Alaska Mining News

Alaska approves key permit for Pebble copper-gold mine, with conditions

Permit allows Northern Dynasty to work in the area for the next 12 months, but it includes requirements for state inspections, as well as an unprecedented $2 million guarantee as back stop for exploration clean-up.

INTERACTIVE MAP: World's top 10 gold deposits

Together these giant orebodies contain reserves worth $796 billion at today's gold price.

Northern Dynasty slams short-seller report as class-suit looms

Rebuttal comes as shareholders launched an investigation over possible false and misleading statements made by the miner about its Pebble copper-gold project in Alaska.

Northern Dynasty stock hammered by short-seller report

Shares in the Canadian miner behind the stalled Pebble copper-gold project in Alaska nosedived after a report branded the venture as “worthless.”

Environmental permitting process advancing at Novagold's Donlin Gold Project

NOVAGOLD Resources Inc. released its 2016 financial results on Jan. 25, and provided updates on the 50%-owned Donlin Gold project in Alaska and the 50%-owned Galore Creek project in British Columbia.

Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. expects the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce in the first quarter of 2017 that it will let the application process proceed for the controversial project.

Gold’s slim price recovery this year boosts supply fears

Situation has worsened as a result of a shortage of new discoveries, cost cutting measures and miners digging out higher-grade material for a short-term gain, say experts.

Stars aligning for Redstar Gold's Alaska flagship

Despite being early stage, the Unga gold project is attracting interest from some influential gold funds.

Enviro campaign against Pebble mine reignited

A World Conservation Congress’ motion urges the US government to prevent the granting of permits for large-scale mining.

Vancouver-based mining company receives go-ahead to expand near Alaska eagle preserve

The Canadian company exploring for copper, zinc and gold upstream of a southeast Alaska bald eagle preserve has received permission from a U.S. federal agency to expand.

EPA accused of collusion after staffer admits he aided Pebble Mine foes

EPA staff either set out to block the controversial Pebble mine by colluding with anti-mining activists, or proposed scientifically appropriate restrictions protecting southwestern Alaska from the proposal for North America's largest open-pit mine.

Two years of emails from EPA employee responsible for Pebble mine rejection lost — report

Northern Dynasty Minerals, parent company of the Pebble mine proponent, disappointed at the narrow scope and limited findings of government probe.

Barrick, NovaGold project in Alaska a step closer to becoming the region’s largest development

The Donlin deposit holds an estimated 33 million ounces of gold, which would be extracted over the expected 27-year operating life of the open pit mine.

Billionaires build copper call option with Alaska mega-deposit

NovaCopper Inc. (NYSE-MKT, TSX:NCQ) CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse’s path to success in the Ambler mining district of Alaska, where he started his career, is a road.

Prospect generator Miranda Gold (MAD.V) chases discovery in Colombia and high-grade production in Alaska

Miranda Gold CEO Ken Cunningham sees 2-3 more difficult years ahead for mining investors, which gives his company more time to acquire and advance its projects with less competition.

Alaska’s Pebble mine scores win after court orders EPA to back off

A federal judge has ruled in favour of the Pebble mine project, putting a temporary halt on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay.

Platinum mine criminal charges a first for Alaska

A federal grand jury in Anchorage handed up a 28-page indictment accusing XS Platinum and five executives of conspiring to violate the federal Clean Water Act and of falsifying compliance reports to the government

Imperial Metals to face ancient "protectors" in court

The Indian group opposing Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris mine, known as the Klabona Keepers, says that nobody properly consulted its members about the project, a "grave and serious" violation of aboriginal rights.

Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

British Columbia's Energy Minister Bill Bennett wants to show Alaskans why the province’s resource sector is not a threat to the state's environment and salmon fishery.

Northern Dynasty scores temporary win in battle against EPA

U.S. federal court won't make a final decision until at least January 2, 2015.

Alaska lawmakers ask Kerry to intercede on B.C. mines: BIV

Mt. Polley disaster figuratively spills over the U.S. border.

Alaskans uneasy over another Imperial Metals mine nearing end of construction

The Red Chris copper and gold project, in northwest B.C., is located near the Iskut River, a major tributary of the Stikine River, which ends in southeast Alaska.

Will the KSM project suffer the same fate as Pebble?

Potential problems in the horizon for Seabridge Gold's proposed gold, copper, silver and molybdenum mine in northern British Columbia, just 30 km from the Alaska border.

Pebble Mine will not be built: Friedland

Legendary mining financier spoke at Sprott Natural Resource Symposium Vancouver.

Pebble Mine may be blocked by 'sparingly used' regulation

Northern Dynasty Minerals dropped 7.69% to 78 cents on Friday.