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 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore lays out Bokan REE mine strategy

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has unveiled a three-tier strategy for delivering a non-Chinese source of rare earth elements to North American markets from its Bokan Mountain project in Alaska.... — Updated 9/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Trilogy excited about Sunshine at UKMP

The initial results from 2019 drilling at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska has the Trilogy Metals team excited, especially the first hole from the Sunshine... — Updated 9/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

10 golden rules for responsible mining

The World Gold Council Sept. 12 launched its Responsible Gold Mining Principles, which lays out a framework that provides investors and downstream gold supply chain customers with clear... — Updated 9/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Drill cuts 1.2km of Saddle North copper-gold

GT Gold Corp. Sept. 4 reported the longest gold-copper drill intercept so far at Saddle North, tracing porphyry mineralization from near-surface to a depth of three-quarters of a mile... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Van Nieuwenhuyse steps down from Trilogy

After 15 years of leading the effort to unlock the vast mineral potential of the Ambler Mining District, Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse has turned in his resignation as president, CEO and... — Updated 9/13/2019 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 9/19/2019 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 9/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 

Big names in gold invest in HighGold

HighGold Mining Inc. has received approval to have its shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and some big names in gold mining and investing are lined up to be initial shareholders of... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News 

Mineral exploration slows in the Yukon

Yukon Territory, a mineral exploration frontrunner in Canada's North, is witnessing a significant slowdown in 2019. As a result, growth in Yukon's economy is expected to slow this year... — Updated 9/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Resource Development Council luncheon Environmental Protection

EPA to Alaska: "We don't have to choose"

Can American resource development and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand? Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler not only believes the answer is yes but... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Crown Indigenous Relations

Ottawa to clean-up old mines across North

The Canadian government has dedicated C$2.2 billion to clean up contaminated mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The eight projects to be addressed with this investment... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sustainable gold mining fish habitat Alaska British Columbia Yukon Klondike

Apple wants Alaska placer gold for iPads

Apple is sourcing gold for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and other electronics from placer mining operations reclaiming fish habitat in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia. There are hundreds... — Updated 8/23/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
High grade silver zinc lead gold mine near Juneau Alaska

More silver, management shift for Hecla

Hecla Mining Company sees higher grades at its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska as a catalyst for higher companywide silver production this year. "Silver production at Greens Creek... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
Heap leach open pit gold mine project near Dawson City Yukon

Ideal time to ramp up Brewery Creek Mine

As the gold price rocketed through US$1,500 per ounce on Aug. 7, Golden Predator Mining Corp. announced it is accelerating the exploration and development drilling needed to restart... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Lifelong Alaskan mining engineer legislator senator

Alaska miners lose a friend in Juneau

Alaska's mining community lost a strong champion and friend with the passing of Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage. Must Read Alaska, the first to report on Birch's passing, said the senator f... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Atac Resources vice president of exploration dies in tragic plane crash

Mineral exploration loses a rising star

The mining sector has lost one of its rising geology superstars to a tragic plane crash in the Yukon. While flying from ATAC Resources Inc.'s Rackla Gold property, a Cessna 208 Caravan... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
EPA rescinds preemptive veto of Pebble Partnership mine permit Alaska

EPA says no to Pebble pre-emptive veto

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has decided to roll back its 2014 proposed determination that, if finalized, would have placed debilitating restrictions on developing a... — Updated 8/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Perth Australia mining company Alaska high grade underground gold mine

Pogo pushes Northern Star to new heights

Thanks to improving gold output and lower costs at its Pogo gold mine in Alaska, Northern Star Resources Ltd. sold 232,042 ounces of gold during the final quarter of its fiscal year... — Updated 8/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mixed bag for Agnico's Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. July 24 reported that the ramp up of production at two new gold mines in Nunavut – Meliadine and Amaruq – is setting the Toronto-based miner up for a strong... — Updated 8/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Defense Production Act Title 3 rare earth element REE declaration Trump

Trump: rare earths essential to US defense

With the issuance of five presidential determinations related to the domestic production of rare earth metals and magnets, President Donald Trump is making it clear the White House sees... — Updated 8/2/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Meliadine project near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut commercial production

Gold operation shines with early startup

With the Meliadine project near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut hitting its target for commercial production in mid-May, senior gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is already reaping the rewards of... — Updated 8/2/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Robust plan for Kudz Ze Kayah zinc mine

The economics of mining the zinc-rich ore at BMC Minerals Ltd.'s Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) project in southeastern Yukon are robust, according to a feasibility study released on July 15. This... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

High grades boost Silvertip, Kensington

Increased ore grades and improved recoveries bolstered metals production at Coeur Mining Inc.'s two northern operations – the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in northern British... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The Conference Board of Canada Territorial Outlook Economic Forecast

Mines drive growth across Canada's North

Thanks to the start-up of new mines, The Conference Board of Canada forecasts the economies of Canada's territories to grow significantly over the next two years. In Territorial Outlook... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kudz Ze Kayah KZK BMC Minerals zinc-silver mine southeastern Yukon

BMC's Yukon zinc project crosses milestone

With the completion of Ross River Dena Council's independent environmental assessment review of Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK), BMC Minerals Ltd. crosses a major milestone along its path to... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 

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