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Northwest Territories First Nation drummers perform on an ore sorter catwalk.

Ore sorting upgrades North of 60 mines

"Grade is king" is an adage that guides mineral exploration and mining. The premise behind this basic axiom of the mining business is the less ore that needs to be mined and processed... — Updated 8/4/2022

Ruen Drilling rig tests RPM South gold prospect on Estelle project in Alaska.

Nova drills 140m of 6.5 g/t gold at RPM

Wide sections of high-grade gold cut in the first holes drilled this year at RPM North continue to demonstrate the robust nature of this emerging gold deposit on Nova Minerals Ltd.'s... — Updated 8/8/2022

Flow sheet showing the gold recovery process considered for RPM deposit.

Encouraging gold recoveries from RPM

Nova Minerals Ltd. Aug. 8 reported highly encouraging gold recovery results from its first phase of metallurgical test work on mineralization from its high-grade RPM North deposit on the... — Updated 8/11/2022

Cantex Mine Development president and CEO Chad Ulansky at North Rackla.

Cantex effusive about latest drill results

Cantex Mine Development Corp. August 11 reported an update on the drilling of the GZ Zone at its 14,077-hectare (28,622 acres) North Rackla claim block in the Yukon. Generated from... — Updated 8/11/2022

Aerial view of camp and processing facilities at the Prairie Creek zinc mine.

First Nations sign Prairie Creek enviro pact

NorZinc Ltd. Aug. 10 announced the signing of an environmental agreement with the Naha Dehe Dene Band and Liidlii Kue First Nation Band for the development and operation of a mine at... — Updated 8/11/2022

Stratabound president and CEO Kim Tyler on a ridge at Golden Culvert in Yukon.

Stratabound wraps up 2022 summer season

Stratabound Minerals Corp. August 11 announced the end of its 2022 summer field program at the company's Golden Culvert and recently added Win gold projects in southeast Yukon. After... — Updated 8/11/2022

Massive chunks of blue bornite copper mineralization in a section of drill core.

Strong Storm copper seen in more core

American West Metals Ltd. Aug. 8 reported that strong copper mineralization has been observed in the core from four additional holes drilled at the Storm Copper project on Somerset... — Updated 8/11/2022

A geologist on an outcrop stained green with copper in Northern BC, Canada.

Core drills skarn, porphyry copper at Blue

Core Assets Corp. Aug. 8 reported that assays from the first two holes of the 2022 season returned strong copper and gold skarn intercepts, as well as a wider section of porphyry-style... — Updated 8/11/2022

A see-through shard of obsidian, showing its glass-like quality.

Fingerprints of the Earth in obsidian

Unlike the European prospectors seeking the gold, silver, copper, and the New World's wealth of other metals, oftentimes First Nations, Native Americans, and Indigenous peoples... — Updated 8/4/2022

Justice Neil Gorsuch and the U.S. Supreme Court building.

Is America a Republic or a Democracy?

With the recent rash of opinions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court this spring, there has been a great deal of conversation about whether the 'democracy' is at risk. Whether we are a... — Updated 8/4/2022

A bunch of bananas sitting beside an hourglass-type sand timer.

Green bananas, mining risks, and time

Noted Alaskan prospector Rudy Vetter once told me, "At my age, I don't even buy green bananas anymore." I heard this sage remark during a mineral property lease negotiation after I... — Updated 8/4/2022

A row of solar panels with wind turbines behind them.

America leads global campaign to fight climate change with landmark legislation

The $469 billion energy and climate spending agreement struck between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), if successful in getting passed in Congress,... — Updated 8/11/2022

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