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 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Winter drill rig test Aurora gold target West Pogo 64North Goodpaster Alaska

64North drill idles on COVID-19 concerns

Millrock Resources Inc. and Resolution Minerals Ltd. March 30 announced a temporary COVID-19-related suspension of drilling at the 64North gold project adjacent to the Pogo Mine property... — Updated 3/30/2020

 
COVID 19 cornavirus screening protocols for Teck Red Dog zinc mine Alaska

Screening required for Red Dog workers

Teck Resources Ltd. March 16 said it has initiated measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 that include remote work, travel restrictions and other protocols. These protocols include pre-f... — Updated 3/27/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Teck Resources employees boards Alaska Airlines charter to Red Dog zinc mine

Red Dog bans mine to NANA region travel

Teck Resource Ltd. March 23 announced temporary ban on travel from the Red Dog Mine to communities in the NANA region of Northwest Alaska where the world-class zinc mine is located.... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Exploration drilling Calista shareholder driller Donlin Gold mine project Alaska

Donlin Gold drilling continues, for now

Novagold Resources Inc. March 23 said the 2020 drill program at the Donlin Gold project in Southwest Alaska continues at this date, but recognizes that the COVID-19 crisis is fluid and... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Donlin Gold mine project camp Kuskokwim River region Southwest Alaska

Barrick halts unnecessary travel, projects

Barrick Gold Corp. March 20 announced it has stepped up its emergency response plans for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic at all its sites and offices across the world. The latest... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
Hecla Mining truck delivering goods to Greens Creek silver mine

Hecla readies mines to weather COVID-19

Hecla Mining Company March 19 announced that it has taken measures to ensure its silver and gold operations in Alaska, Idaho, Mexico and Quebec can weather COVID-19, along with the... — Updated 3/21/2020

 
AMA spring mining convention Carlson Center Fairbanks canceled coronoavirus

Alaska Miners cancel spring convention

Alaska Miners Association March 12 announced that due to health risks associated with COVID-19, it is cancelling the AMA spring biennial mining conference that was scheduled to be held... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
Drilling at Arctic copper zinc gold silver mine project Northwest Alaska

Ambler Metals budgets US$22.8M for UKMP

Trilogy Metals Inc. Feb. 26 announced that Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture operating company equally owned by Trilogy and South32 Ltd., has approved a US$22.8 million budget for the... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
Lynden truck at Teck Resources Red Dog zinc lead silver mine Northwest Alaska

Mill enhancements slow Red Dog output

Teck Resources Ltd. Feb. 12 reported that the Red Dog Mine produced 552,400 metric tons (1.22 billion pounds) of zinc during 2019, down about 5% from the 583,200 metric tons (1.29... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
Historic Red Devil mercury mine Kuskokwim region Southwest Alaska

BLM finalizing Red Devil clean-up plan

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management March 9 announced a proposed plan to finish cleaning up Red Devil, a historical mercury mine site along the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska. The... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
11.5 million ounce Money Knob gold deposit Livenood mine project Alaska

Final stages of Livengood optimization

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. March 10 announced that its board has approved US$2.6 million for the 2020 work program at its 11.5-million-ounce Livengood gold project in Interior... — Updated 3/13/2020

 
Water well at Aurora gold exploration target West Pogo 64North Alaska

Rig heads to 64North for winter drilling

Millrock Resources Inc. March 2 reported that a camp and drill rig are being mobilized to support the upcoming drill program at 64North, a gold exploration project that is just west of... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
Winter gold exploration drilling Golden Summit near Fort Knox Fairbanks Alaska

Drill tests high-grade gold west of Cleary

Freegold Ventures Ltd. announced that drills are now turning at Golden Summit, an advanced staged gold exploration project located alongside the Steese Highway about a 30-minute drive... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
Rare earth element salts separated from Bokan Mountain project Alaska

Ucore advancing Bokan toward feasibility

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Feb. 6 said it is taking a closer look at the mine portion of its mine-to-metal-to-market "M3" strategy for its Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth project in Southeast... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
Drill tests Korbel gold deposit on Nova Minerals' Estelle project Alaska

Nova gets early start on Estelle drilling

Nova Minerals Ltd. Feb. 17 announced the start of a 18,500-meter 2020 phase-1 program at its Estelle gold project in Alaska. "We are pleased to have commenced the 2020 drill program so... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
Pyramid copper gold molybdenum deposit on Aleut land Alaska Peninsula

CopperBank drops Pyramid copper option

CopperBank Resources Corp. Feb. 14 announced the termination of its option on the Pyramid and San Diego Bay copper projects on the Alaska Peninsula. Pyramid, a large porphyry... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
Core from drilling at Short Creek copper gold silver tungsten exploration Alaska

South32 to fund more Shorty Creek drilling

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Jan. 19 announced that South32 Ltd. has agreed to fund at least US$2 million of exploration at the Shorty Creek porphyry copper project in Interior Alaska this year... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
Float plan at Bokan Mountain rare earth elements REE mine project Alaska

AIDEA affirms interest in funding Bokan

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Feb. 10 announced that the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) has reaffirmed its interest in funding the Alaska Strategic Metals Complex, a... — Updated 2/14/2020

 
Copper zinc lead silver gold exploration drilling Arctic VMS deposit Alaska

South32, Trilogy finalize joint venture

South32 Ltd. and Trilogy Metals Inc. Feb. 11 announced the finalization of a joint venture to advance exploration and development of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in the Ambler Mining... — Updated 2/14/2020

 
Shumagin zone at Redstar Unga gold project Alaska Peninsula

High grade gold resource outlined at Unga

Redstar Gold Corp. Jan. 10 published a maiden industry-compliant resource for the SH-1 zone, formerly known as the Shumagin zone, on its Unga gold project on the Alaska Peninsula. The Ung... — Updated 2/14/2020

 
HighGold Mining geologist explorers Johnson Tract gold project in Alaska

Another high-grade drill target at JT

HighGold Mining Inc. Feb. 5 reported high-grade precious and base metals results from surface sampling at Difficult Creek, a target on the company's Johnson Tract property in Alaska that... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
Water well for winter gold exploration drilling at Aurora West Pogo Alaska

64North drilling slated to begin in March

Millrock Resources Inc. and Resolution Minerals Ltd. are gearing up for an early March start of drilling on the West Pogo property, part of the larger 64North gold project in Alaska's Int... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
Pebble copper gold molybdenum rhenium silver tungsten mine project

Pebble picks salmon, sewers and beaches

The Pebble Partnership Jan. 29 announced that it has submitted its final draft Compensatory Mitigation Plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the wetlands impacts... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
Underground mine workers Hecla Mining Greens Creek silver operation Alaska

Hecla silver reserves at record levels

Continuing a tradition of growth, Hecla Mining Company has increased its reserves of silver, lead, and zinc to historic levels. Hecla goes into 2020 with 37.08 million metric tons of prov... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
New underground mining equipment at Pogo gold mine in Alaska

Pogo, Northern Star reach inflection point

Northern Star Resources Ltd. Jan. 29 said December marked an inflection point at Pogo that puts this Alaska gold mine in stride to exceed 300,000 ounces of gold production in 2020.... — Updated 1/30/2020

 

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