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Articles from the May 24, 2024 edition


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  • Closeup of chunks of uranium concentrate or yellowcake.

    Greenridge to explore Nut Lake uranium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 10, 2024

    Excited to dig into highly prospective property akin to Beaverlodge Uranium District. Greenridge Exploration Inc. May 22 announced a regional review of its Nut Lake, a project in the Thelon Basin of Nunavut that is highly prospective for uranium that has garnered global attention since a recent pledge by global leaders to triple worldwide nuclear power generation by 2050. Located approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Atha Energy Corp.'s recently acquired Angilak uranium... Full story

  • Black and white photo of historic uranium mine at Radium Point.

    Aussie company explores Canada uranium

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

    White Cliff Minerals takes a new look at old Radium Point, a uranium project in NWT with significant silver, gold, copper, zinc, nickel, and cobalt potential. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. May 19 announced its latest progress as it gears up for its inaugural field expedition at the Great Bear Lake (formerly known as Radium Point) in Canada's Northwest Territories. Covering a land package of 3,300 square kilometers (1,274 square miles) in the Echo Bay district of the northern...

  • Periodic table entry for uranium in neon blue.

    Exploring Alaska's largest uranium deposit

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 27, 2024

    Panther Minerals takes fresh look at Boulder Creek as a potential source of fuel for zero-carbon nuclear energy. With global leaders pledging to triple worldwide nuclear energy generating capacity by 2050 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) and the United States banning the imports of uranium from Russia, companies are scouring the globe for this zero-carbon energy fuel. This search includes Panther Minerals Inc.'s upcoming exploration of the Boulder... Full story

  • Photo of RC Gold project over a rocky ridge in Yukon, Canada.

    RC Gold winter holes offer key insights

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    The two winter holes paint picture of extent of Blackjack gold deposit mineralization, leaves Sitka optimistic. Sitka Gold Corp. May 23 reported the second hole drilled during its short winter drill program returned a significant gold intercept just south of the current Blackjack deposit, results that continue to highlight the potential of this area to add higher-grade tonnage to the RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. The latest results are from hole DDRCCC-24-058, which cut...

  • Li-FT drill technician placing finished core into a box.

    Latest assay release from Li-FT pegmatites

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    Drill results highlight potential for the Shorty pegmatite to deliver high-grade tonnage to future resource. Li-FT Power Ltd. May 22 announced another batch of assays from 12 drill holes completed from the Shorty, BIG East, Echo, Fi Main and Ki pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Consisting of 11 properties divided into two groups – five in a road-accessible area immediately east of Yellowknife and a cluster of six about 5...

  • Closeup of drill core with significant copper mineralization and veining.

    Brixton launches 2024 drilling at Thorn

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    BHP backed drill program is focused primarily on testing new porphyry copper-gold targets. Brixton Metals Corp. has launched a 12,000- to 17,000-meter drill program focused on testing several porphyry copper-gold targets across its 2,863-square-kilometer (1,105 square miles) Thorn project in Northern British Columbia. Having successfully completed an oversubscribed C$14.5 million (US$10.6 million) financing in November that included the participation by BHP Group, which holds... Full story

  • Fall foliage covers a ridge with the Alaska Range and a rainbow in the distance.

    U.S. GoldMining excited to grow Whistler

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    With $10 million in the bank, company will focus its 2024 drilling on expanding and upgrading copper-gold resources at the Alaska project. U.S. GoldMining Inc. May 22 reported that its upcoming drill program at Whistler will focus on resource upgrade and expansion drilling at the Whistler and Raintree deposits on this porphyry copper-gold project about 105 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. "We are excited to commence our 2024 exploration program at the Whistler...

  • A drill rig sits on a pad built on a large platform on a hillside.

    Drills are turning at Kitsault Valley

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    Dolly Varden starts off 2024 program by testing silver and gold exploration targets. Dolly Varden Silver Corp. May 21 announced that it has three drills turning at Kitsault Valley, marking the company's earliest start ever at the gold-silver project about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Stewart, British Columbia. "With drilling already underway, our 25,000-meter program is the earliest startup for of any season for Dolly Varden Silver and we look forward to building on...