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 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Geologist samples an outcrop of brick red rock along a stream in Alaska.

Trilogy finds zinc-rich zone at Helpmejack

Trilogy Metals Inc. Sept. 27 reported that stream sediment and rock sampling has identified two zinc-enriched volcanogenic massive sulfide targets on the Helpmejack project toward the eastern end... — Updated 9/28/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Crew working a drill pad at Grande Portage’s Herbert Gold project.

First Herbert Gold results look promising

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Sept. 14 announced an interim update on its 2023 drill program at the company's Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska, which has accrued roughly 3,050 meters of... — Updated 9/21/2023 Full story

Alaska mineral exploration camp and airstrip along a river and base of mountain.

Valhalla wraps successful Sun program

Valhalla Metals Inc. Sept. 18 reported the completion of an exploration program at Sun that included camp upgrades, geophysics, relogging of historical core, and four new holes drilled on the... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

Ambler Road draft SEIS expected this month

Trilogy Metals Inc. Sept. 11 reported that 2023 summer field activities at the Upper Kobuk Minerals Project were subdued as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reevaluates the permits for the propose... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Helicopter picking up core from drill rig at Ellis Zone.

HighGold drills high-grade at Ellis Zone

HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 6 reported another spectacular gold intercept in the initial batch of assays from the 2023 drill program at its Johnson Tract polymetallic project in Southcentral Alaska.... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
A Canada Jay resting on a core sample box.

Freegold's expansion drilling is a success

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Aug. 31 announced that as its rigs continue to turn – from the 30 holes already completed since the start of the company's resource upgrade and expansion drilling program... — Updated 9/14/2023

A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

CORE celebrates Manh Choh, Lucky Shot

Contango Ore Inc. Aug. 30 announced the official start of mining operations at its 30% owned Manh Choh gold-silver mine near the crossroads town of Tok, Alaska, and the launch of 2023 drilling at... — Updated 9/14/2023

A large dragline digs rock off coal seams at the Usibelli mine in Alaska.

Usibelli workers hit safety milestone

Usibelli Coal Mine Sept. 7 celebrated 1,000 consecutive days without a lost time accident. The fact that this milestone is not a record for Alaska's longest operating mine is a testament to... — Updated 9/8/2023 Full story

A drill rig set on a beefy drill pad in a rugged Alaska mountain setting.

Nova Minerals drills first holes at Train

Nova Minerals Ltd. Aug. 21 announced the start of discovery drilling at Train, a highly prospective gold target about 4.5 miles (seven kilometers) north of the RPM deposit on the company's... — Updated 9/7/2023

Snow-covered mountains above orange autumn foliage in the Alaska Range.

PolarX updates Alaska Range scoping study

PolarX Ltd. Aug. 27 published the results from an updated scoping study for its Alaska Range project that incorporates a much larger resource for the Caribou Dome copper deposit. A 2022 Alaska... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Aerial photo of drill pad on cliffside overlooking the mountains.

Cantoo drilling discovers possible porphyry

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Sept. 5 announced the completion of the maiden drilling at its Southeast Alaskan Cantoo property. Although only three holes totaling 1,356 meters were drilled, the com... — Updated 9/7/2023

Aerial view of new 24-person mineral exploration camp at Sun, Alaska.

Valhalla begins drilling the Sun project

Valhalla Metals Inc. July 19 announced the start of its 2023 exploration program at Sun, which is slated to include up to 4,000 meters of drilling focused on expanding the high-grade volcanogenic... — Updated 9/3/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
A rainbow at sunset over a drill pad with Mount Illiamna in the distance.

HighGold sweeps through 2023 drilling

HighGold Mining Inc. Aug. 22 provided an update on the 2023 exploration and development program at the company's Johnson Tract property in Southcentral Alaska, showcasing the methodical efficiency w... — Updated 8/31/2023

Veinlets of copper run through core from drilling at the Palmer project.

American Pacific off to good start at Palmer

American Pacific Mining Corp. Aug. 8 reported that the 2023 drill program at Palmer has cut up to 43-meter-thick zones of volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization that include veinlets of native... — Updated 8/31/2023

Drill core fluorescing intensely pink and orange under UV light.

Last Hurrah BBQ rocks at Illinois Creek

UV lights up core from Last Hurrah drilling, indicating Western Alaska is nearing the fault-offset extension of Waterpump Creek Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Aug. 14 reports that drilling has cut... — Updated 8/24/2023

Three rock hammers lie on an orange-stained mineralized outcrop at MAN.

AEM acquires $30 million of Nikolai data

Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Aug. 16 announced that it has acquired a database from more than $30 million of exploration carried out since 1995 at the company's Nikolai nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum... — Updated 8/24/2023

A Cat mining haul truck travels between the Gil gold deposit and Fort Knox mill.

Gold grades on the rise at Fort Knox

Kinross Gold Corp. Aug. 2 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 69,438 ounces of gold during the second quarter of 2023, which is a 6% increase over the 65,404 oz recovered during the... — Updated 8/24/2023

Map of the Allegra project in Alaska’s new Nikolai nickel-cobalt-PGM district.

Resolution stakes Alaska nickel project

Resolution Minerals Ltd. Aug. 21 announced that it staked a 114-square-mile land package in an area of Alaska prospective for nickel with associated copper, cobalt, and platinum group metals.... — Updated 8/24/2023

U.S. GoldMining geologists on a ridge at the Whistler project in Alaska.

U.S. GoldMining begins Whistler drilling

U.S. GoldMining Inc. Aug. 21 announced the start of the first phase of a 10,000-meter drill program at the company's Whistler gold-copper project 105 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. "The... — Updated 8/23/2023

Bands of silver-rich metallic mineralization cuts across dolomite in core.

Waterpump drilling continues to impress

Hole WPC23-0029 cuts 19.4 meters of 158 g/t silver, 11.5% zinc, and 5.3% lead; WAM tests larger offset deposit extension. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. July 24 announced that the first assay... — Updated 8/14/2023

The red, white, and blue buildings at Red Dog reflect off tailings pond water.

Power system issues slow Red Dog output

Teck Resources Ltd. July 26 reported that power system issues at Red Dog impacted second-quarter production at this world-class zinc mine in Northwest Alaska. Over the three months ending June 30,... — Updated 8/10/2023

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Blackwolf crew building drill pad for drilling at Cantoo.

Blackwolf begins Cantoo maiden drilling

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 28 announced the launch of its maiden drill program at the company's Cantoo Mountain project on the Alaskan side of British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle.... — Updated 8/3/2023

Looking over the top of a drill testing for gold on a warm summer day in Alaska.

Freegold tests margins of 20Moz deposit

Freegold Ventures Ltd. July 20 reported that holes testing the northwest boundaries of Dolphin-Cleary are continuing to hit gold along the margins of this 19.7-million-ounce gold deposit on the... — Updated 7/29/2023

A driller tests for gold during a spring program near Fairbanks, Alaska.

NW Array gold-antimony trend unfolding

Felix Gold Ltd. July 24 reported another batch of assay results that show its 2023 drill program at Treasure Creek is outlining a trend of strong near-surface gold and antimony at the NW Array... — Updated 7/26/2023

Gold poured from a kiln cascades down molds as worker in thermal suit looks on.

Pogo bounces back with strong quarter

Northern Star Resources Ltd. July 19 reported that its Pogo Mine in Alaska produced 81,322 ounces of gold during the second quarter of calendar year 2023, the highest quarterly output in recent... — Updated 7/20/2023


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