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 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Star Pogo donate $1.5 million medical PPE N95 masks to Alaska

Pogo owner donates $1.5M of PPE to Alaska

Northern Star Resources Ltd., owner of the Pogo gold mine, has donated more than US$1.5 million of medical personal protective equipment to communities throughout Alaska, with a focus on... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
TMAC Resource Shandong SD Gold Mining Hope Bay gold mine Nunavut Canada

China's SD Gold cuts deal to buy Hope Bay

The Hope Bay gold mine will come under Chinese ownership with the finalization of a deal that would see Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd. buy full ownership of TMAC Resources Inc., the... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Niblack VMS copper gold silver zinc mine project Prince of Wales Island Alaska

McLeod to take the helm at Heatherdale

There are signs of renewed life for the Niblack copper-gold-zinc-silver project on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Heatherdale Resources Ltd., the company that owns Niblack,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
TMAC Resource SD Gold Hope Bay Mine Nunavut Canada

China, U.S. investors take the long view

Until novel coronavirus ignited a global pandemic that plunged the world economy into recession, foreign investors, except for a lucky few, have salivated from afar over the bountiful... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Novagold VP Hennessey CEO Lang Chairman Tom Kaplan NYSE Bell

Gold is Holy Grail of resource investing

As the largest shareholder and chairman of Novagold Resources Inc., a company that owns 50% of the 39-million-ounce Donlin Gold project in Alaska, it is natural for New York billionaire... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Cook Inlet deep water port Pebble copper gold mine Southwest Alaska

Army Corps prefers Pebble all-road route

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that a road and pipelines around the north shore of Iliamna Lake is the most environmentally sound route to access the proposed Pebble... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
White Gold drill rig Vertigo gold target Yukon Territory

Surprise, Titan targets for White Gold

White Gold Corp. is gearing up for another season of systematically advancing the dozens of exploration targets identified across its more than 1-million-acre (422,730 hectares) land pack... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska placer gold miner at Race Family mine Fortymile Mining District

COVID guidance for Alaska placer miners

Alaska Department of Natural Resources has finalized COVID-19 guidance for placer gold miners planning to carry out operations on their claims in the state during the 2020 field season.... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sacks of groceries by Food Bank Society of Whitehorse Victoria Gold donation

Victoria Gold supports Yukoners in need

In another example of mining companies across the North stepping up to help their local communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria Gold Corp. donated C$100,000 to the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
11.5 million ounce Money Knob gold deposit International Tower Hill Livengood

ITH advances Livengood as gold prices rise

After years of quietly and efficiently optimizing a plan for Livengood, International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. is now moving ahead with new pre-feasibility study for developing a mine at... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Native worker at Pebble copper gold mine project Bristol Bay

Pebble mine could bolster Alaska economy

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. said its Pebble project could provide another source of jobs and revenue to an Alaska economy challenged by an interrelated combination of COVID-19 and low... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Graphite Creek drill core Alaska STAX lithium ion battery minerals project

STAX graphite goes beyond just batteries

In addition to a potential source for anode material in the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles and storing renewable energy, the graphitic carbon contained in the enormous... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

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

Fort Knox gold output rises amid COVID

COVID-19 has not affected gold output at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine but did contribute to higher production costs at the open-pit operation in Alaska during the first quarter of... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold quartz veins at Taurus deposit Cassiar Golden Triangle British Columbia

Margaux using AI to explore Cassiar gold

Margaux Resources Ltd. plans to utilize GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.'s expertise in machine learning to leverage extensive geoscience data that has been collected through decades of... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Donlin Gold exploration mine development camp Calista region Alaska

Salvaging a lost year of Alaska exploration

2020 is shaping up to be the best year for Alaska's mineral exploration sector in a decade – that was the message delivered by North of 60 Mining News in January. Now, just four months... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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