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Articles from the May 10, 2024 edition

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  • Drill pad built in among the valleys of Macpass, Yukon, Canada.

    Fireweed Metals makes an executive change

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 17, 2024

    Company sees Brandon Macdonald step down; position to be held by Peter Hemstead in interim. Fireweed Metals Corp. May 3 announced an abrupt change of management with the replacement of its former CEO and director, Brandon Macdonald, for Peter Hemstead, who has been appointed as the interim president and CEO. "On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Brandon for the role he has played in helping build Fireweed into one of Canada's leading base-metal exploration...

  • A drill rig tests a gold project on an autumn day in Alaska.

    Avidian to sell Alaska assets to Contango

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 17, 2024

    Agrees to sell Golden Zone, Amanita projects for up to $3.4 million in cash and Contango Ore shares. Avidian Gold Corp. May 2 announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to sell its Alaskan subsidiary, Avidian Gold Alaska Inc., to Contango ORE Inc. for US$2.4 million (C$3.3 million), plus a potential future payment of US$1 million (C$1.4 million) if Contango takes either of Avidian's Alaska assets to a production decision. "This transaction is a win-win,... Full story

  • A tanker truck delivers diesel over a winter ice road in Nunavut.

    B2Gold delays Goose gold mine start

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Company now expects to pour first gold in Q2 2025; is recalculating total development costs for mine. With mining falling slightly behind schedule, B2Gold Corp. now expects to pour the first gold at the Goose mine on its Back River project in Nunavut sometime during the second quarter of 2025, slightly behind the first quarter start originally anticipated. The company, however, also reports that its winter ice road project to deliver equipment, fuel, and supplies was a...

  • A drill rig sits above the clouds on a treeless mountain ridge in Alaska.

    NANA withdraws from Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Northwest Alaska Native corporation disengages from proposed road; will continue to defend right to build future road to the Ambler Mining District. The Ambler Road suffered another setback with NANA Regional Corporation's decision to withdraw its involvement with the proposed 211-mile industrial access to the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District within the NANA region of Northwest Alaska. NANA, which owns lands within the Ambler District enriched with copper, cobalt, and...

  • Map showing the location of the Cali lithium project in NWT.

    Li-FT surprised by Cali lithium potential

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Company reports grab samples up to 3% lithium oxide within a 1- by 1.5-km area at Cali. Li-FT Power Ltd. May 7 announced an update on the surface exploration program completed last year on the company's Cali lithium project, roughly six kilometers (3.7 miles) from the Howard's Pass access road and 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the historical Cantung tungsten mine in Northwest Territories. In 2022, Li-FT gained full ownership of the Cali project in western NWT, near...

  • Picture of a distinct rock with bizarre striations next to hammer for scale.

    Onyx Gold option consolidates King Tut

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Early plans for 2024 include work at new property, throughout greater project; details on effects from possible merger by HighGold and Contango ORE. Onyx Gold Corp. May 9 announced that it has entered into an option agreement to acquire the WEAS property from Senoa Gold Corp.; claims contiguous with the company's King Tut project in Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt. Spun out last year from properties previously held by HighGold Mining Inc., Onyx Gold holds 100% interest in four...

  • A rocky mountain ridge overlooking the Catch property in Yukon, Canada.

    Cascadia sets out to Catch some copper

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Plans for 1,200 meters at Catch and comprehensive work on newest copper discoveries. Cascadia Minerals Ltd. May 9 announced the first phase of its 2024 exploration program will include 1,200 meters of drilling and comprehensive property-wide prospecting, mapping, and soil sampling on the company's flagship Catch copper-gold project in Yukon, Canada, as well as inaugural exploration at others. Located in an underexplored part of southcentral Yukon, about 56 kilometers (35...

  • Color anomaly on the face of cliff at old Little Chief mine.

    Copper targets reveal gold for Gladiator

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Company plans to conduct DHEM surveys to reassess, will now include monitoring for gold, silver, molybdenum. Gladiator Metals Corp. May 8 announced further assays from the ongoing 10,000-meter drill program at the company's Whitehorse Copper project in Yukon, Canada. Located in the backyard of Yukon's capital city, the Whitehorse Copper project is a 5,280-hectare (13,294 acres) copper-molybdenum-silver-gold skarn exploration project that covers a significant portion of what ha...

  • Workers lay out geophysical sensors on snow covered treeless area.

    EM survey lights up Storm copper targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Early results from MLEM survey unveiling resource expansion targets at high-grade copper project. American West Metals Ltd. May 7 reported that preliminary results from a moving loop electromagnetic (MLEM) geophysical survey at Storm has identified new anomalies that indicate strong potential for resource expansion at this high-grade copper project in Nunavut. "The initial data from the Moving Loop Electromagnetic (MLEM) survey has been received and is highlighting new...

  • Enormous cylindrical mills crush ore at the Fort Knox mine in Alaska.

    Fort Knox gold output slows during Q1

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Less ore through the mill and lower grades impact production; Manh Choh remains on track for Q3. Kinross Gold Corp. May 7 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 53,350 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2024, which is a 37% drop from the 84,215 oz produced during the previous three-month period and 18% lower than the 65,387 oz produced during the first quarter of 2023. Due to the effects of cold weather on recoveries from the heap leach pad, a drop in... Full story