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  • Vital Metals Nechalacho Northwest Territories Canada REE rare earth elements map

    Vital REE mining in Northwest Territories

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2021

    On track to begin the initial phase of rare earth production at the Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories later this year, Vital Metals Ltd. has launched a drill program to prepare for the second stage of REE mining at the project along the shores of Thor Lake. "2021 will be a groundbreaking year for Vital Metals," said Vital Metals Managing Director Geoff Atkins. "In addition to the commencement of development and construction activities for our Stage 1 operations at... Full story

  • Rockhaven Resources 2020 drill program Klaza PEA bonanza grade Matt Turner

    Drills turn up intriguing Klaza targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 25, 2021

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Feb. 18 announced that its 2020 drilling tapped new bonanza grade gold-silver encountered during a 2020 drill program targeting areas that lie outside the already defined deposit on its road-accessible Klaza project about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Carmacks, Yukon. A preliminary economic assessment completed last year outlines plans for a mine at Klaza that would produce roughly 750,000 ounces of gold and 13.8 million oz of silver over a 12-year...

  • Yukon Keno Hill Mining District Alianza Minerals Haldane West Fault map

    Winter drilling taps Haldane silver veins

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2021

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Feb. 16 announced results from the final two holes of the late 2020 drill program at its Haldane silver project about 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Keno City, Yukon. Located in the western portion of the historic Keno Hill Mining District, the 8,579-hectare (21,200 acres) Haldane project is the site of a historical mine that produced roughly 24.7 metric tons of hand-sorted ore averaging 3,102 grams per metric ton (99.7 ounces per metric ton) silver...

  • Fury Gold Mines Committee Bay resource expansion Nunavut Kitikmeot

    Fury to explore Committee Bay this year

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2021

    Fury Gold Mines Ltd. Feb. 17 announced plans to complete 5,000 to 10,000 meters of resource expansion and exploration drilling this year at Committee Bay, a 270,000-hectare (667,000 acres) property that covers a gold enriched greenstone belt that extends for roughly 300 kilometers (180 miles) across Nunavut's Kitikmeot region. Three Bluffs, the most advanced target at Committee Bay, lies at the center of this massive greenstone belt. According to the most recent calculation,...

  • Coeur Mining Kensington Mitchell Krebs Alaska 2020 drill program assays reserves

    Kensington positioned for reserve growth

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2021

    Coeur Mining Inc. Feb. 17 reported that the 47,575 meters of drilling completed in 173 holes at Kensington during 2020 nearly replaced the 124,867 ounces of gold produced and has positioned the Southeast Alaska operation for future reserve growth. Going into 2021, Kensington had 1.68 million tons of proven and probable reserves averaging 0.197 oz/t (331,000 oz) gold; down slightly from the 1.68 million tons of proven and probable reserves averaging 0.218 oz/t (366,000 oz)...

  • Teck Resources AIDEA Red Dog Mine Alaska RACE21 zinc lead mine production

    Water slows 2020 Red Dog zinc production

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2021

    Teck Resources Ltd. Feb. 18 reported that the Red Dog Mine produced 490,700 metric tons (1.08 billion pounds) of zinc during 2020, a roughly 11% drop from the 552,400 metric tons (1.22 billion lb) of the galvanizing metal produced in 2019. Lead production at the Northwest Alaska operation was also down slightly from the 102,800 metric tons (226.6 million lb) produced in 2019 to the 97,500 metric tons (214.9 million lb) produced last year. Teck says climate related water manage...

  • North Arrow Minerals Loki Lac de Gras diamond Northwest Territories map

    North Arrow explore Loki diamond project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2021

    North Arrow Minerals Inc. Feb. 17 announced that a ground geophysics program is underway at its Loki diamond project in the Lac de Gras region of Northwest Territories. Roughly 35 kilometers (22 miles) southwest of the Ekati Mine and 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the Diavik Mine, Loki is found in a region known for its rich diamond deposits. Five diamond-bearing kimberlites have been discovered across the Loki project area. Partially supported by a Northwest Territories...

  • Heliostar Metals 2020 drill program Alaska SH-1 zone Peninsula Unga Project map

    Drilling expands SH-1 gold zone at Unga

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 18, 2021

    Heliostar Metals Ltd. Feb. 18 reported additional strong gold mineralization from a late-2020 drill program testing resource expansion targets at the SH-1 zone on its Unga project in Southwest Alaska. The Unga project covers roughly 93 square miles (240 square kilometers) of the Unga and Popof islands of the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula. The Apollo and adjacent Sitka mines, established on Unga Island in 1886, produced roughly 150,000 ounces of gold from high-grade...

  • Whitehorse Gold Skukum Mine New Pacific Metals Tagish Lake maiden drill program

    Whitehorse confirms Skukum gold-silver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 18, 2021

    Whitehorse Gold Corp. Feb. 17 reported that its maiden drill program at Skukum has succeeded in enhancing the company's geological understanding and confirmed the high-grade tenor of this gold project about 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Whitehorse, Yukon. New Pacific Metals Corp., which gained full ownership of Skukum through the 2011 acquisition of Tagish Lake Gold Corp., created Whitehorse as a vehicle to further explore this road accessible gold-silver project in southe...