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 By Shane Lasley    News
American Mineral Security National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production

Addressing the critical mineral challenge

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing America's "Achilles' heel" – a heavy dependence on... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Finding gold to fill dwindling reserves

Since its formation in 1999, Seabridge Gold Inc. has amassed very large gold resources and reserves while keeping a watchful eye on the number of shares it has issued. In its 2018 annual report,... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alexco, JDS buy historical Yukon gold mine

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) has sold the abandoned Mount Nansen Mine to Alexco Environmental Group and JDS Energy and Mining. Mount Nansen is the site of a... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Limited Partnership Northern Dynasty Minerals NAK NDM

ENGO calls for Pebble claims investigation

As the Pebble Limited Partnership advances the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project through the permitting process, environmental groups opposed to the proposed mine are employing a wide arsenal of... — Updated 5/10/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Kaminak Gold executives Eira Thomas, Rob Carpenter, Tony Reda, Curt Freeman

Tectonic has big 2019 plans for Alaska

Tectonic Metals Inc. plans to leverage Alaska's underexplored gold potential to create "the number one mineral exploration company in the world." While this is a lofty goal, Tectonic Metals is led by... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Graphite Creek spherical graphtic carbon for lithium ion batteries

Graphite One ships graphite for pilot plant

It is somewhat ironic that the lithium-ion batteries that power the growing number of zero emissions electric vehicles traveling global highways are driving the need for carbon – graphitic carbon... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News 
Newmont Mining Evrim Resources explorer Carlin style gold NWT

Junior joins Newmont in targeting gold

An alliance formed nearly two years ago between Evrim Resources Corp. and a Newmont Mining Corp. subsidiary may be paying off for the busy junior, given Newmont's recent decision to designate for... — Updated 5/10/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Concerns to hope – public talks Pebble

By this time next year, Pebble Partnership could be holding the first of dozens of permits it will need to begin developing a mine at its enormous copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in Southwest Alaska,... — Updated 4/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Northern Star brings big changes to Pogo

In less than a decade, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has built a multi-billion-dollar mining company by breathing new life into aging underground gold mines in Australia. Now, the Perth-based company... — Updated 4/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Barrick Gold and Novagold Resources Donlin Gold mine project

Entering a new chapter for Donlin Gold

While neither Barrick Gold Corp. or Novagold Resources Inc. have officially announced plans to proceed with the development of Donlin Gold, there are indications that partners are leaning toward a po... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Clear path to Keno Hill silver production

With a pre-feasibility study that details a small but financially robust mine, Alexco Resource Corp. is ready to ramp up mining at its Keno Hill Silver District project in the Yukon. "The results of... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sandfire Resources joins White Rock at Red Mountain zinc project Alaska

Aussie miner joins Red Mountain VMS hunt

White Rock Minerals Ltd. is preparing for a US$4.3 million exploration program at its zinc- and precious metals-rich Red Mountain project in Alaska, thanks to an option agreement with fellow Australi... — Updated 4/5/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Mountain Province Diamonds De Beers Gahcho Kué Kennady North NWT

Mine co-owner seeks diamonds next door

The quest for diamonds at the Kennady North project next door to the Gahcho Kué Mine in Northwest Territories got a boost on Feb. 27 when owner Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. reported plans to begi... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Triangle exploration

StrikePoint nabs gold project near Stewart

StrikePoint Gold Inc. March 20 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Willoughby, a gold-silver project about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Stewart, from ArcWest... — Updated 3/29/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold copper exploration in the Dawson Range near White Gold Yukon

Blue sky potential at Freegold Mountain

Triumph Gold Corp.'s 2018 surface sampling provides further evidence that the already large gold-copper deposits outlined so far at its Freegold Mountain project in the Yukon may be just portions of... — Updated 3/29/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Yukon gold exploration Kinross Gold Agnico Eagle Mines

Exciting year shaping up for White Gold

White Gold Corp. plans to invest C$13 million this year on exploration across its 439,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of lands that blanket some 40 percent of Yukon's famed White Gold District.... — Updated 3/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Aussie major to buy Red Chris copper gold mine Golden Triangle British Columbia

Aussie major to buy Golden Triangle mine

Newcrest Mining Ltd. has cut a deal to buy a majority position in Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris copper-gold mine in northern British Columbia, which will be the Australian gold miner's first oper... — Updated 3/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2018 Alaska BC Yukon NWT Nunavut

AK, Canada's North shine in mining survey

When it comes to attracting mining investment, Alaska, British Columbia and all three Canadian territories rank among the top 20 jurisdictions in the world on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

USGS report shows steady mine output

The value of non-fuel metals produced in Alaska and the United States during 2018 were similar to 2017, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019, an annual report published by the U.S.... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Auryn Resources uses AI machine learning to hunt for Arctic gold in Nunavut

Junior uses AI to hunt for arctic gold

In a move many considered the stuff of science fiction or fantasy just 20 years ago, junior miner Auryn Resources Inc. has used artificial intelligence to help identify gold deposits at the... — Updated 3/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Barrick Gold CEO Randgold Resources

Barrick makes aggressive bid for Newmont

Following last year's merger with Randgold Resources, Barrick Gold Corp. has now made an offer to acquire Newmont Mining Corp., a deal that would merge the world's two largest gold mining companies... — Updated 2/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper gold molybdenum silver rhenium tungsten project permitting

Pebble reaches milestone along long path

Pebble Limited Partnership has taken another step toward gaining the permits needed to develop a mine at its large copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Amaruq, Meliadine gold mine projects Nunavut

Nunavut mines push record gold for Agnico

When Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. established a foothold in Nunavut roughly a decade ago, the gold mining company saw the northern Canadian Territory as a politically attractive and stable jurisdiction wi... — Updated 4/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores

America is losing battery metals arms race

He who controls battery metals and the evolving energy storage technology controls the world of industrial power in the 21st century auto and energy storage industries. This is the message Benchmark... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Australia miner explorers newly acquired high-grade gold mine in Alaska

Pogo: more than Northern Star expected

When Northern Star Resources Ltd. acquired the Pogo Mine, the Perth-based miner believed it could apply its underground mining experience in Australia to increasing high-grade gold resource and... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 

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