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 By Shane Lasley    News 
Donlin Gold Novagold Barrick assay highlights begin project 2022 drill program

Donlin Gold partners opt to move forward

Impressed by the wide sections of high-grade gold encountered by drilling and encouraged by positive input from Alaska stakeholders and regulators, top executives at Barrick Gold Corp.... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Western Alaska mineral explorer now public

After more than a decade of advancing multiple precious and base metals deposits and targets across its more than 49,000-acre Illinois Creek Mining District property as a private... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Rio Tinto diamonds Diavik Mine Canada Northwest Territories acquisition Dominion

Rio Tinto now sole owner of Diavik Mine

In a deal that bolsters certainty for the future of the Diavik Mine and Northwest Territories' economy, Rio Tinto has acquired full ownership of this iconic diamond operation in Canada's... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pretium Resources Brucejack Mine Golden Triangle British Columbia Canada offer

Newcrest makes Pretium bid for BC growth

In a bid to add the Brucejack Mine to its operations in British Columbia's Golden Triangle, Newcrest Mining Ltd. has entered into an agreement to pay roughly C$3.5 billion (US$2.8... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
KSM Seabridge Gold Snowfield Mitchell Golden Triangle Canada British Columbia

Enormous open pit mines emerging at KSM

Early results from the 2021 drill program at KSM project support Seabridge Gold Inc.'s concept of mining more gold-rich reserves from open pits at the Snowfield and Mitchell deposits... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Valhalla Metals Ambler Mining District Arctic Mine SolidusGold TSX Venture

All will soon be able to buy into Valhalla

Valhalla Metals Inc., a privately held junior mining company focused on the exploration of the Sun and Smucker properties in Alaska's Ambler Mining District, may soon have easier access... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
WOTUS Alaska Mike Dunleavy waters of the United States Supreme Court Biden

Alaska enters WOTUS court battle, again

Alaska once again finds itself joining other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rein in a broadened definition of "waters of the United States," or WOTUS, a federal environmental... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Graphite One graphite stockpile Pentagon Creek Alaska Nation Defense U.S.

Pentagon adds graphite to stockpile list

As another signal foreshadowing the growing demand for graphite, the Pentagon has added this lithium-ion battery ingredient to its newest National Defense Stockpile Acquisitions List. Pub... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kutcho Copper British Columbia Canada feasibility study Dease Lake Tahltan map

Impressive returns for Kutcho Copper mine

There will be impressive financial returns for any mining company that develops a mine at the Kutcho copper-zinc project in Northern British Columbia, according to a feasibility study... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
EPA CWA section 404(c) USACE Bristol Bay watershed Pebble mine Clean Water Act

EPA extends timeline for Pebble decision

In an announcement with language indicative of a predetermined decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Nov. 17 announced it has set a timeframe for considering new information... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
International Tower Hill Mines Livengood PFS 2021 map webcast Fairbanks

Tower Hill posts new Livengood Mine PFS

A 65,000-metric-ton-per-day operation at the Livengood mine project in Alaska would produce 6.4 million ounces of gold over a 21-year span, or an average of around 304,750 oz per year,... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Agnico Eagle Mines TMAC Resources Meliadine Hope Bay Nunavut Canada

Agnico investing $33M in exploring Nunavut

Looking to strengthen the gold mine platform it is building in Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is investing roughly US$33 million into exploring its three main assets in the Canadian... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
NorZinc Northwest Territories Canada PEA Prairie Creek project Ausenco zinc lead

NorZinc races toward mine development

NorZinc Ltd. appears headed into the home stretch in its decades-long marathon to bring to production the Prairie Creek zinc mine project in southern Northwest Territories. The junior,... — Updated 11/4/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Star Resources COVID Australia Pogo Mine mill output conveyor repair

Challenging quarter slows Pogo gold output

Challenged by a spike of COVID cases in Alaska and unplanned downtime due to a failure of the primary conveyor that delivers ore to the mill, Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo Mine in... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Fireweed Zinc ATAC Resources Cantex Mine Development Macmillan Pass Rackla

Base metals projects post strong results

Drill results from mineral exploration programs in Canada's Yukon Territory this year are beginning to roll in as numerous companies wind down 2021 field operations in what some describe... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Red Chris Golden Triangle British Columbia Canada block cave mining Newcrest

Red Chris block cave mining shows promise

A block cave mine at the Red Chris project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle is forecast to produce 316,000 ounces of gold annually over the first six years at a cost of negative... — Updated 10/21/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Nova Minerals RPM gold exploration drilling Estelle Alaska

Spectacular gold intercept revs up RPM

While one hole does not make a deposit, the long section of strong gold mineralization in Nova Minerals Ltd.'s fifth hole at the RPM North prospect on its Estelle project in Alaska is a... — Updated 10/21/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
map Trilogy Metals Ambler Mining District UKMP South3d NANA Brooks Range

Trilogy stakes other NW Alaska claims

Leveraging its expertise in exploring for Arctic-type volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits in the Ambler Mining District, Trilogy Metals Inc. exploring for similar high-grade... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Agnico Eagle Mines Meliadine Nunavut Canada Kirkland Lake merger Abitibi

Agnico, Kirkland agree to golden merger

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. have announced plans to merge into a major mining company slated to produce 3.4 million ounces of gold this year. With similar market c... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Tectonic Metals Doyon Flat gold project lease agreement ANCSA regional map

Tectonic leases Doyon's Flat gold project

Building upon a strong relationship it has made with Doyon Ltd., Tectonic Metals Inc. has entered into an agreement to lease the Flat gold project owned by the Alaska Native Claims... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Usibelli Coal Mine reclamation Poker Flats phase III bond release Alaska

Usibelli tops mine reclamation standards

Reclamation is more than a regulatory requirement for Usibelli Coal Mine Inc., a family-owned company that began restoring the natural landscape at its Interior Alaska coal mining... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Copper Fox Metals Schaft Creek mine Canada British Columbia PEA

PEA outlines compelling Schaft Creek mine

A preliminary economic assessment prepared for Copper Fox Metals Inc. outlines a slightly new vision for developing a mine at Schaft Creek, a large copper-gold-silver-molybdenum project... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Partnership PEA preliminary economic assessment Bristol Bay copper mine

PEA reveals Pebble economics, benefits

The Pebble Mine project advanced to the final step of the permitting process would produce 320 million pounds of copper; 363,000 ounces of gold; 15 million pounds of molybdenum; 1.8... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District UKMP Trilogy Metals South32 Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects

Setbacks not expected to slow Arctic Mine

While weather delays and a shortage of workers will likely prevent Ambler Metals LLC from achieving its targeted 14,600 meters of drilling at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects this year,... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Victoria record gold production Eagle Mine Yukon Canada

Eagle Mine hits new monthly gold record

Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine produced 20,744 ounces of gold in August, a month record for Yukon's largest mine. The recently established open pit mine and heap leach recovery... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

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