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Mining News: EPA effort to stop Pebble draws fire  03/30/2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said its Bristol Bay assessment provides evidence that the Pebble copper project is too big and the Bristol Bay watershed is too special to risk the outcome of a state and federal permitting process. To circumvent permitting under the National Environmental...


Mining News: Miners’ views tarnish Alaska in survey  03/30/2014
Over the past month, the world has been awash in year-end 2013 mining news, ranging from exploration and production statistics to economic impact numbers and mining favorability polls. The Alaska highlights from this wad of info include the results from the annual Fraser Institute political jurisdic...


Mining News: EPA raiders muddy U.S. Attorney’s office  03/30/2014
On March 13, 2014, Gov. Parnell released a report of Special Counsel Brent Cole on the federal Criminal Compliance Investigation conducted in the Fortymile mining district between Aug. 19 and Aug. 23 last year. The report is not lengthy and is available on the Internet for all to review. To be cle...


Mining News: Hot geology tempers cool policy in North  03/30/2014
When it comes to policies that attract mining investments, Alaska, British Columbia and the Canadian territories all lost ground compared to their global competition, according to the Fraser Institute’s Survey of Mining Companies 2013. The 690 mining executives that completed the annual survey, howe...


Mining News: Exponential growth at Bornite continues  03/30/2014
NovaCopper Inc.’s 2013 exploration program has added another 2.6 billion pounds of copper to the resource at the Bornite project in the Ambler mining district, swelling the size of this Northwest Alaska deposit to 6 billion lbs. of the red metal. Bornite is one of many deposits and prospects that ma...


Mining News: Outlook brightens for uranium mining  03/30/2014
The startup of Cameco’s Cigar Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan is one more link in a recent chain of events that has observers predicting a significant comeback for the industry in 2014. Beginning last fall, industry analysts began to forecast rising uranium prices in 2014, citing a number of reaso...


Mining News: Copper miner wins prestigious PDAC award  03/30/2014
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada bestowed its prestigious “Viola R. MacMillan Award” on Capstone Mining Corp., owner and operator of the Minto Mine in central Yukon Territory at its annual convention in Toronto on March 3. The award is named in honor of the PDAC’s longest-serving...


Mining News: Mactung Project gets nod from regulator  03/30/2014
After more than five years of review, the Yukon Environmental and Economic Assessment Board has recommended approval of a proposed underground mine for development of the Mactung tungsten deposit in east-central Yukon Territory. Mactung, located near Yukon Territory’s border with Northwest Territori...


Mining News: Contango ORE courts buyers for Tetlin  02/23/2014
Contango ORE Inc. co-founder Brad Juneau ventured to Alaska seeking natural gas; today, his Texas-based company is sitting on a gold-copper-silver deposit at its Tetlin project with an initial 1.1 million-ounce gold-equivalent resource and a 760,000-acre land package with enough “blue sky” potential...


Mining News: Coal tops minerals commission wish list  02/23/2014
Coal is an abundant and readily available solution to the high cost of energy, the bane of operating mines, minerals development projects and residents in Interior Alaska, according to the Alaska Minerals Commission. “We always hear about (natural) gas and we always hear about oil, but one of the th...


Mining News: Capital markets take grim toll on miners  02/23/2014
The over-all mood at the recent Cordilleran Roundup mining convention in Vancouver, B.C. was more restrained than in previous years, but also more realistic due in large part to the prolonged downturn in risk capital mining markets. It seems the industry has transitioned from the denial stage accomp...


Mining News: Comparing mine, fishing jobs tells tale  02/23/2014
Although in my judgment it is premature for little green people to write the obituary of the Pebble Project, undoubtedly it is high-centered for the nonce, (however long a nonce may be); but that shouldn’t prevent us from reflecting on some of the silly arguments that have been made against the proj...


Mining News: Graphite Creek deposit grows less remote  02/23/2014
Due to its isolation in the far reaches of Western Alaska, Graphite Creek has long been regarded as an enormous deposit of an industrial mineral with little value. Today, however, graphite has been elevated to the status of a technology mineral and the once-secluded deposit sits on the threshold of...


Mining News: Government crafts plan for Peel region  02/23/2014
The Government of Yukon released a final land use plan for the Peel River Watershed region Jan. 21, sparking sharp criticism in recent weeks from the major stakeholders in the agreement and at least one appeal. In unveiling the plan, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski touted the “balanced approach” the...


Mining News: Premier orders review of BC EA process  02/23/2014
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark ordered a review of the Canadian province’s environmental assessment process in January, saying the current system has become too cumbersome. Clark provided few details when she announced the initiative at the Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver Jan. 27. S...


Mining News: Mining plays key role in economic future  02/23/2014
Despite a surge in economic activity in recent years, Nunavut still has considerable work to do for its residents to achieve prosperity. That’s the conclusion of the 2013 Nunavut Economic Outlook, a report based on research conducted by Impact Economics on behalf of the Nunavut Economic Forum last s...


Mining News: Report backs bid to smash Pebble  01/26/2014
The final rendition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Bristol Bay Assessment does not opine on whether large-scale mining should be allowed in the Bristol Bay watershed; the report does, however, provide “an important tactical resource” for those opposed to developing the world-class cop...


Mining News: Could Alaska host rare critical metal?  01/26/2014
If you believe what you see in the press, Alaska’s mineral industry was recently given a Christmas gift that trumps even the high-grade anthracite coal that most Alaskans were dreaming of during the last 40-below cold snap. The Alaska Dispatch reported on a recent presentation at the fall 2013 meeti...


Mining News: Be very afraid for three more years  01/26/2014
As a co-chairman of the Federal Oversight Committee of the Alaska Miners Association for the past many years, it is interesting to me to see how the flow of new tinkering with the conduct of local affairs ebbs and flows at various stages of an incumbent federal administration. The federal governme...


Mining News: Golden 2013 for Alaska miners  01/26/2014
Spurred by a record-setting pace at Kinross Gold Corp.’s Fort Knox Mine, Alaska gold production topped 1 million ounces during 2013, a golden milestone not achieved by Last Frontier gold miners since 1906. Though more than a century lies between these monumental milestones, they are linked by a dis...


Mining News: Merger deal brightens juniors’ horizons  01/26/2014
Striving to mix up a batch of lemonade from the unrelenting string of lemons dished out recently by the chronically depressed capital markets, three junior mining companies with promising assets in Yukon Territory are joining forces to protect those interests and pave the way for continued explorati...


Mining News: Another major ponders Pebble options  01/26/2014
Is Rio Tinto about to take out Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and gain 100 percent of the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska? That is among the options management and directors will have to consider as they carry out a strategic review of the company’s share holdings...


Mining News: Accomplished Alaskan leads Tower Hill  01/26/2014
International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. rang in 2014 with a new chief executive leading a streamlined Alaska-centric company focused on optimizing and safeguarding Livengood until a partner steps up to continue the advancement of the 20-million-ounce gold deposit. Tom Irwin, who ascended to the role of...


Mining News: Another banner year for B.C. mining?  01/26/2014
Like 2013, this year is expected to be another banner year for mining in British Columbia. An increasingly important industry in Canada’s westernmost province, mining takes up a very small portion of British Columbia’s vast 944,735 square kilometers (364,764 square miles) land mass — less than one p...


Mining News: Mineral-rich territory seeks explorers  01/26/2014
With devolution around the corner and a well-reasoned mineral development strategy in place, government and industry officials in Northwest Territories are making a concerted effort to alert the world to the mineral resource and investment opportunities to be found in Canada’s Far North, especially...


Mining News: 2013 field season attracts 100 projects  01/26/2014
Like most mining jurisdictions worldwide, Yukon Territory encountered numerous challenges in 2013, including the prolonged drought in the capital markets. But the territory still managed to attract investment in more than 100 mineral exploration projects, most of which were follow-ups to campaigns i...



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Bokan, Niblack funding bill makes progress in Alaska House  04/17/2014
The House Labor and Commerce Committee Apr. 15 moved Senate Bill 99, which would authorize the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue up to US$270 million in bonds to fund develop...

Alaska News Nuggets  04/17/2014
FINANCE – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Apr. 17 closed the third and final tranche of a non-brokered private placement that grossed C$7.88 million. The first tranche, which was completed on Apr. 11, involved...

British Columbia  04/17/2014
GOLD – Pretium Resources Inc. April 16 offered an update on the activities underway and planned for 2014 at its high-grade gold Brucejack project in northwestern British Columbia. Pretium said it expe...

Northwest Territories  04/17/2014
DIAMONDS – Dominion Diamond Corp. April 15 reported that during the first calendar quarter of 2014, the Diavik Diamond Mine produced (on a 100 percent basis) 1.9 million carats from 600,000 metric ton...

Yukon Territory  04/17/2014
NAME CHANGE – Redtail Metals Corp. and Northern Tiger Resources Inc. April 17 reported that the TSX Venture Exchange has conditionally approved the proposed merger of Redtail and Northern Tiger, and a...

Yukon Territory (continued)  04/17/2014
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Opposition: Rio Tinto exit hammers ‘nail in coffin’ for Pebble  04/10/2014
By giving its 19.1 percent interest in Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., owner of the Pebble Project, to two Alaska charitable foundations, Rio Tinto has graciously bowed out of the enormous Pebble copp...

Alaska News Nuggets  04/10/2014
FINANCIAL RESULTS – NovaCopper Inc. April 8 reported its financial results for the first quarter 2014. For the three months ended Feb. 28, NovaCopper reported a net loss of US$2.6 million (US5 cents...

British Columbia  04/10/2014
POLYMETALLIC – Copper Fox Metals Inc. April 10 reported that it has, through wholly owned subsidiary Desert Fox Copper Inc., entered into a subscription agreement with Carmax Mining Corp., whereby Des...

British Columbia (continued)  04/10/2014
GOLD – Nighthawk Gold Corp. April 10 reported additional assay results from 16 historic holes drilled in 1987 on its Cass gold deposit located on Nighthawk’s Indin Lake Gold Property in Northwest Terr...

Northwest Territories  04/10/2014
GOLD - Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie April 9 reported that NTI and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. recently concluded a series of agreements regarding exploration and mining on Inuit Owned...

Nunavut  04/10/2014
COPPER/POLYMETALLIC – Capstone Mining Corp. April 10 reported operating results of its three operating mines: Pinto Valley, Cozamin and Minto, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Combined production...

Yukon Territory  04/10/2014
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A small dose of rare earths goes a long way in North America  04/03/2014
While mining and processing of rare earths is a relatively small sector of North America’s economy, the metals extracted in this burgeoning area are vital to a vast number of industries seeking to mak...

NWT welcomes transfer of responsibilities from Ottawa  04/03/2014
The transfer of responsibilities for public land, water and resources in the Northwest Territories is now complete, NWT officials reported April 1. “This is an historic day for the Northwest Territori...

Alaska News Nuggets  04/03/2014
FINANCE – Zazu Metals Corp. Apr. 1 reported that directors and management of the company exercised 2.285 million options for proceeds of C$685,500. Zazu intends to use these funds to continue developm...

British Columbia  04/03/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Seabridge Gold April 1 said it filed at www.sedar.com a NI 43-101-compliant technical report on the independent mineral resource estimate for the recently discovered Deep Kerr Deposit at...

Northwest Territories  04/03/2014
EARNINGS/DIAMONDS – Dominion Diamond Corp. April 2 reported financial results of its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2014. Robert Gannicott, chairman and CEO of Dominion, said, “Our early experience at Eka...

Nunavut  04/03/2014
FINANCIAL RESULTS – Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Mar. 26 announced the financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013. At the end of the year the company had C$58.3 million in cash, cash equivalents...

Yukon Territory  04/03/2014
REORGANIZATION – Americas Bullion Royalty Corp. April 2 reported that its shareholders approved a reorganization plan of arrangement at a March 28 special meeting in Vancouver. Some 99.77 percent of e...

Greenland  04/03/2014
GEMSTONES – True North Gems Inc. April 2 said it is moving ahead with plans to develop the Aappaluttoq ruby project in Greenland, after signing a joint venture agreement recently with LNS Greenland A/...

Appeals court: SE Alaska forest exempt from ‘Roadless Rule’  03/27/2014
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest should be exempt from from the 2001 Roadless Rule, delivering what some observers consider a win for the mining...

Alaska News Nuggets  03/27/2014
MANAGEMENT – Redstar Gold Corp. Mar. 25 reported that Ken Booth is joining its board of directors and will act as interim president and CEO of the company exploring the Unga gold project on the Alaska...

Northwest Territories  03/27/2014
ZINC-LEAD – Tamerlane Ventures Inc. March 26, 2014 reported that it has received an updated NI 43-101 summary technical report for its Pine Point zinc-lead project in the Northwest Territories. The te...

Nunavut  03/27/2014
GOLD – Northquest Ltd. March 24 said it has filed a technical report on SEDAR with respect to its Pistol Bay property in Nunavut. The 116-page report is titled, “Technical Report on the Pistol Bay Pro...

Yukon Territory  03/27/2014
FINANCE – Kaminak Gold Corp. March 27 said it has closed the bought deal private placement financing announced March 10. The company issued about 14.025 million units at C82 cents per unit, for gross...

USGS: US mineral production value down on lower metals prices  03/20/2014
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the value of mineral production in the United States during 2013 was $74.3 billion, a slight decrease from $75.8 billion in 2012. According to the USGS Minera...

Update adds 2.56 billion lbs. copper to resource at Bornite  03/20/2014
NovaCopper Inc. Mar. 14 reported a substantial increase of the copper resource for the Bornite deposit of its Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects located in the Ambler mining district of Northwest Alaska. ...

Alaska News Nuggets  03/20/2014
CONSOLIDATION – Full Metal Minerals Ltd. Mar. 19 announced it has into a letter of intent with International Enexco Inc. and Choice Gold Corp. to consolidate the Contact and Pyramid copper projects lo...

British Columbia  03/20/2014
COPPER – Copper Fox Metals Inc. Mar. 19 said Teck Resources Ltd., operator of the Schaft Creek Joint Venture, has recommended a comprehensive series of studies to review all aspects of the Schaft Cree...

Northwest Territories  03/20/2014
DIAMONDS – Dominion Diamond Corp. March 14 released an updated reserve and resource statement for the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mines. At Jan. 31, proven and probable reserves at Ekati totaled 17.1 mil...

Nunavut  03/20/2014
DIAMONDS – Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Mar. 18 reported the start of the 2014 exploration and diamond resource definition program at its Chidliak diamond project on Baffin Island, Nunavut. The primary obj...

Yukon Territory  03/20/2014
PGM/NICKEL/COPPER – Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. March 18 reported further results from its most recent field program at the Wellgreen platinum group metal-nickel-copper project in southwestern Yukon Terri...

Northern mineral investment continues to languish – end in sight?  03/13/2014
Natural Resources Canada’s latest survey of mineral exploration companies, released March 13, forecasts continued slow investment in all three northern territories of Canada and a modest jump in Briti...

Alaska News Nuggets  03/13/2014
FORTYMILE INVESTIGATION – Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell Mar. 13 reported the release of a special counsel report on the federal criminal compliance investigation of placer gold mining operations in the For...

British Columbia  03/13/2014
FINANCE – Imperial Metals Corp. March 12 said it has closed its previously announced offering of US$325 million 7 percent senior notes. The notes are unsecured and will mature on March 15, 2019. Inter...

Northwest Territories  03/13/2014
GOLD – TerraX Minerals Inc. Mar. 12 reported that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the UBreccia property, which is situated immediately west-southwest of its Northbelt property of the Yell...

Yukon Territory  03/13/2014
COOPERATION AGREEMENT – Western Copper and Gold Corp. and the Selkirk First Nation Mar. 12 said Selkirk and Casino Mining Corp., a subsidiary of Western Copper, have entered into an initial agreement...

Alaska, B.C., Canada Territories slip in 2013 Fraser Survey  03/06/2014
For the second year running, Alberta ranked as the most attractive jurisdiction in Canada and third among 112 jurisdictions worldwide for mining investment, according to the Fraser Institute’s Survey...

EPA deems Pebble ‘unpermittable’ until proven otherwise  03/06/2014
After three years of study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency envisions a Pebble Mine that damages the integrity of the Bristol Bay Watershed and the prolific salmon fishery found in this regi...

Alaska News Nuggets  03/06/2014
ZINC/LEAD – Zazu Metals Corp. Mar. 3 reported that a preliminary economic analysis completed by JDS Energy and Mining Inc. produced positive results for the Lik zinc-lead-silver property, situated som...

British Columbia  03/06/2014
MINE SHUTDOWN – Imperial Metals Corp. Mar. 5 reported that the mill at the Huckleberry copper mine in British Columbia may be out of operation for as long as four months. On Feb. 26, Huckleberry Mines...

Northwest Territories  03/06/2014
RARE EARTHS – Avalon Rare Metals Inc. March 3 said it has entered in an agreement with Solvay, a world-leading producer of essential chemicals, to process Avalon’s rare earth concentrate into pure rar...

Nunavut  03/06/2014
GOLD – Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Mar. 4 reported an updated mineral resource estimate for its Back River gold project. This new estimate consists of a measured mineral resource of 10.4 million metric...

Yukon Territory  03/06/2014
PGM/NICKEL/COPPER – Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. March 3 reported further results from the most recent field program at its Wellgreen platinum group metals-nickel-copper project in Yukon Territory. These r...

Greenland  03/06/2014
GEMS – True North Gems Inc. March 3 said the Government of Greenland has awarded the company an exclusive 30-year exploitation (mining) license for the Aappaluttoq Ruby Deposit, SW Greenland. “Today m...

Ottawa denies Taseko’s proposal for New Prosperity in B.C.  02/27/2014
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has struck down Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposal to develop New Prosperity, an enormous copper-gold project situated near Williams Lake, British Columbia. In l...

Yukon, Alaska advance potential economic corridor study  02/27/2014
The governments of Yukon and Alaska are jointly issuing a request for proposals to get a contractor to assess the feasibility of developing electrical and telecommunication connections between Yukon...

Alaska News Nuggets  02/27/2014
RESIGNATION – Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Feb. 21 reported that Stephen Scott has resigned as a director of the company. Scott, a general manager of Rio Tinto Exploration’s project generation group...

British Columbia  02/27/2014
MERGER/FINANCE – Canarc Resource Corp. Feb. 24 reported that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Pan American Goldfields Ltd., which owns an interest in...

Northwest Territories  02/27/2014
FINANCE – North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. Feb. 25 reported a loss of C$4.5 million per share for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2013, compared with a loss of C$4.0 million for the comparable...

Nunavut  02/27/2014
URANIUM – Kivalliq Energy Corp. Feb. 27 provided a project update for Kivalliq’s 340,268 acre Angilak uranium property in Nunavut. The update results from metallurgical and beneficiation testing perfo...

Yukon Territory  02/27/2014
METALLURGY – Metals Creek Resources Corp. Feb. 26 reported that bottle roll cyanide extraction testing of drill core and trench samples from the Squid East project returned an average of 81.75 percent...






















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