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Articles from the May 20, 2022 edition

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  • With snow on the ground, Ruen begins 2022 drilling at the Estelle gold property.

    Nova Minerals resumes drilling at Estelle

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 16, 2022

    Nova Minerals Ltd. May 15 announced that it has begun an up to 50,000-meter drill program slated for this year at its Estelle gold property in Alaska. With the drills focused on expanding and upgrading both the Korbel and RPM deposits for inclusion in the phase-two scoping study to be completed later this year and a prefeasibility study in 2023, Nova says this year's program is the most important for the company so far. "This is another transformational year for Nova and we...

  • The 3rd element on the periodic table, lithium, is an ideal metal for batteries.

    Alaska lithium discovery at Coal Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    Nearly all the 50 minerals critical to the United States can be found at mines, deposits, and prospects across Alaska. Intriguing lithium occurrences, however, have not been identified in America's Last Frontier – until now. Discovery Alaska Ltd. says it has identified lithium at the Coal Creek prospect on its Chulitna property about four miles west of the Parks Highway midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Discovery acquired the Chulitna property early last year t...

  • A rainbow at the Lik zinc exploration project in Northwest Alaska.

    Teck launches Zinc Satellite initiative

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    With global zinc demand outpacing supply and the transition to renewable energy creating even more need for the galvanizing metal, Teck Resources Ltd. has launched an initiative to realize value from its portfolio of world-class zinc development assets – most of which are in Alaska and Northern British Columbia. "The market outlook for zinc is strong, due to declining production from existing primary zinc mines, underinvestment in global exploration for zinc, and long-term d...

  • A rainbow near the Bornite camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

    Federal judge affirms Ambler Road remand

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    United States District Court Judge Sharon Gleason confirmed the U.S. Department of Interior's request to remand the previously issued federal permits for construction of the proposed 211-mile Ambler Access Project but ruled the permits will not be terminated altogether. Earlier this year, DOI requested a voluntary remand of the previously issued joint record of decision that authorized a right-of-way across federal lands for building the industrial-use-only road that would...

  • A drill tests for gold at the Golden Summit project north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Wide and wider Golden Summit intercepts

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    Freegold Ventures Ltd. May 18 reported more wide sections of strong gold mineralization and even wider sections of bulk tonnage gold mineralization were encountered in the latest batch of holes from the 2021 drilling at the Dolphin deposit on the company's Golden Summit project about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. During 2021, Freegold completed more than 38,000 meters of resource expansion around the Dolphin deposit, as well as the adjacent Cleary Hill Vein System,...

  • A streak of bright green northern lights over a Yukon gold exploration project.

    Banyan's AurMac hosts 4M oz of gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    After its initial maiden resource estimate in 2020, Banyan Gold has been determined to expand the resource at its AurMac property in the Yukon to more than 3 million ounces of gold, after extensive exploration consisting of large systematic step-out drilling the company has blown well over that mark, achieving nearly 4 million ounces on this northern Canada mine. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine and adjacent to Alexco...

  • A rolling green landscape with a single lone drill rig set on the hillside.

    White Gold announces 2022 program plans

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 19, 2022

    White Gold Corp. May 18 announced its plans for the 2022 exploration program at its more than 1-million-acre (422,730 hectares) land package in Yukon's White Gold District, with particular focus on targets from last year's successful season. Much of this year's program will further evaluate targets on the White Gold property as well as the Betty Ford property to follow up on the 2021 exploration which continued to produce very encouraging results as well as to perform maiden...

  • A drill tests the Starlight-Racehorse gold target along the Kitsault trend.

    Dolly Varden preps for historic year

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 19, 2022

    Dolly Varden Silver Corp. May 17 announced that crews are gearing up for an initial 30,000-meter drill program that will focus on upgrading and expanding the resources at Dolly Varden and Homestake Ridge, as well as explore for more gold and silver mineralization between these deposits on the company's Kitsault Valley project in Northern British Columbia. Located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of the mining town of Stewart, BC, the 63-square mile (163 square kilomete...

  • A lone drill rig along a ridge, with miles of mountains in the background.

    Sitka Gold newest discovery hits Blackjack

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 19, 2022

    Sitka Gold Corp. May 17 announced an impressive intercept among its assay results during the 2022 winter exploration program at its RC Gold project in the Yukon, reporting 205.8 meters averaging 1.01 grams per metric ton gold from surface, including 91 meters averaging 1.61 g/t gold. "Hole 23 has produced some impressive results with characteristics similar to those seen in our initial Blackjack zone discovery hole and our first follow-up hole and continues to demonstrate...

  • A rock sample with visible gold collected from the Casper vein in Northern BC.

    Garibaldi drilling taps more Casper gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 19, 2022

    Garibaldi Resources Corp. May 13 reported that early-stage exploratory drilling at the Casper target on its Nickel Mountain property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle cut gold mineralization along 260 meters strike length of the quartz-gold vein system. Located about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of the historic Eskay Creek Mine, Nickel Mountain is best known for the E&L zone, a high-grade magmatic nickel-copper-cobalt massive sulfide discovery surrounded by a...

  • A cross shaped trench with an excavator in the middle of the Yukon wilderness.

    ATAC kicks off 2022 drilling programs

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 19, 2022

    ATAC Resources Ltd. May 19 announced the start of the 2022 field season with crews mobilizing to the Nadaleen project at the eastern end of the company's Rackla Gold property in the Yukon, before drilling a copper discovery on its Connaught property near the territory's western border. In early 2020, ATAC published results from an updated preliminary economic assessment for Osiris, a Carlin-type gold deposit at Nadaleen that hosts 12.4 million metric tons of inferred resource...

  • Joe Usibelli, Sr., former president and chairman of Usibelli Coal Mines Alaska.

    A true Alaska coal mining pioneer passes

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2022

    Usibelli Coal Mine May 14 announced the passing of Joseph Usibelli, Sr., an Alaska mining pioneer in the truest sense. Born on Dec. 28, 1938, in Suntrana, a historic Alaska mining town about 3.5 miles east of the community of Healy, Joe Sr. spent his entire life involved with Alaska's mining sector. The son of Emil and Rose Usibelli, Joe became president of Usibelli Coal Mine at the age of twenty-five after his father passed away unexpectedly in 1964. During his 23-year... Full story