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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...


Mining News: WestMountain buys high-grade Terra gold  05/25/2014
WestMountain Gold Inc. has gained full ownership of the Terra project and now has its sights set on recovering 3,000 to 5,000 ounces of gold from this high-grade property over the coming summer season. “I am pleased to announce that we now have 100 percent ownership of the Terra mine project. With t...


Mining News: Factors affect span between find, mine  05/25/2014
At the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada meeting in Toronto, Dr. Richard Schodde, managing director of MinEx Consulting, presented some key factors which affect the time span between a mineral discovery and start-up of commercial mining. The study reviewed about 3,500 nonferrou...


Mining News: U.S. mining industry suffers bum rap  05/25/2014
I have often mused about why the mining industry is held in such disdain in the United States today. It wasn’t always that way. When I was a child, the mining industry was the subject of song and saga, and before that, there was the day when the incessant stamp mills of mines like the A.J. in Juneau...


Mining News: Outlook galvanizes northern zinc sector  05/25/2014
The languishing price of zinc has provided little incentive for investors to embrace companies seeking to explore and develop the next generation of mines that produce this essential metal. However, an expected 1.5 million metric tons of supply being lost to mine closures by 2016 is beginning to gal...


Mining News: Miners, investors eye higher zinc price  05/25/2014
Zinc is at a supply-demand tipping point that has miners and investors looking to cash in on an imminent shortage of this essential metal which has been in oversupply for nearly a decade. “We believe the outlook for zinc is the most favorable of the base metals. With recent and expected closures of...


Mining News: Watchdog, court eyes alleged misconduct  05/25/2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is drawing fire from lawmakers, business groups, project developers and the state of Alaska over its handling of the Bristol Bay Assessment and associated attempt to prevent the Pebble Mine project from getting the opportunity to have a fair hearing under est...


Mining News: Overview showcases exploration activity  05/25/2014
Led by a few key projects, 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. Although the Far North territory has only one operating mine, at least eight mineral project...


Mining News: Big projects advance in Kitikmeot region  05/25/2014
All exploration in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut in 2013 was carried out in search of gold and base metals. Mid-tier and major companies conducted most of the work, with mineral exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures totaling an estimated C$121 million in the northern territory’s westernmo...


Mining News: Gold leads activity in central Nunavut  05/25/2014
Kivalliq, located northwest of Hudson Bay and sharing a border with the Northwest Territories and Manitoba, is the heart of Nunavut's gold country. This central region of the territory is also the home of Nunavut's sole operating mine, Meadowbank. The region’s diverse geology hosts a number of miner...


Mining News: Bokan, Niblack funding bill advances  04/27/2014
The Bokan Mountain and Niblack mineral projects are attracting substantial support from Alaska lawmakers. This vote of confidence may result in a financial boost needed to develop the Prince of Wales Island deposits into mines during an otherwise tight financial market. “In southern Southeast (Alask...


Mining News: Pebble talk dominates mining symposium  04/27/2014
FAIRBANKS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency endeavor to use a presumed authority under Section 404(c) of the federal Clean Water Act to pre-emptively ban the permits required to develop the Pebble Mine cast a dark shadow over the Arctic International Mining Symposium, a mining convention he...


Mining News: Gold prices forecast to dip in 2014  04/27/2014
GFMS formerly known as Gold Fields Mineral Services) recently announced their outlook for gold prices in the coming months, estimating average 2014 gold prices in the US$1,225 per ounce range. The price forecast is 13 percent less than the 2013 average of US$1,411/oz. Physical demand, including offi...


Mining News: Spring gathering reflects mood of miners  04/27/2014
The Spring Conference of the Alaska Miners Association was held in Fairbanks last week at a new location. The fact that the conference was held in a larger facility and was very well-attended verifies that despite the ongoing assaults the industry is experiencing, there is no shortage of optimism i...


Mining News: Interior Alaska mines put people first  04/27/2014
FAIRBANKS – The Arctic International Mining Symposium in Fairbanks afforded Interior Alaska mines the opportunity to provide an update on the latest developments at local operations. While the mines touted individual achievements in 2013 – record gold at Fort Knox, new discoveries at Pogo and a new...


Mining News: Chinese demand drives metals prices  04/27/2014
Scotiabank’s Commodity Price Index, having lost steam in late 2013, is expected to bottom out this spring and rally in the second half of 2014 on stronger global growth, Scotiabank Vice President, Economics Patricia M. Mohr told an overflow crowd attending the 2014 Nunavut Mining Symposium in April....


Mining News: Think tank seeks new mining solutions  04/27/2014
Alaska’s venerable Institute of the North has organized a mining summit for developing effective strategies for mining success in the northernmost regions of the Western Hemisphere. The Northern Regions Mining Summit, to be held May 28-30 in Vancouver, B.C., will address the social, cultural and eco...


Mining News: Novel returns Bre-X scandal to spotlight  04/27/2014
The real-life scandal that helped shape modern gold mining and investment regulations for junior exploration companies has surfaced again. But this time, it comes to the fore in a new novel written by one of the peripheral players in the actual saga. Alfred Lenarciak, chairman of Minorca Resources I...



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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...

MABC, AME BC react to High Court decision in Roger William case  07/03/2014
Karina Briño, president and CEO of the Mining Association of B.C., June 26 issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. Briño sai...

Alaska News Nuggets  07/03/2014
PEBBLE – United Tribes of Bristol Bay July 2 announced that it will intervene as a defendant in the a lawsuit filed in May by Pebble Limited Partnership that seeks an injunction to stop the Environmen...

British Columbia  07/03/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Copper North Mining Corp. July 2 said it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in the Thor property from Electrum Resource Corp. Located roughly 20 kilometers (12.5 m...

Northwest Territories  07/03/2014
DIAMONDS – Prima Fluorspar Corp. July 3 announced it has entered an option agreement with DG Resource Management Ltd. to acquire 100 percent interest in the Godspeed Lake diamond property in the south...

Nunavut  07/03/2014
GOLD – North Country Gold Corp. July 2 announced its 2014 work plan, in conjunction with a near term strategy focused on underground exploration, bulk sampling and focused drilling designed to acceler...

Yukon Territory  07/03/2014
LITIGATION – Thomas R. Berger June 30 said he will argue a landmark constitutional case against the Government of Yukon on behalf of two Yukon First Nations and two environmental organizations in Yuko...

Yukon extends mineral staking prohibition for Ross River area  06/26/2014
The Yukon government June 25 reported that it has issued an extension to the interim withdrawal from mineral staking for the Ross River Area. The staking withdrawal is in effect until Jan. 31, 2015. T...

Alaska News Nuggets  06/26/2014
RARE EARTHS – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. June 25 said a C$2.5-million diamond drilling program at their Bokan - Dotson Ridge rare earth project in southeast Alaska is scheduled to begin in mid-July. “It’s...

British Columbia  06/26/2014
ADVISOR – Dolly Varden Silver Corp. June 25 reported that Nick Carter, Ph.D., P.Eng, has been appointed to Dolly Varden’s Technical Advisory Committee, joining Hans Madeisky, Ph., Greg Hall and Ron Ne...

Northwest Territories  06/26/2014
GOLD – TerraX Minerals Inc. June 25 reported the restart of drilling, following spring breakup, at its Yellowknife City Gold Project. Drilling continues at the Barney Shear Zone, which has been deline...

Nunavut  06/26/2014
DIAMONDS – Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. June 24 provided an update on activity at its Chidliak diamond project, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. In March and April, 2...

Yukon Territory  06/26/2014
GOLD – Victoria Gold Corp. June 24 reported that the first five holes from its phase-I 2014 drilling at the Olive Zone have returned the highest grade, continuous gold intercepts ever encountered on t...

Yukon Territory (continued)  06/26/2014
GOLD/FINANCE – Goldstrike Resources Ltd. June 23 reported plans to complete a high-resolution, three-dimensional induced polarization survey of the VG Zone at Plateau South; and a program of mechanize...

Greenland  06/26/2014
West Melville Metals Inc. June 25 reported that the vendors of the Isortoq Project (Hunter Minerals Pty. Ltd. of Australia) have elected to waive the final USD$1.4 million payment due on the Isortoq P...

Alaska Gov. signs bill for AIDEA funding of Bokan, Niblack mines  06/19/2014
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell June 16 signed Senate Bill 99, legislation that authorizes the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue up to US$270 million in bonds to fund infrastructure...

Alaska News Nuggets  06/19/2014
GOLD/PLATINUM – Linux Gold Corp. June 18 said it is planning a soil auger exploration program for the Dime Creek gold-platinum property, located on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska. An eight-day...

British Columbia  06/19/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Colorado Resources Ltd. June 18 reported the completion of its 2014 phase I drilling programs at its North Rok project and the Eldorado project optioned from Sunrise Resources Ltd. At No...

Northwest Territories  06/19/2014
GOLD – TerraX Minerals Inc. June 17 reported the start of its summer field exploration programs on its Yellowknife City gold project in the Northwest Territories. Work over the coming weeks will inclu...

Nunavut  06/19/2014
FINANCE – Northquest Ltd. June 17 reported that it has received the shareholder approval required by the TSX Venture Exchange to complete a private placement that will result in Nord Gold N.V. becomin...

Yukon Territory  06/19/2014
GOLD/COPPER – Northern Freegold Resources Ltd. June 19 reported that the 2014 exploration program at its Freegold Mountain project is underway. The Freegold project is located 70 kilometers (43 miles...

PEA promises quick payback, robust economics at Coffee Gold  06/12/2014
Robust results of a preliminary economic assessment for the Coffee Gold project in the Yukon Territory sent Kaminak Gold Corp.’s stock surging more than 20 percent on June 11. The study, prepared by J...

Report: NWT headed toward record economic growth by 2017  06/12/2014
The economic outlook for the Northwest Territories shows record economic growth in the Northwest Territories by 2017, mainly due to the development of new mines, infrastructure, tourism and a renewed...

Alaska News Nuggets  06/12/2014
COAL – Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. June 10 reported the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued it a minor air quality permit required to operate a crusher and a coal preparation plant...

British Columbia  06/12/2014
COPPER/GOLD – Seabridge Gold Inc. June 10 reported that a drill program primarily focused on expanding and increasing the grade of Deep Kerr, which hosts a 515 million metric ton inferred resource ave...

Northwest Territories  06/12/2014
DIAMONDS – Dominion Diamond Corp. June 11 reported its fiscal 2015 first quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2014, including a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of US$14....

Nunavut  06/12/2014
GOLD/SILVER – Aura Silver Resources Inc. June 10 said it has entered into an option agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., which will allow Agnico Eagle to earn an interest in 17 claims comprising pa...

Yukon Territory  06/12/2014
FINANCE – Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. June 11 reported that it has entered into an agreement with Dundee Securities Ltd., on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters, with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC to act a...

At Carmacks, Copper North goes for the gold, and silver  06/05/2014
Capturing the silver and gold in the mineral resource could enhance the economics of the proposed Carmacks copper mine project in central Yukon Territory, according to a preliminary economic assessmen...

Nunavut review board gives go-ahead to Mary River iron mine  06/05/2014
The Nunavut Impact Review Board has given thumbs up to Baffinland Iron Mines’ early revenue phase proposal, which could see up to 4.2 million metric tons of iron ore per year shipped from Milne Inlet...

Alaska News Nuggets  06/05/2014
ENVIRONMENT – Teck Resources Ltd. June 5 reported that its subsidiary Teck Alaska Inc., operator of the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska, has made a filing with the U.S. District Court for Alaska outl...

British Columbia  06/05/2014
GOLD – Pretium Resources Inc. June 4 reported initial results from surface drilling in the Valley of the Kings and provided updates for the Brucejack gold project. A surface drilling program comprisin...

Northwest Territories  06/05/2014
NICKEL/GOLD – Westhaven Ventures Inc. June 5 reported the start of an inaugural drill program on its Mona property, located some five kilometers (three miles) east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territorie...

Nunavut  06/05/2014
ACQUISITION – Mandalay Resources Corp. and Elgin Mining Inc. June 4 said they have entered into an arrangement agreement in which Mandalay will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Elgin fo...

Yukon Territory  06/05/2014
MINE DEVELOPMENT – Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. June 4 said it signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Northern Lights Energy LLC for the potential supply of liquefied natural gas from Alaska t...

Greenland  06/05/2014
IMPACT BENEFITS AGREEMENT – True North Gems Inc. June 4 reported that the Municipality of Sermersooq, Greenland and its city council has completed the required formalities and officially approved the...


















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