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 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 Yukon White Gold ATAC Resources Minto Explorations

Yukon explorers rally after late start

From the first glimpse of a potential new discovery to watching the first load of ore pour into a new mill, mineral explorers working in Yukon Territory during 2020 reported experiencing... — Updated 2/11/2021 Full story

 
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

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource Caroline Wawzonek BNT Gold Resources StrategX Elements

Government offers more mining incentives

As 2020, arguably the most calamitous year for northern mining in decades, drew to a close, the Government of Northwest Territories took the unusual step of topping up its annual mining... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon Alexco Resource Keno Hill Silver Project Brad Thrall

Alexco sprints to Keno Hill mine restart

As the price of silver hovered around US$25 per ounce in 2020, Alexco Resource Corp. took the final lap in its race to production at its Keno Hill Silver Project in central Yukon... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Nunavut Sabina Gold & Silver Corp COVID-19 Bruce McLeod

Sabina uncovers higher grades at Goose

When Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. acquired the Back River gold project in Canada's far north in 2009, the junior set out to tame a baby elephant. More than a decade later, the project... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Northwest Territories NWT Gold Terra Resources Yellowknife

Junior eyes fabled gold camp

Gold Terra Resource Corp., one of nearly a dozen juniors seeking mineral riches in Northwest Territories in 2020, completed significant exploration drilling on its huge Yellowknife City... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Osisko Metals Pine Point zinc lead mine project Hay River Northwest Territories

Junior advances project at Pine Point

During the most challenging mining season in nearly 20 years brought on by constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, one mineral exploration company has forged ahead in its quest... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Granite Creek Copper Ltd. Tim Johnson Stu Minto Copper Belt Carmacks

Purpose-driven junior eyes rich deposits

When Granite Creek Copper Ltd. decided to refocus its energies on finding copper in Yukon Territory in October 2018, it swung into action, aggressively tackling its vision of becoming a... — Updated 11/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nico copper cobalt bismuth gold mine project NWT

Fortune resumes exploration near Nico

More than six years after turning its attention to advancing to production the world-class mineral reserves of its Nico project in Northwest Territories, Fortune Minerals Ltd. is again... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Bars Eagle Gold Mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

New mine, high prices spark gold fever

Ten years ago, Yukon Territory witnessed a minor stampede of mineral explorers, hoping to cash in on new gold discoveries in the White Gold District south of Dawson City. A decade later,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Large gem quality diamond Rio Tinto Dominion Diavik mine NWT

Pandemic curbs diamond mining, markets

Though world diamond markets remain closed after their shutdown this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, diamond mining in Canada's North is showing signs of life. One mine,... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Casino porphyry copper gold mine project Yukon Territory Canada

Junior could hit big jackpot at Casino

Like working a giant jigsaw puzzle, Western Copper and Gold Corp. has gradually pieced together components of the Casino Mine project in Yukon Territory, hoping to usher the project into... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
TMAC Resource SD Gold Hope Bay Mine Nunavut Canada

China, U.S. investors take the long view

Until novel coronavirus ignited a global pandemic that plunged the world economy into recession, foreign investors, except for a lucky few, have salivated from afar over the bountiful... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Exploration drilling high grade gold at Seabridge 3 Aces gold project Yukon

Seabridge Gold nabs 3 Aces for portfolio

One of the most prospective, if not the potentially richest, recent gold discoveries in Yukon Territory is changing owners. Seabridge Gold has agreed to purchase the 3 Aces Project in... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Agnico Nunavut Meliadine mine workers with gold bar Covid 19

Canada's territories brace for pandemic

The territories of northern Canada, so far, appear to have escaped the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe. This is due, in part, to the remoteness of the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource drilling Yellowknife City Gold Project Northwest Territories

Junior resumes gold hunt with new focus

Buoyed by the first-ever mineral resource estimate reported for its Yellowknife City Gold Project, Vancouver-based Gold Terra Resource Corp. (formerly TerraX Minerals Inc.) appears to be... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Heavy equipment at Victoria Eagle Gold mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

Explorers tout first gold, new finds

After being stalled for decades, hardrock gold mine development in Yukon Territory appears to be picking up speed, as one company rockets toward full mine production by mid-2020, while... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior sees zinc-lead project in top 10

In 21 months, Osisko Metals Ltd. has boosted the mineral resource estimate for its Pine Point zinc-lead project near Hay River in Northwest Territories by 36 percent to 50 million metric... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior chases target near historic mine

One intrepid junior tackled an enticing prospect in western Nunavut in 2019, marking the seventh year of its quest for gold in Canada's far north. Seeking new gold resources on the highly... — Updated 9/26/2020

 

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