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Articles from the April 1, 2022 edition

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  • Newcrest Mining Skeena Resources Chad Day Tahltan Central Government Canada

    Golden Tahltan mining in Northern BC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 5, 2022

    While Golden Triangle is an apt and easily marketable moniker for northwest British Columbia's incredible mineral endowment, Tahltan Territory more accurately and thoroughly encapsulates the rich deposits of copper, gold, silver, nickel, platinum group elements, and other metals for which this region has gained international renown. Extending east from the Alaska border to the Cassiar Mountain range and north from the Nass and Skeena Rivers into the Yukon, the roughly...

  • Chuck Kopp mining Alaska minerals Miners Association domestic critical map

    A strong America needs Alaska minerals

    Chuck Kopp, Special to Mining News|Updated May 5, 2022

    Since World War II there may not be a more urgent time to produce Alaska's rich mineral resources. Our nation's immediate defense needs and commitment to clean energy all require a healthy, vibrant mining industry to give our country the security of domestic critical mineral production and the bridge to future clean energy technologies. Crisis brings clarity, and quickly subordinates ideology to real-world practicality. Today we see our globe reeling under the actions of...

  • Alaska Miners Association Fairbanks fete Mining Day General Law 1872 opinion

    AMA plans Mining Day fete in Fairbanks

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated May 5, 2022

    On April 12, 2013, Governor Sean Parnell signed into law Senate Bill 1, "An Act establishing May 10 of each year as Alaska Mining Day; and providing for an effective date" (Chapter 6, SLA 2013), sponsored by State Senator Cathy Giessel and thirteen other senators as well as nineteen members of the State House of Representatives, commemorating the enactment of the General Mining Law of 1872. This year, on the 150th anniversary of the General Mining Law, the Alaska Miners...

  • Peter Risby Tara Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee inducted history Black

    Yukon mining legend Peter Risby honored

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 5, 2022

    Seeking asylum from the persecution of the Klu Klux Klan, Peter Risby fled north to Canada with his family. In so doing, his upbringing would be one of adventure and survival in the harsh arctic lands of the Far North. There, he would be welcomed by the local Indigenes and become a bridge between the First Nations Cree people and the ever-encroaching westernization of European settling. Risby's true pioneering spirit, contributions to mining and exploration in Canada, as well...

  • Copper mineral on QuestEx Skeena KSP protject Tahltan Territory

    Skeena makes big move in Golden Triangle

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Skeena Resources Ltd. March 30 announced plans to increase its landholdings in British Columbia's Golden Triangle by roughly sevenfold through the acquisition of QuestEx Gold & Copper Ltd., an exploration company that holds one of the largest land positions for mining in this region. QuestEx' 84,889-hectare (209,700 acres) land position is encompassed by nine projects in the Golden Triangle – KSP, Kingpin, Hit, Sofia, Heart Peaks, Castle, Moat, Coyote, and North ROK. Under an...

  • Kinross Gold Kupol Russia sell off assets Chukotka Far East divest suspend

    Kinross Gold to sell off Russian assets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Kinross Gold Corp. March 29 announced plans to divest all its Russian assets, including its Kupol gold mine. Citing concerns about the destruction and loss of life being caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the gold mining company announced in early March that it had decided to suspend all activities at its gold projects in the Russian Far East. Kinross' Kupol Mine in the Chukotka region of eastern Russia produced 481,108 ounces of gold-equivalent, which includes the value...

  • Western Alaska Minerals WAM CRD belt Waterpump Creek Illinois Mining District

    Western Alaska eyes silver rich CRD belt

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    Western Alaska Minerals Corp. March 29 said a new geological interpretation based on 2021 and historical data suggests that the historical and high-grade Waterpump Creek silver-zinc-lead deposit may be part of a belt of similar carbonate replacement deposits along a 6,000-meter-long corridor that extends to the Central Illinois Creek pit. Expanding Waterpump Creek and testing this belt are expected to be the primary targets of an initial 6,000-meter drill program slated to...

  • Manh Choh gold map Alaska DOT trucking Tetlin to Fairbanks

    Alaska DOT to study Manh Choh transport

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities March 25 announced that it will perform an independent analysis of the route between the proposed Manh Choh gold mine near the community of Tetlin and Kinross Alaska's mill at the Fort Knox mine north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Peak Gold JV – a partnership between Kinross Gold Corp. (70%) and Contango ORE Inc. (30%) – plans to truck high-grade ore mined at Manh Choh to the Fort Knox mill for processing. Utilizing the pro...

  • Newmont GT Gold Tahltan Territory BC Golden Triangle Land Use Plan

    Newmont to acquire land for Tahltan use

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    Newmont Corp. March 30 announced plans to acquire several blocks of mineral exploration claims in British Columbia's Golden Triangle for the support of land use planning in the Tahltan Territory. The Tahltan-BC Land Use Plan, which is based on the recognition of Tahltan title and rights within the nation's 96,000-square-kilometer (37,000 square miles) territory in northwestern BC, is expected to be one of the key tools that will inform land use decisions under a new...

  • Fireweed Zinc MacMillan Pass Yukon Brandon Macdonald Teck Resources Boundary

    Giant Yukon zinc project taking shape

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Apr 8, 2022

    On the heels of a productive exploration season in 2021 at the MacMillan Pass Project in Yukon Territory, Fireweed Zinc Ltd. has attracted additional capital from lead shareholders, including Australia-based Ibaera Equity Group and Teck Resources Ltd. The new infusion of capital – C$9.7 million in March and C$5.2 million in December – acknowledges the giant-sized zinc-lead-silver potential of the 940-square-kilometer package of mining claims now emerging in a fertile cor...

  • Grande Portage Resources Herbert Gold assay results 2021 drilling program

    Remaining results from Herbert Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 8, 2022

    Grande Portage Resources Ltd. March 29 announced the remaining drill results from its summer and fall 2021 drill program at the Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska. These results will be added to the company's NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate. According to a calculation completed in May of last year, Herbert Gold hosts 3.64 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 10.23 grams per metric ton (1.2 million oz) gold and 5.87 g/t (686,700 oz) silver; plus 1.14...