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Articles from the June 21, 2024 edition

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  • Picturesque view of Snowline’s camp in Yukon, Canada.

    Valley: 7.3 million oz gold and counting

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Inaugural resource is from Snowline's first two years of drilling; this year's program aims to grow the Yukon deposit, test new prospects. After just two seasons of drilling, Snowline Gold Corp. has reached a significant milestone with the unveiling of a multi-million-ounce gold resource for the Valley deposit on the company's Rogue property in the Yukon Territory. Exploring seven prospective targets across the Yukon, Snowline's portfolio is split between its flagship Rogue,...

  • A mine worker in high visibility coveralls and hard hat monitors operations.

    SRC buys Canada's first rare earths ore

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    High-grade REE concentrate previously destined for China is now on its way to Saskatchewan for further processing. As home to the first rare earths mine in Canada, Vital Metal Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories grabbed national headlines as the initial link of a burgeoning rare earth supply chain that would be completely independent of China. With this being hailed as a major milestone for Canada and its allies, Vital's announcement late last year that it...

  • Drill pad and crew getting ready to begin a day of drilling.

    Exploration season begins for White Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Company aims for 2,800 meters between five targets across two properties. White Gold Corp. June 19 announced plans for its 2024 exploration program in Yukon's White Gold District, emphasizing maiden diamond drilling at high-priority targets and ongoing surveys targeting new gold and copper-molybdenum prospects. Located roughly 95 kilometers (59 miles) south of Dawson City, White Gold's namesake property is part of a roughly 350,000-hectare (864,869 acres) land package that...

  • Klondike Gold President and CEO Peter Tallman showing samples.

    Bonanza sample from Klondike prospecting

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Exploration, scientific analysis pinpoint possible high-grade orogenic gold targets. Klondike Gold Corp. June 18 reported promising prospecting results from its Stander Zone at the company's Klondike District Property in Yukon, Canada, including a sample reaching bonanza-grade gold mineralization. "Persistent scientific and exploration efforts reevaluating the Klondike District are steadily being rewarded," said Klondike Gold President and CEO Peter Tallman. Last week,...

  • A drill tests a copper project on a summer day in Northern British Columbia.

    Advancing Schaft Creek to prefeasibility

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    $18.7 million Teck-funded program at Northern B.C. copper project includes camp upgrades, engineering work, and environmental studies. Copper Fox Metals Inc. June 17 reported that a C$18.7 million (US$13.6 million) program funded and operated by Teck Resources Ltd. is in progress at the Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project in Northern British Columbia. "The 2024 program is underway and will position the Schaft Creek project to progress toward the start of the...

  • Map of Felix’s claims in relation to other gold properties near Fairbanks.

    Felix unveils maiden NW Array resource

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Newest gold deposit in the Fairbanks Mining District hosts nearly half a million oz of the precious metal; newly opened claims unlock growth potential. Felix Gold Ltd. June 20 announced that it has outlined 467,000 ounces of gold in an inaugural resource for the NW Array deposit on the company's Treasure Creek project about 12 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. "We are delighted to announce this maiden inferred mineral resource at NW Array, which represents a significant...

  • Looking over drill rods toward a drill testing for high-grade silver in Alaska.

    Drills test larger Illinois Creek potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 19, 2024

    Aggressive step-outs aim to confirm continuous CRD zone between past producing gold mine and high-grade silver-zinc-lead deposit. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. June 18 reported that it has already nearly completed the first hole of an initial 4,000-meter drill program focused on demonstrating that the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization outlined at the Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) extends more than 3.5 miles (six kilometers) to the past producing... Full story

  • A box of drill core with abundant quartz veining and silver mineralization.

    Dolly Varden cuts 978 g/t silver at Moose

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 19, 2024

    First batch of 2024 assays demonstrate resource potential at two silver exploration targets. Dolly Varden Silver Corp. June 19 announced that this year's drilling has cut high-grade silver mineralization at the Moose and Chance veins, the northernmost targets on the Dolly Varden end of its Kitsault Valley project in Northern British Columbia. Lying about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Stewart, B.C., Kitsault Valley is a 63-square-mile (163 square kilometers) land package...

  • Visible copper metal seen at the broken end of drill core.

    Drills test high-grade targets at Palmer

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 19, 2024

    American Pacific, Dowa begin 2024 program at copper-rich VMS project in Southeast Alaska. American Pacific Mining Corp. June 18 reported that it has launched a 5,100-meter drill program focused on upgrading and expanding the high-grade copper-zinc-silver-gold mineralization at its Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) project in Southeast Alaska. "We are excited to begin this year's drill program at Palmer," said American Pacific CEO Warwick Smith. "In a world that is... Full story