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Mining News: KSM gets closer scrutiny, more drilling  08/31/2014
With 9.9 billion pounds of copper and 38.2 million ounces of gold in reserves, a provincial environmental certificate in-hand and federal approvals pending, Seabridge Gold is in the final stages of gathering all of the components needed to develop a mine at its Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell project in no...


Mining News: Dam breach tarnishes miners’ reputation  08/31/2014
Results from water sampling show that the immediate environmental impacts of an estimated 14.5 million cubic meters of tailings and water released from a facility at Imperial Metals Corp.’s Mount Polley Mine in central British Columbia are isolated primarily to the area immediately below the breache...


Mining News: Report delivers eye-opening insights  08/31/2014
At the same time as the EPA is pushing forward on its planned precedent-setting, pre-emptive, pre-permit veto of the Pebble project and the tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, former Gold Fields Ltd. Chief Geologist Rael Lipson published an eye-opening summary of where...


Mining News: Mount Polley spill could ease Pebble fears  08/31/2014
The recent dam breach at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia has precipitated a bit of consternation among the Pebble Project watchers on both sides of the issue. Predictably, the naysayers have adopted an “I told you so” response, as if there are relevant similarities between what was constr...


Mining News: 2014 ushers in field season of contrasts  08/31/2014
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory – Quieter streets, emptier skies, shorter business hours and closed shops here are sure signs of tough times in the mining industry. Hours away by helicopter, one can find bare-bones exploration camps and skeleton staffs sprinkled like the occasional grain of visible gold...


Mining News: NovaCopper regroups, resamples Bornite  08/31/2014
Indicative of the state of mineral exploration in Alaska, and around the world, no drills are turning at NovaCopper’s Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in 2014. Instead, crews crated up 12,918 meters of core from historical drilling at the northern Alaska project and shipped it to Fairbanks where it can...


Mining News: Developer plans giant mine at Selwyn  08/31/2014
HOWARD’S PASS, Yukon Territory – Here at the Selwyn Project, Vancouver-based Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd. is moving forward with year-round exploration and development that began in June 2013. The company is building a 35,000-metric-ton-per-day zinc-lead mine (roughly 3.5 times the size of the Red Dog...


Mining News: Perseverance pays off at Klaza  08/31/2014
Rockhaven Resources Ltd.’s Klaza Project located at the end of the Nansen Road in central Yukon Territory may be coming into its own as an exciting precious metals property. After three years of exploration, the junior has amassed 460 claims, enough to comprise 90-square kilometers (35 square miles)...


Mining News: Alliance adds properties to portfolio  08/31/2014
Through its strategic alliance partnership with Nunavut Resources Corp., Transition Metals Corp. has acquired an additional 433 square kilometers (167 square miles) of high potential gold and base metal exploration properties in Nunavut. The alliance acquired the properties located along the Izok-G...


Mining News: Stalled critical minerals bills get a push  07/27/2014
A coalition of 38 companies and organizations, representing a broad spectrum of America’s economy, is urging lawmakers on Capitol Hill to dust off pending critical minerals legislation and send a version to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. “Updating our geologic data, reducing...


Mining News: EPA seeks to limit Pebble to below average  07/27/2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered the proposal of allowing the Pebble Limited Partnership to apply for permits to develop a less than average-size porphyry mine at the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-molybdenum deposit. Falling short of an outright ban of building a mine...


Mining News: Worst of funding drought could be over  07/27/2014
As is normally the case in high summer in Alaska, news has started to trickle out of the hills on projects where new work is being conducted, and several properties have changed hands or are in the process of changing hands as mining deals are negotiated and announced across the state. Alaska mines...


Mining News: We cannot hold our breath over Prop One  07/27/2014
I have long mused over the difference in how people solve problems. Every time we are confronted with an election, the debate resurfaces. One would suppose that individuals trained in analytical thinking would be inclined to reach conclusions lineally, consistent with the Socratic syllogism in which...


Mining News: Global miners explore Alaska’s Interior  07/27/2014
A group of diverse global-scale mining companies hailing from Australia, Japan, and the United States are quietly exploring a relatively small region of Alaska’s Interior. Two of these international players – Sumitomo Metal Mining and Newmont Mining Corp. – are seeking gold in the Pogo region of th...


Mining News: High court weighs in on aboriginal claim  07/27/2014
The Supreme Court of Canada June 26 released its highly anticipated decision in “Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia.” Called “ground-breaking” by observers, the judgment by Canada’s highest court granted a declaration of Aboriginal title over a tract of Crown lands to the Tsilhqot’in Nation of...


Mining News: Ucore advances Bokan, eyes Ray Mountains  07/27/2014
Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has field programs underway at both the Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth elements project in Southeast Alaska and its Ray Mountain REE-tin project in the Interior region of the state. Work at Bokan Mountain is focused on collecting the last bits of information needed to complete...


Mining News: Full Metal offers Pyramid to CopperBank  06/29/2014
Full Metal Minerals Ltd., a familiar name in the Alaska mineral exploration sector for the past decade, is being reborn as CopperBank Resources Corp. The formation of CopperBank will result from a three-way arrangement in which Full Metal offers up its Pyramid copper project in Alaska, International...


Mining News: Constantine, Dowa launch $6.2M program  06/29/2014
As a result of its timely partnership with Dowa Metals & Mining Co. Ltd., Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. has launched the largest single-season exploration program ever carried out the Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide project near Haines in Southeast Alaska. At US$6.2-million, this year’s explo...


Mining News: Miners regroup in 2014 field season  06/29/2014
The din of mineral industry activity that is normally a part of the summer months in Alaska is decidedly muted this year as the global mining industry attempts to lift itself off the bottom of a plus-18-month-long slump. Some Alaska projects are moving forward but most field budgets are small with...


Mining News: Iron, diamonds lead Qikiqtani activity  06/29/2014
Mineral exploration activity held its own in Nunavut in 2013, despite a tough funding environment and stiff competition from other attractive mining jurisdictions around the world. Of the mineral projects edging closer to development in the territory, the Mary River iron project is likely the closes...


Mining News: Upcoming mines eye Alaska natural gas  06/29/2014
Alaska’s natural gas is increasingly replacing diesel as the fuel of choice for mines and mining projects across the Far North State and Yukon Territory. At roughly 37 trillion cubic feet, Alaska is awash in natural gas; however, some 35 tcf of these known reserves are isolated in the Arctic oil an...


Mining News: Summit highlights mining the Arctic  06/29/2014
Geo-political differences aside, the challenges facing those involved in mineral development in the North are remarkably similar. Whether lack of infrastructure, scarcity of skilled labor, or negative perceptions of mining, northern jurisdictions from Alaska to Greenland grapple daily with same aspe...


Mining News: Young leaders discuss nature of ‘SLOs’  06/29/2014
A group of presenters at the first annual Northern Regions Summit held in Vancouver May 28-30 addressed the nature of “social licenses to operate” and how mining companies should go about getting and keeping them. The dialogue, at the same time, allowed Alaska’s Institute of the North, the summit o...



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New IVR gold property near Meadowbank excites Agnico  08/28/2014
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. continues to expand the gold-rich zones and scope of work at its new IVR project located 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the Meadowbank mine in Nunavut. In an Aug. 26...

Alaska News Nuggets  08/28/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Kiska Metals Corp. Aug. 27 reported that First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has entered into an agreement that will allow it to option the Copper Joe property in Southcentral Alaska. To secure...

British Columbia  08/28/2014
GOLD/SILVER – Independence Gold Corp. Aug. 28 reported the completion of the recent drill campaign at its 3Ts project located about 185 kilometers (115 miles) southwest of Prince George, B. C. and sit...

Northwest Territories  08/28/2014
GOLD – TerraX Minerals Inc. Aug. 25 reported assay results from the first five of the 14 holes drilled this summer on the Northbelt property of its Yellowknife City gold project. These five holes (1,1...

Nunavut  08/28/2014
FINANCE – Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Aug. 25 said it has filed and received regulatory approval for a final prospectus in each of the provinces and territories of Canada (other than Québec) for an offeri...

Yukon Territory  08/28/2014
PLATINUM GROUP METALS – Duncastle Gold Corp. Aug. 27 reported the signing of a property purchase agreement with Ashburton Ventures Inc. to acquire the CKR mineral property per a letter of intent annou...

First Nations, B.C. order independent investigation of dam failure  08/21/2014
Two First Nations groups have joined forces with the British Columbia provincial government to investigate the cause of the tailings dam breach at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine and take steps to...

Alaska News Nuggets  08/21/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Millrock Resources Inc. Aug. 20 reported the completion of a second phase of 2014 exploration at its Alaska Peninsula Project, located in southwest Alaska. This program –which included g...

British Columbia  08/21/2014
GOLD – SnipGold Corp. Aug. 20 reported the acquisition of two mining leases adjacent to its Iskut gold property in northwestern British Columbia. The leases are immediately down-slope from the histori...

Northwest Territories  08/21/2014
POLYMETALLIC – TerraX Minerals Inc. Aug. 19 reported results from 84 (60 grabs and 24 chip) samples from the Ryan Lake Pluton area of its Yellowknife City gold project in the Northwest Territories. Hi...

Nunavut  08/21/2014
FINANCE – WPC Resources Inc. Aug. 20 said it has closed a first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement for 7,382,250 units at C5cents per unit for total gross proceeds of C...

Yukon Territory  08/21/2014
FINANCE – Copper North Mining Corp. Aug. 20 said it has completed a non-brokered private placement of flow-through shares and units announced July 7. The private placement, which included certain insi...

BC lifts water ban below Mt. Polley; AME BC ponders “human dilemma”  08/14/2014
The British Columbia Ministry of Environment said test results show the water of streams, lakes and rivers below the Mt. Polley Mine is comparable to the quality measured before the spill of tailings...

Alaska News Nuggets  08/14/2014
GRAPHITE – Graphite One Resources Inc. Aug. 14 reported plans for as summer/fall drilling and exploration program at the Graphite Creek property in western Alaska. The program will include infill dril...

British Columbia  08/14/2014
GOLD – Pretium Resources Inc. Aug.14 said the environmental assessment certificate application for its Brucejack gold project has been screened and accepted for filing by the British Columbia Environm...

Northwest Territories  08/14/2014
MANAGEMENT – Canterra Minerals Corp. Aug. 14 welcomed Bruce Kienlen as senior geologist and Tom McCandless, Ph.D., as technical advisor to the company. Kienlen formerly served as project geologist for...

Yukon Territory  08/14/2014
NATURAL GAS – Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. Aug. 14 said it has entered into a partnership with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. that supports the delivery of liquefied natural gas to power Wellgreen’s platinum...

B.C. mine floods streams, lake with tailings; dam debate spills into Alaska  08/07/2014
The tailings storage facility at Imperial Metals Corp.’s Mount Polley mine was breached in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, sending a deluge of wastewater and tailings into Hazeltine Creek and onwar...

Alaska News Nuggets  08/07/2014
CRITICAL MINERALS – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Aug. 7 commended U.S. Sen, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and the National Mining Association for their efforts to advance Senate Bill 1600, the Critical Minerals...

British Columbia  08/07/2014
FINANCE – Homestake Resource Corp. said it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced private placement by issuing 10.7 million units at a price of C5 cents per unit for gross proceeds o...

Northwest Territories  08/07/2014
DIAMONDS – Kennady Diamonds Inc. reported the recovery of 4.76 carats of diamonds from a 933-kilogram sample obtained from the Faraday kimberlite during the 2014 spring drill program at its Kennady No...

Nunavut  08/07/2014
DIAMONDS – North Arrow Minerals Inc. Aug. 5 provided an update on a 1,500-metric-ton bulk sampling program at the Qilalugaq diamond project located near the hamlet of Repulse Bay (Naujaat), Nunavut. T...

Yukon Territory  08/07/2014
GOLD – Golden Predator Mining Corp. Aug. 5 said it has retained Tetra Tech EBA to complete a preliminary economic assessment on its Brewery Creek gold project located 55 kilometers (34 kilometers) eas...

Stronger metals prices drive down Hecla’s cost to mine silver  07/31/2014
Hecla Mining Company reports a second quarter net loss applicable to common shareholders of US$14.5 million (US4 cents per share) and a loss after adjustments of US$800,000 (nil per share). During th...

Alaska News Nuggets  07/31/2014
GOLD/SILVER/COPPER – Nortec Minerals Corp. July 31 said a subsidiary, Fennor Minerals Corp., has signed two memorandums of understanding to acquire 100 percent interest in the Golden Zone property loc...

British Columbia  07/31/2014
FINANCE – Pretium Resources Inc. July 29 reported the closing of a marketed offering of 8.28 million common shares at a price of US$7.25 per share. Pretium received gross proceeds of US$49,524,750 for...

Northwest Territories  07/31/2014
GOLD – Nighthawk Gold Corp. July 29 reported assay results from the resampling of core from historical drilling at the Kim gold deposit, located within Nighthawk’s Indin Lake gold property in Northwes...

Nunavut  07/31/2014
GOLD – Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. July 31 reported the results of its recently completed infill definition and expansion drilling program at the Echo deposit, on the company’s Back River gold project...

Yukon Territory  07/31/2014
FINANCE – Rockhaven Resources Ltd. July 30 reported that 4.15 million of warrants amended on July 24 have been exercised for proceeds of C$1,245,000. As a result, Rockhaven will increase its drill pro...

Dominion issues updated mine plan for Ekati mine  07/24/2014
Dominion Diamond Corp. July 21 said it has promoted the Misery Satellite material previously identified as an exploration target at its Ekati Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories to an inferred resou...

Wellgreen reports resource estimate for Yukon project  07/24/2014
GOLD – Endurance Gold Corp. July 24 reported the start of a 2014 summer field at its Elephant Mountain gold property about 76 miles (123 kilometers) west of Fairbanks. Planned activity includes establ...

Alaska News Nuggets  07/24/2014
FINANCE – Pretium Resources Inc. July 22 reported that a syndicate of underwriters has agreed to purchase 8.28 million common shares of Pretium at a price of US$7.25 per common share, providing Pretiu...

British Columbia  07/24/2014
DIAMONDS – North Arrow Minerals July 24 said it is set to commence its firstdrill program with partner Arctic Star Exploration at Redemption, a project located in the famed Lac De Gras diamond distric...

Northwest Territories  07/24/2014
METALS/DIAMONDS – Transition Metals Corp. July 23 said an additional 433 square kilometers (167 square miles) of gold and base metal exploration properties have been acquired through its strategic par...

Nunavut  07/24/2014
GOLD – Britannia Mining Inc. July 23 reported the execution of a memorandum of understanding to forge a partnership with an unnamed gold investment holding company in the United Arab Emirates. Britann...

Yukon Territory  07/24/2014
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Gold rockets on news of downed civilian plane over Ukraine  07/17/2014
Gold shot higher on safe-haven demand following news that a Malaysian airliner with 295 people on board was brought down by rocket fire while in-flight over eastern Ukraine. The airliner, flight MH17,...

Barrick picks two presidents to replace one president and CEO  07/17/2014
The Barrick Gold Board of Directors has named two “co-presidents” and no new CEO to fill the void being left by Jamie Sokalsky, who, after two years on the job, will be relinquishing the role of presi...

MABC, province pick ‘Mining and Sustainability Award’ winners  07/17/2014
The Mining Association of B.C. and the Province of British Columbia July 7 reported that Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine and Teck Resources Ltd. are the 2013 co-recipients of the B.C. Mining and Sustainabilit...

Alaska News Nuggets  07/17/2014
GOLD/COPPER – Freegold Ventures Ltd. July 7 reported the acquisition of the Shorty Creek project, a copper-gold porphyry target located some 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. F...

British Columbia  07/17/2014
POLYMETALLIC – Imperial Metals Corp July 15 reported its Mount Polley, Huckleberry and Sterling mines, combined, produced16.6 million pounds copper, 13,867 ounces gold and 59,289 oz silver during the...

Northwest Territories  07/17/2014
DIAMONDS – Dominion Diamond Corp. July 16 reported that the Diavik Diamond Mine processed 620,000 metric tons of ore during the second calendar quarter of 2014, a 17 percent increase over production r...

Nunavut  07/17/2014
FINANCE – Northquest Ltd. July 14 reported the closure of the second tranche of a non-brokered private placement in which Northquest issued 10 million units to Nord Gold N.V. at a price of C20 cents p...

Yukon Territory  07/17/2014
COPPER/GOLD/COBALT – Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. July 16 reported that Australia-based Merah Resources Ltd. has entered an agreement to option an interest in Pacific Ridge’s Fyre Lake copper-gold-c...

Coalition urges U.S. Congress to pass critical minerals legislation  07/10/2014
A diverse coalition of companies and organizations, representing a broad spectrum of America’s economy, has delivered a letter to Capitol Hill that urges U.S. lawmakers to send critical minerals legis...

SME conference to cover critical minerals from mine to showroom  07/10/2014
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc., in partnership with Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, is hosting the Critical Minerals 2014 conference, a three-day event that foc...

Alaska News Nuggets  07/10/2014
QUARTERLY UPDATE – Novagold Resources Inc. July 9 released its second-quarter financial results and provided updates for its 50 percent-owned Donlin Gold project in Alaska and its 50 percent-owned Gal...

British Columbia  07/10/2014
GOLD – BCGold Corp. July 9 said it has received a detailed mine plan for continued bulk sampling, mine development and gold concentrate production at the historical Engineer Mine, situated 32 kilomete...

Northwest Territories  07/10/2014
DIAMONDS – Dominion Diamond Corp. July 9 said it will increase its interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine through an agreement with C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. to acquire FipkeCo’s 10 percent participating int...

Nunavut  07/10/2014
DIAMONDS – North Arrow Minerals Inc. July 10 reported the start of a bulk sampling program at the Qilalugaq diamond project located near the hamlet of Repulse Bay (Naujaat), Nunavut. The Qilalugaq pro...

Yukon Territory  07/10/2014
DIRECTOR – Golden Predator Mining Corp. July 10 reported that former Yukon Territory Premier Dennis Fentie has joined the company’s board of directors, replacing Toby Pierce. Fentie served as the prem...


















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