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Articles from the February 3, 2023 edition

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  • Once located on the shores of the Tanana River, Chena became a ghost town.

    Rediscovering the gold rush town of Chena

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    In the days before Fairbanks' rise to prominence as the economic and transportation hub of Interior Alaska, a small trade camp about five miles downriver was already attracting all the attention. The town, dubbed "Chena," served as the port and resupply point for the multitudes of stampeders traveling up the Yukon and Tanana Rivers in search of riches in Alaska's gold-rich streams. As the fervor of the Klondike Gold Rush began to cool, news spread of gold being discovered on...

  • Closeup of highly mineralized half core from drilling at Eskay Creek in BC.

    BC First Nations forge mining alliances

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    British Columbia's Golden Triangle is poised for a mining boom that raises the bar when it comes to achieving the higher environmental, social, and guidance expectations for companies that produce the gold, silver, copper, and other metals the world needs and wants. While this mineral district in BC's northwest corner is famed for its rich stores of copper, gold, and silver – and to a lesser degree, nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals, and other critical minerals – the ESG...

  • Lady Justice next to a gavel, symbolizes risky nature of EPA's Pebble decision.

    EPA finalizes decision, blocks Pebble mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    In what could be the most consequential "pollice verso" for Alaska, in a time when the federal government is seeking to shift the paradigm from more than a century of petroleum dependency to clean renewable energy, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final determination under the Clean Water Act to help protect Bristol Bay, invariably crippling the more than two decades of effort toward establishing a mine at the world-class copper-gold-molybdenum-silver-rhenium...

  • Rocks representing lithium beside a tile with lithium's periodic table data.

    Lithium-rich projects lure NWT explorers

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    Lured partly by proximity to infrastructure in Yellowknife, several companies moved in January to advance exploration in mineral-rich Northwest Territories. The explorers include seasoned diamond and now rare earths hunter North Arrow Minerals Inc., NWT newcomer Gama Explorations Inc., and ambitious junior Gold Terra Resource Corp. North Arrow Jan. 30 reported acquiring a 100% ownership interest in the DeStaffany lithium property from NWT project generator Parnac Resources...

  • Core with silver veinlets from Dolly Varden’s 2022 drilling at Homestake.

    25m of 46 g/t gold cut at Homestake Main

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 8, 2023

    Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Jan. 30 reported another round of exceptional assays from the 2022 drill program at the Homestake gold-silver deposits at the north end of the company's Kitsault Valley project in Northern British Columbia. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Stewart, BC, the 63-square-mile (163 square kilometers) Kitsault Valley project is an amalgamation of Dolly Varden's namesake project and the adjacent Homestake Ridge gold-silver project the...

  • A barge delivers mining equipment to the Niblack project in Southeast Alaska.

    Alaska, BC miners eye centralized mill

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 8, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Jan 31 announced that it reached an agreement with Dolly Varden Silver Corp. and New Moly LLC to study the viability of building a mill on New Moly's Kitsault project that could process ore from the three companies' projects in Northern British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. "We are optimistic about the potential synergies of working with the companies in a scenario to reduce respective capital costs as well as reduce permitting timelines and ris...

  • The crest of a rocky hill overlooking Alianza Minerals' Haldane silver project.

    Alianza preps 2023 exploration at Haldane

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 8, 2023

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Jan. 30 reported an outline of the drilling and exploration activities it has planned for the Haldane silver project in the historic Keno District in the Yukon. Located about 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Hecla Mining Company's Keno Hill silver mine, the 8,579-hectare (21,200 acres) Haldane property hosts a small historical mine that was first recognized for its high-grade silver mineralization more than 100 years ago. Underground mining that began in...

  • Geologist hiking along the hills around Rockhave Resources Klaza project.

    Klaza zones return high-grade intercepts

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 8, 2023

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Jan. 30 announced additional assay results from the 2022 exploration program at Klaza, including one 1.2-meter intercept averaging 43.2 grams per metric ton gold and 137 g/t silver. The 2022 program utilized two diamond drill rigs that completed a total of 12,042 meters of drilling in 69 holes. Focusing on advancing Klaza toward an updated mineral resource estimate and prefeasibility study through definition and expansion drilling, the first batch of...

  • Fireweed Metals' camp is nestled in the Macmillan Pass on Yukon-NWT border.

    Fireweed is prepped for new banner year

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 8, 2023

    Fireweed Metals Corp. Jan. 31 reported additional high-grade intercepts from the 2022 drill program on its flagship Macmillan Pass zinc-lead-silver project in the Yukon, and the well-financed company is ready to take on another banner year in 2023. "The list of accomplishments in 2022 is exceptional and includes the biggest drill program in the history of the company, the best hole ever drilled on the [Macmillan Pass] property, acquisition of one of the largest and...

  • Grande Portage drill pad on a rocky outcrop at the Herbert Gold project in AK.

    Grande Portage plans 2023 with new assays

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 8, 2023

    Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Jan. 27 announced the first drill results of the 2022 drill program at the company's Herbert Gold property in Southeast Alaska. Located 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Juneau, the Herbert Gold project is an exploration stage, high-grade, gold-mineralized mesothermal quartz vein system in the historic Juneau Gold Belt of Southeast Alaska. According to a 2021 calculation, Herbert Gold hosts 3.64 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging...

  • Hard times call for a modest proposal

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Feb 2, 2023

    If you have paid any attention to the news lately, you are aware that the National Debt exceeds $30 trillion dollars and our Gross Domestic Product is a little over $26 trillion, so we are literally borrowing ourselves rich. The National Debt Ceiling is $31.4 trillion, so Congress is confronted with the grim choice of raising the debt limit or not being able to pay our national bills. Naturally, there is a lot of controversy over how Congress should proceed. Remarkably, some...