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Articles from the June 14, 2019 edition


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  • Kimberlite discovery at Gahcho Kué Mine

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. July 11 announced the discovery of a new kimberlite roughly 200 meters east of the planned open pit mining area for the Tuzo kimberlite on the Gahcho Kué Mine property in Northwest Territories. Named after Alice Evelyn Wilson (1881-1964), who is officially recognized as Canada's first female geologist, Wilson is the first kimberlite discovered on Mountain Province (49 percent) and De Beers Canada's (51 percent) Gahcho Kué joint venture p...

  • Fireweed eyes more zinc, new targets

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Fireweed Zinc Ltd. June 12 announced that crews have begun work in preparation for the 2019 exploration program at Macmillan Pass, a 544-square-kilometer (210 square miles) zinc-lead silver project in eastern Yukon. Two deposits at Macmillan Pass – Tom and Jason – host 11.21 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 6.59 percent (1.63 billion pounds) zinc, 2.48 percent (610 million lb) lead and 21.33 grams per metric ton (7.7 million ounces) silver; plus 39.47 mil...

  • EMX Royalty CEO discusses Goodpaster

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    EMX Royalty Corp., a company that has found success in generating royalties through low-cost property acquisition and early-stage exploration, has recently acquired gold royalties in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. "EMX is very excited about our interest in Goodpaster," EMX Royalty CEO David Cole said in a recent interview with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable. "The Goodpaster District is host to the Pogo Mine, which is a mine that has produced over three-almost...

  • Newmont Lake gold silver copper exploration map Golden Triangle BC

    Glacial retreat bares Newmont Lake target

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Crystal Lake Mining Corp. June 12 said a large copper-gold porphyry target area with high-grade gold potential, known as Chachi Corridor, has been outlined on the eastern side of its Newmont Lake project in the heart of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Located about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Skeena Resources Eskay Creek project and about the same distance southeast of Teck Resources and Newmont Goldcorp' Galore Creek project, Newmont Lake is in an area known for...

  • GS West drives Golden Saddle expansion

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Gold Corp. June 10 announced a 25 percent increase in the gold resources in the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits at its White Gold property in the Yukon. Combined, these two adjacent deposits now host 14.33 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 2.26 grams per metric ton (1.04 million ounces) gold; and 10.7 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.48 g/t (508,700 oz) gold. This 8 percent increase in indicated and 80 percent increase in inferred...

  • StrikePoint Gold Stewart high-grade silver Golden Triangle BC

    IDM execs sign on as StrikePoint advisors

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    StrikePoint Gold Inc. June 13 announced the formation of a technical advisory committee to assist and provide technical guidance to the management team regarding all aspects of exploration and development of StrikePoint properties. StrikePoint's portfolio includes two gold and silver exploration properties in British Columbia's Golden Triangle – Porter and Willoughby – three in the Yukon – Pluto, Mahtin and Golden Oly – and several other earlier staged properties. Rob McLeod...

  • Nickel Mountain copper cobalt platinum palladium Golden Triangle BC

    Unveiling high-grade B.C. nickel project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    At a time when electric vehicles are driving the need for increased nickel, Garibaldi Resources Inc. is unveiling an extremely high-grade deposit of this battery metal at its Nickel Mountain project about 18 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of the historic Eskay Creek Mine in the heart of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. "Increasingly, Nickel Mountain represents an important new discovery within the Eskay Rift," said Peter Lightfoot, a technical advisor to Garibaldi and...

  • Contango Ore Tok Alaska Tetlin Village

    Peak Gold sale ends, exploration revs up

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Contango ORE Inc. June 11 announced that the sales process for the Peak Gold joint venture has concluded without identifying a buyer for the partnership that owns the high-grade Peak Gold project in Interior Alaska. Two adjacent skarn deposits at Peak Gold – Main Peak and North Peak – host 9.2 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 4.08 grams per metric ton (1.21 million ounces) gold and 14.19 g/t (4.2 million oz) silver. A preliminary economic ass...

  • Tahltan, Seabridge reach milestone pact

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    The Tahltan Nation and Seabridge Gold Inc. June 10 announced they have negotiated the terms of a co-operation and benefits agreement in connection with the development of a mine at Seabridge's KSM gold-copper project located in northwestern British Columbia. The Tahltan Nation's 95,933-square-kilometer (37,040 square miles) territory covers 70 percent of British Columbia's Golden Triangle - a world-class mining jurisdiction with a thriving mineral exploration sector. This...

  • Department of Commerce federal strategy secure reliable critical minerals

    Alaska rare earths project gets a nudge

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Washington D.C.'s increased interest in securing a steadfast supply of critical minerals may prompt further advancement at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Mountain, a Southeast Alaska project that hosts seven of the 35 minerals, metals and groups of elements that are considered critical to the United States. A federal interagency report published earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce, "A federal strategy to ensure secure and reliable supplies of critical...

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