Alaska

Rio Tinto walks away from massive Pebble copper-gold project

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Rio Tinto walks away from massive Pebble copper-gold project

Rio becomes the second large diversified miner, after Anglo American, to back out of the project in less than seven months.

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Five development stocks to watch in Alaska and Northern Canada

Tickerscores.com | March 13, 2014
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The Great White North and especially the Yukon were the “place to be” for juniors just a few short years ago.

Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2014
Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Arctic region's vast riches set to attract over $100 billion in investments over the next decade.

Northern Dynasty tanks as EPA blocks issuance of key permit

Ana Komnenic | February 28, 2014
EPA blocks Pebble mine permitting

Northern Dynasty lost 32% on its share price Friday.

Northern Dynasty's new CEO is a former interior dep't mandarin

Michael Allan McCrae | February 7, 2014
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Chief of staff at the US Department of the Interior during the Clinton era.

Rio considers dumping stake in Pebble mine’s owner Northern Dynasty

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 23, 2013
Rio considers dumping stake in Pebble mine’s owner Northern Dynasty

Through a subsidiary, Rio owns 19% of Northern Dynasty, making it the largest single investor.

Northern Dynasty shares plummet after Pebble deal dies

Frik Els | September 16, 2013
Rio considers dumping stake in Pebble mine’s owner Northern Dynasty

It seems unlikely that Canada's Northern Dynasty could go it alone on the massive copper-gold mine.

EPA raid on Alaska’s gold mines triggers federal probe

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 12, 2013
EPA raid on Alaska’s gold mines triggers federal probe

Agency officials took part last month in an "armed inspection" to several gold mines near the remote town of Chicken, Alaska.

Anglo American under fire for planned gold-copper mine in Alaska

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2013
Anglo American under fire for planned gold-copper mine in Alaska

The polemic Pebble Mine project has sparked fresh opposition after BBC World News' Monday report.

INFOGRAPHIC: Pebble Project economics and employment

MINING.com Editor | May 30, 2013
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Insights on the impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

EPA under attack over 'biased' Pebble Mine assessment

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 29, 2013
Rio considers dumping stake in Pebble mine’s owner Northern Dynasty

Agency quoted research conducted by anti-mining groups in its latest review of the project.

Jack Caldwell

Alaska's Fort Knox mine: A driver of the local economic engine

Jack Caldwell | March 29, 2013
Alaska's Fort Knox mine: A driver of the local economic engine

Mining done responsibly is good for us all.

Miranda Gold, Agnico-Eagle terminate Ester Dome, Alaska project

BrightWire News | September 28, 2012

Miranda Gold Corp. said its has received a notice of termination of the exploration agreement with option to joint venture with Agnico-Eagle, on Miranda's Ester Dome project in the Fairbanks mining district of Alaska.

Panelists to review Pebble Mine science

Associated Press | September 24, 2012

The heated battle over the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska is shifting to science, with panels weighing in on different reports that have only added more fuel to the fight.

Jack Caldwell

Steven Pinker’s Angels of Better Nature on The Pebble Mine debate

Jack Caldwell | August 5, 2012

The grandkids are in residence. They take less than five minutes to cover the living room floor with a blanket of plastic crap.

Feds quash 21-year old permit after coal mining restarted, overruling Alaska Natural Resources Dept

Frik Els | July 29, 2012
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A coal mining permit issued in Alaska 21 years ago — but not utilized until recently — has been ruled as no longer valid by a US federal agency because the Alaska DNR “erroneously transferred and renewed invalid permits."

Barrick's Donlin move cuts Novagold stock off at the knees. Novagold says it's 'encouraged', Paulson not so much

Frik Els | July 26, 2012
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NovaGold lost over 25% on Thursday, after Barrick said that the Donlin JV with Novagold doesn't meet its investment criteria. Novagold tried to make the best of the news, but shareholder John Paulson suffered another blow to his $21 billion fund.

Coeur d'Alene evaluating Argentina mine, offers $350m in senior notes

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2012
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US-based precious metals producer Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp said Monday it would evaluate strategic and operational alternatives for its silver and gold Martha mine in Argentina to reduce its high operating costs during the rest of the mine’s short expected life.

Millrock and Vale enter option agreement concerning the AUDN copper-gold Porphyry project, Alaska

Vale is providing funding to Millrock for research and exploration along the Alaska Peninsula porphyry belts. Vale may earn 65% interest by expending US$3.5 million for exploration on the project over a three-year period.

Alaska mines and mineral prospects mapped

MINING.com Editor | May 24, 2012
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Alaska Dispatch has published an interactive map plotting Alaska's operating mines, active prospects and abandoned prospects.

Jack Caldwell

Pebble: The real issue is do we need yet another gold mine?

Jack Caldwell | May 22, 2012
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The highly politicised nature of the Pebble Mine and mining development in general in the area makes any statement dangerous.

Pebble Mine would damage water, fish habitat: EPA

Andrew Topf | May 18, 2012
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A report released today by the US EPA does not paint a favourable picture of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

Northern Dynasty confirms $107 million work program to prepare Pebble Project for permitting in 2012

CNW Group | May 15, 2012
Rio considers dumping stake in Pebble mine’s owner Northern Dynasty

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") (TSX: NDM; NYSE Amex: NAK) announces that the Board of Directors of Pebble Mines Corp., the general partner of the Pebble Limited Partnership (the "Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") has approved a budget of approximately US $107 million to advance the Pebble Project in 2012, with the objective of readying PLP to initiate permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) toward the end of the year.

Freegold Intersects 1.57 g/t Gold over 30.8 metres Golden Summit Project, Alaska

CNW Telbec | Mining/Metals | April 24, 2012

VANCOUVER, April 24, 2012 /CNW/ – Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: FVL, Frankfurt: FR4N) ("Freegold") is pleased to report the results from its ongoing drill program on

NovaGold On Track To Complete the NovaCopper Spin-Out on April 30

Marketwire | April 17, 2012

NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG)(NYSE Amex:NG) ("NovaGold" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it will be implementing the previously approved spin-off of NovaCopper Inc. ("NovaCopper") on schedule and as planned Monday, April 30, 2012 to NovaGold shareholders of record as of the close of business on Friday, April 27, 2012 (the "Record Date").

NovaGold shareholders OK copper spin-out

Mining Weekly | March 30, 2012

TSX-listed NovaGold shareholders on Wednesday gave a big thumbs up to the spinout of NovaCopper, with less than 1% of them voting against the deal at a meeting in Vancouver.

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