Stories from July, 2024

A vehicle cab view of ravens on a two-lane dirt highway.

Canada, BC invest in Golden Triangle roads

Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 16, 2024

Governments commit C$195 million to improving highway infrastructure in critical minerals-rich Northern BC. Heralded as a win for First Nations residents and the mining industry in Northern British Columbia, the federal and provincial governments are investing C$195 million (US$142.6 million) to upgrade highway infrastructure in the critical minerals-enriched Golden Triangle. "The Northwest BC Highway Corridor Improvements Project will benefit a critical mineral region and...

  • A worker readies a pipe segment at drill rig testing for nickel in Alaska.

    AEM targets high-grade nickel at Nikolai

    Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 17, 2024

    After outlining 8 billion lb of nickel at Eureka, Alaska Energy Metals tests higher-grade targets at Canwell. Alaska Energy Metals Corp. July 16 announced that drills are testing three targets on the Canwell block of claims at its Nikolai project, where a combination of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics have identified compelling potential for bodies of nickel-rich massive sulfide mineralization. Nikolai is comprised of two blocks of claims – Eureka and Canwell – that...

  • A barge loaded with mineral exploration equipment and supplies on calm waters.

    Contango completes HighGold acquisition

    Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 10, 2024

    Unique mining company adds new high-quality Alaska asset to portfolio just two days after its transition to gold producer. Contango ORE Inc. July 10 announced the completion of its acquisition of HighGold Mining Inc., a junior mineral exploration company that comes with the 1-million-ounce Johnson Tract gold project in Southcentral Alaska. "(W)e believe the combination of HighGold and Contango makes a tremendous amount of strategic sense," Contango ORE President and CEO Rick...

  • Aerial view of the mill buildings and water storage ponds at the Keno Hill mine.

    Hecla on pace for 17M oz silver this year

    Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 11, 2024

    A Yukon First Nation's call for a mining pause, however, could impact Keno Hill silver output. Hecla Mining Company July 10 reported that continued improvements in performance at its Keno Hill mine in the Yukon has the Idaho-based mining company on pace to produce 17 million ounces of silver in 2024. During the first six months of this year, Hecla's operations produced 8.7 million oz of silver, which is 10% higher than the 7.9 million oz produced at the midpoint of 2023. They...

  • Aerial photo of Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine in Yukon, Canada.

    Victoria Gold provides Eagle Mine update

    A.J. Roan, Mining News | Jul 12, 2024

    Reports on environmental and operational efforts, including water quality monitoring, infrastructure assessments, and root cause. Victoria Gold Corp. July 12 announced significant updates regarding the ongoing environmental and operational challenges following the heap leach facility incident at its Eagle Gold Mine in Yukon, Canada. On June 24, Victoria Gold reported a collapse of the heap leach facility embankment at its Eagle Gold Mine, later detailed as a multi-bench...

  • A drill rig tests for gold and silver atop a mountain ridge in Northern BC.

    Goliath discovers porphyry "Mothership"

    Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 15, 2024

    First hole of 2024 program taps porphyritic intrusion below high-grade gold veins outlined along the Surebet Corridor at Golddigger. Goliath Resources Ltd. July 15 announced that the first hole of its 2024 drill program has cut a 22.4-meter porphyritic intrusion with abundant visible gold, molybdenum, and bismuth mineralization that appears to be the feeder source of the vein systems outlined along the Surebet Corridor on the company's Golddigger property at that southern tip...

  • Close-up of visible gold in drill cores at various depths from RC Gold project.

    Sitka intercepts more VG at RC Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News | Jul 17, 2024

    Recent drilling at Blackjack Zone reveals multiple occurrences of visible gold, with assays pending and a second drill mobilized. Sitka Gold Corp. July 15 announced that visible gold (VG) has been observed multiple times in recently completed diamond drilling currently underway at the southern extent of the Blackjack Zone on the company's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. Located approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Dawson City, the RC Gold project spans a...

  • A drill rig tests for gold and silver atop a mountain ridge in Northern BC.

    Drills test for Surebet gold veins source

    Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 15, 2024

    Goliath launches 15,000-meter drill program at its Golddigger project south of Stewart, B.C. Goliath Resources Ltd. July 10 reported that two drills are turning on its 66,608-hectare (164,592 acres) Golddigger property at the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Over the previous three exploration seasons in Northern B.C., Goliath has focused much of its exploration on Surebet, a roughly 1,800-meter-long corridor at the southern end of the district-scale...

  • Rock pick hammer beside spodumene-mineralized pegmatite.

    Midas Minerals uncovers latest NWT lithium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News | Jul 10, 2024

    Identifies significant potential with new pegmatite discoveries at Reid-Aylmer. Midas Minerals Ltd. July 10 announced the discovery of 17 new spodumene-bearing pegmatites across a four-kilometer (2.5 miles) trend at its recently staked Reid-Aylmer lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Acquired in October 2023, the Reid-Aylmer project covers a 157-square-kilometer (60 square miles) land package roughly 330 kilometers (205 miles) northeast of the capital of NWT,...

  • Drill pad constructed at GT Resources’ Canalask property in Yukon.

    GT Resources reports maiden drilling underway

    A.J. Roan, Mining News | Jul 10, 2024

    Aims for 2,000 meters at Canalask nickel-copper project in Yukon. GT Resources Inc. July 8 announced the commencement of diamond drilling at the company's Canalask nickel-copper project in western Alaska, targeting significant electromagnetic anomalies to explore the potential for high-grade nickel-copper sulfide deposits. Formerly Palladium One Mining Inc., GT Resources underwent a rebranding to better reflect a new focus on metals critical to clean transportation,...

  • Four highly mineralized rock samples with a Sharpie pen for size reference.

    White Cliff impressed with Great Bear

    Shane Lasley, Mining News | Jul 11, 2024

    Australian explorer makes new mineral discoveries, confirms known targets at historic multi-metal project in Northwest Territories. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. July 9 reported that it has confirmed previously identified copper, cobalt, and uranium mineralization and made new discoveries during the first week of its inaugural exploration program at the Great Bear Lake iron ore-copper-gold-uranium (IOCG-U) project in Northwest Territories. "Finally, we are on the ground!" said...

  • Applications are open graphic for PDAC Indigenous Ambassador Program.

    PDAC launches Indigenous Ambassador Program

    Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada | Jul 16, 2024

    Ambassador’s will gain unique educational experiences, mentorship, and networking opportunities at The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention. Applications are now open for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) inaugural Indigenous Youth and Early Career Ambassador Program. This program's Ambassadors will receive support to attend the PDAC 2025 Convention, where they will gain unique educational experiences, mentorship, and...

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