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 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska North Slope Prudhoe Bay oil rig pipeline crude price negative

Alaska's economy tipping toward mining

The price of oil and gold heading in opposite directions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic could mark a tipping point that steers Alaska's economy on a new trajectory more rapidly... — Updated 5/8/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Casa Berardi gold mine Quebec Canada operations suspended Covid 19

COVID takes 66% of silver output offline

Global metal production has been severely disrupted due to government mandated suspension of mining operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures released by... — Updated 5/8/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Exploration drilling high grade gold at Seabridge 3 Aces gold project Yukon

Seabridge Gold nabs 3 Aces for portfolio

One of the most prospective, if not the potentially richest, recent gold discoveries in Yukon Territory is changing owners. Seabridge Gold has agreed to purchase the 3 Aces Project in... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Tectonic Metals gold exploration Seventymile Doyon land Interior Alaska

Doyon nabs major stake in Tectonic Metals

In an unprecedented deal that offers a bit of good news for gold exploration in Alaska, Doyon Ltd. has invested US$1.5 million (C$2.1 million) to acquire a 16.1% strategic ownership of Te... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper gold molybdenum mine permitting Bristol Bay Southwest Alaska

Judge tosses anti-Pebble suit against EPA

An attempt to legally force the U.S. Environmental Protection to keep a pre-emptive veto of the Pebble copper mine project active was thwarted in federal court on Friday. On April 17,... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Dominion diamond Ekati Mine closure Northwest Territories 186 carat

COVID-19 shutters Ekati, owner insolvent

Northwest Territories' mining sector took a major blow with the news that Dominion Diamond Mines, majority owner of the Ekati diamond mine and 40% owner of the Diavik diamond mine has fil... — Updated 4/23/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Premier mill buildings Stewart BC Red Mountain underground gold silver mine

Premier Mine very robust at $1,400 gold

Ascot Resources Ltd.'s vision of bringing commercial gold and silver mining back to Stewart, British Columbia took a major step towards reality with the completion of a feasibility study... — Updated 4/18/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Hecla Greens Creek silver mine workers 14 day Covid 19 quarantine

Added silver, protocols at Greens Creek

While the COVID-19 outbreak is unique in terms of the government and societal response, Hecla Mining Company has dealt with pandemics over its 129-year history and had a plan that was... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sunshine VMS Ambler Metals Upper Kobuk Mineral Project Northwest Alaska

Ambler Metals plans on 2020 exploration

Trilogy Metals Inc. April 8 said Ambler Metals LLC still plans to carry out the US$22.8 million program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska, but COVID-19-related... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Agnico Nunavut Meliadine mine workers with gold bar Covid 19

Canada's territories brace for pandemic

The territories of northern Canada, so far, appear to have escaped the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe. This is due, in part, to the remoteness of the... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground American miner covid 19 mask great economic revival mining

Miners to help support American economy

Looking "to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump has pulled together a wide array of... — Updated 4/16/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold Fort Knox mine Alaska trucks and shovel COVID 19 distancing

Essential social distancing at Fort Knox

Kinross Gold Corp. April 1 continues to implement comprehensive and proactive measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the implementation of more than 140 best practice... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold bars from Kinross Fort Knox Mine Alaska employee positive COVID 19

Fort Knox miner positive for COVID-19

An employee at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox gold mine near Fairbanks, Alaska has tested positive for COVID-19. Mine management was informed of the positive test on April 9 and informed... — Updated 4/9/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Essential US COVID 19 mine worker at Rio Tinto Kennecott copper mine Utah

Mining essential to US COVID-19 response

As the United States hunkers down to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains imperative for the nation to maintain the critical infrastructure needed to respond to the... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Red Chris open pit copper gold mine Golden Triangle Tahltan region BC

First Nations, miner respond to COVID-19

In order to protect the health of its people and communities of northern British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tahltan Central Government has been working closely with the other... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Back River gold exploration in Nunavut delayed due to COVID 19

Back River exploration put on back burner

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. has deferred it planned drill program at the Back River gold project in Nunavut and has established work-from-home protocols for employees at its corporate... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fairbanks Senior Center Meals on Wheels coronavirus donations from mines

Fairbanks area mines look after seniors

Amidst the scramble to prepare for an imminent pandemic that is roiling mining and metals markets, the three large mines in Interior Alaska have taken the time to look after the members... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource drilling Yellowknife City Gold Project Northwest Territories

Junior resumes gold hunt with new focus

Buoyed by the first-ever mineral resource estimate reported for its Yellowknife City Gold Project, Vancouver-based Gold Terra Resource Corp. (formerly TerraX Minerals Inc.) appears to be... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold 25 York Toronto headquarters disinfected COVID 19 coronavirus

Coronavirus infects North of 60 mining

Crashing markets, quarantines, closed offices and cancelled events are reverberating across the North of 60 Mining sector in the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold bar 4 millionth ounce gold pour at Northern Star's Pogo Mine Alaska

Pogo gold mine reaches 4 million ounces

Goodpaster Mining District, Alaska – At noon on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 a roughly 815-ounce gold bar containing the 4 millionth ounce of gold recovered from rich deposits at the Pogo... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2019 cover

Fraser Survey: Alaska shines, Canada slips

Canada's provinces and territories have fallen from grace in the eyes of the global mining community, according to the latest rendition of Fraser Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Compa... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Coeur Mining Kensington underground gold mine Southeast Alaska

Aussie miner acquiring Kensington Mine?

Another Alaska gold mine could soon be owned and operated by an Australian mining company, according to a recent report in a highly regarded Aussie business, finance and investment news p... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
ATAC Resources CEO Graham Downs at Rackla Gold exploration project Yukon

PEA looks at higher grade gold at Tiger

Rau, an intriguing precious and base metals property at the western end of the 185-kilometer- (115 miles) long Rackla Gold property in the Yukon, will continue to be the primary focus of... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Silvertip silver zinc lead mine in northern British Columbia temporarily closed

Coeur gold reserves down, silver rises

Coeur Mining Inc. Feb. 19 reported expansion of silver reserves during 2019 but a slight drop in gold reserves. Zinc and lead reserves were relatively consistent as infill drilling... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold pour at Kinross Fort Knox Mine near Fairbanks Alaska

Fort Knox Mine gold output hits new low

At just over 200,000 ounces, the 2019 gold production at Fort Knox Mine is the lowest in the 24-year history of this open pit operation a few miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The good... — Updated 2/21/2020

 

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