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An ATAC helicopter flying through the beautiful mountainous valley's of Yukon.

Year looks bright for ATAC YT-BC projects

ATAC Resources Ltd. Jan. 23 announced the results from its second phase of exploration at the company's Catch copper-gold property in central Yukon, which identified a high-grade copper... — Updated 1/26/2023

One of North Arrow's exquisite fancy yellow diamonds held with tweezers.

Fancy diamonds aid North Arrow mining

With diamond markets rebounding from the COVID-19 downturn, North Arrow Minerals Inc. and partner Burgundy Diamond Mines Ltd. have continued to demonstrate the value of the fancy yellow... — Updated 1/26/2023

Geologists inspect a hill in the foreground of the beautiful Yukon wilderness.

A year of explosive growth for Fireweed

Whether it is expanding its zinc-lead-silver resources on its flagship Macmillan Pass project in the Yukon, gaining a better understanding of its newly acquired Mactung tungsten project... — Updated 1/26/2023

Molten gold being poured into molds to form solid ingots.

Raven shares shiny wealth with Victoria

Victoria Gold Corp. Jan. 24 announced the next batch of assays from the 2022 Raven exploration program at the company's Dublin Gulch property in Yukon, Canada, showcasing the incredible... — Updated 1/26/2023

The mountain that makes up Eagle gold mine's open pit.

Victoria rebounds with Raven exploration

Victoria Gold Corp. Jan. 19 announced that assay results from its 2022 drill program at Raven show the growth potential of this higher-grade gold deposit on Victoria's Dublin Gulch proper... — Updated 1/25/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Blackwolf geologist rappelling down a cliff to inspect outcrop mineralization.

Blackwolf excited by 2022 surface results

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Jan. 17 announced it has received its surface sample assay results from the company's 2022 reconnaissance exploration program at its various Hyder area... — Updated 1/19/2023

Snowline Gold CEO Scott Berdahl looks over exploration and drilling plans.

Snowline cuts largest intercept at Valley

Snowline Gold Corp. Jan. 18 announced yet another round of assays from the 2022 drilling program from the Valley zone on its Rogue property, including a 481.5-meter intercept averaging... — Updated 1/19/2023


Strong gold hits in first 2022 Klaza assays

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Jan. 18 announced the first assay results from its 2022 exploration program at Klaza that push the company closer to an updated mineral resource estimate and... — Updated 1/19/2023

Drill pad set up on the side of a dirt road at Seabridge Gold's 3 Aces project.

Seabridge gets first 3 Aces drill results

Although small, program confirmed model and sets groundwork for 2023 exploration program. Seabridge Gold Inc. Jan. 17 announced that its drilling has concluded, and assay results from... — Updated 1/19/2023

A staging area at Grande Portage's Herbert Gold mine in Alaska.

Drilling keeps delivering for Grande Portage

Looking to build upon a high-grade gold resource that already tops 1 million ounces, Grande Portage Resources Ltd. drew up a more than 10,000-meter drill program that tested multiple... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

Relatively new adit dug into Blackwolf's Niblack mine in Southeast Alaska.

New territory expands Blackwolf hunting

While its Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project continues to be a mainstay for Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd., several newcomers to its holdings throughout the year have greatly... — Updated 1/18/2023

A view from atop the open pit mine area of the Eagle gold mine in Yukon, Canada.

Victoria reports 2022 production from Eagle

Victoria Gold Corp. Jan. 10 reported that its Eagle Mine in the Yukon produced 43,741 ounces of gold during the fourth quarter and 150,182 oz gold for the entire year of 2022, both less... — Updated 1/18/2023

A road cut through the wintery wilderness of Yukon, Canada.

Banyan begins 2023 with Aurex Hill assays

Banyan Gold Corp. Jan. 10 announced the results from the next 37 diamond drill holes received from the company's 2022 exploration program at the Powerline and Aurex Hill deposits at its... — Updated 1/18/2023

A geologist rappelling down a cliff to sample mineralization at Willoughby.

Lush treasury furnishes StrikePoint program

With a little bit of downsizing from the sale of its Yukon gold properties, StrikePoint Gold Inc. is well positioned financially to continue exploration work at its Willoughby and Porter... — Updated 1/18/2023

A distinct mound in Yukon, Canada, holds the world-class Casino project.

Yukon Gateway program will connect Casino

With access road construction underway, Western Copper and Gold Corp. prepped its world-class Casino gold-silver-copper-molybdenum project to be ready for development with exploration... — Updated 1/18/2023

Geologist stands on a green hill overlooking the breathtaking Yukon scenery.

Good old rock picking works for White Gold

Boots on the ground and soil samples in hand, ground truth exploration is a time-tested method that has led to many of White Gold Corp.'s various discoveries across its more than 1... — Updated 1/18/2023

Heavy equipment piling up excess material from ore sorting at Minto copper mine.

Copper demand breathes life into Minto

After being spun out from parent purchaser Pembridge Resources plc, Minto Metals Corp. kicked off the year with its strongest quarter yet with production results from its Minto copper... — Updated 1/18/2023

VP Exploration Adam Coulter holds chunk of copper-rich rock from Catch.

ATAC regrouped, builds strong ensemble

Following the denial of a tote road to its Rackla Gold project in the Yukon, ATAC Resources Ltd. diversified its portfolio and got back into the Canadian mineral exploration fray. "The... — Updated 1/18/2023

A drill rig backset by a gorgeous sunset in Yukon, Canada.

Clear-cut year of exploration for Rockhaven

Toward the goal of advancing Klaza to the prefeasibility stage, Rockhaven Resources Ltd. completed 12,042 meters of drilling in 2022, focused primarily on upgrading as much inferred... — Updated 1/18/2023

A trench dug out along the crest of a hill at Sitka Gold's RC Gold project.

Sitka Gold hits Blackjack on Yukon belt

Sitka Gold Corp. has been advancing its RC Gold project within the geologically fertile and highly prospective Tombstone Gold Belt region of Canada's Yukon. RC is an intrusion-related gol... — Updated 1/18/2023

Geologists standing on a hill overlooking the expansive region of Selwyn Basin.

Snowline shines new light on the Yukon

Just shy of two years after its inception, Snowline Gold Corp., a junior mining company with deep prospecting roots in the Yukon and backed by savvy investment partners, is quickly... — Updated 1/18/2023

Worker pouring molten gold and silver or doré from Victoria Gold's Eagle mine.

A difficult year does not stop Victoria

Despite a year riddled with cold weather, equipment malfunction, and even territory fires, Victoria Gold Corp. maintained a steadfast view of the horizon for its Eagle Gold Mine, doing ev... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

Workers at a drill pad at Banyan Gold's AurMac property in Yukon, Canada.

Banyan connects dots to expand AurMac

Looking to add to the 4 million ounces of gold it has already outlined at AurMac, Banyan Gold Corp.'s 2022 drill program systematically expanded the footprint of the Powerline and Aurex... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

Core stacks left behind at Pine Point when operations shut down in the 60s.

Osisko explores energy metals potential

With dewatering plans, an updated preliminary economic assessment, and updated mineral resource estimate out of the way, Osisko Metals Inc. has been exploring ways to maximize the... — Updated 1/18/2023

An old mine cart on a rail outside the historic Keno Hill mine.

Hecla shows what makes it top silver maker

Keeping stride as the largest silver producer in North America, Hecla Mining Company not only reported its second-largest silver reserves in its 130-year history but also added a highly p... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story


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