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Articles from the January 5, 2024 edition

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  • Lights illuminate Quonset tents at dusk on Alaska’s west coast.

    Graphite One builds momentum into 2024

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Following up on a banner 2023, G1 is accelerating its strategy to build a graphite supply chain in the U.S. Graphite One Inc. Jan. 2 provided a recap of a landmark year in 2023 that positions the company to accelerate its plans to establish an all-American graphite materials supply chain that will include a mine at the company's Graphite Creek project in western Alaska and an advanced graphite processing and recycling plant in Washington or somewhere else in the "Lower 48"...

  • The northern lights shine brilliantly over the Mackenzie Mountains.

    Fireweed looks back at 2023 successes

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Fireweed Metals Corp. Dec. 28 gave a year-end review of its accomplishments from 2023 and ushered in the new year with expectations to continue advancing its flagship Macmillan Pass zinc-lead-silver-copper project in southeast Yukon, the adjacent world-class Mactung tungsten project spanning the Northwest Territories-Yukon border, and its Gayna River zinc-lead-silver project about 180 kilometers (112 miles) north of MacPass in NWT, Canada. "2023 has been another extraordinary...

  • Hammer placed beside highly copper mineralized rock samples.

    Cascadia casts enthusiastic light for 2024

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Cascadia Minerals Ltd. Jan. 4 announced an update on the company's Catch property in Canada's Yukon as well as the final diamond drilling results from its 2023 exploration program, culminating in a brief end-of-year review and its plans moving forward into 2024. Last year, Cascadia Minerals (formerly ATAC Resources Ltd.) cut a deal with Hecla Mining Company to sell several of its core properties in an effort to branch into the energy metal sector. With Hecla taking over the...

  • A train passes along a river and fireweed on the White Pass and Yukon Route.

    Forging a Golden Arc mining alliance

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Is it time for BC, Yukon, Alaska to forge an alliance to unlock critical mineral wealth, usher in new era of prosperity in the 21st century? The extremely mineral-rich geology that sweeps in a roughly 1,500-mile (2,600 kilometers) arc from the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle, through the Yukon, and onward to Alaska's west coast does not recognize the borders it spans. Likewise, the opportunities and challenges related to unlocking the precious, industrial, a... Full story

  • Aerial photo of Snowline Gold’s Forks camp in Yukon, Canada.

    Valley consistency becomes commonplace

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Snowline Gold Corp. Jan. 3 announced the next set of assays from its 2023 exploration program at Valley target on the company's Rogue project in Yukon, Canada, keeping consistent with the incredible hundreds-of-meters-long intervals that have made this prospect one to keep an eye on. Following the release of a year-end review for 2023, the first report for 2024 is the expected results from the remaining holes drilled in last year's 22,000-meter drill program. "The latest...

  • Map of the infrastructure near the Cabin Gold project in Northwest Territories.

    Junior plans to sell Cabin Lake project

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Shifting its immediate focus to potentially more lucrative opportunities in the lithium mining sector, Rover Metals Corp. reported plans Dec. 11 to put its Cabin Lake gold project in Northwest Territories up for sale after nearly five years of exploration. The 400-hectare (988 acres) Cabin Lake project is located about 110 kilometers (69 miles) northwest of Yellowknife, the territory's capital, and 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the community of Behchokǫ̀. Rover M...

  • A helicopter sits on a flat mineralized area of the Alaska Range mountains.

    Hints of buried Nikolai massive sulfides

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Jan. 4 reported that the mapping, sampling, and geophysics carried out at Nikolai during 2023 has identified three intriguing targets with the potential for nickel-rich massive sulfide mineralization on this 23,361-acre (9,454 hectares) project about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Delta Junction, Alaska. So far, Alaska Energy has focused its exploration on the Eureka Zone, an enormous band of disseminated sulfide mineralization enriched with...

  • Alaska Gov. Dunleavy and field crews at the Estelle gold project in Alaska.

    Nova eyes new Estelle milestones in 2024

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Nova Minerals Ltd. Jan. 2 reported that it plans to follow up on the 2023 exploration success at Estelle with a 2024 program that will include prefeasibility level mining studies, along with continued drilling at the higher-grade RPM deposit and Train target areas at the southern end of this 198-square-mile (513 square kilometers) land package about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. "The work we conducted in 2023 has continued to illustrate the unique opportunity that...

  • People gathered around a table covered with a mat that says, “THINK GREEN!”

    Environmentalists spawn shades of green

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    For those who pay attention to such things, it appears that a new invasive species of environmentalism has crept onto the scene. I count it as an inevitable evolution of the movement, inasmuch as the deep thinkers on the subject apparently have identified schisms in their religious beliefs. For the past several decades, it was sufficient to be a banana Greenie – those who are basically against anything, anytime, anywhere. They were quite predictable, especially when it comes t... Full story

  • A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

    North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety milestone at Alaska's only coal mine to a history of the helicopters that make mineral exploration across the North possible, here is a countdown of the 10 most popular North of 60 Mining News articles in 2023: No. 10 - CORE celebrates Manh Choh, Lucky Shot Contango Ore Inc., a... Full story

  • Members of the Snowline geological team near the discovery outcrops at Valley.

    Snowline acknowledges 2023 job well done

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 9, 2024

    Snowline Gold Corp. Dec. 29 provided an end-of-the-year summary of its 2023 season, highlighting key activities and achievements that truly elevate the status of this junior and impress the significant prospect the company has outlined in the rich and underexplored region of the Selwyn Basin in Yukon, Canada. With an extensive portfolio that includes roughly 280,000 hectares (602,000 acres) of gold exploration properties within the Selwyn Basin near Yukon's eastern border...

  • A jumbo drills an underground mining face for blasting at Big Missouri.

    Drilling gold for mining at Big Missouri

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 9, 2024

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Jan. 3 reported that the 72 infill and exploration holes drilled from surface last year at Big Missouri confirmed and expanded the underground stopes at this first deposit to be mined at the company's Premier gold project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Lying about nine miles (15 kilometers) north of Stewart, BC, Ascot's Premier gold project is home to a past-producing gold mine that last operated in the 1990s. A feasibility study completed in 2020...