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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 8/18/2022

 
A ridge being bulldozed on Sitka Gold's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada.

Sitka completes phase II Blackjack drilling

Sitka Gold Corp. August 17 announced that it has finished the second phase of its summer diamond drilling at its district-scale RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. Finishing ahead of... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
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

 
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

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A bundle of copper wire. Analysts predict we'll need more than we can mine.

Surprise $60 million investment for Pebble

In a move that could help it push the Pebble project across the permitting finish line, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has entered into an agreement with an unnamed investor for US$60... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
A pair of tweezers holding a fancy yellow diamond from the Naujaat project.

Encouraging diamonds in Q1-4 bulk sample

North Arrow Minerals Inc. July 28 announced that the final recoveries from an 1,823.6-dry-metric-ton bulk sample collected last year from the Q1-4 diamond deposit indicate the potential f... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
A map of the active fires currently ongoing in the Yukon territory, Canada.

Victoria shows consistent Q2 production

Victoria Gold Corp. July 12 reported that its Eagle Gold mine in the Yukon produced 32,055 ounces of gold during the second quarter, resulting in approximately 56,413 oz for the first... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
Geologist walking along the crest of a hill at Fireweed Metal's Macmillan Pass.

Fireweed finally starts drilling program

Fireweed Metals Corp. July 26 announced the start of its 2022 diamond drilling program at the Macmillan Pass zinc-lead-silver project in Yukon, Canada. The 544-square-kilometer (210... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
A geologist overlooks the drilling equipment from inside a drill rig.

White Gold has drills turning at Betty

White Gold Corp. July 5 announced the start of its 2022 drill program at the Betty Ford and Mascot gold targets on the Betty property, located within the southern part of the company's... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
Multimillionaire Charles “Chuck” Fipke, holding a bag of samples.

Sky-high success, feet firmly on the ground

It all began in 1991, when geologists Charles E. Fipke and Stewart Blusson found 81 small diamonds at Lac de Gras in Northwest Territories, Canada, marking the first diamond pipe... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
Minto Metals camp in Yukon, Canada, roughly 240 km (149 mi) from Whitehorse.

Minto announces Q2 production results

Minto Metals Corp. July 19 reported the second quarter production results from its Minto mine located within the Selkirk First Nation in central Yukon, as well as two new members to the... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
A drill rig at Sitka Gold's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada.

VG in several occurrences at Blackjack

Sitka Gold Corp. July 20 announced an update on the ongoing diamond drill program that began in February at its RC Gold project in the Yukon. Already completing approximately 4,990... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
Aerial view looking north at the Klaza deposit and surrounding exploration area.

Rockhaven kicks off 2022 at Klaza project

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. July 21 reported the start of a 10,000-meter drill program at its Klaza gold-silver project in the Yukon. Found in the Dawson Range Gold Belt of southern Yukon,... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
Silhouette of a rooster and a sunset, for Blackwolf's newest Rooster property.

Rooster added to Blackwolf portfolio

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 19 announced the acquisition of yet another property through staking, the Rooster property, its fifth claim group in the Golden Triangle area and the... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
An aerial view of the main Pine Point camp by Osisko Metals.

Updated PEA for Pine Point zinc project

Osisko Metals Inc. July 13 announced the results of an updated preliminary economic assessment for the company's Pine Point zinc project in Northwest Territories, Canada. The objective... — Updated 7/14/2022

 
A geologist logging core at the Hopper copper-gold project, Yukon.

CAVU results imply greater mineralization

CAVU Energy Metals Corp. (previously CAVU Mining) July 11 announced the results from the first four holes drilled at its Hopper copper-gold-silver-molybdenum project in southern Yukon. A... — Updated 7/14/2022

 
Skagway, Alaska port nearest export hub for the world-class Casino project.

Feasibility study affirms Casino potential

Western Copper and Gold Corp. June 28 announced the release of an updated feasibility study for its world-class Casino copper-gold-silver-molybdenum project in Yukon, Canada. Superseding... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
Drill rig on ridge of a mountain, showing the altitudes geologists go for gold.

Strikepoint kicks off 2022 drilling program

Strikepoint Gold Inc. July 5 announced that exploration work is now underway on its Willoughby gold-silver and Porter silver properties near Stewart, British Columbia in Canada's... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
A map showing the breadth of the Yukon with Mactung and Gayna River on it.

Gravity survey for Gayna River zinc project

Newly renamed Fireweed Metals Corp. (previously Fireweed Zinc) July 7 announced that a ground gravity survey has begun at its recently staked Gayna River zinc-lead-sil... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
The entrance to the little ghost town of Hyder, which still has residents.

Blackwolf preps for drilling at Cantoo

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 5 announced the beginning of surface exploration work on its recently staked Cantoo and Mineral Hill properties within the Alaskan region of the... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
An aerial view of the Keno Hill Silver District mill in Yukon, Canada.

Alexco suspends mill to stockpile ore

Alexco Resource Corp. has decided to pause operation of its 400-metric-ton-per-day mill in order to catch up with underground mine development at its Keno Hill silver project in the... — Updated 7/5/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Map showing Blackwolf’s properties on the Southeast Alaska Panhandle.

Blackwolf receives permits for exploration

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. June 8 reported that permitting for its Niblack project has been granted, allowing surface exploration work to begin at this Southeast Alaska polymetallic... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
A drill tests for zinc-lead-silver mineralization at Macmillan Pass.

Fireweed Zinc drilling is now underway

Fireweed Zinc Ltd. June 20 announced that crews have been mobilized for the company's largest drill program so far at the Macmillan Pass property in Yukon, Canada. "We are very excited... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
Clouds settling between the mountainous region of the White Gold District.

Drilling commences at White Gold property

White Gold Corp. June 13 announced the start of its 2022 diamond drill program targeting both Ryan's Surprise and Ulli's Ridge on the company's expansive and underexplored over... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
A map of Yukon, Canada, showing Canalask near the Canada-Alaska border.

Palladium One buys Yukon PGM project

Palladium One Mining Inc. June 13 announced the acquisition of Canalask, a nickel-copper-platinum group elements project near Beaver Creek in the Yukon, from Victoria Gold Corp. The... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

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