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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 
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 7/2/2020

 
 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

 
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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
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

 
 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

 
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

 
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

 
 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 4/30/2020

 
Tracked side by side atv Ruen Drilling drill contractor Alaska gold exploration

Nova ramping drills back up at Estelle

In what appears to be a positive turn for the 2020 exploration season in Alaska, Nova Minerals Ltd. is preparing to have drills turning again soon at its 2.5-million-ounce Estelle gold... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
Red Dog zinc mine metal concentrate truck NANA region northwest Alaska

Red Dog zinc output not slowed by COVID

Teck Resources Ltd. April 20 reported increased zinc and lead production at Red Dog, despite the adjustments and precautions taken to protect the health of the workforce and residents in... — Updated 4/23/2020

 
 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 4/23/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Hecla Greens Creek silver mine workers 14 day Covid 19 quarantine

Added silver, protocols at Greens Creek

While the COVID-19 outbreak is unique in terms of the government and societal response, Hecla Mining Company has dealt with pandemics over its 129-year history and had a plan that was... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
Northern Star Resources Pogo gold mine camp mill Alaska Covid 19

Pogo worker COVID-19 cases climb to six

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 16 report that there are three active cases of COVID-19 among the workforce from its Pogo gold mine in Alaska and another three have tested positive... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sunshine VMS Ambler Metals Upper Kobuk Mineral Project Northwest Alaska

Ambler Metals plans on 2020 exploration

Trilogy Metals Inc. April 8 said Ambler Metals LLC still plans to carry out the US$22.8 million program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska, but COVID-19-related... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground American miner covid 19 mask great economic revival mining

Miners to help support American economy

Looking "to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump has pulled together a wide array of... — Updated 4/16/2020

 
Fairbanks Alaska Pogo gold mine employee tests positive for Covid 19

Pogo worker tests positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 5 reported that a Pogo gold mine employee from Fairbanks, Alaska tested positive for COVID-19 while at home on rostered leave. Located about 85 miles... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold bars from Kinross Fort Knox Mine Alaska employee positive COVID 19

Fort Knox miner positive for COVID-19

An employee at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox gold mine near Fairbanks, Alaska has tested positive for COVID-19. Mine management was informed of the positive test on April 9 and informed... — Updated 4/9/2020

 
gold Deep Trench Vein Herbert Gold Grande Portage Resources Alaska

Herbert Gold drilling awaits greenlight

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. April 8 announced it has received regulatory approval for a 2020 drill program at its Herbert Gold project within the Juneau Gold Belt in Southeast Alaska.... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

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