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 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests world-class Graphite Creek deposit at sunset in western Alaska.

Accelerating critical Graphite Creek mine

Backed by DOD, BSNC, Graphite One completes drill program to support study of graphite supply chain critical to US Thanks in large part to substantial backing and support from the U.S. Department... — Updated 1/1/2024

 By Shane Lasley    News
Bands of gold-colored copper mineralization ribbon dark grey drill core.

Newmont finalizes Newcrest acquisition

World's top gold mining company adds two Golden Triangle mines to its two large gold-copper projects in Northern BC. In a historic deal that adds to Newmont Corp.'s position as the world's largest... — Updated 11/30/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Green bands of aurora in the winter sky above sign in front of Nechalacho camp.

Shenghe invests in Canada rare earth mine

Vital Metals turns to Chinese firm to fund Nechalacho, home to first REE mine in Canada. Drifting further away from the original vision of establishing a rare earths supply chain in Canada that... — Updated 11/22/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A barge delivers goods to Back River during the ice-free summer days in Nunavut.

B2Gold delivers the goods at Back River

Summer shipping and construction success keep the Goose Mine on track for first gold pour in Q1 2025. With a successful summer construction and shipping season, B2Gold Corp. says its Back River... — Updated 11/17/2023

 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Blue hardhat with BMC logo on a shelf at the Kudz Ze Kayah project in the Yukon.

BMC posts review for planned Yukon mine

After getting a conditional green light in 2022 from regulators to advance the proposed ABM Mine at its Kudz Ze Kayah property in Southeastern Yukon, BMC Minerals Ltd. has completed a favorable... — Updated 11/16/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

BLM's Ambler Road SEIS raises concerns

Alaska Delegation says Ambler Road is guaranteed by Congress; Alaska Natives come out for, against road. Roughly a year and a half after suspending the previously issued federal permits to build a 2... — Updated 11/10/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News
Year-one graduating participants of the Tahltan HEO program.

Tahltan celebrates HEO program success

Receives funding to train Tahltan heavy equipment operators; skills for enhanced opportunities. In an exciting move that will provide job opportunities for Tahltans and expand the mining workforce a... — Updated 11/10/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground miners at the Greens Creek silver mine in Southeast Alaska.

Hecla stays on 15-million-oz silver pace

Despite shutdown of Lucky Friday in August, company remains on track to achieve silver production target. Even with an August fire shutting down operation at its Lucky Friday mine in Idaho for the... — Updated 10/20/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Heavily mineralized rock with veining and orange, red, and purple colorization.

A fortunate bismuth-cobalt partnership

Rio Tinto, Fortune Minerals team up to recover critical minerals at Nico refinery in Alberta. To bolster the North American supply of critical minerals, global mining giant Rio Tinto and Canadian... — Updated 10/19/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A Vital Metals worker walks toward tents illuminated by the morning sun.

Vital Canadian REE company is bankrupt

Over the course of two short years, Vital Metals Ltd. has fallen from a visionary mining company pioneering a first-ever rare earth supply chain in Canada to a delisted Australian firm struggling... — Updated 10/19/2023

 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Aerial view of the Meadowbank gold mine in Nunavut during the winter.

Strong economic forecast for Nunavut

Economists at the government of Nunavut are predicting major economic growth in Canada's northernmost territory next year, partly due to increased production and steady commodity prices in its... — Updated 10/19/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A new solar array in front of hill with golden fall foliage in BC.

TNDC installing solar at Schaft Creek

Tahltan Nation's business arm has partnered with Solvest to install solar systems at mining project in Tahltan Territory. With the goal of advancing clean energy in Northern British Columbia and... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News
Geologist holds a loupe over a sample from the Turnagain nickel-cobalt deposit.

Next step for Northern BC nickel project

PFS details a large nickel-cobalt mine with minimal net CO2 emissions at Turnagain project. With the completion of a prefeasibility study, Giga Metals Corp. and joint venture partner Mitsubishi... — Updated 10/5/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A technician with electronic equipment surveys a gold mine in Nevada.

Newmont CEO delivers powerful message

Urges the mining industry to build goodwill and trust to survive societal, geopolitical, and new technology megatrends in a changing world. Newmont President and CEO Tom Palmer did not waste his... — Updated 10/5/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Photo of a mountain with roads built to drill the Caribou Dome copper deposit.

PolarX studies Caribou Dome improvements

PolarX Ltd. Oct. 3 announced that it has initiated a metallurgical testing program focused on improving copper recovery and concentrate grades at Caribou Dome, as well as gold recovery at Zackly,... — Updated 10/5/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Aerial view of the development progress at the Goose Mine site as of September.

Goose gold mine development on track

Upon the April completion of its buyout of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp., B2Gold Corp. hit the ground running at its new Back River gold property in Nunavut and remains on pace to pour its first go... — Updated 10/4/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News
An aerial shot of the Brewery Creek heap leach sites.

Victoria Gold buys Brewery Creek mine

In a sudden and surprising announcement, Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the acquisition of Sabre Gold Mines Corp.'s Yukon assets, which include the past producing Brewery Creek gold mine... — Updated 9/23/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Rock sample with metallic gold mineralization coated with green copper oxides.

Bornite's germanium potential revealed

Colorado School of Mines thesis confirms that the germanium values at Bornite deposit have long been underreported. In addition to hosting 6.3 billion pounds of copper and 88 million lb of cobalt cr... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Two workers walk from a helicopter to drill at the Pebble project in Alaska.

PEA affirms Pebble's world-class status

SW Alaska project could provide US with 6.4 billion lb copper plus other metals critical to energy transition. A mine at Pebble project in Southwest Alaska could provide a secure domestic supply of... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
The rising sun shines on the buildings at the Manh Choh gold mine camp.

Partners break ground on Alaska gold mine

TOK, ALASKA – An Aug. 29 groundbreaking ceremony at Manh Choh marked the official opening of Alaska's newest gold mine. But even before tribal, corporate, and state leaders tossed the symbolic gol... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Rose Ragsdale    News
A highly colorful multi-layer outcrop from Blue Star's Penthouse prospect.

Junior posts promising results for Ulu

Early this summer, Blue Star Gold Corp. launched an exploration program, hoping to identify favorable prospects and advance targets on its landholdings in western Nunavut to drill-ready status for... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A drone view of a drill rig testing for gold and silver in Northern BC.

New Thesis for Northern BC gold projects

Benchmark Metals Inc. and Thesis Gold Inc. have completed a merger that brings together two large gold projects in Northern British Columbia's Toodoggone Mining District and the teams behind their s... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Photo taken through car windshield by evacuee in line of cars under red sky.

Wildfire forces Yellowknife evacuation

Blaze could reach NWT capital by weekend, 20,000 residents leave; one mining camp burned, wildfires disrupt entire mining sector. The already severe fire conditions across the Great Slave Lake... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
The outcropping Southwest Fi pegmatite dyke dwarfs the drill testing it.

Li-FT shifts gears during NWT wildfires

Investigates Cali lithium project in western NWT; to resume drilling at Yellowknife once the smoke clears. Despite the need to evacuate its Hidden Lake exploration camp due to the extreme wildfire... — Updated 8/24/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News
Dozens of solar panels lined out in a snowy field.

Sunshine to power Diavik's sunset years

Rio Tinto to build largest solar plant in Canada's North at diamond mine. Signaling its commitment to clean renewable energy, mining powerhouse Rio Tinto announced its intention to construct the lar... — Updated 8/24/2023


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