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Articles from the January 21, 2022 edition

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  • Nova Minerals RPM North map drill program 2022 Estelle property assay highlights

    Nova plans major drill program at RPM

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 28, 2022

    Nova Minerals Ltd. Jan. 19 announced plans to complete more than 20,000 meters of drilling to expand upon the wide sections of high-grade gold mineralization encountered last year at the RPM North deposit on its Estelle gold property in Alaska. Located toward the south end of the Estelle property, RPM North is a relatively early-stage deposit that Nova Minerals only started drilling in 2021. Following up on a 2012 hole drilled by a previous operator that cut 177.4 meters...

  • Trilogy Metals Bornite UKMP Upper Kobuk Minerals Projects Alaska Ambler Mining

    Trilogy spotlights Bornite high-grade

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 3, 2022

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Jan. 20 published an updated mineral resource estimate for Bornite that shines a spotlight on the very high copper and cobalt grades in the underground South Reef area of this world-class deposit on the Upper Kobuk Minerals Projects in the Ambler Mining District of Northwest Alaska. Located about 15 miles southwest of Arctic, the most advanced of the UKMP projects, Bornite is a large and high-grade deposit that hosts 6.3 billion pounds of copper and 88...

  • Western Alaska Minerals Waterpump silver zinc lead WAM Illinois Creek map

    WAM targets high-grade Waterpump silver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 3, 2022

    Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Jan. 18 reported additional high-grade silver-zinc-lead intercepts from 2021 drilling at the Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement deposit on the company's Illinois Creek project in western Alaska. The more than 49,000-acre Illinois Creek Mining District property is home to the past-producing Illinois Creek Mine; Waterpump; about four miles northeast of the Illinois Creek open pit; Honker, a high-grade gold target about six miles north of the...

  • Victoria Gold Project 250 Eagle mine Yukon Canada strategy heap leach conveyor

    Victoria lays out Project 250 strategy

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 3, 2022

    Victoria Gold Corp. sees outsized benefits from a relatively small investment into Project 250, a strategy to increase production at its Eagle Gold Mine in the Yukon to 250,000 ounces during 2023. "Project 250 represents a significant near-term, low-cost opportunity to increase annual gold production at Eagle," said Victoria Gold President and CEO John McConnell. A scoping study completed by Victoria details plans to incorporate an intermediate scalping screen that will...

  • Contango ORE map Manh Choh gold mine Alaska Lucky Shot Peak Gold Joint Venture

    Contango ORE well situated for 2022

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 3, 2022

    Capping off a successful year of mine predevelopment activities at its 30%-owned Manh Choh gold mine project in Interior Alaska and acquisition of the historic high-grade Lucky Shot gold mine project in Southcentral Alaska by up-listing its share to the New York Stock exchange, Contango ORE Inc. is well-positioned for 2022 success. "2021 represented another year of COVID, but despite the difficulties of working in a continued pandemic environment, the company achieved its...

  • PDAC Canada June 2022 convention COVID-19 mining restrictions Ontario

    PDAC 2022 Convention moved to June

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 3, 2022

    With current COVID-related restrictions in Ontario making planning for a March event highly uncertain, the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada has rescheduled PDAC 2022 – the world's premier mineral exploration and mining convention – for June "The PDAC Convention provides an exciting meeting place for the world's mineral exploration and mining industry to network, collaborate, learn, have fun and do business in an environment that is open and safe," said PDAC Exe...

  • Pogo Northern Star Resources Alaska fourth-quarter Q4 mill production forecast

    Pogo Q4 gold output slow but improving

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 27, 2022

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Jan. 20 reported that Pogo gold mine in Alaska continued to underperform expectations during the fourth quarter, but there are indications that gold production will be stronger during 2022. During the final three months of 2021, Pogo produced 49,985 ounces of gold from 213,688 metric tons of ore averaging 6.6 grams per metric ton gold. While a 25% increase over the 40,127 oz produced during the previous quarter, this is still significantly lower...

  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill Silver District Yukon Canada map Bermingham deposit

    Bermingham now hosts 47.2M oz silver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 27, 2022

    Alexco Resource Corp. Jan. 18 reported that the Bermingham deposit at its Keno Hill Silver District project in Canada's Yukon now hosts 1.56 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 939 grams per metric ton (47.2 million ounces) silver, a 43% increase over the 33 million oz calculated for the deposit in 2019. In addition, Bermingham hosts 843,400 metric tons of inferred resource averaging 735 g/t (19.9 million oz) silver, a 66% increase over the 509,400 oz in the...

  • Alianza Minerals Haldane silver Keno Hill Mining District Yukon Canada Bighorn

    Alianza summary of 2021, plans for 2022

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 20, 2022

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Jan. 18 released its first 2022 announcement with the overall results of 2021 and the outlines for this year's program at many of its properties including the 100% owned Haldane silver project in the Yukon's Keno Hill District. "We had an extremely productive year in 2021, marked by advancement of the exciting new West Fault high-grade silver target at our Haldane project in Yukon's historic Keno Hill Mining District," said Jason Weber, president and CEO...

  • Avidian Gold Mayflower Extension Zone MEZ Golden Alaska map 2022 Breccia Pipe

    Mayflower locked in sights for Avidian Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 20, 2022

    Avidian Gold Corp. Jan. 19 announced results from eight of the 17 reverse-circulation drill holes completed on the Mayflower Extension Zone at its district-scale Golden Zone project in Southcentral Alaska. "We are extremely pleased with the success of the 2021 drill campaign at MEZ," said Avidian Gold President and CEO Steve Roebuck. "The results received to date demonstrate the high potential for the continued discovery of near-surface gold mineralization to the Breccia Pipe...

  • Sabre Gold Mines Brewery Creek PEA Yukon Canada operation outline heap leach

    Brewery Creek PEA outlines Sabre's plan

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 20, 2022

    Sabre Gold Mines Corp. Jan. 18 published the results from a preliminary economic assessment that outlines a 60,000-ounce-per-year gold mining operation at its road-accessible Brewery Creek project about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Dawson City, Yukon. Brewery Creek is the home to a mine that produced roughly 280,000 ounces of gold over seven years of mining that began in 1996. This operation used seasonal heap leaching – a method of gold recovery that involves stacking o...