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Closeup of highly mineralized half core from drilling at Eskay Creek in BC.

BC First Nations forge mining alliances

British Columbia's Golden Triangle is poised for a mining boom that raises the bar when it comes to achieving the higher environmental, social, and guidance expectations for companies... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

 
A barge delivers mining equipment to the Niblack project in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska, BC miners eye centralized mill

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Jan 31 announced that it reached an agreement with Dolly Varden Silver Corp. and New Moly LLC to study the viability of building a mill on New Moly's Kitsau... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

 
Core with silver veinlets from Dolly Varden’s 2022 drilling at Homestake.

25m of 46 g/t gold cut at Homestake Main

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Jan. 30 reported another round of exceptional assays from the 2022 drill program at the Homestake gold-silver deposits at the north end of the company's... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

 
A network of silver-rich massive sulfide veins glow neon red under UV light.

More bonanza silver at Waterpump Creek

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Jan. 17 reported another hole with bonanza-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization from its 2022 drill program at the Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Cheetah Resources and YK Car Share representatives on a snowy Yellowknife day.

Cheetah supports Yellowknife EV sharing

In a move that helps provide a tangible link between the rare earth elements produced in Northwest Territories and the green technologies they enable, Cheetah Resources is sponsoring an... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
A large gold bar containing the 4 millionth ounce of gold produced at Pogo Mine.

Pogo gold output climbs on higher grades

Northern Star Resources Ltd. Jan. 19 reported a rebound in gold production and a drop in per-ounce production costs at its Pogo Mine in Alaska. During the fourth quarter of the calendar y... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
Drillers on a rig at the Arctic deposit in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

Drills confirm Arctic deposit consistency

Trilogy Metals Inc. Jan. 25 reported that consistent high-grade intercepts from its 2022 infill drill program at Arctic confirm the continuity of high-grade copper-zinc-lead-gold-silver... — Updated 1/26/2023 Full story

 
Visible gold speckles on band of brown rock and quartz in Day Zone drill core.

Premier gold drilled at Ascot's Day Zone

Ascot Resources Ltd. Jan. 23 reported that its 2022 drilling at the Big Missouri deposit and nearby Day Zone continues to confirm and discover high-grade gold zones that could provide... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
Probe points to a speck of visible gold along chunk of copper in a rock sample.

Brixton works with Taku River Tlingit

Brixton Metals Corp. Jan. 24 reported that it has been working collaboratively with Tak'hu River Tlingit on responsible exploration of its Thorn copper-gold-silver project, which lies... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Driller removes core from a drill tube at the Donlin Gold project in Alaska.

Donlin Gold wraps 2022 with high grades

Barrick, Novagold now considering updated feasibility study for world-class gold project. To round out a large and highly-successful 2022 program at Donlin Gold, project partners... — Updated 1/26/2023 Full story

 
The Brucejack mill and camp facilities are nestled in snow-covered mountains.

Red Chris, Brucejack mine output drops

Newcrest Mining Ltd. Jan. 25 reported a drop in gold and copper production at its two mines in Northern British Columbia during the fourth quarter of calendar year 2022. Newcrest's BC... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
Red drill rig tests for gold in a birch tree forest during the winter in Alaska.

Freegold cuts 391m of 3.83 g/t gold at GS

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Jan. 23 reported yet another long drill intercept of strong gold mineralization with a bonanza-grade subsection at Golden Summit, a highway-accessible exploration... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
Distant view of the past producing Taurus gold mine on the Cassiar property.

Cassiar drills wide gold at Taurus SW

Cassiar Gold Corp. Jan. 23 announced that drilling has encountered near-surface gold mineralization in resource expansion areas at the southwest and southeast edges of the... — Updated 1/25/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A braided section of the Taku River runs alongside fall foliage in Northern BC.

Tlingit declares Taku River protection

First Nation seeks balance between conservation and mineral extraction in area important to the Taku River Tlingit way of life. To help preserve an intact ecosystem within the Taku River... — Updated 1/23/2023 Full story

 
A colorful sunset paints the horizon orange at the Graphite Creek project in AK.

North to the critical mineral future

The increasing number of electric vehicles charged with renewable energy, connected to 5G networks, and boasting the computing power of 200 laptops to autonomously traverse global... — Updated 1/20/2023 Full story

 
Pink flowers grow out of the rocks near a drill at the Cassiar gold project.

Cassiar taps gold in Taurus growth areas

Cassiar Gold Corp. Jan. 17 announced that drilling has encountered strong gold mineralization in resource expansion areas of the 1.4-million-ounce Taurus gold deposit on the company's... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
A drill testing for copper and gold overlooks a river and mountains in BC.

Drills cut higher grades at Schaft Creek

Copper Fox Metals Inc. Jan. 18 reported that initial assays from the 2022 drill program at Schaft Creek extend near-surface higher-grade zones with the large porphyry copper-gold deposit... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
Alaska Range mountain backdrops outstretched hand holding gold-rich rock sample.

Nova trumpets new Estelle gold discovery

Nova Minerals Ltd. Jan. 15 announced the discovery of a large high-grade gold system within the emerging RPM Mining Complex at the southern end of the company's Estelle property in... — Updated 1/19/2023 Full story

 
Aerial view of the Prairie Creek zinc mine site during the winter.

NorZinc blazes road to Prairie Creek Mine

In preparation for a new era of mining at Prairie Creek, NorZinc Ltd. carried out a roughly 5,300-meter drill program in 2022 focused on gathering geological and other data needed for an... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
Nighthawk Gold CEO using a geologist loupe to take a closer look at drill core.

Nighthawk eyes hub-and-spoke gold mine

Toward its primary goal of expanding near-surface high-grade gold at Indin Lake, Nighthawk Gold Corp. completed 40,085 meters of drilling within the Colomac Centre and higher-grade... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

American Pacific joins Alaska explorers

With the buyout of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., American Pacific Mining Corp. gained a roughly 45% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
Drill on mountain ridge above the clouds, tests the Arctic Mine deposit in AK.

Advancing Arctic and the Ambler District

Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture company equally owned by Trilogy and South32 Ltd., invested roughly US$28.5 million into a 2022 exploration program that included 10,738 meters of... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

 
The Red Dog Mine processing facilities reflect off the water on a summer day.

Teck launches Zinc Satellite Initiative

The global transition to renewable energy is demanding enormous quantities of copper and zinc, two metals that are a specialty of Teck Resources Ltd. To help leverage its global... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

 
A colorful sunset backdrops a graphite exploration camp in Alaska.

Graphite One advances US supply strategy

Pushes ahead AK mine, WA plant to meet vast EV battery demand. As automakers look to secure the graphite required for lithium-ion batteries that will power the hundreds of millions of ele... — Updated 1/17/2023 Full story

 
A brilliant Aurora display at the end of a snow-covered road in the North.

End of the road for critical minerals

Has the discovery and development of the mines essential to meeting the massive demand for battery metals, copper, rare earths, and other critical minerals reached the end of the road?... — Updated 1/17/2023 Full story

 

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