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 By Shane Lasley    News
Kudz Ze Kayah Yukon BMC Minerals Scott Donaldson Kaska First Nations

KZK mine in Yukon slated for 2023 start

Following the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board's (YESAB) recommendation that the proposed mine the Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) project be allowed to proceed to permitting,... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Barrick Novagold Resources world class Donlin gold mine project Calista Alaska

Donlin Gold program exceeds expectations

Despite a two month suspension of activities and other challenges related to protecting workers and local communities from COVID-19, Donlin Gold LLC managed to exceed its planned... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Osisko Metals Pine Point zinc lead mine project Hay River Northwest Territories

Junior advances project at Pine Point

During the most challenging mining season in nearly 20 years brought on by constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, one mineral exploration company has forged ahead in its quest... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Tetlin Village Peak Gold lease mineral exploration property gold silver mine

Peak Gold deal launches new Contango ORE

In the few months since taking the helm at Contango ORE Inc., Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse has steered this unconventional mineral exploration company toward being the 30% owner of Alaska's... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Alaska Fort Knox Gold mine near Fairbanks

Kinross Alaska seeking gold across state

Kinross Gold Corp.'s new long-term strategy for its Fort Knox Mine is a paradigm shift for mineral exploration companies with gold projects on or near the road system within a... — Updated 10/29/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold mining haul truck during Gilmore project ribbon cutting Fort Knox

Golden decade coming to Fort Knox Mine

A look at Kinross Gold Corp.'s newly optimized strategy for Fort Knox indicates that the iconic mine about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska will be producing upwards of 400,000 ounces... — Updated 10/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ucore rare earth element salts SMC Alaska test tubes separation

Ucore ships Bokan REE sample for testing

Ucore Rare Metals Inc., which has set a plan in motion to begin producing rare earth elements in Alaska by 2023, has shipped more than 1.5 metric tons of material from its Bokan Mountain... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Periodic table of elements critical minerals metals niobium platinum

Earth MRI funds critical Alaska projects

The U.S. Geological Survey and Association of American State Geologists have approved $1.1 million of funding for mapping and geological surveys aimed at gaining a better understanding... — Updated 10/15/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Tapes Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier resigns

Pebble Tapes lead to Collier resignation

A pitch to deep-pocketed investors about the potential to develop a world-class mine at the Pebble copper project in Alaska turned out to be a clandestinely videotaped sting operation... — Updated 10/8/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground miners equipment, mine development Keno Hill Silver District

Keno Hill remains on pace for 2020 start

Alexco Resource Corp. is pulling all the pieces together to resume production at its Keno Hill Silver District mine in the Yukon by the end of the year. Alexco produced silver at Keno... — Updated 10/8/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Constantine Dowa Palmer copper gold zinc silver barite exploration Haines Alaska

Constantine prevails in Ninth Circuit

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. came out on the winning side of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on a lawsuit brought by Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and others that... — Updated 10/8/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Saracen Northern Star merger creates top ten major gold producer

Northern Star rising to Top-10 gold miner

Pogo Mine owner Northern Star Resources Ltd. continues its growth with the proposed merger with fellow Australian gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd. In an all-shares deal announced... — Updated 10/7/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Peak Gold partnership Tetlin Kinross Contango ORE Alaska

Kinross cuts deal for Alaskan Peak Gold

Kinross Gold Corp. has agreed to pay US$93.7 million to buy a 70% stake in the Peak Gold project near the crossroads town of Tok in eastern Alaska, an acquisition slated to deliver... — Updated 10/2/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nico copper cobalt bismuth gold mine project NWT

Fortune resumes exploration near Nico

More than six years after turning its attention to advancing to production the world-class mineral reserves of its Nico project in Northwest Territories, Fortune Minerals Ltd. is again... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Critical lithium ion battery metal mineral graphite creek nome Alaska

Graphite One hails Trump emergency order

Graphite One Inc. Oct. 1 said President Donald Trump's declaration that the United States' heavy reliance on foreign nations for critical minerals is a national emergency highlights the... — Updated 10/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Doyon geologist and shareholder core boxes mineral exploration

Doyon fosters golden Alaska partnerships

Doyon Ltd. is seeing a resurgence of mineral exploration on its lands across Interior Alaska, especially on gold properties held by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Fort Knox gold mine Gilmore expansion Fairbanks Alaska

Kinross accelerates Gilmore gold output

With the price of gold at the threshold of US$2,000 per ounce and expected to climb higher, Kinross Gold Corp. plans to increase its global gold production by 20% over the next three... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as he exits Air Force One

Trump to Alaska: No Pebble Mine politics

U.S. President Donald Trump assured Alaskans that politics will not play a role in the federal permitting decision for the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum-rhenium mine in Southwest Alaska.... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Triangle mining town Stewart BC Hyder Alaska Covid 19 bubble

Reuniting a community separated by COVID

An invisible line that divides a community in the towns of Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska has become a lot more tangible with COVID-19 and the international travel restrictio... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Tibbs gold exploration drilling Doyon shareholder Tectonic

Tectonic cuts new lands deal with Doyon

Tectonic Metals Inc. has cut a deal with Doyon Ltd. that significantly expands its gold exploration properties in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District and strengthens its mutually benefici... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Silver gold electrum historical mining headframe building shaft

EPA creates West US legacy mines office

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a new office specifically focused on issues unique to the American West, including clean-up of legacy hardrock mine sites.... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper gold silver molybdenum rhenium mine project Bristol Bay

Pebble Mine death grossly exaggerated

Much like Mark Twain, who quipped, "The report of my death was an exaggeration," when informed of his obituary in an American newspaper, Politico's report of the untimely demise of the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Bars Eagle Gold Mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

New mine, high prices spark gold fever

Ten years ago, Yukon Territory witnessed a minor stampede of mineral explorers, hoping to cash in on new gold discoveries in the White Gold District south of Dawson City. A decade later,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold bars Kinross Gold Fort Knox Mine Fairbanks Alaska

Metal prices soften blow to Alaska miners

Rising metal prices are helping to soften the blow COVID-19 has landed on Alaska's mining sector in 2020. While mining has been deemed an essential business in Alaska, which has helped... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Mine Alaska hosts world largest critical rhenium resource

Pebble hosts huge critical rhenium lode

Already known for its world-class copper, gold, molybdenum and silver endowment, the Pebble deposit in Southwest Alaska is also host to one of Earth's most significant accumulations of... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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