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Open Comment Period Opens for Boulder Creek Uranium Property

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced an open comment period for the Boulder Creek property located north of Elim. The call for public comment will give proponents and opponents an opportunity to voice their opinions on the project before a decision on granting a permit is made.  According to Hal Shepherd with […]

Consultations Begin Between Elim and BLM Over Boulder Creek Uranium Property

Huddled in the Elim IRA Council Office about twenty people sat in assorted chairs. A TV glowed at the front of the room as photos of residents and their elders pinned to the walls looked on. The weight of generations of Elim people, a combination of Inupiaq and Yup’ik peoples, lingered over the group as […]

Graphite One Announces Revised Cost-Share Agreement

Graphite One Inc. has announced a revised cost-share agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) to accelerate the completion of its feasibility study for a graphite mine project 35 miles north of Nome. The new agreement finalized on May 17 increases the DoD’s share of expenditures from 50% to 75%.  The Graphite Creek deposit is […]

Boulder Creek Claim Owner Speaks Out on Prospect of Uranium Mine

A landscape of an Alaska village in late evening.

Panther Minerals Inc.’s June exploration program intends to more accurately assess the amount of uranium at the Boulder Creek property 30 miles north of Elim. That’s according to David Hedderly-Smith, who owns federal mining claims for the property through his company Tubutulik Mining Company LLC. In addition to signing a letter of intent to sell […]

Panther Minerals Submits ‘Notice of Operations’ for Boulder Creek Uranium Property

Aerial view of rural Alaska community on a cloudy summer day

Panther Minerals Inc. has announced the commencement of permitting activities for its 2024 summer exploration program at the Boulder Creek property, located about 30 miles north of Elim, Alaska. The company submitted a “Notice of Operations” to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Anchorage and plans further submissions for state claims and a proposed […]

From Nome To Shishmaref: Trio Travels Across the Tundra

Under the pale light of the Alaskan spring, three adventurers embarked on a long journey across the frozen tundra. Oliver Hoogendorn, Wilson Hoogendorn, and James Horner set out from Nome determined to walk to Shishmaref, over 100 miles to the north. Battling strong winds, freezing temperatures, and vast, snow- covered landscapes, their ten-day trek was […]

Uranium Mine Set For Summer Exploration North of Elim

Aerial view of rural Alaska community on a cloudy summer day

Panther Minerals Inc. announced plans to launch an exploration program at the Boulder Creek uranium property this summer. The property is roughly 100 miles to the east of Nome and 20 miles north of Elim.  The Vancouver, Canada based company will establish a 15 to 20 person camp at the Admiralty Creek airstrip, located four […]

Graphite One Community Meeting: Economic Promise Meets Environmental Worry

Mike Schaffner, Senior Vice President of Mining for Graphite One, responds to a question from a community member. Ben Townsend photo. Nome resident and Nome-Beltz Science Teacher, Sarah Liben, asks a question during the Q&A. Ben Townsend photo. Ed Fogels, the project’s Permitting Manager, addresses a question. Ben Townsend photo. Boogles Johnson live streamed the […]

Nome City Council Talks Mining Laws, Property Abatements

Papers in Nome City Council chambers

Heated words on mining and property abatements were exchanged during what Mayor Richard Beneville called a “productive” Nome City Council meeting Monday night. The Council also addressed a possible resolution on public intoxication and vagrancy on Front Street.