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Articles from the January 20, 2023 edition

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

    More bonanza silver at Waterpump Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    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 deposit on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. Drilled at the southern end of the more than 400 meters of high-grade mineralization that has been traced with drilling so far at Waterpump Creek, hole WPC22-21 cut 5.1 meters of massive sulfides...

  • Blackwolf geologist rappelling down a cliff to inspect outcrop mineralization.

    Blackwolf excited by 2022 surface results

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Jan. 17 announced it has received its surface sample assay results from the company's 2022 reconnaissance exploration program at its various Hyder area properties, a region that resides on the Alaska side of the famed Golden Triangle. Initially exploring its flagship historic Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project located on the southern end of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, Blackwolf expanded its holdings by staking and optioning...

  • Cheetah Resources and YK Car Share representatives on a snowy Yellowknife day.

    Cheetah supports Yellowknife EV sharing

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 26, 2023

    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 electric vehicle rideshare cooperative in the NWT capital of Yellowknife. The YK Car Share Co-op allows members to rent an EV charged with the predominantly hydroelectricity that feeds the power grid in Yellowknife for $10 per hour. "Electric vehicles and car sharing reduces the environmental...

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

    Pogo gold output climbs on higher grades

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 26, 2023

    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 year 2022, Pogo produced 58,661 oz of gold from 316,996 metric tons of ore averaging 6.6 grams per metric tons gold. While the mill throughput during the final three months of 2022 was down slightly from the 319,433 metric tons processed during the third quarter, gold grades were roughly 8% hig...

  • The mountain that makes up Eagle gold mine's open pit.

    Victoria rebounds with Raven exploration

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2023

    Victoria Gold Corp. Jan. 19 announced that assay results from its 2022 drill program at Raven show the growth potential of this higher-grade gold deposit on Victoria's Dublin Gulch property in the Yukon. In September, the company announced a maiden inferred resource for Raven of 19.96 million metric tons of pit-constrained inferred resource averaging 1.67 g/t (1.07 million oz) gold. The 2022 Raven drilling campaign, which saw more holes drilled into this emerging gold deposit... Full story

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

    Cassiar taps gold in Taurus growth areas

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2023

    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 Cassiar project in Northern British Columbia. Situated about 55 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of Watson Lake, Yukon, the 145,800-acre (59,000 hectares) Cassiar gold property is divided into two areas – Cassiar North, which hosts the bulk tonnage Taurus gold deposit, and Cassiar South, which h...

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

    Drills cut higher grades at Schaft Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2023

    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 at this mine project in Northern British Columbia. Being advanced under a joint venture between Teck Resources Ltd. (75%) and Copper Fox (25%), Schaft Creek hosts 1.35 billion metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 0.26% (7.76 billion pounds) copper, 0.17 grams per metric to...

  • Snowline Gold CEO Scott Berdahl looks over exploration and drilling plans.

    Snowline cuts largest intercept at Valley

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2023

    Snowline Gold Corp. Jan. 18 announced yet another round of assays from the 2022 drilling program from the Valley zone on its Rogue property, including a 481.5-meter intercept averaging 0.69 grams per metric ton gold, the longest mineralized intersection seen at Valley to date. "Each round of Valley drill results has increased not just to the known extent of mineralization at the target, but to our understanding of its geology and the geometry of its highest-grade zones," said...

  • Strong gold hits in first 2022 Klaza assays

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2023

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Jan. 18 announced the first assay results from its 2022 exploration program at Klaza that push the company closer to an updated mineral resource estimate and pre-feasibility study for this gold-silver project in the Yukon. According to the most recent resource calculation, Klaza hosts 4.46 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 4.8 grams per metric ton (686,000 ounces) gold, 98 g/t (14.1 million oz) silver, 0.7% (73.3 million pounds)...

  • Drill pad set up on the side of a dirt road at Seabridge Gold's 3 Aces project.

    Seabridge gets first 3 Aces drill results

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2023

    Although small, program confirmed model and sets groundwork for 2023 exploration program. Seabridge Gold Inc. Jan. 17 announced that its drilling has concluded, and assay results from the limited 2022 program have been received from the company's 3 Aces project in Yukon, Canada, which established the target parameters for the major drill program this year. Agreeing to purchase the 3 Aces project in southeastern Yukon from Golden Predator Mining Corp. in 2020, Seabridge has...

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

    Nova trumpets new Estelle gold discovery

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2023

    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 Alaska. Located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, the 125-square-mile (324 square kilometers) Estelle property hosts two deposits – Korbel and RPM – with a combined 9.6 million ounces of gold and multiple prospects and targets across an 18-mile- (29 kil... Full story