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Geologist inspects core loaded in a pickup bed at the 64North gold project.

Drills tap encouraging gold at 64North

Resolution Minerals Ltd. Dec. 12 reported encouraging gold mineralization was encountered during its first pass of drilling at the Tourmaline Ridge target on the West Pogo block of the 64North gold... — Updated 12/22/2022

Silver-rich massive sulfides in Waterpump drill core glow pink under UV light.

3 bands of exceptional Waterpump silver

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Dec. 7 reported that assays confirm that drill hole WPC22-22 cut three horizons of high-grade silver-zinc lead mineralization at the Waterpump Creek carbonate... — Updated 12/15/2022

A drill atop a rocky ridge tests the Johnson Tract gold project in Alaska.

Drills expand Ellis Zone gold discovery

HighGold Mining Inc. Dec. 8 reported that the final batch of assay results from its 2022 drilling of the Ellis Zone discovery provides further evidence of the potential for multiple high-grade gold... — Updated 12/15/2022

Two-track road extends across treeless area of Flat gold project in Alaska.

Tectonic readies Flat for 2023 drilling

Tectonic Metals Inc. Dec. 5 announced that it completed a field program in preparation for 2023 drilling at Flat, an intrusion-hosted, bulk tonnage gold project in the Kuskokwim Mineral Belt of... — Updated 12/15/2022

Darwin Green stands on a rocky ridge in the mountains at Johnson Tract.

HighGold drills best intercept ever at JT

HighGold Mining Inc. Nov. 29 reported that one hole drilled this year at JT cut 120.5 meters averaging 18.76 grams per metric ton gold, the best intercept ever encountered at the namesake deposit... — Updated 12/8/2022

A Soloy helicopter sits alongside a drill testing the high-grade Arctic deposit.

Drills cut expected high grades at Arctic

Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 29 reported that the first assays from the 2022 program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects are from infill holes that cut multiple zones of high-grade copper, zinc, lead, g... — Updated 12/8/2022

A band of green aurora behind a drill testing for gold during winter in Alaska.

Freegold wraps 2022 Golden Summit drilling

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Dec. 7 reported additional impressive gold intercepts that will contribute to the company's goal of expanding and upgrading the mineral resource for Golden Summit when a new... — Updated 12/8/2022

A crew of three operates a reverse circulation drill testing for gold in Alaska.

Felix Gold grows Treasure Creek discoveries

Millrock Resources Inc. Nov. 21 reported that the 2022 drilling being carried out by Felix Gold Ltd. continues to cut significant near-surface gold mineralization in multiple zones on the Treasure C... — Updated 12/2/2022

Aerial view of the UKMP mineral exploration camp during a fall day in Alaska.

New Ambler Road decision by end of 2023

BLM anticipates publishing second draft EIS before mid-2023 and final record of decision by end of the year. Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 23 reported that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management expects to... — Updated 12/1/2022

Mining truck hauls gold ore against a backdrop of yellow fall foliage in Alaska.

Fort Knox posts another strong quarter

Kinross Gold Corp. Nov. 9 reported another quarter of strong production at its Fort Knox gold mine in Alaska. During the third quarter, Kinross' Alaska operation produced 75,522 ounces of gold,... — Updated 11/17/2022

Western Alaska Minerals CEO Kit Marrs in the Illinois Creek drill core shack.

More high-grade Western Alaska silver

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Oct. 31 announced that assay results confirm that its 2022 drilling continues to expand the high-grade silver-lead-zinc mineralization at the Waterpump Creek carbonate... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Herbert Gold operational site in Southeast Alaska.

Grande Portage awaits Herbert Gold assays

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Nov. 3 announced the completion of a nearly 10,000-meter 2022 drill program and eagerly awaits the ensuing assays to continue upgrading and expanding the high-grade... — Updated 11/17/2022

Looking down on a drill set up on a mountainside at the Palmer mine project.

American Pacific acquires Constantine

American Pacific Mining Corp. Oct. 31 finalized the acquisition of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., providing the well-funded exploration and development company a roughly 45% interest in Palmer,... — Updated 11/17/2022

Geologist explains the mineralization in drill core being logged at Donlin Gold.

Drills tap 42m of 1 oz/t gold at Donlin

Novagold Resources Inc. and Barrick Gold Corp. Nov. 1 reported intercepts of up to 42.3 meters averaging 30.68 grams (0.99 ounces) per metric ton gold from the 2022 drilling at the Donlin Gold... — Updated 11/17/2022

Aerial view of Northern Star’s Pogo gold mine on fall day in Interior Alaska.

Gold production dips at Pogo Mine in Q3

Northern Star Resources Ltd. Oct. 18 reported a drop in gold production and an increase in per-ounce costs at its Pogo Mine in Alaska. During the third quarter of 2022, Pogo produced 54,330 oz of... — Updated 10/27/2022

A drill rig tests for gold at Golden Summit on a warm summer day in Alaska.

Drills continue to expand Golden Summit

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Oct. 18 reported that step-out drilling cut 421 meters of strong gold mineralization on the western side of the Dolphin gold deposit on the company's Golden Summit project abo... — Updated 10/27/2022

Enormous metal buildings store zinc, lead concentrates from Red Dog Mine.

Strong Red Dog zinc production continues

Teck Resources Ltd. Oct. 27 reported another quarter of rising zinc production and revenues from its Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. During the third quarter of this year, Red Dog produced... — Updated 10/27/2022

Three rock hammers show the scale of the highly oxidized outcrop at Nikolai.

Millrock generates attractive nickel target

Millrock Resources Inc. Oct. 5 reported that its geological team has identified a section of the Eureka Zone on its Nikolai project in Alaska that could be upgraded to an NI 43-101-compliant... — Updated 10/20/2022

Drill on mountain ridge above clouds tests the Arctic Mine deposit in Alaska.

Ambler Metals wraps $28.5M program

Trilogy Metals Inc. Oct. 5 announced the completion of the 2022 program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects that included 10,739 meters of resource upgrade and geotechnical drilling at the Arctic... — Updated 10/20/2022

Helicopter approaches drill rig testing for gold at Nova’s RPM deposit in AK.

More high-grade gold for Nova at RPM

Nova Minerals Ltd. Oct. 4 reported that drilling continues to cut wide sections of strong gold mineralization at the RPM North deposit on the Australian company's Estelle project in Alaska. Located... — Updated 10/20/2022

Helicopter and pilot on a ridge at Coal Creek during a summer day in Alaska.

Assays confirm Alaska lithium discovery

Discovery Alaska Ltd. Oct. 12 reported that assay results have confirmed broad zones of lithium mineralization at the Coal Creek tin-silver-zinc prospect on the Australian exploration company's... — Updated 10/20/2022

Drill core shows purple with web of neon red silver-zinc-lead veins in UV light.

Western Alaska drills Waterpump feeder

Hole 18 cuts 102m of 160 g/t silver, 5.4% zinc, and 5.3% lead next to Illinois Creek fault Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Sept. 22 reported that its 2022 drilling has encountered a zone that fed... — Updated 10/6/2022

An aerial view of the Nikolai project with a red stripe showing the Eureka Zone.

Third critical metal zone at Nikolai

Historical core sampling shows third zone of nickel-cobalt-PGM mineralization at Alaska project. Millrock Resources Inc. Sept. 26 reported that resampling of historical core has identified a third z... — Updated 10/6/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
The welcome sign hanging above the only street entering Hyder, Alaska.

Blackwolf Cantoo drill permitting is a go

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that it has received the permits necessary to begin exploration drilling at Cantoo and is gearing up to carry out drilling at this gold-silver-copper... — Updated 9/29/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
An aerial shot of the Pebble camp located in Northwestern Alaska.

Pebble is conscientious of its impacts

In spite of the current uncertainty regarding a final decision by the Environmental Protection Agency, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and Pebble Limited Partnership has outlined the potential... — Updated 9/22/2022


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