper and copper-gold projects in Southcentral Alaska. This company is t... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

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