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Pebble Partnership CEO copper gold mine Bristol Bay Southwest Alaska

Pebble permitting progress worries critics

Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier is confident that the world-class Pebble copper project in Southwest Alaska will continue to achieve significant permitting milestones during 2020 ... — Updated 11/2/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore builds REE separation plant team

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has added two prominent technical advisors to a team it has pulled together to design a heavy rare earth element solvent extraction plant to be developed in... — Updated 11/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Fortymile miners get noticed by BLM, Apple

Race Family Mining Operation, a father and son team of placer gold miners on Jack Wade Creek in Alaska's legendary Fortymile Mining District, is being watched closely by federal... — Updated 10/31/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior awakens MacMillan Pass giant

Another slumbering zinc giant is being awakened in Canada's far north. The MacMillan Pass project, a venture targeting an extensive package of mining claims assembled recently by junior... — Updated 10/31/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Apple wants Alaska placer gold for iPads

Apple is sourcing gold for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and other electronics from placer mining operations reclaiming fish habitat in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia. There are hundreds... — Updated 10/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Millrock cuts $20M deal for Goodpaster

Australia-based Northern Cobalt Ltd. has agreed to invest as much as US$20 million over the next four years to earn up to a 60 percent interest in Millrock Resources Inc.'s enormous land... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite Creek nominated high priority

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska leaders applaud Tongass proposal

Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy and Alaska's entire delegation in Washington D.C. welcomed the Trump administration's plan to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule,... — Updated 10/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Fort Knox passes 8M oz gold milestone

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: The 8 millionth ounce of gold poured at Fort Knox on Oct. 9 is a milestone that seems to mark a new era for this iconic Interior Alaska mine that has been a flagship... — Updated 10/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Agnico opens second new Nunavut mine

For the second time in 2019, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. announced reaching commercial production at a new Nunavut gold mine – this time at Amaruq, a satellite deposit about 50 kilometers (... — Updated 10/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project BLM Gates of the Arctic

Thou shall build road to Ambler District

The Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska covers a more than 70-mile (115 kilometers) stretch of Earth's crust that is rich in a variety of precious, base and critical minerals. So... — Updated 10/11/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Northern Star expands Pogo gold, mill

With the success of mining optimization at Pogo and drills confirming another major gold zone on the property, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has decided to invest US$30 million (A$43... — Updated 9/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Victoria pours first Eagle gold in Yukon

Victoria Gold Corp. poured the first bar of gold at its Eagle Gold Mine on Sept. 17, elevating the former gold exploration company to the echelon of gold producer. "After all the blood,... — Updated 9/27/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Big names in gold invest in HighGold

HighGold Mining Inc. has received approval to have its shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and some big names in gold mining and investing are lined up to be initial shareholders of... — Updated 9/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
High grade silver zinc lead gold mine near Juneau Alaska

More silver, management shift for Hecla

Hecla Mining Company sees higher grades at its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska as a catalyst for higher companywide silver production this year. "Silver production at Greens Creek... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
Heap leach open pit gold mine project near Dawson City Yukon

Ideal time to ramp up Brewery Creek Mine

As the gold price rocketed through US$1,500 per ounce on Aug. 7, Golden Predator Mining Corp. announced it is accelerating the exploration and development drilling needed to restart... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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EPA to Alaska: "We don't have to choose"

Can American resource development and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand? Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler not only believes the answer is yes but... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Ottawa to clean-up old mines across North

The Canadian government has dedicated C$2.2 billion to clean up contaminated mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The eight projects to be addressed with this investment... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Mineral exploration slows in the Yukon

Yukon Territory, a mineral exploration frontrunner in Canada's North, is witnessing a significant slowdown in 2019. As a result, growth in Yukon's economy is expected to slow this year... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Drill cuts 1.2km of Saddle North copper-gold

GT Gold Corp. Sept. 4 reported the longest gold-copper drill intercept so far at Saddle North, tracing porphyry mineralization from near-surface to a depth of three-quarters of a mile... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore lays out Bokan REE mine strategy

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has unveiled a three-tier strategy for delivering a non-Chinese source of rare earth elements to North American markets from its Bokan Mountain project in Alaska.... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Trilogy excited about Sunshine at UKMP

The initial results from 2019 drilling at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska has the Trilogy Metals team excited, especially the first hole from the Sunshine... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Northern zinc-rich projects get boost

As the worldwide deficit in zinc production grows, several zinc-lead mining projects across northern Canada await construction of access arteries needed to deliver their ore to market.... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

10 golden rules for responsible mining

The World Gold Council Sept. 12 launched its Responsible Gold Mining Principles, which lays out a framework that provides investors and downstream gold supply chain customers with clear... — Updated 9/20/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Van Nieuwenhuyse steps down from Trilogy

After 15 years of leading the effort to unlock the vast mineral potential of the Ambler Mining District, Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse has turned in his resignation as president, CEO and... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

 

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