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Articles from the April 2, 2021 edition

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  • Novagold Resources Barrick Gold world class Donlin project Alaska

    Donlin drilling exceeds high expectations

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 27, 2021

    With the final assay results now in, Donlin Gold LLC partners Barrick Gold Corp. and Novagold Resources Inc.'s 2020 drill program exceeded the high geological bar set for their 39-million-ounce gold project in Southwest Alaska while also meeting an even higher standard for safety. "By far, our most important objective in 2020 was to protect the health and safety of our workforce, contractors, and the residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region," said Donlin Gold General Manager...

  • Tahltan First Nation Golden Triangle Northern British Columbia Canada

    Tahltan First Nation invests in Skeena

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Tahltan Central Government March 31 announced a C$5 million investment to acquire 1.6 million shares of Skeena Resources Ltd., an exploration company advancing the Eskay Creek and Snip gold mine projects in Tahltan Territory. "In partnering with Skeena, the Tahltan Nation is evolving and taking significant steps forward by becoming meaningful equity partners in these projects," said Tahltan Central Government President Chad Day. "Ownership provides the Tahltan Nation with a st...

  • Red Chris Tahltan Nation Newcrest Mining Northern British Columbia Canada

    Red Chris resources set the stage for PFS

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 23, 2021

    The Red Chris Mine in Northern British Columbia now hosts 13 million ounces of gold and 3.7 million metric tons (8.16 billion pounds) of copper, according to a new resource calculated for Newcrest Mining Ltd. This marks the first resource calculation for Red Chris since Newcrest acquired a 70% ownership of the mine from Imperial Metals Corp. in August of 2019. Since gaining operational ownership, Newcrest has completed 109,177 meters of drilling in 92 holes at Red Chris....

  • Constantine Metal Resources Mining LLC Joint Venture Palmer resource estimate

    Palmer partners plan $8.8M 2021 program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 22, 2021

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. March 30 announced plans for an US$8.8 million program this year at the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite project in Southeast Alaska. Funded by Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd., Constantine's joint venture partner at Palmer, the 2021 program will include roughly 6,000 meters of exploration, resource upgrade, and geotechnical drilling. According to the most recent calculation, Palmer hosts 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource...

  • Granite Creek Copper GoldSpot Discoveries Metallic Group Minerals Keno Silver

    Granite Creek leverages AI at Carmacks

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 15, 2021

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to help discover more copper, gold, and silver across its Carmacks and Carmacks North project in the Yukon. After acquiring Copper North Mining Corp. late last year, Granite Creek expanded its land position within Yukon's Minto Copper Belt to 176 square kilometers (68 square miles). This merged land package includes the Carmacks deposit, which hosts 23.76 million metric tons of resources averaging...

  • Golden Predator Mining Brewery Creek Yukon permits Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in estimate

    Refreshing Brewery Creek Mine permits

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 15, 2021

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. April 1 said it has submitted applications to renew the water use and quartz mining licenses for its Brewery Creek gold mine project in the Yukon. A road-accessible project about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Dawson City, Brewery Creek is the home to a mine that produced roughly 280,000 ounces of gold over seven years of mining that began in 1996. This operation used seasonal heap leaching – a method of gold recovery that involves stacking o...

  • Benchmark Metals AGB zone Lawyers project Northern British Columbia Canada

    AGB emerging as an early mine at Lawyers

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 15, 2021

    Benchmark Metals Inc. March 31 said shallow zones of strong gold and silver mineralization tapped with 2020 drilling at the AGB zone indicate the potential for this deposit to be the site of early mining at the Lawyers project in Northern British Columbia. AGB is one of three main resource areas in the central portion of the more than 20-kilometer- (12.4 miles) long Lawyers mineralized trend that runs across the property. Benchmark sees the potential of building a...