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IBC Advanced Tech REE MRT separation rare earth refinery Southeast Alaska

Alaska REE facility targeted for 2020

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. March 5 said it plans to be producing rare earth elements at its Ketchikan, Alaska Strategic Metals Complex, or Alaska SMC, in 2020. The exploration turned innovation company said it... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

Alaska Peninsula Alaska's first lode gold mine

Redstar Gold seeks new top executive

Redstar Gold Corp. March 7 announced that it is seeking a new chief executive officer to lead the Alaska-focused gold exploration company. Former Redstar President and CEO Peter Ball has stepped down from... — Updated 3/16/2018

Zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide in Interior Alaska.

White Rock gears up for spring drilling

White Rock Minerals Ltd. Feb. 27 said it is gearing up for the start of a spring exploration program at Red Mountain, a zinc-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Interior Alaska. "The company is... — Updated 3/9/2018 Full story

Barium-rich VMS deposit near Haines, Alaska.

Palmer being studied for "critical" barite

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Feb. 27 said it has initiated a metallurgical test program to determine if a marketable barite concentrate can be produced as a co-product from the Palmer... — Updated 3/9/2018

Northern Dynasty, copper-rich porphyry deposit, gold, molybdenum

Report outlines more metals at Pebble

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Feb. 23 announced a slight bump in the resource for its Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum-silver deposit in Southwest Alaska. The Pebble deposit now hosts 6.46 billion metric... — Updated 3/9/2018

Alaska DNR Office of Project Management and Permitting

DNR names Mining Chief, OPMP executive

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Feb. 23 announced that it has filled two key positions important to the state's mining sector. Faith Martineau has joined the Alaska Department of Natural Resources as... — Updated 3/9/2018

Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA Mobile IAS

New technology to aid MSHA inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration Feb. 22 announced that nearly 1,500 MSHA inspectors will be equipped with new tablets aimed at streamlining the mine inspection process.... — Updated 3/9/2018


Better than expected Donlin gold

Novagold Resources Inc. Nov. 20 said the 16-hole drill program carried out last year at Donlin Gold, a world-class gold mine project in Yukon-Kuskokwim region of western Alaska, encountered long sections... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story


Bill offers Graphite Creek funding

Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, Feb. 19 introduced Senate Bill 203, legislation that would allow the Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority (AIDEA) to issue up to US$80 million in bonds to finance infr... — Updated 3/2/2018


ITH raises $12M; Electrum a major buyer

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. March 14 announced that it has raised US$12 million to continue the optimization and environmental baseline studies for its Livengood gold project in Interior Alaska, and... — Updated 3/15/2018


Red Dog produced 1.2B lb zinc during 2018

Teck Resources Ltd. Feb. 14 reported that the Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska produced 541,900 metric tons (1.19 billion pounds) of zinc and 111,300 metric tons (245.4 million lb) of lead during... — Updated 2/23/2018 Full story


Drilling seeks to enhance Greens Creek

Hecla Mining Company Jan. 12 reported that drilling at Greens Creek continues to tap the high-grade mineralization that will help ensure a long and robust life for this silver mine in Southeast Alaska. "(D)... — Updated 2/23/2018


Ede new Alaska Resource Education ED

Alaska Resource Education Jan. 13 announced that Ella Ede, a lifelong Alaskan with more than 25 years of experience in Alaska resource industries, has been appointed as the organization's executive director... — Updated 2/23/2018 Full story


AECOM selected to assist with Pebble EIS

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Feb. 5 reported that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected AECOM as the third-party contractor that will support them in completing an environmental impact statement... — Updated 2/16/2018 Full story


Hecla grows reserves, exploration budget

Hecla Mining Company Feb. 7 reported the highest silver, gold and lead reserves in the Idaho-based miner's 127-year history, as well as the highest zinc reserve in the last five years. The company went... — Updated 2/16/2018


New mine, drills add to Coeur's silver

Coeur Mining Inc. Feb. 6 reported healthy increases to its precious metals reserves and resources thanks to the exploration and acquisition programs it carried out in 2017. "During 2017, we successfully... — Updated 2/16/2018


Constantine VP signals Palmer transition

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Jan. 6 named Ian Cunningham-Dunlop as the company's vice president of advanced projects, an appointment that signals the transition to advanced stage exploration and evaluat... — Updated 2/16/2018


Screen assays increase Zackly gold grades

PolarX Ltd. Feb. 7 reported that screen fire assays from the 2017 drilling of the Zackly deposit at its Alaska Range project have returned roughly 37 percent higher gold grades than the results of the... — Updated 2/16/2018


TNR looking to JV Shotgun gold property

TNR Gold Corp. Feb. 2 said it is seeking a major gold mining company to become a joint venture partner on its Shotgun gold project in Alaska. Located about 110 miles of Donlin Gold and about the same... — Updated 2/16/2018


Walker proposes mining claim restructure

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker Jan. 26 introduced legislation that would do away with the state's longstanding annual labor requirements to hold state mining claims, replacing the current system with increased... — Updated 2/9/2018


Novagold enters final phase of golden plan

Novagold Resources Inc. Jan. 25 said the federal permitting process for Donlin Gold is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of this year. In the meantime, the company and its equal partner in the... — Updated 2/9/2018


PolarX expands Alaska Range project

PolarX Ltd. Jan. 31 announced that it has staked 34 state mining claims to cover potential extensions of copper mineralization at its Alaska Range project. The roughly 60,000-acre Alaska Range project... — Updated 2/9/2018


Australian explorer adds AK gold property

Riversgold Ltd. Feb. 1 announced that it has staked 52 state mining claims over the Gemuk Mountain gold prospect in the Kuskokwim Mountains of Southwest Alaska. These newly staked claims are along strike from the newly-formed Australia-based company’s... — Updated 2/9/2018


Auracle sees new Pyramid zones

CopperBank Resources Corp. Jan. 22 said a 3D radar model carried out by Auracle Geospatial Science Inc. has turned up some interesting new targets for the 2018 drill programs at the company's Pyramid and... — Updated 2/16/2018


Shorty Creek porphyry continues to grow

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Jan. 22 reported that results from its 2017 drill program at Shorty Creek continue to confirm the size potential of this large porphyry copper project in Interior Alaska. Highlights... — Updated 2/9/2018


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