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 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 8/8/2022 Full story

 
 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
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
Geologists, investors, and executives standing on a rock outcrop at Manh Choh.

Contango ORE eyes golden milestones

With an earlier than expected feasibility study on its way for Manh Choh, drilling started at Lucky Shot, and the addition of geologist Curt Freeman to its board of directors, Contango OR... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Teck’s Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska during the winter.

Red Dog generates strong Q1 revenues

With zinc prices on the rise and strong production of the galvanizing metal, the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska generated strong profits for Teck Resources Ltd. and revenues for NANA... — Updated 7/27/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Float plane lands at Ucore’s uranium and rare earths project in Alaska.

Alaska uranium deposit attracts interest

With renewed interest in nuclear to generate zero-carbon electricity for the clean energy future, coupled with Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine, the past-producing Ross-Adams uranium mine... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
An adobe stock image of a statuette of Lady Justice beside a gavel.

EPA takes another shot at stopping Pebble

In a polarizing announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency released a revised Proposed Determination under Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to prohibit and restrict the use of... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The 3rd element on the periodic table, lithium, is an ideal metal for batteries.

Alaska lithium discovery at Coal Creek

Nearly all the 50 minerals critical to the United States can be found at mines, deposits, and prospects across Alaska. Intriguing lithium occurrences, however, have not been identified... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Governor Dunleavy during a May 10 mining event in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Dunleavy sees bright Alaska mining future

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (May 10, 2022) – "We truly have a bright future for mining in the state if we are allowed to pursue it," was the message Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivered to the... — Updated 6/2/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Drill tests a gold zone near Pogo Mine in Alaska’s Goodpaster Mining District.

Doyon upping its stake in Tectonic Metals

Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is strengthening its partnership with Tectonic Metals Inc. with another investment into the... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A rainbow near the Bornite camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

Federal judge affirms Ambler Road remand

United States District Court Judge Sharon Gleason confirmed the U.S. Department of Interior's request to remand the previously issued federal permits for construction of the proposed... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests the Bokan Mountain critical minerals mine project in Alaska.

Ucore launches program to advance Bokan

With its Alaska Strategic Metals Complex on pace for completion in 2024, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has launched a trenching and bulk sampling program at Bokan Mountain that will provide the... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Piles of rare earths used in electric vehicles and other high-tech products.

Testing confirms Ucore rare earths tech

Independent testing commissioned by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority demonstrates that Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s RapidSX rare earth elements separation technology is... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ucore Rare Metals Alaska Strategic Metals Complex building.

Ucore regroups and advances Alaska SMC

In preparation of bringing its Alaska Strategic Metals Complex online in 2024, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has streamlined its management and technical teams and secured new feedstock for the... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Dirt highway and oil pipeline from Alaska's North Slope.

AIDEA eyes Ambler mine-to-port route

At a time when the state is looking at being infused with billions of federal dollars to invest in upgrading roads, bridges, rails, ports and other infrastructure, the Alaska Industrial... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Native elder at Kinross Alaska at Doyon's Troth Yeddha donation ceremony.

Kinross backs Indigenous Studies Center

Kinross Alaska has donated $1 million to support the Troth Yeddha' Indigenous Studies Center, a 34,000-square-foot facility to be built on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus that w... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Mike Dunleavy Joe Biden DPA Defense Production Act UKMP Ambler road

Dunleavy to Biden: reconsider Ambler Road

While hailing President Joe Biden's use of the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic production of critical lithium-ion battery minerals and metals as good news for the Far North... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Donlin Gold joint venture Novagold Resources Barrick 2021 assay highlights map

Strong 2021 finish preps Donlin for 2022

With intercepts such as 19 meters averaging 18.23 grams per metric ton gold, the final batch of drill results from the 2021 program at Donlin Gold continue to show the strength of... — Updated 3/17/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
AIDEA BLM Ambler UKMP Alaska Biden roadblock suspend right-of-way Whitehouse

White House puts up an Ambler roadblock

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is leveraging its control over federal land along the Dalton Highway corridor to throw up a roadblock on the proposed industrial access to Alaska's... — Updated 3/16/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Felix Gold Millrock Resources Fairbanks Mining District project generator 2022

Busy 2022 on Millrock's Alaska projects

From an expected multimillion-dollar exploration program on the hardrock sources of the placer gold discovered by Felix Pedro in the Fairbanks Mining District 120 years ago to... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
UKMP Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects Biden Administration energy plan domestic

Ambler roadblock defies Biden energy plan

In a move criticized by a wide swath of Alaska policymakers and trade organizations, the Biden administration has filed a motion to reverse the federal authorizations for a proposed... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Manh Choh Fort Knox Kinross joint venture inflation Contango ORE Peak Gold JV

Peak Gold JV slows plans at Manh Choh

With inflation pushing costs higher and billions of dollars of COVID relief and infrastructure spending flowing into Alaska from Washington D.C., creating a competitive market for... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fort Knox Gil-Sourdough Kinross Gold Alaska fourth-quarter Q4 2021 Manh Choh

Fort Knox gold output remains strong

With the Gil-Sourdough satellite deposit now delivering ore to the mill, the upward trend of gold production at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine in Alaska continues into 2022. During... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Hecla Mining Company Greens Creek update silver expansion upgrade growth map

Hecla silver reserves at 200 million oz

Thanks in large part to significant growth at its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska, Hecla Mining Company reports the second largest silver reserves in its 130-year history. Going... — Updated 3/4/2022

 

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