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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 2/22/2018

 

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 2/22/2018 Full story

 

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

 

Avidian expands Golden Zone potential

Avidian Gold Corp. Jan. 15 said mapping and sampling at its Golden Zone project in Alaska has identified several high-grade gold occurrences and discovered a new mineralized breccia. Located about midway... — Updated 1/26/2018

 

Arctic ore sorting holes cut high grades

Trilogy Metals Inc. Jan. 16 reported that large diameter holes drilled at its Arctic deposit – part of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in the Ambler mining district of Northwest Alaska – returned... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 

Hecla mines finish year strong

Hecla Mining Company Jan. 10 reported that its Greens Creek Mine produced 8.4 million ounces of silver and 50,855 oz of gold in 2017. The mill operated at an average of 2,300 tons per day in 2017, a record... — Updated 1/19/2018

 

Lower than expected Kensington gold

Coeur Mining Inc. Jan. 8 reported that its Kensington Mine produced 115,094 ounces of gold in 2017, falling short of the 120,000 to 125,000 oz the company anticipated from the Southeast Alaska operation.... — Updated 1/19/2018

 

Tests show easy Bornite copper recovery

Trilogy Metals Inc. Jan. 10 said metallurgical test work results shows that a high-quality, 30 percent copper concentrate containing no deleterious metals can be produced from the surface mineable in-pit... — Updated 1/19/2018

 

Record gold year slated for Chandalar

Goldrich Mining Company Jan. 8 reported that the Chandalar placer gold mine in northern Alaska is slated to produce roughly 21,000 ounces of gold in 2018. The Chandalar mine is owned by Goldrich NyacAU Placer, a joint venture formed between Goldrich and... — Updated 1/19/2018

 

Taiga Mining execs join Graphite One

Graphite One Resources announced Inc. Dec. 29 that it has appointed noted Alaska placer gold miners Kevin Greenfield and Jerry Birch to its advisory board. Co-owners and senior executives of Taiga Mining Company, Greenfield and Birch each bring nearly... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 

Ucore hails critical minerals EO

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Dec. 22 said President Donald Trump's executive order to ensure reliable supplies of critical minerals is a fundamental policy shift that is important to the company and its Bokan... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

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