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 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Star Pogo donate $1.5 million medical PPE N95 masks to Alaska

Pogo owner donates $1.5M of PPE to Alaska

Northern Star Resources Ltd., owner of the Pogo gold mine, has donated more than US$1.5 million of medical personal protective equipment to communities throughout Alaska, with a focus on... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Donlin Gold exploration mine development camp Calista region Alaska

Salvaging a lost year of Alaska exploration

2020 is shaping up to be the best year for Alaska's mineral exploration sector in a decade – that was the message delivered by North of 60 Mining News in January. Now, just four months... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Dominion diamond Ekati Mine closure Northwest Territories 186 carat

COVID-19 shutters Ekati, owner insolvent

Northwest Territories' mining sector took a major blow with the news that Dominion Diamond Mines, majority owner of the Ekati diamond mine and 40% owner of the Diavik diamond mine has fil... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
High grade gold silver exploration Stewart BC Hyder Alaska

StrikePoint crews overcome 2020 hurdles

StrikePoint Gold Inc. Sept. 9 said its 2020 exploration programs in British Columbia's Golden Triangle are being challenged by COVID-19, weather, and a slow return of assay results.... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Triangle mining town Stewart BC Hyder Alaska Covid 19 bubble

Reuniting a community separated by COVID

An invisible line that divides a community in the towns of Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska has become a lot more tangible with COVID-19 and the international travel restrictio... — Updated 9/24/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Large gem quality diamond Rio Tinto Dominion Diavik mine NWT

Pandemic curbs diamond mining, markets

Though world diamond markets remain closed after their shutdown this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, diamond mining in Canada's North is showing signs of life. One mine,... — Updated 8/28/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Calista shareholder Junior Polty Donlin Gold mine Yukon Kuskokwim Alaska

Drills are turning again at Donlin Gold

After a two-month suspension due to COVID-19, drills are once again turning at the Donlin Gold project in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Southwest Alaska. Donlin Gold LLC – a 50-50... — Updated 8/28/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold bars Kinross Gold Fort Knox Mine Fairbanks Alaska

Metal prices soften blow to Alaska miners

Rising metal prices are helping to soften the blow COVID-19 has landed on Alaska's mining sector in 2020. While mining has been deemed an essential business in Alaska, which has helped... — Updated 8/27/2020 Full story

 
Greens Creek silver gold zinc mine port Admiralty Island Juneau Alaska

Greens Creek exceeds high expectations

Hecla Mining Company July 10 said silver production at its Greens Creek silver mine exceeded expectations during the first half of 2020, due to the higher grade ore mined there. The... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
Employee camp mill Pogo Gold Mine Alaska 36 covid 19 cases

Pogo gold output up despite COVID cases

Northern Star Resources Ltd. June 8 reported that its Pogo Mine in Alaska produced 49,353 ounces of gold during the second quarter of 2020, despite several cases of COVID-19 at this opera... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
Teck Resources Red Dog zinc lead silver mine NANA region Alaska

Substantial drop in Red Dog zinc output

Teck Resources Ltd. June 22 said COVID-19 and water challenges resulted in a significant decrease in the production of zinc and lead at its Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. Red Dog... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
AMA mining conference Alaska 2020 coronavirus covid19 cancellation

Alaska Miners cancels fall convention

Alaska Miners Association Aug. 4 announced the difficult decision to cancel its annual convention and trade show scheduled for Nov. 1-7, 2020 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Truck at NANA Teck Resources Red Dog zinc mine northwest Alaska

COVID slows mineral plans in NANA region

The COVID-19 pandemic has led NANA Corp. and its mining partners, Teck Resources Ltd. and Ambler Metals LLC, to adjust their mineral exploration and mine development plans in order to... — Updated 7/24/2020 Full story

 
Gold pour at Northern Star Resource Pogo underground mine Alaska

COVID-19 protocols limit Pogo gold output

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 28 reported that its Pogo Mine in Alaska produced 49,340 ounces of gold during the first three months of 2020. While this is a 3,194 oz increase over... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Rare earth elements critical minerals ship loading China, US reliance on imports

US reliance on mineral imports exposed

National Mining Association President and CEO Rich Nolan says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risks associated with America's overreliance on foreign supply chains for nearly every... — Updated 6/19/2020 Full story

 
60 carat yellow diamond Mountain Province De Beers Gahcho Kué mine NWT

Mountain Province finds diamond buyer

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. June 8 announced it has found a buyer of US$50 million of diamonds in a market otherwise closed to the sale of the gems due to COVID-19. Mountain Province... — Updated 6/11/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska placer gold miner at Race Family mine Fortymile Mining District

COVID guidance for Alaska placer miners

Alaska Department of Natural Resources has finalized COVID-19 guidance for placer gold miners planning to carry out operations on their claims in the state during the 2020 field season.... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold pour Kinross Fort Knox mine Fairbanks Alaska

Fort Knox gold output rises amid COVID

COVID-19 has not affected gold output at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox Mine but did contribute to higher production costs at the open-pit operation in Alaska during the first quarter of... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Native worker at Pebble copper gold mine project Bristol Bay

Pebble mine could bolster Alaska economy

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. said its Pebble project could provide another source of jobs and revenue to an Alaska economy challenged by an interrelated combination of COVID-19 and low... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sacks of groceries by Food Bank Society of Whitehorse Victoria Gold donation

Victoria Gold supports Yukoners in need

In another example of mining companies across the North stepping up to help their local communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria Gold Corp. donated C$100,000 to the... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
Truck and shovel at Eagle Gold open pit heap leach mine Yukon

Eagle Gold output ramps up at ideal time

Victoria Gold Corp. May 11 reported strong performance at its newly developed Eagle Gold Mine in the Yukon, thanks in part to the company's COVID-19 action plan. Mining, crushing and... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Casa Berardi gold mine Quebec Canada operations suspended Covid 19

COVID takes 66% of silver output offline

Global metal production has been severely disrupted due to government mandated suspension of mining operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures released by... — Updated 5/8/2020

 
Feasibility drilling Ambler Metals Arctic zinc copper gold silver mine Alaska

COVID-19 forces Ambler exploration delay

NANA Corp. and Ambler Metals LLC April 29 said they are working together to determine how a summer field season at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska can progress while... — Updated 5/8/2020 Full story

 
Drill rig dozer truck at Peak Gold deposit Tetlin Alaska Contango Royal JV

JV opts to delay Peak Gold exploration

Contango ORE Inc. May 6 announced that management of the Peak Gold joint venture – Contango ORE (60%) and Royal Gold Inc. (40%) – has decided to postpone exploration on the Tetlin... — Updated 5/7/2020 Full story

 
Winter gold exploration drilling Aurora target West Pogo 64North project Alaska

64North partners eager to resume drilling

Millrock Resources Inc. and Resolution Minerals Ltd. April 27 provided preliminary results from the 2020 drilling at 64North and plans for resumption of the program that was cut short... — Updated 4/30/2020 Full story

 

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