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A fall view of the True North and Fort Knox gold mines in the distance.

Felix drills more Treasure Creek gold

Felix Gold Ltd. Aug. 1 announced additional near surface gold intercepts from the 15,000-meter drill program being carried out this year on the Treasure Creek project about 20 miles... — Updated 8/11/2022

A section of drill core striped with zinc and silver-rich lead minerals.

Assays affirm high-grade Waterpump Creek

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Aug. 2 reported that the first assay results from its 2022 drilling at Waterpump Creek has confirmed the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization observed... — Updated 8/11/2022

Flow sheet showing the gold recovery process considered for RPM deposit.

Encouraging gold recoveries from RPM

Nova Minerals Ltd. Aug. 8 reported highly encouraging gold recovery results from its first phase of metallurgical test work on mineralization from its high-grade RPM North deposit on the... — Updated 8/11/2022

Molten gold being poured into bar molds at Kinross’ Fort Knox mine in Alaska.

Fort Knox gold output hits four-year high

Kinross Gold Corp. July 27 reported that its Fort Knox Mine produced 77,184 ounces of gold during the second quarter of 2022, which is the highest quarterly gold production at the... — Updated 8/4/2022

A drill tests for gold at the Golden Summit project north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Freegold makes Golden Summit connection

Freegold Ventures Ltd. July 28 reported strong gold mineralization encountered in the Dolphin deposit, the Cleary Hill Vein System, and the vanishing gap between these two primary... — Updated 8/4/2022

Workers with core from drilling at 39-million-oz Donlin Gold deposit in Alaska.

Exceptional 2022 Donlin Gold drill results

Novagold Resources Inc. and Barrick Gold Corp. July 28 reported intercepts of up to 52.3 meters averaging 14.63 grams per metric ton gold from the first batch of assay results from an exp... — Updated 8/4/2022

Highly mineralized core from Western Alaska’s 2022 drilling at Waterpump.

101.7m of massive sulfides at Waterpump

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. July 20 reported that drilling has cut 47- and 101.7-meter-thick intervals of massive sulfide mineralization at the high-grade Waterpump Creek carbonate... — Updated 7/28/2022

A drill tests for gold mineralization on a mountain at Johnson Tract, Alaska.

JT deposit tops 1M oz gold-equivalent

HighGold Mining Inc. July 12 announced a 40% increase in the gold-equivalent resource at the JT deposit on the company's Johnson Tract property in Southcentral Alaska. According to the... — Updated 7/28/2022

Underground miners at Hecla’s Greens Creek operation near Juneau, Alaska.

Greens Creek Q1 silver output steady

Hecla Mining Company July 12 reported that its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska produced 2.4 million ounces of silver and 12,413 oz of gold during the second quarter of 2022. The... — Updated 7/28/2022

The iconic red and blue buildings at Red Dog reflect off pond at the zinc mine.

Red Dog Mine posts another strong quarter

Teck Resources Ltd. July 26 reported another quarter of strong zinc production and revenues from its Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. During the second quarter of this year, Red Dog... — Updated 7/28/2022

A Tectonic geologist scales a steep slope while exploring for gold in Alaska.

Seventymile gold project drilling begins

Tectonic Metals Inc. July 7 announced that drilling is now underway at Seventymile, a district-scale gold project in eastern Alaska. Optioned from Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional co... — Updated 7/21/2022

Drill core with massive sphalerite and argentiferous galena mineralization.

Massive sulfides in Waterpump Creek core

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. July 5 reported encouraging massive sulfide intercepts in four of the holes drilled so far this year at the high-grade Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement... — Updated 7/21/2022

Liquid gold being poured at the Pogo Mine in Alaska.

Pogo gold production jumps, costs dive

Northern Star Resources Ltd. July 20 reported that the trend of increased gold production and lower costs is continuing at its Pogo Mine in Alaska. During the second quarter of 2022, Pogo... — Updated 7/21/2022

Excavator digging trenches to test for gold at Tourmaline Ridge in Alaska.

Resolution drilling at Tourmaline Ridge

Resolution Minerals Ltd. June 29 announced the start of a 2,200-meter drill program at the Tourmaline Ridge prospect on the West Pogo block of the 64North gold project in Alaska.... — Updated 7/7/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
The entrance to the little ghost town of Hyder, which still has residents.

Blackwolf preps for drilling at Cantoo

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 5 announced the beginning of surface exploration work on its recently staked Cantoo and Mineral Hill properties within the Alaskan region of the... — Updated 7/7/2022

Mineralized core from drilling at JT gold-silver-copper-zinc deposit in Alaska.

Testing shows good JT metals recovery

HighGold Mining Inc. June 22 reported that testing shows that conventional metallurgical techniques yield very high-quality copper, zinc, lead, and gold concentrates from the JT deposit... — Updated 6/30/2022

A drill tests for gold on Freegold Ventures’ Golden Summit project.

Expanding the Golden Summit deposit

Freegold Ventures Ltd. June 21 reported roughly 200-meter-wide sections of strong gold mineralization in holes drilled on opposite sides of the Dolphin deposit during the company's 2021... — Updated 6/30/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Map showing Blackwolf’s properties on the Southeast Alaska Panhandle.

Blackwolf receives permits for exploration

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. June 8 reported that permitting for its Niblack project has been granted, allowing surface exploration work to begin at this Southeast Alaska polymetallic... — Updated 6/23/2022

Drillers collecting core from first 2022 hole at RPM gold deposit in Alaska.

Nova begins drilling at RPM gold deposit

Nova Minerals Ltd. June 16 announced the start of the 2022 drill program at the high-grade RPM gold deposit on the Australia-based company's Estelle project in Alaska. Based on one hole... — Updated 6/23/2022

Drill rig being prepared to test for gold on Treasure Creek property in Alaska.

Felix strikes gold in second Alaska hole

Cutting 28.9 meters averaging 1.43 grams per metric ton gold in its second hole, Felix Gold Ltd. is off to a strong start at its Treasure Creek project a few miles north of Fairbanks, Ala... — Updated 6/23/2022

A drill rig tests Graphite Creek during a warm summer day in Alaska.

Drilling affirms high-grade Graphite Creek

Graphite One Inc. June 8 reported that its 2021 drilling at Graphite Creek continued to confirm that this deposit, approximately 37 miles north of Nome, Alaska, is the largest and highest... — Updated 6/16/2022

A drill rig on a mountainside at the Palmer mine project in Alaska.

Alaska mining engineer to manage Palmer

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. June 6 announced the appointment of Ernie Siemoneit to the position of project manager and senior engineer for the Palmer copper-zinc-silver-gold-barite... — Updated 6/16/2022

A rainbow touches down near the Bornite exploration camp in Northwest Alaska.

Ambler Metals preps for UKMP exploration

Trilogy Metals Inc. June 8 provided details of the planned US$26.2 million exploration program slated for this year at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in the Ambler Mining District of... — Updated 6/16/2022

Drill tests for gold before a snowcapped mountain at Johnson Tract in Alaska.

HighGold preps for Johnson Tract 2022

HighGold Mining Inc. May 31 announced plans for a US$9 million exploration program at Johnson Tract that will include at least 13,000 meters of drilling to expand upon known polymetallic... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
A map detailing the various watersheds in Southwest Alaska where Pebble is.

Alaska lawmakers respond to EPA decision

Following the Environmental Protection Agency's revised "proposed determination" for the Pebble mine, Alaska policymakers came out in both scathing and measured statements regarding the... — Updated 6/9/2022


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