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Articles from the January 15, 2021 edition

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  • Strategic Metals Ltd. Mount Hinton Keno Hill Doug Eaton Granite North map

    Strategic drilling taps Mount Hinton gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 22, 2021

    Strategic Metals Ltd. Jan. 13 reported strong gold and silver mineralization in the final batch of assay results from the 2020 drill program at the company's road accessible Mount Hinton project in Yukon's Keno Hill District. Located about 35 kilometers (22 kilometers) southeast of Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine, Mount Hinton is an early staged gold and silver exploration project where 2019 surface sampling collected rocks with up to 2,340 grams per metric ton (75.23...

  • Ambler Metals LLC Trilogy Metals Inc. South32 Ltd. Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects

    Ambler Road granted 50-year right-of-way

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 18, 2021

    U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority have signed documents that provide a 50-year right-of-way across federal lands for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road. "This right-of-way is the culmination of years of research, planning, and collaboration," said AIDEA Executive Director Alan Weitzner. "The signing of this permit is a major milestone. It's the first step in a multi-year phase of...

  • Pebble Limited Parternship U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mike Dunleavy appeal

    Alaska to appeal Corps' Pebble decision

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 18, 2021

    Alaska officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers neglected to follow its own guidance when setting mitigations measures for Pebble and the state is appealing Army Corps' decision to deny federal permits required to develop a mine at the world-class metals deposit on state lands in Southwest Alaska. "The flawed decision by the Alaska District creates a dangerous precedent that will undoubtedly harm Alaska's future and, any potential project can fall victim to the same...

  • Greens Creek Hecla Mining Phillips Baker Jr. silver mine Southeast Alaska

    Greens Creek hits 10.5M oz silver in 2020

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 22, 2021

    Hecla Mining Company Jan. 13 reported that its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska produced 10.5 million ounces of silver in 2020, a 6% increase over the 9.9 million oz produced the prior year and the highest annual production since the Idaho-based company bought full ownership of the operation in 2008. Greens Creek attributed 77% of the 13.5 million oz of silver produced at all of Hecla's operations during 2020. This helped to push companywide silver production well above...

  • Millrock Resources Fairbanks Alaska Australia Greg Beischer Felix Gold Ltd.

    Aussie nabs Fairbanks area gold projects

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 22, 2021

    Millrock Resources Inc. Jan. 12 announced that it has vended three of its Alaska gold exploration projects – Treasure Creek, Ester Dome, and Liberty Bell – to Alaska-based subsidiaries of Felix Gold Ltd., a newly formed Australian mineral exploration company. Millrock Resources President and CEO Greg Beischer said the team behind Felix Gold are well respected for their technical expertise and the respect of the financial groups in Australia. "It is a private company, but they...

  • Rockhaven Resources Matt Turner Klaza gold Rusk Yukon Carmacks Nansen map

    New gold zone discovered at Klaza

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Jan. 13 announced the discovery of a new vein complex at its Klaza gold-silver property in southern Yukon. Located on placer gold mining roads about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Carmacks, Klaza is an advance staged exploration project that hosts 4.46 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 4.8 grams per metric ton (686,000 oz) gold and 98 g/t (14.1 million oz) silver; plus 5.71 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 2.8 g/t...

  • Kenorland Minerals TSX-V Tanacross Zach Flood Northway Resources Corp

    Kenorland now trading on TSX-V Exchange

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 14, 2021

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd., which has been exploring the Tanacross porphyry copper-gold project in eastern Alaska as a private company for several years, is now a publicly listed company with a strong treasury and extensive portfolio of mineral exploration projects in Quebec and Alaska. "We are extremely excited to begin this next chapter of Kenorland Minerals," said Kenorland Minerals President and CEO Zach Flood. "The company has grown significantly since our inception in 2016...

  • International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. PFS COVID-19 Karl Hanneman Money Knob map

    Tower Hill Mines budgets $5.6M for 2021

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 14, 2021

    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. Jan. 12 announced that its board of directors has approved a 2021 budget of US$5.6 million for a work program that will primarily be focused on the completion of a prefeasibility study that details the economic and engineering parameters of developing a mine at its 11.5-million-ounce Livengood gold project in Alaska. The new PFS will follow up on a similar study completed in 2017 that outlined plans for a 52,600-metric-ton-per-day mill at...

  • Mountain Province Diamonds NWT Gahcho Kue Stuart Brown De Beers 157.4 carats

    Mountain Province looks forward to 2021

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 14, 2021

    After enduring the multiple challenges of being a diamond miner through the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ended 2020 strong and is positioned well for 2021. "Under very difficult circumstances, all driven by COVID-19, the Gahcho Kué Mine has performed well in being able to maintain production albeit at a reduced level and came very close to the revised guidance in tonnes mined and treated and exceeded the revised guidance target for carats recovered,"...