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Articles from the March 8, 2024 edition


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  • A drill tests a rich metals deposit from a mountain saddle above the clouds.

    Resolved to build Ambler Road safeguards

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee passes resolution for policies to protect fish and wildlife, and keep road private. Leveraging nearly four decades of success when it comes to protecting and managing subsistence resources along the 50-mile road that connects the Red Dog Mine to a port on Alaska's west coast, the Ambler Access Project Subsistence Advisory Committee (SAC) passed a resolution to establish policies that will protect subsistence resources along... Full story

  • A rough eight-inch rock sample stained green from copper oxides.

    Aston Bay options Nunavut copper project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Epworth property hosts high-grade sediment-hosted copper mineralization reminiscent of Storm Copper and the Central African Copper Belt Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. March 1 announced that it has the option to earn an 80% interest in Epworth, a project that covers a 74-kilometer- (46 miles) long trend of high-grade copper, silver, and zinc mineralization with accompanying gold, cobalt, and lead in eastern Nunavut. Located 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Kugluktuk, a Nunavut...

  • Map of the large Blue mineral exploration property on the BC-Alaska border.

    Gold overprint discovered at Silver Lime

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Core Assets' drilling encounters late-staged gold with the massive sulfides at the CRD-porphyry project in Northern B.C. Core Assets Corp. March 5 reported that its 2023 drilling has encountered significant gold mineralization that seems to have overprinted the silver-zinc-lead-copper massive sulfides at the Silver Lime project on the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Covering 111,650 hectares (275,890 acres) alongside the Alaska border in B.C.'s Atlin...

  • Closeup of an Exyn drone equipped with lidar survey equipment.

    Exyn mapping tech put to the test at Pogo

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated May 8, 2024

    Recent study shows Exyn drones more safely collect higher quality survey data in half the time compared to traditional mine mapping methods. Exyn Technologies' drone-based mapping system is faster, more accurate, and infinitely safer than traditional underground mine surveying technologies, according to a recent study completed at Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine in Alaska. "[T]he data doesn't even compare," said Andrew Loomes, chief mine surveyor at Pogo. Exyn...

  • Handful of gold nuggets found on Granite Creek in Mount Hinton.

    Trifecta to buy massive Strategic portfolio

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Enters into definitive agreement for initial 70% toward highly prospective Tombstone gold projects. Strategic Metals Ltd. March 4 announced it has approved Trifecta Gold Ltd. the right to earn up to 100% interest in 11 highly prospective, reduced intrusion-related gold projects located within the prolific Tombstone Gold Belt in Yukon, Canada. Often maintaining a low-key approach to its business operations, Strategic Metals is less a project miner and more a project generator...

  • Top of the Haldane ridge looking east over Yukon, Canada.

    Alianza reaffirms goals as Silver North

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Rebrands to reflect its new focus on silver through its highly prospective Haldane and Tim properties in Yukon. Silver North Resources Ltd. Feb. 29 announced a summary of its accomplishments during 2023 and plans for the upcoming year as rebranding from Alianza Minerals Ltd. best reflects the company's focus on silver as it continues to advance its Haldane and Tim silver properties in Canada's Yukon. "Rebranding as Silver North Resources Ltd. is a strategic move to focus on...

  • A drill tests for gold from atop a mountain ridge in Northern British Columbia.

    Goliath discovers six Surebet gold veins

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    New model substantially expands the volume of gold mineralization within the Surebet corridor at Golddigger. Goliath Resources Ltd. March 4 reported that a new structural model has identified six new gold veins in the Surebet area of its 52,756-hectare (130,363 acres) Golddigger property about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Stewart, British Columbia. Goliath had outlined three high-grade gold zones – Surebet, Bonanza Shear, and Golden Gate – along the roughly 1,800-mete...

  • Aerial view of Mon Mine taken in 2021.

    Sixty North brushes dust off for mine start

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Company reports no significant damages to materials, plans to construct temporary camp before initiating bulk sample and mill construction. Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. March 7 announced an update on the company's current situation after its camp was damaged due to the wildfires that spread throughout 163,000 hectares (402,781 acres) of Northwest Territories' occupied regions and outlying countryside. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Yellowknife, Sixty North is...

  • Geologist examining drill core from Whitehorse Copper project.

    Gladiator reports initial drilling results

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Shows extensive unmined high-grade copper remains adjacent to past-producing mine site. Gladiator Metals Corp. March 5 announced an update on drilling at the company's Whitehorse Copper project, reporting initial assays from 2,162 meters of drilling in six holes completed so far as part of the planned 10,000 meters of drilling at the Middle Chief prospect in Yukon, Canada. "Gladiator has received initial assays from its ongoing, 10,000-meter diamond drill program at the Middle...

  • Drill pad constructed on a snowy slope at RC Gold in Yukon.

    Sitka starts 2024 program at RC Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Kicks off 15,000-meter campaign in the hopes to expand Blackjack gold footprint. Sitka Gold Corp. March 5 announced the start of its 15,000-meter diamond drilling program at its flagship RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada, which will start by targeting the southern extent of its jackpot 1.34-million-ounce Blackjack deposit. "We are very excited to have the drill turning again at our flagship RC Gold project," said Sitka Gold CEO Cor Coe. "This winter drilling program will be...