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2010 Mining Explorers: Welcome to the 2010 Mining Explorers 10/31/2010
Building on the success of the inaugural edition of our annual minerals exploration magazine, North of 60 Mining News Editor Rose Ragsdale and I are proud to present the 2010 Mining Explorers. This se...

Oil Patch Insider: Alaska history jumps off page in Hurst's graphic novel; Miller's book examines value of Alaska oil 09/19/2010
Sarah Hurst, former editor of North of 60 Mining News and, more recently, author of Petroleum News' Arctic Neighbors, has just released a 148-page graphic novel about the modern history of Alaska; spe...

Mining News: Amalco vows to be force in exploration 02/28/2010
Freegold, Western Standard merge; amalgamated company intends to spend more than US$2M on Alaska gold properties in 2010
Left leaderless and weighed down with about C$11 million in debt in mid-2009, it appeared Freegold Ventures Ltd. would become another casualty of the market collapse of 2008. Many believe this surely...

Mining News: Roundup 2010 goes for the gold 02/28/2010
Buoyed by strong metal prices optimism swirls at annual Vancouver mining conference; Yukon discoveries generate significant buzz
With base metal prices bouncing back and liquidity returning to the financial markets, a feeling of optimism filled the Westin Bayshore Hotel during the 2010 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver,...

Mining News: Terrane wreck lures explorers to Alaska 02/28/2010
Nearly 400 million years of mineral-rich formations crashing into each other created among world's most prospective geology
Geologically, Alaska is a terrane wreck, with multiple tectonic plates dumping their mineral payloads over the landscape. Geologists are still sifting through the wreckage in many places across the st...

Mining News: Cupric Canyon scours globe for copper 02/28/2010
Barclays, former Phelps Dodge execs form new company to bring exploration projects online ahead of anticipated copper shortage
Bankers, miners and scientists are predicting a shortage of copper in the coming decade as developing countries, particularly China and India, urbanize and industrialize. This growing need has spurred...

Mining News: Pebble opponents seek river protections 02/28/2010
Fishing interests urge special safeguards for Bristol Bay watershed, highest level of protection for Koktuli River near Pebble
Environmental groups are pushing for special protection of watersheds near the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum deposit, which, according to the most recent estimate by the Pebble Partnership, c...

Mining News: Red Dog Mine faces possible shutdown 02/28/2010
Teck says Aqqaluk permit needed by May to avoid closure in October of zinc-lead mine; environmentalists tie up permit in appeal
Coming off of a record year of zinc production, Red Dog partners Teck Resources Ltd. and NANA Regional Corp. are facing the possibility that operations at the zinc-lead mine will be shut down in Octob...

Mining News: Junior jumps in with both feet at Ambler 01/17/2010
NovaGold agrees to buy Arctic VMS project for US$29 million; opts to focus on environmental studies, Northwest community in 2010
NovaGold Resources Inc. has cut a deal with Rio Tinto subsidiary Kennecott Exploration Co. to purchase 100 percent interest in the precious-metal-rich Ambler copper-zinc property in Northwest Alaska....

Mining News: Zazu orders Lik transportation study 01/17/2010
AIDEA agrees to evaluate expanding transportation system to accommodate mine development at lead-zinc-silver deposit near Red Dog
Zazu Metals Corp. has signed an agreement with the state-owned Alaska Industrial Development and Export Agency to complete due diligence for transportation infrastructure needed to support a mine at i...

Mining News: Geophysics reveal deep targets at Man 01/17/2010
Pure Nickel plans to drill targets in large conductive bodies located below two areas of its nickel-copper-PGE property in Alaska
During their first exploration season as joint venture partners at the Man nickel-copper-platinum group element project in Interior Alaska, Pure Nickel Inc. and Itochu Corp. said they discovered compe...

NANA splits departments 12/13/2009
As reported in the October edition of North of 60 Mining News, a sister publication to Petroleum News, NANA Regional Corp. said Oct. 21 that it had separated its lands and natural resources department...

Remote basin exploration moves forward 12/13/2009
Independent Trio Petroleum plans to drill first well in Selawik basin in late 2010, permitting for both oil and gas
A Bakersfield, Calif., independent is preparing to drill an oil and gas well next year in one of North America's last unexplored basins - northwest Alaska's Selawik basin, in more recent years referre...

Mining Explorers 2009: Gold shines through financial cloud 11/01/2009
While base metal explorers struggled, gold seekers carried the torch in 2009
The plunge of base metal prices and turmoil in the financial markets caused explorers and producers alike to scale back exploration budgets for 2009. North of 60 Mining News estimates this year's expl...

Mining Explorers 2009: Introducing Mining Explorers 2009 11/01/2009
North of 60 Mining News Editor Rose Ragsdale and I first set out to launch Mining Explorers in the fall of 2008, but, like many of the explorers featured in this inaugural magazine, decided to pull ba...

Mining News: Corps gives go-ahead for Kensington Mine 08/30/2009
After years of litigation, Coeur Alaska prepares to construct tailings facility; EPA tells state agency it will not oppose permit
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Aug. 14 re-issued a long-disputed tailings permit to Coeur Alaska for the Kensington Mine. Modifications to the permit extend its expiration to 2014, offsetting the fo...

Mining News: Red Dog tops EPA toxic release inventory 04/26/2009
Federal regulator's annual report reflects scale of the world's largest lead-zinc mine, not its outstanding environmental record
In its largely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented Toxic Release Inventory report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranked the Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska as the largest enti...

Mining News; Teck seeks buyer for its share of Pogo 02/22/2009
In an effort to raise money to pay debt, Teck offers to sell gold assets; acknowledges current discussions with potential buyers
Burdens of plummeting base metal prices, a restrictive credit market and the need to repay a multi-billion-dollar bridge loan have prompted Teck Cominco Ltd. to move ahead with sales of its gold asset...

Until Palin returns to national stage.... 11/09/2008
Publisher gives 'Sarah takes on Big Oil' readers Petroleum News subscription, so they can keep tabs on Alaska governor's performance
The publisher that released "Sarah takes on Big Oil" is offering purchasers of the hardcover book a free online subscription to its weekly newspaper, Petroleum News, so that readers can monitor Gov. S...