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Articles from the June 14, 2024 edition


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  • A geologist’s loupe magnifies coarse gold in core from drilling at Colomac.

    STLLR cuts VG in first 2024 Colomac hole

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Hole C24-01 cut coarse gold mineralization in a promising Colomac resource expansion area. STLLR Gold Inc. June 13 announced that the first 2024 hole drilled at Colomac Main cut strong gold mineralization at this hub deposit on the company's district-scale property in Northwest Territories. Lying about 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of the Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife, Colomac is home to a former mine that produced more than 500,000 ounces of gold...

  • Kluane Drilling crew drilling holes at Klondike Gold Corp.’s Yukon property.

    First phase drilling success for Klondike

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Company will begin next phase of drilling as it awaits assays. Klondike Gold Corp. June 11 announced that it has completed the first phase of 2024 exploration drilling, as well as initial prospecting, and received new detailed prospectivity interpretation from airborne magnetic data from the company's Klondike District property in Yukon, Canada. Located roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dawson City, the Klondike District Gold Project comprises 3,913 quartz claims...

  • Grande Portage geologist examining core with a lathe.

    Herbert Gold closes in on 2 million oz

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Grande Portage compiles three years of exploration to expand resources by 20% gold, 30% silver. Grande Portage Resources Ltd. June 12 announced an updated NI 43-101-compliant mineral resource estimate for the company's Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska. Located 16 miles (25 kilometers) north of Juneau, the Herbert Gold project is an exploration stage, high-grade, gold-mineralized mesothermal quartz vein system in the historic Juneau Gold Belt. Consisting of several...

  • The top of a metallic cube with the periodic table information for nickel.

    FPX looks north to the Yukon for nickel

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Returns to a Yukon property with the same advantageous nickel mineral as is found at its Baptiste project in B.C. FPX Nickel Corp.'s search for a unique mineral that offers a cleaner source of the nickel that is in high demand due to its use in lithium-ion batteries has led the company back to Canada's Yukon. FPX is best known for its work at Baptiste, an advance-staged exploration project in central British Columbia that shows the potential of being a significant future...

  • Drill rig crew working on a hole at Metallic Minerals’ Keno Silver project.

    Metallic kicks off 2024 season at Keno

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Eager to expand on 18.2 million oz maiden resource announced earlier this year. Metallic Minerals Corp. June 13 announced the start of the 2024 exploration program at both its Keno Silver project in the Yukon and the La Plata copper-silver-gold-platinum group elements project in southwest Colorado. Metallic's properties in the Yukon's historic Keno Hill Silver District cover 171 square kilometers (66 square miles) of promising targets adjacent to Hecla Mining Company's Keno...

  • Map of Alaska showing the location of Vinasale within the Tintina Gold Province.

    Discovery Alaska evaluates Vinasale gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Identifies resource expansion and exploration targets at Tintina Gold Belt project. Discovery Alaska Ltd. June 13 announced that its initial evaluation of data from historical exploration at Vinasale has identified resource expansion at the 2-million-ounce \gold project in Alaska. Lying about 16 miles south of the Southwest Alaska mining town of McGrath, Vinasale is a roughly 6,500-acre project owned by Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional...

  • Li-FT geologists examining exposed pegmatite at Yellowknife Lithium project.

    Li-FT concludes assays from winter season

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Combined 286 holes in 49,548 meters as the company prepares for a maiden resource. Li-FT Power Ltd. June 11 announced a batch of assays from 13 drill holes drilled at the Shorty, Ki, Echo, BIG East, Fi Southwest, Nite, and BIG West pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Combining the remaining holes from the winter program with the last hole from its drilling last summer, Li-FT reports that this will be the last reported...

  • Workers in high visibility vests and hardhats walk from a helicopter to a drill.

    Pebble pulls Army Corps into EPA lawsuit

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Northern Dynasty exec says both federal agencies rely on the other's "factually unsupported assertions" to support politically motivated denials of copper mine permits. Believing that the future of the Pebble Mine project is being held back by two federal agencies leaning on each other's "factually unsupported assertions," the Pebble Limited Partnership has filed a motion in federal district court to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) into its lawsuit against... Full story

  • Alaska mountains covered with a dusting of snow in the fall.

    PolarX secures 80% Caribou Dome interest

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Exercises option on high-grade copper property, consolidates ownership of larger Alaska Range project. PolarX Ltd. June 12 announced that it has exercised an option to secure an 80% interest in the Caribou Dome property and a 90% interest in the adjacent Senator property, both part of the company's 103-square-mile (266 square kilometers) Alaska Range copper-gold-silver project. Lying just north of the Denali Highway about 160 miles (250 kilometers) northeast of Anchorage, the...