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 By A.J. Roan    News
A large chunk of galena or lead, with crystalline sphalerite or zinc on it.

Tremendous 2022 success for Fireweed

Whether on purpose or by accident, Fireweed "just can't stop finding zinc." Whether it is expanding zinc-lead-silver resources on its flagship Macmillan Pass project in the Yukon,... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Drill crews begin the first hole at Felix Gold Treasure Creek property in AK.

Millrock partners drill AK gold projects

Felix hits gold at Treasure Creek; Resolution awaits more assays from Tourmaline Ridge   Australian mineral exploration companies have been busy this summer with drill programs targe... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Highly mineralized core from drilling at Eskay Creek gold-silver mine project.

Study affirms robust Eskay Creek Mine

A feasibility study for developing a mine at Skeena Resources Ltd.'s Eskay Creek has confirmed that developing an open pit mine at this historic gold-silver project in British Columbia's... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
Location of the proposed Pebble mine in Northwest Alaska.

Pebble public input ends, 30-day decision

Pebble Limited Partnership presses for withdrawal of preemptive veto As the Environmental Protection Agency closed public input on its 2022 proposed determination, Pebble Limited... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Geologists explore highly mineralized rock at Sun VMS project in Northwest AK.

BLM begins Ambler Road reevaluation

Federal agency is accepting public input on second Ambler Road EIS until Nov. 4 After months of uncertainty, the United States Bureau of Land Management has provided some clarity to the... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Looking down the tracks to an ore car from historic Keno Hill Silver District.

Hecla Mining finalizes Alexco acquisition

Gains ownership of historic Keno Hill Silver Mine in Canada's Yukon With the Sept. 7 purchase of Alexco Resource Corp., Hecla Mining Company is poised to become Canada's largest silver... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
An artistic vision of a Viking under an eclipsed sun over snow-capped mountains.

Van Nieuwenhuyse: "Welcome to Valhalla!"

Alaska-focused Valhalla Metals lists on TSX-V, raises C$10.2M Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, a longtime Alaskan geologist renowned for founding and serving as the top executive of both Novagold... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A geologist’s hammer next to lens of graphite at Graphite Creek in Alaska.

Study details US graphite supply chain

At a time when American automakers are looking for potential domestic supplies of the graphite that makes up nearly half of all the materials that go into the lithium-ion batteries... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sandvik equipment advances underground development at Goose gold mine.

Sabina greenlights Goose gold mine

Board okays 3.3M oz Nunavut mine, first gold pour slated for 2025 It's official, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. is moving forward with the development of the Goose Mine on the company's... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Aerial view of Bornite exploration camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

Critical minerals war in the White House

The White House's bold clean energy ambitions, which are intricately linked to the availability of reliable supplies of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and renewable energy... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
A driller operates an underground rig at the Meliadine gold mine in Nunavut.

Agnico steps up exploration in Nunavut

Adds $30 million to 2022 budgets at Nunavut gold mines, projects Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., now firmly established as a gold producer in Nunavut, is adding another US$30 million to an... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Geologist using a hammer to collect samples from a rock outcrop in Alaska.

Earth MRI for Alaska critical minerals

Alaska is known to be a trove of the minerals and metals critical to every segment of the American economy. This critical mineral richness is despite the fact that Alaska is a vast state... — Updated 9/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Aerial view of the Bornite camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

Doyon, NANA leaders visit Ambler District

Chiefs from the Doyon region and village leaders from the NANA region came together for a meeting at Ambler Metals' Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects to gain a first-hand understanding of the... — Updated 9/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

American Pacific to acquire Constantine

Under a deal announced on Aug. 15, American Pacific Mining Corp. will gain 44.9% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast Alaska through the... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ruen Drilling rig tests RPM South gold prospect on Estelle project in Alaska.

Nova drills 140m of 6.5 g/t gold at RPM

Wide sections of high-grade gold cut in the first holes drilled this year at RPM North continue to demonstrate the robust nature of this emerging gold deposit on Nova Minerals Ltd.'s... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Sixty North CEO David Webb and director Brian Malahoff at Mon property.

Junior explores nickel, cobalt showing

Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. reported July 11 that crews moved onto its Mon Gold property in late June and began mapping and sampling a recent nickel and cobalt discovery situated about... — Updated 8/11/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mineral exploration drill rig glowing yellow from lights shining through canvas.

A 72-year mining opportunity at KSM

Following the 33 years of surface mining outlined in a recent prefeasibility study, the KSM project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle would still have enough resources to support an... — Updated 8/11/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A bundle of copper wire. Analysts predict we'll need more than we can mine.

Surprise $60 million investment for Pebble

In a move that could help it push the Pebble project across the permitting finish line, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has entered into an agreement with an unnamed investor for US$60... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
An aerial view of the Peak Gold deposit at Manh Choh during fall in Alaska.

Kinross greenlights Manh Choh gold mine

With the recently completed feasibility study showing an economically robust project, Kinross Gold Corp. has officially decided to move forward with developing a mine at the Manh Choh... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A geologist investigates a copper-stained outcrop in BC’s Golden Triangle.

Drilling tests Core Assets' Blue targets

Leveraging substantial advancements in the understanding of porphyry, skarn, and carbonate replacement type deposits over the past 40 years, Core Assets Corp. is making news discoveries... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Geologist collects samples while exploring for copper and gold in Alaska.

Antofagasta options Alaska copper project

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC has entered into an option agreement with Kenorland Minerals Ltd. to earn a 70% interest in Tanacross by investing US$30 million in exploration over... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A geologist loupe and yellow diamond recovered from the Gahcho Kué Mine.

Mountain Province sees up, downs in Q2

Strong diamond prices are helping Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. overcome higher diesel costs, a slower-than-expected post-COVID ramp up of operations, and a primary crusher bearing fail... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Crews drill first 2022 hole at the high-grade Storm Copper project in Nunavut.

Aston Bay jumps on Storm Copper visuals

Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. shares rocketed 33% on Monday on the news of visual confirmation of strong copper mineralization encountered in the first two holes American West Metals Ltd. drill... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mill and tailings ponds at the Keno Hill silver mine in the Yukon.

Hecla to acquire Keno Hill silver mine

Already the largest silver producer in the United States, Hecla Mining Company is poised to become the largest silver producer in Canada with the purchase of Alexco Resource Corp., owner... — Updated 7/14/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests a gold-copper-silver-molybdenum deposit in Northern BC.

New KSM mine plan comes to surface

An updated prefeasibility study details plans for a financially robust mining operation at Seabridge Gold Inc.'s KSM project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle that will produce an... — Updated 7/7/2022

 

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