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Articles from the March 18, 2022 edition

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  • Granite Creek Copper Carmacks NI 43-101 updated resource estimate Yukon map

    43% copper increase for Granite Creek

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 24, 2022

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. March 15 announced an updated NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate, showing a major increase in tonnage and contained metal at its wholly-owned Carmacks copper-gold-silver and now added molybdenum project in the highly prospective Minto Copper Belt of central Yukon, Canada. After acquiring Copper North Mining Corp. in late 2020, Granite Creek expanded its land position within Yukon's Minto Copper Belt to 176 square kilometers (68 square miles). This...

  • Goose deposit Back River mine Nunavut Canada Sabina Gold & Silver drilling map

    Sabina drilling seeks more gold at Goose

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 24, 2022

    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. March 15 reported the start of a surface drill program focused on testing the interface of the planned open pit and down-plunge extension of the Umwelt deposit at the Goose property on the company's Back River gold mine project in Nunavut, Canada. Umwelt is one of five primary deposits at Goose that host 33.45 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 5.88 grams per metric ton (6.32 million ounces) gold and 13.79 million...

  • Graphite One Alaska Washington State plant Creek anode lithium-ion battery EV

    Washington chosen for Graphite One plant

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 24, 2022

    Graphite One Inc. March 14 announced that it has selected Washington as the location for the processing plant that will upgrade concentrates mined at its Graphite Creek project in Alaska to the spherical coated graphite needed for lithium-ion batteries and other advanced graphitic materials. According to a 2019 calculation, the Graphite Creek mine project about 35 miles north of the Alaska gold mining town of Nome hosts 10.95 million metric tons of measured and indicated... Full story

  • Ambler Metals LLC Trilogy South32 joint venture UKMP Upper Kobuk Mineral map

    Arctic assays meet high expectations

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 24, 2022

    Trilogy Metals Inc. March 17 reported additional "outstanding but not unexpected" results from the 2021 infill drilling at the Arctic deposit on the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska. The company also provided a brief update on the U.S. Department of Interior's suspension of permits to build a road to the Ambler Mining District where UKMP is located. Being advanced by Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture operating company equally owned by Trilogy and South32... Full story

  • Northwest Territories NWT Yellowknife Gold Terra Resource Yellorex Con mine map

    Drill taps shallow gold south of Con Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 17, 2022

    Gold Terra Resource Corp. March 15 announced that recent drilling tapped strong gold mineralization in a prospective area between the Yellorex zone and the historic Con gold mine near the Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife. During a program that wrapped up in December, Gold Terra completed 12,687 meters of drilling in 26 holes targeting a 3,000-meter section of the Campbell Shear extending south from the former Con Mine, which produced roughly 5.1 million...

  • PolarX Caribou Dome drill expansion program map Alaska copper mine project

    PolarX to expand Caribou Dome copper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 17, 2022

    PolarX Ltd. March 15 announced that it plans to carry out further drilling this year to expand upon the very high-grade copper mineralization encountered last year at its Caribou Dome project in Alaska. Located toward the western end of the Australia-based company's 22-mile- (35 kilometers) long Alaska Range property, Caribou Dome hosts 2.8 million metric tons of combined measured, indicated, and inferred resources averaging 3.1% (189.6 million pounds) copper in nine lenses of...

  • Rockhaven Resources Klaza property Yukon Canada map Dawson Range Gold Belt

    Rockhaven final results from 2021 drilling

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 17, 2022

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. March 16 announced the final assay results from the 2021 exploration program at its road-accessible Klaza property, located in the Dawson Range Gold Belt in southern Yukon, Canada. A 2020 preliminary economic assessment for Klaza outlines plans for a mine that would produce roughly 750,000 ounces of gold and 13.8 million oz of silver over 12 years. After drilling a total of 14,256 meters in 72 holes during the summer and fall of 2021, the last batch...

  • AIDEA BLM Ambler UKMP Alaska Biden roadblock suspend right-of-way Whitehouse

    White House puts up an Ambler roadblock

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 16, 2022

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is leveraging its control over federal land along the Dalton Highway corridor to throw up a roadblock on the proposed industrial access to Alaska's Ambler Mining District. On March 11, BLM notified the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority that it has suspended a previously issued 50-year right-of-way that covers 25 miles of the proposed 211-mile road connecting the Ambler District to Alaska's highway system. Despite the receipt... Full story