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Articles from the March 10, 2023 edition


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  • Rainbow shines down over Banyan Gold's AurMac camp in Yukon, Canada.

    Banyan begins 2023 drilling at AurMac

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 23, 2023

    Banyan Gold Corp. March 6 announced the start of its 2023 exploration program at the company's AurMac property in Yukon, Canada, as well as the addition of Brad Thrall as technical advisor for early prep-work needed to build a working mine. In addition to its initially planned 25,000 meters of drilling being completed with three diamond rigs now turning, which is being supported by an on-site assay prep lab, Banyan's 2023 program at AurMac will include expanded metallurgical,...

  • A drill tests for copper and gold on a summer day in Northern BC.

    Schaft Creek JV steps up 2023 program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 17, 2023

    Copper Fox Metals Inc. March 2 outlined a C$17.2 million (US$12.5 million) program for its Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project in Northern British Columbia that will include 9,000 meters of geotechnical and metallurgical drilling, along with environmental baseline studies and engagement with the Tahltan First Nation. "The emphasis in 2023 will be to advance the Schaft Creek project by augmenting the metallurgical, geotechnical, and environmental data while align...

  • A driller tests for gold as the first 2022 snow coats the ground at Estelle.

    Korbel-style gold drilled at Cathedral

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 17, 2023

    Nova Minerals Ltd. March 9 announced wide gold intercepts from the first ever drilling at Cathedral, a discovery about 1,500 meters southwest of the 8.1-million-ounce Korbel Main gold deposit on the company's Estelle property in Alaska. Reconnaissance exploration at Cathedral target in 2020 included sampling of outcropping quartz-arsenopyrite veining that returned grades as high as 114 grams per metric ton gold. Five other samples collected from this highly prospective target...

  • Sun sets behind a drill testing for gold and silver on a ridge in Northern BC.

    Benchmark to take deeper look at Lawyers

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 11, 2023

    Benchmark Metals Inc. March 7 announced plans for a 20,000-meter drill program targeting high-grade gold-silver mineralization extending below the Cliff Creek and Dukes Ridge gold-silver deposits on the company's Lawyers project in Northern British Columbia. "The deposits remain open for additional resource growth with high-grade gold and silver mineralization below the existing deposits," said Benchmark Metals CEO John Williamson. A preliminary economic assessment completed...

  • Fireweed Metals CEO Brandon Macdonald prepping core for examination.

    Last assays from 2022 for Fireweed Metals

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Fireweed Metals Corp. announced the last two rounds of assays from its 2022 drill program at the company's Macmillan Pass project in Yukon, Canada, signaling the receipt of all drill results and setting the stage for its planned largest drill program this year. In quick succession, Fireweed received its second-to-last batch on March 2, with the remaining nine holes rolling in on March 6. The first results are the final assays from Boundary Zone, while the last results received...

  • White quartz veins exposed in the wall of Wings Canyon at Cassiar.

    Drills tap encouraging gold east of Taurus

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Cassiar Gold Corp. March 3 reported significant gold intercepts from its 2022 drilling at Taurus East and Wings Canyon, potential Taurus deposit resource expansion areas on the company's Cassiar project in Northern British Columbia. Lying about 55 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of Watson Lake, Yukon, the 145,800-acre (59,000 hectares) Cassiar gold property is divided into two areas – Cassiar North, which hosts the bulk tonnage Taurus gold deposit, and Cassiar South, which h...

  • A neat row of tents set up for Snowline Gold's camp in the Yukon.

    Rogue assays transform Snowline concept

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Snowline Gold Corp. March 7 reported yet more results from the 2022 drill program that elevated the Valley zone on the company's Rogue project from an intriguing exploration target to what is shaping up to be a globally significant gold deposit in Canada's Yukon. "Today's results continue to highlight and build on the prospectivity of our Rogue project," said Snowline Gold CEO Scott Berdahl. "A single season has transformed our Valley zone from an interesting exploration...

  • Closeup of graphite flakes and sphalerite (zinc mineral) in Nagvaak drill core.

    StrategX adds graphite to Nunavut project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 7, 2023

    StrategX Elements Corp. March 7 announced that it has added graphite to the impressive suite of energy transition metals identified at its Nagvaak project on Nunavut's Melville Peninsula. Nagvaak features a 6,000-meter-long zone with strong vanadium, nickel, copper, cobalt, molybdenum, zinc, platinum group metals, silver, and now graphite mineralization. "We are excited to add graphite to our energy transition metals portfolio," said StrategX Elements CEO Darren Bahrey. "Our...

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