Heatherdale Resources announced that site preparations for its upcoming surface and underground drill program at its 100 percent-owned Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project, located near tidewater in Southeast Alaska, are underway.
Whether the mines produce zinc, lead, coal, gravel, silver, or gold, the direct and indirect financial impacts on the surrounding area are significant, according to a McDowell Group report commissioned by the Alaska Mining Association.
South32 Limited and Trilogy Metals announced that South32 has exercised its option to acquire a 50 percent interest in a joint venture company that will own the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects.
Now two-thirds of the way through an eighteen-month transition plan focused on modernization and increased production, Northern Star Resources CEO Stuart Tonkin says that the Pogo investment has exceeded expectations.
Mineral exports accounted for 36 percent of Alaska’s export total in 2017, and all signs point to mined commodities staying one of the state’s leading exports for years to come.
From more efficient trucks to AI managing massive data, all levels of new tech in mining allow the industry to produce the raw materials necessary for society to pursue everything from reliable, affordable energy to advancing smart technology.
Millrock Resources has staked two more blocks of claims in the Goodpaster Mining District. These claims are in addition to a large block of claims staked by the company, announced late last month.
New protection measures for crab and salmon will restrict timing, depth, and locations of mining operations in Norton Sound.
The US Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is extending the public comment period an additional thirty days for the Pebble Limited Partnership draft environmental impact statement.
Quite a number of advanced-exploration and development projects are underway—some at existing sites and some at newly discovered areas—that may bring even more mines to fruition in the near future.