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Articles from the March 26, 2017 edition

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  • Kemess Underground receives first approvals

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    AuRico Metals Inc. March 22 reported that federal and provincial authorities have issued a first round of permit approvals for development of a mine at its Kemess Underground, a large gold-copper-silver project in northern British Columbia. This includes a positive decision statement by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and an environmental assessment certificate granted by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. Kemess Underground is located about six kilometers (3.7 miles) north of the past...

  • Path to Arctic Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2018

    The path to discovering the viability of developing a mine at Arctic and the road needed to deliver the copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver from this exceptionally high-grade Northwest Alaska deposit to world markets are both making headway in 2017. Arctic is the most advanced of the high-grade deposits that make up the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects, an extensive land package that unites Trilogy Metals Inc.-controlled mining claims that blanket a 70-mile- (110 kilometer) long...

  • Golden Predator adds Ace of Hearts to hand

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. March 16 said results for the final 25 holes of the winter 2016 drill program at the 3 Aces project in southeastern Yukon have confirmed high-grade gold mineralization in the Ace of Hearts vein with additional veining identified at depth. Highlights from Ace of Hearts includes: 7.59 meters of 6.39 grams per metric ton gold from a depth of 96.01 meters in hole 3A16-RC-048; 17.26 meters of 4.76 g/t gold from a depth of 38.86 meters in hole...

  • Agnico set to earn stake in Aura's Greyhound

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Aura Silver Resources Inc. March 20 said Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. plans to resume drilling at Aura's Greyhound gold-silver property in Nunavut this year. Slated to begin in April, this roughly 1,500-meter drill program will follow up on a hole completed by Agnico in 2015 that cut 1.5 meters averaging 6.41 grams per metric ton gold. "The potential for success of future work following up on the discovery of high-grade gold (multiple one ounce per ton gold samples) and silver boulders (some in excess of 5,000 grams per metric...

  • Silver Range stakes more Nunavut gold claims

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Silver Range Resources Ltd. March 20 said it has staked two highly prospective gold properties - Yandle and Noomut - in the eastern Nunavut greenstone belt that hosts Agnico Eagle's Meliadine gold mine project. The Yandle property covers the Yandle and Aruat showings which were explored from the early 1990s until 2003. Numerous gold-bearing grab samples were collected along a 4,500-meter-long zone of arsenopyrite and pyrite bearing schist. The best samples collected along this contact zone were 25 grams per metric ton gold...

  • 92 Resources to test NWT lithium potential

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    11 Resources Corp. March 21 provided exploration plans for the upcoming field season at its Hidden Lake lithium project about 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The company said it has received the primary permit needed to carry out exploration at Hidden Lake and plans to carry out a drill program to test the strike and depth of spodumene-bearing pegmatite bodies found there in the latter half of the year. Spodumene is a lithium mineral that often occurs in extremely large crystals. Before...

  • Billionaire makes bid for Dominion Diamonds

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Dominion Diamond Corp. March 19 confirmed that it has received an unsolicited US$1.1 billion buyout bid from Washington Corporations, a group of companies owned by billionaire Dennis Washington. Dominion said the preliminary expression of interest submitted by Washington is subject to, among other things, extensive due diligence, negotiation of satisfactory agreements and regulatory approvals, and is contingent on entering into discussions with Dominion on aggressive and off market terms and conditions. Dominion, which owns...

  • Pebble, EPA extend negotiations

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. May 20 reported the Pebble Limited Partnership and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have filed a joint motion in federal court to extend a stay of proceedings to May 4 in ongoing litigation under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. In 2014, the Pebble Partnership had filed a suit, alleging EPA violated FACA by working inappropriately close to anti-Pebble groups as the regulatory agency built a case for placing restrictions on yet to be applied for permits for the development of a mine...