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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

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

With snow on the ground, Ruen begins 2022 drilling at the Estelle gold property.

Nova Minerals resumes drilling at Estelle

Nova Minerals Ltd. May 15 announced that it has begun an up to 50,000-meter drill program slated for this year at its Estelle gold property in Alaska. With the drills focused on... — 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


Graphite One adds exec to mining team

Graphite One Inc. June 1 named mining veteran Mike Schaffner as senior vice president, mining of its Alaska subsidiary, Graphite One (Alaska) Inc., effective July 1. "I'm excited to join... — 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

A ship at Port McKenzie west of Anchorage, Alaska.

AIDEA applies for West Susitna Road permit

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority May 25 announced that it has submitted an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the 404 permit to build the... — Updated 6/2/2022

Excavator loading ore into haul truck at Kinross Alaska’s Fort Knox gold mine.

Fort Knox gold production drops during Q1

Kinross Gold Corp. May 10 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 54,803 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2022, which is nearly a 26% drop from the 73,830 oz produce... — Updated 6/2/2022

Boxes with core from the 2021 drilling at a Western Alaska zinc-silver prospect.

Illinois Creek exploration now underway

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. May 5 announced that is has raised C$5 million (US$3.9 million) to fund its 2022 exploration program at the Illinois Creek project in Alaska, which is... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
A beautiful landscape view of the Canada-Alaska border.

Blackwolf stakes Mineral Hill in Alaska

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. May 25 announced that it has staked the Mineral Hill gold-silver project, the fourth claim group the company has acquired on the Alaskan side of the Golden... — Updated 6/2/2022

A map of Felix Gold’s exploration properties north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Felix Gold claims more Fairbanks ground

Felix Gold Ltd. May 25 announced that it has leased 6,203 acres of gold prospective properties in the Fairbanks Mining District from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office. Lying... — Updated 5/26/2022

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

Wide and wider Golden Summit intercepts

Freegold Ventures Ltd. May 18 reported more wide sections of strong gold mineralization and even wider sections of bulk tonnage gold mineralization were encountered in the latest batch... — Updated 5/26/2022

Core from historical drilling at Coal Creek tin-silver-lithium target in Alaska.

Coal Creek scans show wide lithium zone

Discovery Alaska Ltd. May 23 reported that its initial scanning with a handheld analyzer identified lithium across the entire length of core from 12 historical holes drilled at the Coal... — Updated 5/26/2022

Trenching at Tourmaline Ridge, a gold prospect near Northern Star’s Pogo Mine.

Resolution to drill 64North gold prospect

Millrock Resources Inc. May 11 reported that Resolution Minerals Ltd. plans to complete roughly 2,200 meters of drilling in five holes at Tourmaline Ridge, a prospect on the 64North... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Scenic picture of tidewater at Blackwolf's Niblack property in Southeast Alaska.

Niblack, Hyder exploration soon to begin

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. May 11 reported an update for the 2022 exploration on its Southeast Alaska projects, including a multi-phased exploration campaign at Niblack, a maiden dril... — Updated 5/19/2022

Joe Usibelli, Sr., former president and chairman of Usibelli Coal Mines Alaska.

A true Alaska coal mining pioneer passes

Usibelli Coal Mine May 14 announced the passing of Joseph Usibelli, Sr., an Alaska mining pioneer in the truest sense. Born on Dec. 28, 1938, in Suntrana, a historic Alaska mining town... — Updated 5/16/2022 Full story


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