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Articles from the May 24, 2019 edition

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  • Aben to have drills turning in Yukon, BC

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Aben Resources Ltd. May 23 announced that it will have drills turning at the Justin gold project in southeastern Yukon and Forrest Kerr gold project in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. This year, the company plans to get an earlier start on exploration with a roughly 2,000-meter drill program at Justin beginning in early June. This program will include prospecting, 600 meters of rotary air blast drilling and 1,350 meters of core drilling. The RAB drilling at...

  • Australia based White Rock Minerals, Sandfire Resource exploration Alaska

    Red Mountain 2019 drilling set to begin

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. May 20 announced the completion and preliminary results from a 311-mile (500 kilometers) airborne electromagnetic survey flown over its zinc-rich Red Mountain volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Alaska's Bonnifield Mining District. The Australia-based exploration company said the geophysical survey, which also included the collection of magnetics data, used a state-of-the-art data collection and processing system to identify potential VMS...

  • GT Gold gears up to drill Saddle North

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    GT Gold Corp. May 20 announced plans for a 10,000-meter initial phase of 2019 drilling primarily focused on the Saddle North gold-copper target on its Tatogga property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Last year's discovery program at Saddle North involved roughly 8,200 meters of drilling in 10 holes. Highlights from the 2018 drilling include: • 822.2 meters of 0.42 grams per metric ton gold, 0.26 percent copper and 0.62 g/t silver in TTD085; • 904.1 meters of 0.51 g/t...

  • Osisko drills 1,031 holes at Pine Point

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Osisko Metals Inc. May 22 reported the final batch of results from the 1,031 holes completed at Pine Point since the company began its initial drill campaign at the Northwest Territories zinc project early last year. Cominco Ltd. (now Teck Resources) mined zinc-lead ore from a series of 50 surface and underground deposits along a 60-kilometer (37 miles) corridor at Pine Point from 1964 to 1988. Osisko has identified four zones along this corridor – East Mill, Central and W...

  • Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project AMDIAP

    Ambler Road draft EIS expected in July

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Trilogy Metals Inc. May 20 reported that permitting for the proposed road to provide surface access to the Ambler Mining District is slated for completion this year. The 211-mile Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project (AMDIAP), the official name of this transportation corridor, would connect the Ambler Mining District to Alaska's contiguous highway system. This surface access is a key piece of infrastructure needed to begin realizing the vast potential of this...

  • Trilogy Metals President CEO Founder Novagold Resources

    New Trilogy chair, Rick retires from NG

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Trilogy Metals Inc. May 23 named Janice Stairs as the new chair of its board of directors. Stairs, who has been a director of Trilogy Metals since 2011, graduated from Dalhousie Law School and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University. "Janice is well suited to chair the Trilogy board. With her strong legal background, her many years working in the mining sector and the fact that she has been an active director of Trilogy Metals since its...

  • Constantine finalized deal to lease the Johnson Tract gold property from CIRI

    HighGold to explore CIRI gold property

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. May 21 said it has finalized a deal to lease the Johnson Tract gold property from Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation more commonly known as CIRI. Situated about six miles west of Cook Inlet and roughly 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, the 20,942-acre Johnson Tract property hosts a gold and base metals deposit that is reminiscent of the historical Eskay Creek Mine in neighboring British Columbia and a 7.5-mile...

  • Millrock Resources EMX Royalty Corvus Gold Tectonic Metals Newmont

    Goodpaster gold exploration rush is on

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    With at least five companies investing heavily in securing ground, acquiring royalties and drilling at and around the Pogo Mine, Goodpaster Mining District has emerged as the hottest destination for gold exploration in Alaska during 2019. The US$30 million to US$40 million Australia-based Northern Star Resources Ltd. is investing in exploration at its newly acquired Pogo Mine alone would be enough to make Goodpaster the most explored district in Alaska this year. "We've got 12...