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 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 5/12/2022 Full story

 
 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 5/12/2022 Full story

 
 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 5/5/2022

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District UKMP Arctic AIDEA road NANA Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects

Making the Ambler District connection

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and Ambler Metals LLC have agreed to equally fund $30.8 million for a 2022 field program to advance the Ambler Access Project, a... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Donlin Gold Novagold Barrick joint venture 2022 budget assay highlights

Partners budget $60M for Donlin Gold

Following the completion of a robust 2021 program that culminated in a decision to move forward with updating the feasibility study for developing a mine at Donlin Gold, Novagold... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Contango ORE map Manh Choh gold mine Alaska Lucky Shot Peak Gold Joint Venture

Contango ORE well situated for 2022

Capping off a successful year of mine predevelopment activities at its 30%-owned Manh Choh gold mine project in Interior Alaska and acquisition of the historic high-grade Lucky Shot gold... — Updated 2/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
UKMP Upper Kobuk Minerals Projects Ambler Mining District South32 Trilogy Metals

Ambler Metals budgets $28M for 2022

2022 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for unlocking the world-class potential of the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. Toward realizing this potential, Ambler Metals LLC, a... — Updated 1/27/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Graphite One anode supply chain Alaska Creek lithium-ion batteries factory

Graphite One builds momentum into 2022

Graphite One Inc. enters 2022 with growing momentum as the company rapidly advances the largest known and highest-grade graphite deposit in the United States toward development as the... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Donlin Gold Novagold Barrick assay highlights begin project 2022 drill program

Donlin Gold partners opt to move forward

Impressed by the wide sections of high-grade gold encountered by drilling and encouraged by positive input from Alaska stakeholders and regulators, top executives at Barrick Gold Corp.... — Updated 12/30/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Valhalla Metals Ambler Mining District Arctic Mine SolidusGold TSX Venture

All will soon be able to buy into Valhalla

Valhalla Metals Inc., a privately held junior mining company focused on the exploration of the Sun and Smucker properties in Alaska's Ambler Mining District, may soon have easier access... — Updated 12/9/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Western Alaska mineral explorer now public

After more than a decade of advancing multiple precious and base metals deposits and targets across its more than 49,000-acre Illinois Creek Mining District property as a private... — Updated 12/2/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
EPA CWA section 404(c) USACE Bristol Bay watershed Pebble mine Clean Water Act

EPA extends timeline for Pebble decision

In an announcement with language indicative of a predetermined decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Nov. 17 announced it has set a timeframe for considering new information... — Updated 11/18/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
International Tower Hill Mines Livengood PFS 2021 map webcast Fairbanks

Tower Hill posts new Livengood Mine PFS

A 65,000-metric-ton-per-day operation at the Livengood mine project in Alaska would produce 6.4 million ounces of gold over a 21-year span, or an average of around 304,750 oz per year,... — Updated 11/11/2021

 

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