Ambler Metals says it’s nearly ready to apply for permit to mine in NW Alaska

Ambler Metals expects to submit an application early this year to the Army Corps of Engineers for a federal wetlands permit, according to APM.

The application would be for extraction from what’s known as the Arctic Deposit, in Northwest Alaska. Copper is the prime target.

Trilogy says its budget for this year’s fieldwork is $28.5 million, a slight increase over last year. 

The mine will no doubt rely on the proposed 200 mile Ambler Road, which won federal approval during the Trump administration. Environmental groups, Alaska Native tribes and the Tanana Chiefs Conference have filed lawsuits challenging the adequacy of the federal review of the road.