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Articles from the January 31, 2016 edition

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  • ISER report: Mining sector pays its way

    Curt Freeman, For Mining News|Updated Jan 28, 2018

    Although news from the mining industry is generally limited this time of year, several items of import over the past month bear discussion. Alaska suffered a tragedy with the recent passing of mineral industry giant Chuck Hawley, one of Alaska's most talented and respected geologists. Although Chuck loved the mineral exploration game, he was far more than a geologist to many of us and to the state. His plus-50-year love affair with Alaska spanned some of the state's most...

  • NovaCopper geos nab "Excellence in Exploration" award at Roundup

    Updated Jan 26, 2018

    The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia Jan. 27 awarded NovaCopper Inc. President and CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse and former NovaCopper Vice President of Exploration Joseph Piekenbrock the 2015 Colin Spence Award for Excellence in Global Mineral Exploration. Nieuwenhuyse and Piekenbrock are being recognized for their success in defining and significantly expanding the Donlin Gold deposit in western Alaska, the Arctic copper-zinc-silver massive sulfide deposit in northwestern Alaska and for exploration success a... Full story

  • Redstar names new president, CEO

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    Redstar Gold Corp. Jan. 25 reported the appointment of Peter Ball as president, CEO and director of the exploration company with gold properties in Alaska, Nevada and Ontario. Ball, who has more than 25 years of mining experience and leadership, is known to have an intense drive, passion and energy required to deliver on the market's expectations. He is joining Redstar from Columbus Gold, where he served as senior vice-president of business and corporate development. Columbus...

  • Teck earns fourth top ranking for mining sustainability

    Updated Jan 31, 2016

    Teck Resources Ltd. has won recognition as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the fourth consecutive year by media and investment research company Corporate Knights. Teck is the top-ranked company in the metals and mining category and the second-ranked Canadian company on this year's Global 100 list. "Our focus on sustainability is an important part of our overall efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs to ensure we emerge stronger from current challenging market conditions," said Teck President... Full story

  • Yukon to invest C$900,000 to attract more explorers

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    The Government of Yukon Jan. 25 said it will provide nearly C$1 million to support a three-year mining attraction initiative spearheaded by the Yukon Mining Alliance, a group of mining and mineral exploration companies focused on promoting Yukon's competitive advantages as a top mineral investment jurisdiction. "In 2013, the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Mining Alliance launched strategically planned investment attraction initiatives in a manner that is led by industry... Full story

  • Yukon, First Nations join forces to streamline mining

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    The Government of Yukon and self-governing Yukon First Nations Jan. 26 reported the development of a government-to-government protocol, establishment of a regular working group, and draft of a work plan to guide discussions on mining-related matters and shared priorities. "This protocol can lead us to a new and more productive way of engaging on mining-related initiatives," said Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski. "Our governments are working together to improve the clarity and...

  • BCGold to acquire Gorilla's gold project

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    BCGold Corp. Jan. 25 said it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase full ownership, subject to a 3 percent net smelter return royalty, of Gorilla Minerals' Wels gold property in western Yukon Territory. A pre-condition for this acquisition will be a corporate restructuring and the completion of a C$600,000 financing. Insiders and major shareholders from BCGold and Gorilla are expected to participate in this financing. To acquire the Wels property, BCGold will pay...

  • Pogo celebrates 10 years

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    On Jan. 12, 2006, the first ore from high-grade underground gold reserves was fed into the mill at the Pogo Mine located near the community of Delta Junction in Alaska's Interior region. Ten years, four floods, two fires and some 3.1 million ounces of gold later, the operation is seen as an example of mining done right. Pogo General Manager Chris Kennedy shared a decade of travails and triumphs, and the lessons learned, during a presentation at the Jan. 21 Resource...

  • Golden Predator posts encouraging recoveries

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. Jan. 25 reported results from preliminary testing in advance of a bulk sampling program expected to begin later in the first quarter at its 3 Aces gold project in southern Yukon Territory. The company said a conventional gravity facility has recovered 90.8 percent of the gold from a 108-kilogram (238 pounds) composite rock sample from the property. A second sample consisting of 61.5 kilograms (135.6 pounds) of material composited from rejects from... Full story

  • North Arrow sells Redemption royalties

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    North Arrow Minerals Inc. Jan. 25 reported an agreement has been reached to sell royalty interests in its Redemption diamond project to Umgeni Holdings International Ltd. for C$800,000. Redemption is located in the Lac de Gras region of the Northwest Territories, roughly 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the Ekati diamond mine. "This agreement with Umgeni represents a non-dilutive hard-dollar financing that strengthens North Arrow's treasury and allows North Arrow to...

  • Crystal readies NU diamond projects

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    Crystal Exploration Inc. Jan. 25 said it has submitted samples from the Muskox kimberlite pipe in Nunavut to the Saskatchewan Research Council diamond laboratory for processing. The samples - totaling roughly 12 metric tons of whole core kimberlite representing five previously un-sampled drill holes from Muskox - will be tested for diamond content. "The pending results and the data acquired during 2015 will allow Crystal to re-evaluate the potential at the Muskox project and f...

  • AME BC seeks fix for dwindling access

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia Jan. 20 called on the provincial government to take action in the wake of a new report highlighting the shrinking land base available for the exploration of hidden and valuable minerals in British Columbia as well as the increasingly complex government policies that exploration companies are forced to navigate. Without ongoing exploration there can be no new discoveries, and without new discoveries, the future of the...

  • Evrim seeks Golden Triangle partner

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 31, 2016

    Evrim Resources Corp. Jan. 25 said its exploration and targeting work has identified a number of untested drill targets at its Ball Creek copper-gold project in northwestern British Columbia. The 520-square-kilometer (200 square miles) Ball Creek property hosts significant economic high-grade epithermal gold-silver, precious metal-enriched volcanogenic, and porphyry copper-gold systems. Exploration of the property's Main zone has been explored with geological mapping,...