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Gladiator Metals geologist inspecting copper mineralization on slope.

Gladiator returns to drill copper project

Gladiator Metals Corp. Sept. 26 announced the restart of drilling at the high-grade Cowley Park prospect on the company's Whitehorse Copper project in Yukon, Canada. "Gladiator is excited to... — Updated 10/1/2023 Full story

 
Bulldozer digging out a road along a mountain crest.

Sitka drills new best hole at RC Gold

Sitka Gold Corp. Sept. 26 announced that drill hole 47, the fifth hole completed during the 2023 season, has produced the best gold intercepts drilled to date at its RC Gold project in Yukon,... — Updated 9/28/2023 Full story

 
Canadian North’s camp at Ferguson Lake in Nunavut, Canada.

Canadian North wraps up 2023 program

Canadian North Resources Inc. Sept. 26 announced initial assays from the 2023 definition drilling program on the company's Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals project in... — Updated 9/28/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
An aerial shot of the Brewery Creek heap leach sites.

Victoria Gold buys Brewery Creek mine

In a sudden and surprising announcement, Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the acquisition of Sabre Gold Mines Corp.'s Yukon assets, which include the past producing Brewery Creek gold mine... — Updated 9/23/2023

 
Victoria’s Eagle Gold Mine production facility in Yukon, Canada.

Victoria's Raven flies toward upgrade

Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the first analytical results from the 2023 exploration campaign at Raven, a deposit within its already gold-producing Dublin Gulch project in central Yukon.... — Updated 9/23/2023

 
Geologists on a mountain digging for grab samples.

Onyx Gold moves fast, drilling and listing

Onyx Gold Corp. Sept. 11 announced an update on its ongoing exploration at the King Tut property in Yukon, Canada, then shortly after reported listing on the OTC Markets in the United States,... — Updated 9/21/2023

 
A picture of a pegmatite outcrop at MK1 on the MacKay project.

North Arrow's lithium footprint grows

North Arrow Minerals Inc. Sept. 18 and 20 announced assays from two of its lithium exploration properties – LDG and MacKay Lake – reporting significant lithium oxide from both and signaling the... — Updated 9/21/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Crew working a drill pad at Grande Portage’s Herbert Gold project.

First Herbert Gold results look promising

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Sept. 14 announced an interim update on its 2023 drill program at the company's Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska, which has accrued roughly 3,050 meters of... — Updated 9/21/2023 Full story

 
Snowline Gold’s camp in eastern Yukon, Canada.

Surface is sprinkled with gold for Snowline

Snowline Gold Corp. Sept. 11 announced the next batch of assays from its ongoing drill program at the company's Valley target on its Rogue property in eastern Yukon. As part of a targeted... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Helicopter picking up core from drill rig at Ellis Zone.

HighGold drills high-grade at Ellis Zone

HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 6 reported another spectacular gold intercept in the initial batch of assays from the 2023 drill program at its Johnson Tract polymetallic project in Southcentral Alaska.... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
Helicopter flying over a glacial valley in Alaska.

Helicopters unlock mineral exploration

With a world now connected by commercial aircraft, defended by sound-breaking jets, and explored by the bizarre rotors of a helicopter, aviation is a concept now often taken for granted but still no... — Updated 9/14/2023 Full story

 
White Gold’s camp among golden trees in the mountains.

White Gold drilling expands gold footprint

White Gold Corp. Sept. 7 announced the initial assay results from the 2023 drilling on its Betty and JP Ross properties in Yukon, Canada, two of the three target areas the company has outlined for... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
Drill pad set up along the crest of a hill at RC Gold.

Sitka reports best Blackjack drill hole to date

Sitka Gold Corp. Sept. 11 announced results from the fourth hole completed during the 2023 summer drilling program at the Blackjack deposit on the company's RC Gold project in Yukon's Tombstone... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
A Canada Jay resting on a core sample box.

Freegold's expansion drilling is a success

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Aug. 31 announced that as its rigs continue to turn – from the 30 holes already completed since the start of the company's resource upgrade and expansion drilling program... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
A grab sample showing significant mineralization from Nickel Shäw project.

Nickel Creek PFS portends critical metal

19-year mine life could provide the much-needed nickel and copper for clean energy technologies. Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. Aug. 24 published the results of a pre-feasibility study for the Nickel... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
Banyan Gold President and CEO Tara Christie inspecting core.

Banyan reports consistent Powerline gold

Banyan Gold Corp. Sept. 6 announced the latest results from 13 holes that confirm consistency of gold mineralization within the southern portion of the Powerline deposit on the company's AurMac... — Updated 9/14/2023

 
A splattered mound of finely powdered recycled battery.

Battery metals require responsible recyclers

Separating your plastics, paper, metals, and food waste has generally been a personal choice throughout most of modern recycling history. However, current demand for resources predicts we won't have... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
Rows of solar panels at the Natural Bridges National Monument.

Aluminum caught in green energy paradox

Aluminum has been classified as critical by the United States, European Union, Canada, and even China. At first glance, one may wonder how such a ubiquitous metal could possibly be critical. The... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
A white-gloved hand holding uranium fuel pellets.

Semantics strays uranium energy criticality

Powering nearly 10% of the world's energy needs and roughly 20% of America for over 50 years, nuclear energy is a highly controversial power provider that ticks all the boxes for zero-emission... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
Hands holding a heap of coal ash with potential critical minerals.

An unconventional critical minerals push

As the cracks in the wall continue to chill the bones of an ill-prepared American clean-energy economy, attention has been paid to nearly every facet imaginable to obtain the minerals critical to... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
A small dish filled with pinkish-red cobalt sulfate crystals.

Oncoming cobalt surplus may ravage prices

Still overshadowed by lithium but no less significant, cobalt falls within a unique category as a critical mineral not only for its properties but also for its controversial supply. As a... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
A drill pad wedged onto the side of a cliff at the RC Gold project.

Sitka drills deeper to confirm gold extent

Sitka Gold Corp. Sept. 5 announced the results from the first three holes drilled during the 2023 exploration program at the RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada, which continues to highlight the... — Updated 9/7/2023

 
Thousands of boxes of historic drill core at the Pine Point zinc project in NWT.

Drilling aims for Pine Point feasibility

Osisko Metals Inc. Sept. 5 announced initial assays from its 2023 definition drilling at the Pine Point project in Northwest Territories, Canada, as part of the joint venture with Appian Capital,... — Updated 9/7/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Aerial photo of drill pad on cliffside overlooking the mountains.

Cantoo drilling discovers possible porphyry

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Sept. 5 announced the completion of the maiden drilling at its Southeast Alaskan Cantoo property. Although only three holes totaling 1,356 meters were drilled, the com... — Updated 9/7/2023

 
Grab samples taken from North Arrows’ DeStaffany Moose 2 pegmatite.

DeStaffany lithium steady for North Arrow

North Arrow Minerals Inc. Aug. 28 announced the latest channel sample assay results from its DeStaffany lithium property in Northwest Territories, which maintain the significant lithium potential... — Updated 8/31/2023

 

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