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Mining Explorers 2011: Yukon: Northern Star keeps shining in 2011

Yukon Territory continues to be in the limelight with the previous years' gold exploration successes leading to definition of gold deposits in 2011. Gold is the leading commodity in terms of exploration, but silver, base metals and... — Updated 11/6/2011

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Reclamation draws 200 to Yellowknife

About 100 scientists, engineers, and regulators attended the 2009 Northern Latitudes Mining Reclamation Workshop held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Sept. 8-11. Presenters delivered 22 professional papers during the two-day... — Updated 9/27/2009

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Teck Resources mine rescue teams earn 11 safety awards

The Province of British Columbia recognized two of Teck Resources Ltd.'s coal operations for excellence in mine safety at the 54th Annual Provincial Mine Rescue, First Aid and Safety Awards ceremony held June 6 at Britannia Beach. Teck... — Updated 7/26/2009

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Court approves plan to shut down Tahera Diamond Corp.'s Jericho Mine

Tahera Diamond Corp. Dec. 15 said it got court approval to cease operations at the Jericho Mine in Nunavut on Dec. 13. The Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, meanwhile, intervened under territorial law and intends to... — Updated 12/28/2008

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Junior earns 100 percent of Whistler

Geoinformatics Exploration Inc. Dec. 11 said it has satisfied the acquisition conditions required to earn a 100 percent interest in the Whistler Project from Kennecott Exploration Co. by completing the 2008 field season. The agreement... — Updated 12/28/2008

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Gahcho Kue diamonds earn higher valuation

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Nov. 17 reported results of an independent valuation of the diamonds recovered from the Gahcho Kue Project during the exploration phase. The valuation was conducted by WWW International Diamond Consultants... — Updated 11/30/2008

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Cash Minerals study favors Yukon project

Cash Minerals Ltd. Nov. 17 reported results of a recently completed NI 43-101 pre-feasibility study on the Division Mountain coal property, located in central Yukon Territory. The property contains an estimated measured mineral resource... — Updated 11/30/2008 Full story

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Junior producers plan Mexi-Can merger

Sherwood Copper Corp. and Capstone Mining Corp. Sept. 8 said they signed a letter of agreement to combine their operations to create a copper mining company with two producing mines in mining-friendly jurisdictions in North America. The... — Updated 9/28/2008

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Mining has much at stake in November

Laura Skaer, executive director of the Northwest Mining Association, recently told miners in Nevada that the November general election will have major significance for U.S. miners with the election of a new U.S. president and a new Congr... — Updated 9/28/2008

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Junior, partner sample uranium property

Uravan Minerals Inc. and Cameco Corp. Aug. 27 said they recently completed a multi-faceted surface sampling program on the Boomerang North Uranium Project, in Southwest Thelon Basin, 300 miles east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.... — Updated 9/28/2008 Full story

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More money for mapping Canada's Arctic

The Canadian government Aug. 26 said it will invest $100 million over the next five years in its new Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program. The funding is an extension of the $34 million Canada committed to the geo-mapping program... — Updated 8/31/2008 Full story

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Junior chases molybdenum under Gold Hill

MAX Resource Corp. Aug. 18 said it has completed a 10-hole diamond drill program totaling 7,664 feet, or more than 2,358 meters, at its Gold Hill molybdenum project located about 212 miles, or 342 kilometers, north northeast of... — Updated 8/31/2008

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Toronto firm wins Faro mine contract

Denison Environmental Services, a division of Denison Mines Inc., has won a three-year, $21.6 million contract for care and maintenance at the Faro Mine Complex in the Yukon. A subsidiary of Canadian uranium producer Denison Mines... — Updated 8/31/2008

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Two more diamond mines open in Canada

De Beers officially opened its first two mines outside of Africa in northern Canada in late July. The Snap Lake Mine in Northwest Territories and the Victor Mine in northern Ontario, together, are expected to produce 2 million carats a... — Updated 8/31/2008

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Junior grabs 100 percent of Terra, LMS

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. June 10 said it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the interest of AngloGold Ashanti (U.S.A.) Exploration Inc. in the Terra and LMS projects in Alaska, plus certain other AngloGold... — Updated 6/29/2008

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Full Metal goes all out for Granite Creek

Full Metal Minerals Corp. May 15 said it signed an exploration agreement with an option to purchase 100 percent interest in the Granite Creek Gold Property in southwestern Alaska. The Vancouver, B.C.-based junior said it can earn 100 per... — Updated 5/25/2008

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Review set for Kensington tailings plan

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. May 8 said the U.S. Forest Service said an Environmental Assessment is the preferred level of review for permitting the proposed alternative tailings facility for its Kensington Gold Mine near Juneau, which... — Updated 5/25/2008

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Junior Goldmark backs away from Iliamna deal

Goldmark Minerals Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta has opted not to pursue an acquisition agreement with Geocom Resources Inc. to acquire all of Geocom's interest in the Iliamna property in Alaska, and 49 percent of Geocom's complete ownership... — Updated 5/25/2008

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Zazu Metals Corp. wins permit for drilling at Lik deposit

Zazu Metals Corp. May 13 said it has received a Title 9 Permit from the Northwest Arctic Borough for an exploration and development program this year on the 26.7-million-metric-ton Lik zinc-lead-silver deposit, 22 kilometers, or... — Updated 5/25/2008 Full story

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Junior wants to take closer look at BMP

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. May 13 said the results from a recent high resolution airborne magnetic and EM survey completed over 30 square kilometers of mineralized areas of the company's BMP project in central Alaska show huge... — Updated 5/25/2008 Full story

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State seeks comment on coal rules

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on recent revisions to the state's surface coal mining regulations. DNR made substantial revisions to its proposed changes to the Alaska Surface Coal Mining Program... — Updated 4/27/2008

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Junior seeks JV partner for SW claims

Liberty Star Uranium and Metals Corp. April 10 said it has received interest from "more than one large global mining company" in becoming a joint venture partner to explore the 113,000-acre Big Chunk property that borders the northern an... — Updated 4/27/2008 Full story

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Baffin Island project given 20-year life span

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Feb. 19 released the results of a definitive feasibility study on its Mary River Project iron ore deposits located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. The study outlined a 20-year mine project based on proven and... — Updated 3/30/2008

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Kinross soars on higher output, prices

Thanks to higher production and higher prices, Kinross Gold Corp. Feb. 21 posted 2007 earnings of $334 million, or 60 cents per share, up substantially from $165.8 million, or $0.47 per share, in 2006. The Toronto-based owner of the... — Updated 3/30/2008 Full story

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Junior seeks signs of Arctic diamonds

Almaden Minerals Ltd. has launched a sonic, overburden drill program on its ATW diamond project in Northwest Territories, the company said March 18. Almaden and Williams Creek Explorations Ltd. each own about 41.5 percent interest in... — Updated 3/30/2008


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