The Challenges Of Alaskan Mining – with Frazer Tabeart – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Frazer Tabeart, MD of…


In this episode we chat to Frazer Tabeart, MD of Polar X, a Copper/Gold explorer/developer in Alaska. 

We talk about the exciting high grade gold and copper deposits that Polar X are developing, the Zackly project, as well as other porphyry targets they are looking at, and whats mining in Alaska is like compared to other jurisdictions.


  • An effective blend of good management, reliable science and a keen instinct for exploration, is the required recipe for all successful mining.
  • the COVID situation may have led to a decline in practical opportunities, but it has meant that we can take time out to build relationships, which will lead to practical opportunities later.
  • Between 30% and 40% of the entire world’s supply of copper comes from one belt of rocks that stretches from the Western Americas into Alaska. It is one of the most valuable and concentrated areas in the world in terms of copper deposits.
  • The biggest challenges on site, involve the terrain, which sometimes requires helicopter support, and seasonality. For a significant portion of each year, mining there is simply impossible.


’That’s where I was given a proper grounding of science in exploration’

‘You’ve got to have good science there. You’ve got to have good exploration play’

‘It’s probably the most important zone of copper production in the world’

‘Exploration requires people to make decisions on the fly, and apply different technologies’



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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.



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