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Articles from the January 11, 2019 edition

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  • TerraX to focus 2019 drilling on Northbelt

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    TerraX Minerals Inc. Jan. 8 said it plans to focus its 2019 drilling on four gold targets within the core area of Northbelt, one of three major properties that make up the 783-square-kilometer (302 square miles) Yellowknife City Gold Project (YCGP). Blanketing the same geological trend that hosts the historic Con and Giant mines, which produced a combined 14.2 million ounces of gold, the three properties that make up the YCGP – Northbelt, Southbelt and Eastbelt – cover a reg...

  • Goose property gold resource reserve map Back River project Nunavut

    Drills reveal bigger Back River picture

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Jan. 7 provided final results from the 2018 drill program at the company's Back River gold project in Nunavut, including holes that further expanded the Nuvuyak discovery. In 2018, Sabina completed 22,500 meters of diamond drilling, including a 16,500-meter summer program largely focused on the new high-grade discovery at Nuvuyak, as well as advancing additional high priority targets at Goose, one of five mineral properties that comprise the larger...

  • Damoti Lake high grade gold deposit Indin Lake NWT

    Nighthawk drills Damoti Lake gold deposit

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. Jan. 10 reported that drilling has extended gold mineralization at Damoti Lake, a high-grade gold deposit on the company's Indin Lake property in Northwest Territories. A resource calculated for Anaconda Gold Corp. in 2005 outlined 40,600 metric tons of measured and indicated resource at Damoti Lake averaging 26.17 g/t gold; plus 17,800 metric tons of inferred resource averaging 16.38 g/t gold. This deposit lies 28 kilometers (17 miles) south of the...

  • StrikePoint Gold's Porter Idaho high grades silver exploration project

    Drilling affirms high-grade Porter silver

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    StrikePoint Gold Inc. Jan. 9 reported that a 25-hole drill program at Porter has cut high-grade silver mineralization within and beyond the historical resource area on this past producing property just outside of Stewart, British Columbia. Located on Mount Rainey, which overlooks Stewart from the south, the Porter property hosts historic silver mines that date back to the dawn of the 20th Century. The majority of the past production on Porter comes from the Prosperity-Porter...

  • Brucejack gold output tops 1,000 oz/day

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Pretium Resources Inc. Jan. 9 reported that it produced 376,012 ounces of gold at it Brucejack Mine during 2018, the first full calendar year of full production at this high-grade gold operation in northwestern British Columbia. At roughly 1,030 oz of gold per day, the annual production was about 95 percent of Pretium's 387,000-oz guidance for the full year. Commercial production commenced at the Brucejack Mine in July 2017, with ramp-up continuing into the first half of 2018...

  • Best hole drilled so far at Saddle North

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    GT Gold Corp. Jan. 9 reported the best hole drilled so far at the Saddle North porphyry gold-copper discovery on the company's Tatogga property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. TTD109, the deepest hole drilled so far at Saddle North, cut 1,149.7 meters averaging 0.62 grams per metric ton gold, 0.36 percent copper and 1.17 g/t silver starting from a depth of 11.33 meters. This includes 342.5 meters of 1.28 g/t gold, 0.57 percent copper and 2.3 g/t silver from a depth of...

  • Ford nabs lead role on Betty gold property

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Gold Corp. Jan. 8 reported near surface gold mineralization in several rotary-air-blast holes drilled along the Coffee Creek fault that extends eastward from Goldcorp Inc.'s Coffee Gold property onto the company's Betty property. White Gold Corp. reported earlier this year that at least 10 known target areas occur over a 12-kilometer (7.5 miles) trend of anomalous gold in soils at Betty. The highest priority of these gold targets at Betty are structurally-hosted,...

  • Gold silver mine project near Stewart, Golden Triangle British Columbia

    IDM Mining, Ascot Resources to join forces

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    IDM Mining Ltd. and Ascot Resources Ltd. are joining forces to create a premier mine development and exploration company with two high-grade gold-silver mine projects near Stewart, a mining town in northwestern British Columbia's Golden Triangle. "The combination of Ascot and IDM creates a very attractive opportunity in northwest British Columbia's Golden Triangle for our shareholders and stakeholders," said Ascot Resources President and CEO Derek White. "Based near the...

  • High grade gold property north of Juneau

    Surprise discovery amid Herbert Gold veins

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Jan. 8 announced the discovery of a new gold zone directly beneath a drill pad used to target the high-grade gold veins at the company's Herbert Gold project a few miles north of Juneau, Alaska. This drill pad, M18, was constructed in an area of low topographic expression and was situated on overburden consisting of talus mixed with glacial outwash and alluvium. There was no outcropping bedrock near the drill pad so the discovery of near-surface...