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Articles from the June 7, 2024 edition


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  • Geologist examining highly copper mineralized slope.

    Gladiator surveys Whitehorse Copper Belt

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Returns numerous potential anomalies across property and more, leading company to stake additional claims. Gladiator Metals Corp. June 3 announced that a recently completed drone magnetic geophysical survey has revealed multiple, significant, large-scale magnetic anomalies at the company's Whitehorse Copper project in the Yukon. "With historical, economic discoveries of copper mineralization in the Whitehorse area largely driven by outcropping occurrences, this first-time...

  • A drill tests for gold from atop heavily mineralized outcropping rock in B.C.

    Eskay Mining, P2 Gold explore merger

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    In the meantime, Joe Ovsenek-led P2 Gold will head the 2024 exploration at Eskay Mining's property in the heart of B.C.'s Golden Triangle. In a deal that will see former Pretium Resources President and CEO Joe Ovsenek returning to British Columbia's Golden Triangle, Eskay Mining Corp. and P2 Gold Inc. have entered into a preliminary deal to merge the two gold-focused exploration companies. Eskay Mining is exploring the Eskay-Corey (formerly Consolidated Eskay) project in North...

  • A sledgehammer lies alongside heavily mineralized rocks broken off an outcrop.

    Core Assets to test deep porphyry in BC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Priority target for the 2024 drill program will be to test a buried porphyry target identified by overlapping evidence. Core Assets Corp. June 5 announced the start of a 5,000-meter drill program that will begin by testing for a buried porphyry body underlying the zinc, lead, copper, and silver mineralization found on the surface at the Silver Lime project on the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Lying alongside the Alaska border in B.C.'s Atlin Mining...

  • Justin gold project and the two target zones in Yukon, Canada.

    Aben employs state-of-art survey tech

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Justin will be scanned with high-tech QMAG survey, a special system that can detect strength and direction of Earth's magnetic field. Aben Minerals Ltd. June 6 announced the mobilization of crew and equipment for a planned airborne QMAG geophysical survey at the company's Justin Gold project in the Yukon. Lying immediately southeast of Seabridge Gold's high-grade 3 Aces gold project and approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of the old Cantung Mine, Justin is a...

  • Rainbow shines down over Banyan Gold camp in Yukon.

    2024 season drills are turning for Banyan

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Drills are already cutting visible gold at Yukon project; company welcomes Henry Marsden as technical advisor. Banyan Gold Corp. June 3 announced that drills are already turning as part of the company's planned 5,000-meter exploration program at its AurMac project in Yukon, Canada. After establishing an impressive 7-million-ounce gold resource for AurMac in February, drilling this year aims to demonstrate high-grade mineralization and grade continuity in potential starter...

  • Geologists marking a surveyed location next to a helicopter.

    Largest regional exploration for Fireweed

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Aims for 14,000 meters between most advanced deposits and new exploration targets. Fireweed Metals Corp. June 5 announced the launch of the largest regional exploration program at the Macmillan Pass project in Yukon, Canada, aiming for 14,000 meters with four rigs at its most advanced deposits. "We are excited to commence the largest regional exploration program Macpass has ever seen," said Fireweed Metals interim CEO Peter Hemstead. "Comprising 6,000 meters of drilling at...

  • A drill tests for copper on an alpine slope in front of snow-dusted mountains.

    Seabridge launches 2024 Iskut drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 17, 2024

    Three rigs testing for KSM-style porphyry copper-gold intrusions at Northern BC project. Seabridge Gold Inc. has launched a roughly 15,000-meter drill program at its Iskut porphyry copper-gold project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Iskut shows all the signs of hosting large porphyry copper deposits similar to Seabridge's world-class KSM mine project, which lies about 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the east. The 1980s-era Johnny Mountain mine produced gold, silver, and...

  • A drill rig tests for gold and silver atop a mountain ridge in Northern BC.

    Goliath hits the ground at Golddigger

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Plans to complete 15,000 meters of drilling targeting the Surebet gold-silver corridor and three discovery targets. Goliath Resources Ltd. June 3 announced that it is ramping up a 15,000-meter drill program to expand the high-grade gold zones at Surebet and test three discovery targets across the wider Golddigger property in Northern British Columbia. Located in the neighborhood of Dolly Varden Silver Corp's Kitsault Valley and Hecla Mining Company's Kinskuch gold-silver...

  • Small group of geologists sampling a rocky slope in Yukon, Canada.

    Onyx permitted to begin drilling in Yukon

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Receipt of permits, company outlines 4,900-meter diamond drilling program for King Tut. Onyx Gold Corp. June 6 announced it has received the permits required to begin its 2024 exploration at the King Tut gold exploration project in eastern Yukon, Canada. Formed last year to explore compelling gold exploration projects spun out of HighGold Mining Inc., Onyx Gold holds 100% interest in four separate properties sandwiched between Snowline Gold's Rogue and Olympus (previously...

  • Map of Pacific Ridge’s Northern BC copper-gold exploration properties.

    Pacific Ridge excited to drill Chuchi

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Company will carry out its first-ever drill program on this copper-gold project in northcentral British Columbia. Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. June 6 provided details of its plans for the 2024 exploration program across its portfolio of copper-gold projects in northcentral British Columbia, including its first-ever drilling at Chuchi. The company's portfolio includes five porphyry copper-gold properties – Chuchi, Kliyul, Redton, RDP, and Onjo – that lie between Centerra Gol...

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