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 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Junior plans to drill deep for answers porphyry copper gold exploration

Junior plans to drill deep for answers

Triumph Gold Corp. is making significant, new strides toward unlocking the geological secrets of Freegold Mountain, a district-scale property that could produce one of the richest... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 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 9/26/2019

 
 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 9/26/2019

 
 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 9/26/2019

 
 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 9/26/2019

 
 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 9/26/2019

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Brewery Creek gold mine map near Dawson City Klondike Yukon Viceroy

First Nation, Yukon support Brewery Creek

Support from the Yukon government and Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation is bolstering Golden Predator Mining Corp.'s plans to restart operations at its Brewery Creek gold mine about 55... — Updated 7/12/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Millrock Resources EMX Royalty Corvus Gold Tectonic Metals Newmont

Goodpaster gold exploration rush is on

With at least five companies investing heavily in securing ground, acquiring royalties and drilling at and around the Pogo Mine, Goodpaster Mining District has emerged as the hottest dest... — Updated 7/5/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Drills turning at core White Gold targets

White Gold Corp. June 19 announced the start of a 17,000-meter core drill program on three of its properties in the Yukon – JP Ross, White Gold and QV. "The goal of this diamond drill... — Updated 6/28/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Artificial Intelligence AI machine learning generated gold drill targets

Auryn to drill AI targets at Committee Bay

Auryn Resources Inc. is gearing up test intriguing drill targets that artificial intelligence has generated on the Committee Bay gold project in Nunavut. "We are looking forward to... — Updated 6/28/2019

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
magnet rare earth elements REE neodymium and praseodymium

REE project could see output in 2020

Canada is one of the world's richest sources of raw commodities, not least of which are the so-called rare earth elements. While China currently dominates global production and hosts... — Updated 6/27/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Department of Commerce federal strategy secure reliable critical minerals

Alaska rare earths project gets a nudge

Washington D.C.'s increased interest in securing a steadfast supply of critical minerals may prompt further advancement at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Mountain, a Southeast Alaska... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Nickel Mountain copper cobalt platinum palladium Golden Triangle BC

Unveiling high-grade B.C. nickel project

At a time when electric vehicles are driving the need for increased nickel, Garibaldi Resources Inc. is unveiling an extremely high-grade deposit of this battery metal at its Nickel... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pembridge Resources buys Minto copper mine in Yukon

Minto sold, mining to resume this year

In a deal that is good for the buyer, seller and the Yukon, Capstone Mining Corp. has agreed to sell the Minto copper mine to United Kingdom-based Pembridge Resources PLC. "The sale of... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Lundin Mining invests in PolarX to option Stellar copper project Alaska

Lundin cuts a Stellar deal with PolarX

Lundin Mining Corp. has agreed to invest AU$4.3 million (US$3 million) to acquire 14.3 percent of PolarX Ltd. shares, a deal that gives the Canada-based miner an option to earn a 51... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mountain Pass Bokan Mountain REE trade war rare earth strategy

Rare earths – more than trade war weapons

When it comes to rare earths, China has a strategy that goes beyond using these high-tech elements as ammunition for the next salvo in a trade war with the United States. This strategy,... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Trump Executive Order 13817 federal critical minerals strategy REE

U.S. outlines critical mineral strategy

The U.S. Department of Commerce June 4 released "A federal strategy to ensure secure and reliable supplies of critical minerals," an interagency report that outlines a government-wide... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kaminak Gold executives Eira Thomas, Rob Carpenter, Tony Reda, Curt Freeman

Tectonic has big 2019 plans for Alaska

Tectonic Metals Inc. plans to leverage Alaska's underexplored gold potential to create "the number one mineral exploration company in the world." While this is a lofty goal, Tectonic Meta... — Updated 5/24/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Graphite Creek spherical graphtic carbon for lithium ion batteries

Graphite One ships graphite for pilot plant

It is somewhat ironic that the lithium-ion batteries that power the growing number of zero emissions electric vehicles traveling global highways are driving the need for carbon ... — Updated 5/24/2019

 

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