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Articles from the February 2, 2024 edition


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  • The welcome sign between the Alaska and Yukon Territory border.

    Yukon shows mining commitment at AME

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Yukon Premier and Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai and top officials in the territory leveraged the Association for Mineral Exploration's annual Roundup conference in Vancouver, Canada, as a platform to highlight the territory as a secure and stable investment jurisdiction with a wealth of mineral potential, as well as to promote the essential role of Yukon First Nations governments in resource development. A premier assemblage for thousands of geoscientists,...

  • A colorful sundog encircles the sun over a frozen plain in Canada’s North.

    Proven hunter scents possible gold giant

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    As Nunavut officials hail the Canadian government's recent decision to grant devolution to the country's newest territory, one junior explorer is planning to undertake a summer exploration program this year that highlights the extraordinary mineral prospectivity of the Far North jurisdiction. Toronto-based New Break Resources Ltd. recently reported encouraging assays from rock chip and grab samples recovered by an exploration team during a September visit to its Sundog gold...

  • A canvas-enclosed drill rig glows yellow as it tests a KSM deposit at night.

    BC unveils Critical Minerals Strategy 1.0

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    As a mineral-rich Canadian province and a top global hub for mineral exploration and mining, British Columbia has the geology and technical expertise to be a global powerhouse when it comes to supplying the minerals and metals needed for the clean energy transition. Canada's westernmost province, however, has been lagging many of its mining peers when it comes to a cohesive strategy to take full advantage of the generational opportunity on its doorstep. The provincial... Full story

  • Keyvan Salehi inspecting core from drilling at Colomac gold project in NWT.

    Shareholders approve STLLR Gold merger

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. Jan. 29 announced that its merger with Moneta Gold Inc. is on track for completion on Feb. 6. First announced in late November, the merger would result in a stronger gold exploration company with two Canadian projects in the near development stage, Nighthawk's Colomac gold project on the Indin Lake property in Northwest Territories and Moneta's Tower gold project in Ontario. A preliminary economic assessment prepared for Nighthawk last April outlines plans...

  • A rind of green malachite (copper carbonate) covers rocks collected at Storm.

    Storm Copper resource tops expectations

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    American West Metals Ltd.'s 63-hole resource definition and exploration drill program at Storm Copper in 2023 has culminated in an inaugural resource estimate containing 452 million pounds of copper and 1.9 million oz of silver at this high-grade project on Nunavut's Somerset Island. Since optioning the project from Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. in 2021, American West has been systematically expanding the near-surface high-grade copper zones identified within a roughly...

  • Closeup of mineralized core from drilling in the Eureka Zone at Nikolai.

    Alaska Energy Metals' momentum builds

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Jan. 30 provided a recap of a busy first year of business and an outlook for its 2024 plans at the Nikolai nickel-cobalt-copper-platinum group metals project in Alaska. Drawing on CEO Greg Beischer's nickel exploration background, the management of Millrock Resources Inc. decided to set aside the project generator mineral exploration model and refocus the company on exploring large deposits of nickel and associated metals needed for the transition...

  • Closeup of mineralized quartz crystals (left); 13-foot-wide cave (right).

    Nova discovers Wombat target at Estelle

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Nova Minerals Ltd. Jan. 29 reported that the expansive surface exploration program carried out last year at Estelle has discovered another high-grade gold prospect with associated copper on the 198-square-mile (513 square kilometers) property in Alaska. Led by Nova Minerals Head of Exploration Hans Hoffman, the 2023 surface exploration program included extensive mapping and the collection of 674 soil, 446 rock, and 21 stream sediment samples from across the district-scale...

  • Drill rig built along the side of a steep slope in Canada’s Yukon.

    Fireweed flagship deposits still surprise

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Fireweed Metals Corp. Feb. 1 announced that the final results from the 2023 drilling at the Tom and Jason deposits on the company's Macmillan Pass zinc-lead-silver project in Yukon, Canada, returned possibly one of the most significant discoveries at the Tom deposit in decades. Accumulating more data for an updated resource estimate, the 2023 program utilized five rigs to complete more than 22,500 meters of diamond drilling at the Boundary, Tom, and Jason deposits at...

  • The rocky outcrops found in Northwest Territories, Canada.

    Li-FT gets the ball rolling for 2024

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Jan. 29 announced the start of its 2024 winter drilling program, aiming for 18,600 meters in 100 holes to expand six pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. "We are excited to have the drills turning again for the winter program at our Yellowknife Lithium Project," said Li-FT Power CEO Francis MacDonald. "This winter's program will focus on resource expansion, stepping outwards from spodumene mineralization...

  • A gardener digs a shovel of soil in a garden.

    Let's bury a little gold in the garden

    J. P. Tangen|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Each year, I enjoy traveling to Vancouver, B.C., to attend what used to be called the Cordilleran Roundup, sponsored by the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia. It is always a worthwhile exercise if, for no other reason than on the Wednesday night during the convention, the Alaska Miners Association sponsors "Alaska Night," which is a foodfest without peer (and with lots of beer) for all registered comers. Generally, Alaska Night is an opportunity to rub... Full story

  • A portrait of Jefferson “Soapy” Smith.

    The dirt on notorious conman Soapy Smith

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    In the annals of outlaw lore, a figure less infamous but no less intriguing than other notorious ne'er-do-wells left his mark on the world. Amidst the Klondike Gold Rush, a time speckled with countless renegades and hustlers, a man by the name of Soapy Smith remains a local enigma around his various stomping grounds, his notoriety now persisting as a fanciful tale of the Wild West. There were many dangers faced by people flooding the American West in the late 19th century.... Full story