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 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Sixty North CEO David Webb and director Brian Malahoff at Mon property.

Junior explores nickel, cobalt showing

Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. reported July 11 that crews moved onto its Mon Gold property in late June and began mapping and sampling a recent nickel and cobalt discovery situated about... — Updated 8/11/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nugget gold exploration camp on Victoria Gold’s Dublin Gulch project.

Strong start to gold exploration in 2022

Dozens of prospectors and junior mining companies are trekking into the bush in Yukon Territory this field season, seeking the next big pot of gold in a fabled land rich with... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Northern Lights at a rare earths mining operation in Northwest Territories.

Vital eyes more advances at Nechalacho

Though the 2022 field season is scarcely underway, Vital Metals Ltd., Canada's first rare earths producer, is already eyeing a second banner year at its Nechalacho REE mining operation... — Updated 6/27/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Copper, green from oxidization, lying amongst rocks at the Storm project.

Storm ore could deliver simple payday

American West Metals Ltd., a junior led by two mining industry veterans from Australia, has returned to the Arctic this year for a second field season in pursuit of rich deposits at the... — Updated 6/9/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Fireweed Zinc MacMillan Pass Yukon Brandon Macdonald Teck Resources Boundary

Giant Yukon zinc project taking shape

On the heels of a productive exploration season in 2021 at the MacMillan Pass Project in Yukon Territory, Fireweed Zinc Ltd. has attracted additional capital from lead shareholders,... — Updated 4/8/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
North Arrow Minerals Nunavut Canada Naujaat diamond kimberlite mining yellow

Outlook glitters for Naujaat diamonds

With diamond prices climbing while global production is expected to remain flat through 2027, the outlook for diamond explorer North Arrow Minerals Inc. is shining bright. The company... — Updated 3/10/2022

 
Vital Metals North of 60 Mining News Data Mine North Mining Explorers magazine

Vital Metals logs rare earths first

When Vital Metals Ltd. purchased the rights to mine the mineral resources in the upper zones of the Nechalacho rare earth project from Avalon Rare Metals Inc. in 2019, the Australian... — Updated 2/24/2022 Full story

 
Nunavut Canada Mining Explorers 2021 magazine Data Mine North TMAC Resources

Nunavut exploration heats up in 2021

Mineral exploration activity in Nunavut intensified in 2021 as mining companies mounted larger and more extensive programs in response to stronger capital markets, government... — Updated 2/10/2022 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource Yellowknife City Gold Project map NWT Canada 2022

Junior targets 2 million oz gold in 2022

As final assays of its productive 2021 exploration program roll in, Gold Terra Resource Corp. is working on a plan to boost the 1.2-million-ounce inferred resource of its Yellowknife... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Pacific Ridge Fyre Lake BMC Minerals Kudz Za Kayah Yukon Teck Resources

Pacific Ridge amends Fyre Lake option

VANCOUVER – Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. Dec. 29 said it has amended the terms of an agreement that gives BMC Minerals Ltd. an option to purchase Pacific Ridge's Fyre Lake property in... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
Northwest Territories NWT Canada Mining Explorers 2021 Data Mine North magazine

Signs of NWT mineral exploration revival

Mineral exploration activity in Northwest Territories showed signs of revival in 2021, coming on the heels of the slowest year in recent memory. Excited by renewed interest in gold... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
Yukon YMEP Dublin Gulch eagle mineral exploration incentives

2021 Yukon exploration bounces back

Mining exploration and production activity soared in Yukon Territory in 2021 thanks to high metals prices, pro-industry government policies, and mounting successes in the field. Bouncing... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
Agnico Eagle Mines Nunavut Canada Data Mine North magazine Mining Explorers

Agnico pursues key goals in 2021

For Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., 2021 proved to be a transformative year at its operations in Nunavut. The gold miner acquired a third mine in the Far North Canadian territory, completed... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Angilak Lac 50 trend uranium exploration drill Nunavut Canada ValOre Metals

ValOre plans 2022 exploration at Angilak

In a move welcomed by investors, ValOre Metals Corp. plans to return to Nunavut to resume exploring its Angilak uranium project in 2022. A district-scale property covering a... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
NorZinc Northwest Territories Canada PEA Prairie Creek project Ausenco zinc lead

NorZinc races toward mine development

NorZinc Ltd. appears headed into the home stretch in its decades-long marathon to bring to production the Prairie Creek zinc mine project in southern Northwest Territories. The junior,... — Updated 11/4/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Fireweed Zinc ATAC Resources Cantex Mine Development Macmillan Pass Rackla

Base metals projects post strong results

Drill results from mineral exploration programs in Canada's Yukon Territory this year are beginning to roll in as numerous companies wind down 2021 field operations in what some describe... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Sabina Gold & Silver Nunavut Canada Agnico Eagle Mines Baffinland Iron COVID-19

Mining activity heats up after slowdown

Mineral exploration activity is heating up this summer in Nunavut after a yearlong hiatus sparked by restrictions and cautionary moves driven by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. For... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Sixty North Gold Mining Northwest Territories Canada historic Mon mine map

Junior aims to produce gold in 2021

The Mon gold project, currently the only fully permitted gold mining project in Northwest Territories, is advancing toward new production later this year. The project is located about 40... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
White Gold Canada Yukon Sixymile Nolan Agnico Eagle Mines Kinross hardrock

Miners gear up for active Yukon season

White Gold Corp., one of the most active mineral exploration companies in Canada's North in recent years, is taking a closer look at Nolan, a property found in Yukon's fabled Sixtymile ar... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Vital Metals Avalon Advanced Materials Northwest Territories Canada Nechalacho

Vital mines 12-kilogram REE bulk sample

Racing to become Canada's first miner of rare earth elements, Vital Metals Ltd. had clocked another milestone by producing a 12-kilogram sample of rare earth carbonate in a bulk sampling... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Baffinland Iron Mines COVID-19 Mary River Canada Nunavut Inuit First Nation

Operator proposes iron mine expansion

As Nunavut regulators wrapped up a contentious final series of hearings in April on a proposed expansion of the Mary River iron ore mine on Baffin Island, the Canadian territory got hit... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Stratabound Minerals 3 Aces Golden Predator Mining Seabridge Gold Culvert

Exploration delivers at Golden Culvert

One of few mineral explorers active in Yukon Territory during the mining industry's 2020 beleaguered field season recently reported encouraging results that give credence to the idea... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nunavut Canada Blue Star TMAC Resources Agnico Eagle Mines Sabina Gold

Mining in northern territory to rebound

Nunavut is one jurisdiction in Canada with a favorable economic outlook in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent economic analysis completed by the Conference Board of... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Northwest Territories Gold Terra Rio Tinto Dominion

NWT miners clear 2020 hurdles

For many mining companies eyeing prospects in Canada's far north, 2020 presented insurmountable challenges. But for the few explorers and producers focused on Northwest Territories, the... — Updated 1/28/2021 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Nunavut Agnico Eagle Mines Blue River Gold North Arrow

Few seek new mineral deposits

Already headed toward the lowest level of annual mineral exploration spending in nearly two decades, the mining industry in Nunavut got broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.... — Updated 1/28/2021 Full story

 

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