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Mining News: Gigafactory adds need for Graphite Creek  09/28/2014
Will Alaska be home to a “gigamine” that fills explosive future graphite demand expected to be driven by Tesla Motors’ lithium-ion battery Gigafactory and the larger market for battery-powered vehicles and devices? Graphite One Resources hopes the answer is yes. In early September Tesla announced t...


Mining News: Incentives spur exploration projects  09/28/2014
The Government of Northwest Territories has implemented a new Mining Incentive Program that was oversubscribed by midyear, with strong interest shown by companies and prospectors in the Northwest Territories and across Canada. “The Mining Incentive Program helps our government support those with th...


Mining News: Alaska faces exploration spending low  09/28/2014
Although mineral exploration and development activities continue around the state, year-end total expenditures are beginning to gel, and we are getting an increasingly clear picture of just what sort of year it has been for the Alaska mining industry. For the producing metal mines, gross and net re...


Mining News: Now is time to exercise your franchise  09/28/2014
All the rhetoric in the world will not be sufficient to mobilize the electorate to get off its collective derrière and fulfill its sacred duty to vote, unless the subject matter strikes a personal chord. I am mindful of the recent plebiscite in the United Kingdom where the question was up or down o...


Mining News: B.C. mine may diversify niobium market  09/28/2014
Taseko Mines’ Aley project in northern British Columbia is one step closer to diversifying the global supply of niobium, a strategic metal that currently is mined almost exclusively in Brazil. In mid-September, the company provided a broad blueprint for developing a mine at Aley that would produce r...


Mining News: Mineral exploration services get a boost  09/28/2014
As mineral exploration activity around the globe continues to reel from the body blows delivered by a multi-year capital drought, a trio of innovators in Yukon Territory is giving new meaning to the adage, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Groundtruth Exploration Ltd., led by Shawn Ryan’s p...


Mining News: First Nations create mineral explorer  09/28/2014
The Dene First Nations of Northwest Territories has created what is likely Canada’s first 100 percent aboriginal-owned exploration and mining company. Named DemCo Limited Partnership, the startup will celebrate one year in business in October, and is already making its mark in the industry. DemCo’...


Mining News: Explorers’ hunt for diamonds heats up  09/28/2014
Diamonds exploration heated up in the Northwest Territories in 2014 as more and more companies mounted campaigns aimed at identifying the next big discovery in a region that has already produced three operating diamond mines and one well-advanced mine project. “It’s been an exciting season for us be...


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...



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Nunavut board gives thumbs up to Meliadine gold project  10/16/2014
The Nunavut Impact Review Board Oct. 10 said it has completed its review of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.’s Meliadine gold project and submitted its final hearing report, including recommendations, to Canad...

Alaska News Nuggets  10/16/2014
RARE EARTHS – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Oct. 15 reported issuing a request for proposals to engage a consulting firm to prepare a bankable feasibility study for the company’s Bokan-Dotson Ridge heavy rar...

British Columbia  10/16/2014
COPPER/GOLD/SILVER – Seabridge Gold Oct. 16 said results from drilling at the Iron Cap Lower Zone continue to outline a major new gold-copper discovery beneath Iron Cap, one of KSM's four large porphy...

Northwest Territories  10/16/2014
FINANCE – Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Oct. 16 reported the closing of its bought-deal private placement of common shares, for gross proceeds of C$75 million. A syndicate of underwriters – led by B...

Nunavut  10/16/2014
IRON – Baffinland Iron Mines Ltd. Oct. 9 said it began to mine the Mary River iron project in September and transporting ore to the port site where construction of its Milne Port continues, on schedul...

Yukon Territory  10/16/2014
COPPER – Copper North Mining Corp. Oct. 14 said it has engaged two engineering firms – JDS Energy and Mining Inc. and Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy – to undertake a new f...

Avalon provides update on Nechalacho REE project  10/09/2014
Avalon Rare Metals Inc. Oct. 8 reported recent progress at its Nechalacho rare earth elements project located at Thor Lake in Northwest Territories. Most of the technical work programs planned to op...

Alaska News Nuggets  10/09/2014
QUARTERLY UPDATE – Novagold Resources Inc. Oct. 8 released third-quarter 2014 financial results and updates for its 50-percent-owned Donlin Gold project in Alaska and its 50-percent-owned Galore Creek...

British Columbia  10/09/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Alix Resources Corp. Oct. 6 reported results from a preliminary reconnaissance exploration program completed this summer in the Sheslay district of northwestern British Columbia. A crew...

Northwest Territories  10/09/2014
FINANCE – TerraX Minerals Inc. Oct. 9 said it has completed a second closing of its recently announced non-brokered private placement of 6 million units at C35 cents with the issuance of a further 1,3...

Nunavut  10/09/2014
GOLD – Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Oct. 7 provided a progress report on optimization work underway as part of a feasibility study being prepared for its Back River gold project in Nunavut. The company...

Yukon Territory  10/09/2014
GOLD – Goldstrike Resources Ltd. Oct. 8 said additional geochemical surveys have confirmed a 7.7-kilometer (4.8 miles) gold trend on the Lucky Strike property, which is adjacent to Kinross Gold Corp.’...

Key Construction Permits Issued to Seabridge Gold's KSM Project  10/02/2014
Seabridge Gold Sept. 29 reported that it has received early-stage construction permits from the Province of British Columbia for its KSM Project in northwestern B. C. The permits issued include autho...

Baffinland begins iron ore production at Mary River  10/02/2014
FINANCE – Millrock Resources Inc. Oct. 1 reported it has increased the previously announced non-brokered private placement. The company has received strong interest from parties that, if their subscr...

Alaska News Nuggets  10/02/2014
COPPER – Copper North Mining Corp. Oct. 1 reported the start of geophysical surveys on its Thor property located 15 kilometers (10 miles) south of the Kemess mine and mill facilities. Copper North acq...

British Columbia  10/02/2014
FINANCE – Kennady Diamonds Inc. Oct. 1 reported the closing of a previously reported non-brokered private placement of common shares, for gross proceeds of C$5 million. The company issued 769,500 comm...

Northwest Territories  10/02/2014
GOLD – North Country Gold Corp. Sept. 30 reported the completion of a site and infrastructure maintenance program at its Three Bluffs Gold project located northeast of Baker Lake, in Nunavut. The four...

Nunavut  10/02/2014
GOLD – Kaminak Gold Corp. Sept. 30 provided an update on the feasibility program underway at its Coffee Gold Project located 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Dawson City, YT. The feasibility study f...

Yukon Territory  10/02/2014
GOLD – Kaminak Gold Corp. Sept. 30 provided an update on the feasibility program underway at its Coffee Gold Project located 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Dawson City, YT. The feasibility study f...

Alaska News Nuggets  09/25/2014
PEBBLE – Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Sept. 24 reported that a federal court in Alaska released an order recognizing that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed not to advance its Clean Wat...

British Columbia  09/25/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Romios Gold Resources Inc. Sept. 24 reported results from the summer 2014 exploration program carried out on parts of its Burgundy Ridge discovery at its Golden Triangle property in nort...

Northwest Territories  09/25/2014
DIAMONDS – De Beers Canada and its partner Mountain Province Diamonds, Sept. 25 reported that they have received approval of a Type A Water License for the Gahcho Kué Project, by the Minister of Envi...

Yukon Territory  09/25/2014
ZINC/SILVER – Manson Creek Resources Ltd. and Guatavita Gold Corp. Sept. 22 reported assay results from the first phase of drilling at the Guaman project, Yukon Territory. All four holes of this inaug...

Greenland  09/25/2014
GEMS – True North Gems Inc. Sept. 23 said it has issued the commencement notice to its joint venture partners LNS Greenland A/S to authorize mobilization of equipment and inaugurate construction at th...

Diamond explorer chases promising Nunavut project  09/18/2014
North Arrow Minerals Inc. Sept. 18 said a bulk sample from the largest diamondiferous kimberlite pipe in the eastern Canadian Arctic is scheduled to arrive in Montreal next week. Diamond processing wi...

Alaska News Nuggets  09/18/2014
PEBBLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sept. 18 said it has extended the deadline of its determination for the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska from Oct. 19 to Feb....

British Columbia  09/18/2014
POLYMETALLIC – Boxxer Gold Corp. Sept. 17 provided an update on the second hole completed on the DOK copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project located in northwest British Columbia. Continental Precious M...

Northwest Territories  09/18/2014
DIAMONDS – Kennady Diamonds Inc. Sept. 15 reported that drill hole KDI-14-055 has intersected 215 meters of kimberlite, from a downhole depth of 157.5 meters to 373 meters, at the Kelvin kimberlite. K...

Nunavut  09/18/2014
GOLD/COPPER – Aura Silver Resources Inc. Sept. 17 reported that Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. completed 894 meters of drilling in seven holes at Aura’s Greyhound property about 32 kilometers (20 miles) sout...

Yukon Territory  09/18/2014
GOLD/SILVER/TUNGSTEN – Aben Resources Ltd. Sept. 18 provided an update to its 2014 exploration program at the Justin gold-silver-tungsten project, located in southeast Yukon Territory about 35 kilomet...

Yukon Territory (continued)  09/18/2014
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MMG seeks partner to finance infrastructure in Northwest Nunavut  09/11/2014
Since telling the Nunavut Impact Review Board in April 2013 not to proceed with its recommended detailed review, MMG has crunched its numbers in a C$60 million feasibility plan and revised its 2012 Iz...

Alaska News Nuggets  09/11/2014
GOLD – Miranda Gold Corp. Sept. 11 reported the results of an initial resource estimate for the Coleman deposit within the company’s Willow Creek gold project in Southcentral Alaska. Based on assays f...

British Columbia  09/11/2014
SILVER – Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Sept. 10 reported the start of a drill program of up to 8,000 meters at the Dolly Varden property in northwestern British Columbia. The 20-hole exploration program i...

Northwest Territories  09/11/2014
GOLD – TerraX Minerals Inc. Sept. 8 said it has received all surface sampling results from the summer prospecting and mapping program on its Yellowknife City Gold project, Northwest Territories. Combi...

Nunavut  09/11/2014
COPPER – Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. Sept. 10 reported that it has completed a joint summer exploration program at its 139,633-hectare (345,033 acres) Storm Project located on northwest Somerset Island, N...

Yukon Territory  09/11/2014
COPPER – Western Copper and Gold Corp. Sept. 10 said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Casino Mining Corp., has signed a letter of intent with M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. for the operation and mainte...

Greenland  09/11/2014
GEMS – True North Gems Inc. Sept. 11 said it has signed an agreement with Leonhard Nilsen & Sonner A/S and LNS Greenland A/S under which the combined LNS entities will provide more than C$11 million i...

Novagold commits to invest in Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund  09/04/2014
Novagold Resources Inc. Sept. 4 said it will invest in the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund, a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation initiative designed to protect, conserve and restore fish and wildlife...

Alaska News Nuggets  09/04/2014
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British Columbia  09/04/2014
British Columbia GOLD/COPPER – Seabridge Gold Sept. 3 said early results from this year's drill program at its KSM project in northwestern British Columbia have confirmed a major new gold-copper occur...

Northwest Territories  09/04/2014
DIAMONDS – Kennady Diamonds Inc. Sept. 2 provided an update on the 2014 exploration, delineation and mini-bulk sample drilling at its Kennady North diamond project in Northwest Territories. “Delineati...

Nunavut  09/04/2014
DIAMONDS – Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Sept. 2 provided an update on its 2014 field activities and plans to advance its Chidliak diamond project, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Iqaluit, th...

Yukon Territory  09/04/2014
GOLD – Atac Resources Ltd. Sept. 4 reported the completion and filing of a positive preliminary economic assessment for the oxide portion of the Tiger Deposit located at the western end of the company...

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...


















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