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  • Victoria Gold Eagle mine Yukon Canada first quarter production cold winter

    Cold winter slows Eagle Gold Mine output

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 21, 2022

    Victoria Gold Corp. April 7 reported that its Eagle Mine in the Yukon produced 24,759 ounces of gold during the first quarter, down about 10% from the 26,759 oz produced during the first three months of 2021. The company attributes the drop to periods of exceptionally cold weather over the Yukon winter that impacted gold production. Gold production at heap leach operations such as Eagle lags behind mining, crushing, and ore stacking. With the operational plan over the past...

  • Minto Metals Yukon Whitehorse Pembridge Resources first quarter copper Canada

    Minto Metals' strongest quarter yet

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    After being spun out from parent purchaser Pembridge Resources plc, Minto Metals Corp. April 6 announced the company's first-quarter production results from its Minto copper mine in central Yukon. Bought from Capstone Mining Corp. early in 2018, Pembridge managed to complete its first full year of operations in 2020, despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toward the end of that year, the company completed the formation of Minto Metals Corp., a TSX Venture...

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

    Gold Terra taps high-grade at Yellorex

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    Gold Terra Resource Corp. April 6 reported that a hole drilled for metallurgical testing in support of a resource estimate cut 26.5 meters averaging 9.05 grams per metric ton gold in the Yellorex zone on the Con Mine property recently optioned from subsidiaries of Newmont Corp. "The latest drilling on the Yellorex zone was completed in preparation for our updated mineral resource estimate by year-end as the core from Hole 30 will be used for metallurgical testing," said Gold...

  • Whitehorse Gold Skukum 2021 assay results Yukon Canada Creek highlights map

    2021 final results for Skukum project

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    Whitehorse Gold Corp. April 1 announced assay results from the final 30 drill holes of its 2021 program at its Skukum gold project in southern Yukon. Situated about 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Whitehorse, the Skukum project hosts 1.33 million metric tons of indicated resource containing 274,544 ounces of gold and 5.36 million oz of silver; plus 1.11 metric tons of inferred resource containing 223,873 oz of gold and 1.91 million oz of silver. The bulk of this resource is...

  • SPC Nickel Muskox Nunavut Canada battery metal 2022 drilling program map

    A fresh look at Muskox nickel in Nunavut

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    SPC Nickel Corp., a new Canadian exploration company, April 5 outlined plans for the 2022 exploration program on its Muskox nickel-copper-platinum group metal property in Nunavut. Located in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Muskox is a 45,200-hectare (111,700 acres) property that covers prospective geological settings with numerous similarities to many of the world's largest nickel mining camps. SPC...

  • Alaska Mike Dunleavy Joe Biden DPA Defense Production Act UKMP Ambler road

    Dunleavy to Biden: reconsider Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    While hailing President Joe Biden's use of the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic production of critical lithium-ion battery minerals and metals as good news for the Far North State's mining sector, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says this move contradicts actions taken by the administration to reevaluate a road to the Ambler Mining District. "I fully support the President making the development of these minerals a priority in our nation's interest. But the Biden...

  • Newmont Skeena QuestEx copper gold Tahltan Nation BC news

    Tahltans say Newmont has long journey

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    Tahltan Central Government says Newmont Corp.'s plans to turn over properties to the Tahltan Nation for land use planning does not address all the concerns its people have about the gold mining company's plans for development on a large gold-copper project near the community of Iskut, British Columbia. "The Tahltan Central Government is clear to outside governments, industry and the world that working alongside the Tahltan Nation as true partners is a must. No exceptions,"...

  • Kenorland Minerals Alaska Goodpaster Mining District Healy Bronk map gold mine

    Kenorland cuts widespread gold at Healy

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 7, 2022

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd. April 1 reported that its 2021 drilling at the Healy gold project provides further evidence of a large gold system on the 45,600-acre (18,470 hectares) land package in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. "The maiden diamond drill program confirmed the presence of a large-scale gold system at Healy evidenced by broad mineralisation encountered throughout the wide-spaced drilling across multiple target areas," said Kenorland Minerals CEO Zach Flood....