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Articles from the April 10, 2020 edition

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  • Cariac Creek Akie zinc lead silver deposit British Columbia

    Tongling to invest in 2020 Akie program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    ZincX Resources Corp. April 6 announced its largest shareholder, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals of China, has agreed to participate in the funding of a 2020 drill program at Akie, a project toward the southern end of ZincX' 140-kilometer- (87 miles) long Kechika Trough zinc-lead property in northern British Columbia. A 2018 preliminary economic assessment for the Cardiac Creek deposit on Akie envisions a 4,000-metric ton underground mine providing ore for a 3,...

  • gold Deep Trench Vein Herbert Gold Grande Portage Resources Alaska

    Herbert Gold drilling awaits greenlight

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Grande Portage Resources Ltd. April 8 announced it has received regulatory approval for a 2020 drill program at its Herbert Gold project within the Juneau Gold Belt in Southeast Alaska. The company is now monitoring the COVID-19 situation to determine the public health impact of coronavirus and the best course for moving forward. "Our business continuity plans have been fully mobilized in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic," said Grande Portage Resources CEO Ian... Full story

  • Exploration camp at Red Mountain zinc silver copper gold project Alaska

    White Rock expects 2020 Alaska program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. April 5 said that despite the market uncertainty and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, it intends to carry out at least a limited drill program to expand zinc mineralization and test a new gold discovery on its Red Mountain property in Alaska. "As an exploration company, we understand what it is like to operate in uncertain times with uncertain outcomes," said White Rock Minerals Managing Director Matt Gill. "Work is still progressing, and we...

  • drill Saddle North porphyry copper gold target GT Gold British Colombia

    GT Gold positioned to ride out COVID-19

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    GT Gold Corp. April 3 said the planned 2020 exploration program on its Tatogga gold-copper project in the Tahltan Territory of northwestern British Columbia would typically get started toward the end of May but could be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19, GT Gold has taken steps to support the health and safety of its employees and contractors. These measures include limited in-person meetings, postponed business travel and... Full story

  • Hecla Greens Creek silver mine workers 14 day Covid 19 quarantine

    Added silver, protocols at Greens Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    While the COVID-19 outbreak is unique in terms of the government and societal response, Hecla Mining Company has dealt with pandemics over its 129-year history and had a plan that was implemented early on at its five mines in the United States, Canada and Mexico. "Hecla's quick response to the COVID-19 outbreak began in February and has protected our workforce, enabling them to continue to safely operate our mines," said Hecla Mining President and CEO Phillips Baker, Jr. Due... Full story

  • Fairbanks Alaska Pogo gold mine employee tests positive for Covid 19

    Pogo worker tests positive for COVID-19

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 5 reported that a Pogo gold mine employee from Fairbanks, Alaska tested positive for COVID-19 while at home on rostered leave. Located about 85 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Pogo is a remote operation with a camp that houses roughly 450 rotational workers. The Pogo employee that tested positive for COVID-19 is a Fairbanks-area resident who had been home four days after completing his 12-day roster at Pogo. The employee, who is in the care of... Full story

  • Redstar Unga Aquila high grade gold target Southwest Alaska

    High-priority Unga Gold target emerges

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Redstar Gold Corp. April 3 said results from geophysical and geochemical surveys carried out late last year has confirmed the prospectivity of Aquila, a high-grade zone at the west end of the Shumagin trend on the company's Unga Gold project on the Alaska Peninsula. The Shumagin trend hosts the high-grade, SH-1 (formerly Shumagin) zone, a high-grade gold deposit about four miles (6.5 kilometers) northeast of Aquila. According to a calculation completed earlier this year, SH-1...

  • Gold bars from Kinross Fort Knox Mine Alaska employee positive COVID 19

    Fort Knox miner positive for COVID-19

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    An employee at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox gold mine near Fairbanks, Alaska has tested positive for COVID-19. Mine management was informed of the positive test on April 9 and informed the other worker at the open-pit gold operation. Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc., the Kinross subsidiary that operates the mine said the employee that tested positive is doing well and has not developed any serious symptoms at this time and is self-isolating at home. The infected employee has not... Full story

  • Sunshine VMS Ambler Metals Upper Kobuk Mineral Project Northwest Alaska

    Ambler Metals plans on 2020 exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Trilogy Metals Inc. April 8 said Ambler Metals LLC still plans to carry out the US$22.8 million program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska, but COVID-19-related health concerns and restrictions could delay or even prevent the planned 2020 work. This year's work program at UKMP was announced following the February formation of Ambler Metals, a 50-50 joint venture partnership between Trilogy Metals and South32 Ltd. The largest part of this program will... Full story