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Articles from the April 19, 2024 edition


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  • Truck parked next to drill pad on rough road in Yukon wilderness.

    Banyan outlines 2024 work for future mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 28, 2024

    Will include full season of various workings toward optimizing future operations. Banyan Gold Corp. April 18 announced the exploration and technical program planned for the 2024 season at its AurMac gold project in Yukon, Canada, allocating roughly 5,000 meters of drilling that will be strategically focused on economic drivers to optimize a future mine. After establishing an impressive 7-million-ounce gold resource for AurMac in February, drilling this year aims to...

  • Weeds grow around a bullet-ridden road-closed sign in front of a bridge.

    Sources leak BLM's Ambler Road block plan

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024
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    Project proponents make midnight hour appeal for Biden administration to reconsider "irresponsible and unacceptable" permit decision for road. National media reports that the Biden administration is set to deny permits to build a 211-mile access road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska has project proponents making a midnight-hour appeal to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to adhere to laws that led to the formation of the 49th State and were meant to...

  • Li-FT Power drill technician fitting pipe extension at pad.

    More impressive lithium drilled at Echo

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Li-FT continues to tap consistent strong lithium mineralization at Yellowknife project. Li-FT Power Ltd. April 16 announced a larger than usual batch of assays, reporting 17 holes completed from the Echo, Fi Main, and Fi Southwest pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Into its second year exploring for hard rock lithium in the nearly forgotten Yellowknife Pegmatite Province, Li-FT powered through its first year...

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district headquarters in Alaska.

    Army Corps will not reevaluate Pebble

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    EPA's blockage of Pebble permits prevents USACE from making any changes; Northern Dynasty says this strengthens its lawsuit challenging EPA veto. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. April 16 announced that after months of successive delays, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ultimately declined to further engage in the remand process related to the denial of permits in 2020, citing issues related to the Environmental Protection Agency's veto of development at Pebble as the...

  • A drill tests for gold from atop a mountain ridge in Northern British Columbia.

    Goliath fast-tracks Golddigger ownership

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Company amends option agreement to earn 49% interest in compelling Golden Triangle property; will gain 100% ownership with resource estimate. Goliath Resources Ltd. April 15 announced that it has fast-tracked the earning of a 49% interest in the compelling Golddigger property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. In 2017, Goliath entered into option agreements with prospect generator J2 Syndicate on four properties in B.C., including Golddigger. Having already made all the...

  • A drill tests for gold on a treeless area in front of rugged Alaska mountains.

    New resource preps Nova for US listing

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Australian junior calculates SK-1300 gold resource for Estelle; files for public offering and US listing. Nova Minerals Ltd. April 16 reported the calculation of a resource estimate for its Estelle gold project in Alaska that is compliant with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) S-K 1300 reporting guidelines. Nova's securities are currently primarily listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Looking for greater exposure to North American capital for its... Full story

  • Closeup of a rock saw cutting mineralized drill core in half.

    Freegold's final 2023 drill assays are in

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Wide gold intercepts cut in the final two holes lay groundwork for 2024 drilling; a new resource is now being calculated for 20-million-oz gold deposit. Freegold Ventures Ltd. April 17 reported that the final two holes of its 2023 drill program cut wide sections of gold mineralization in the western expansion area of the 20-million-ounce Dolphin-Cleary gold deposit on its Golden Summit project about 25 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. According to an early 2023 calculation,... Full story

  • Alaska's Battle Against Dark Money Social Engineering: Exposing the Shadowy Grip of Arabella Advisors in Alaska

    Randy Ruaro|Updated May 8, 2024

    In accordance with the Tenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution and state rights, Congress promised Alaskans that, upon voting for statehood in 1959, Alaska would control resource development decisions on state land and have access to state resources. Those promises are under attack from within the federal government (Biden Administration) and its' left-wing political supporters. A battle is going on right now over control of resource development decisions and the ability... Full story