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Articles from the June 23, 2023 edition

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  • Fireweed Metals Chief Geologist Jack Milton walking along snowy ridge.

    Fireweed initiates steps for Mactung PEA

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    Fireweed Metals Corp. June 20 announced its upcoming roadmap for 2023 at its Mactung tungsten project in Northwest Territories, which includes assessments, validations, and studies to bolster the data toward its planned preliminary economic assessment for the world's largest, high-grade tungsten deposit. Following the recent mineral resource estimate for Mactung, Fireweed has accelerated exploration of this world-class deposit in what appears to be aimed at developing a mine...

  • Looking down on a drill rig perched above clouds on the side of a mountain.

    Palmer resource upgrade drilling begins

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. June 19 announced the start of a 9,000-meter resource upgrade and expansion drill program at Palmer, a high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska enriched with zinc, copper, silver, and gold. American Pacific gained a roughly 45% interest in this advanced-stage polymetallic mine project through the acquisition of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. in October of last year. Dowa Metals & Mining Company Ltd. owns the remaining... Full story

  • Optimum Ventures crew building future drill pad at Harry project.

    New CEO to lead the Blackwolf pack

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    As it enters into an accelerated period of growth, Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. has made an offer to buy out Northern British Columbia-focused gold and silver exploration company Optimum Ventures Ltd. and is shifting around some management positions to better facilitate the surplus of properties it has accumulated in recent years. Initially exploring its flagship historic Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project located on the southern end of Prince of Wales Island in...

  • Coeur Silvertip sign in front of a building at the Silvertip Mine entrance.

    Coeur eyes bigger Silvertip potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    Launches a 1.5- year program to explore wider potential of high-grade silver-zinc-lead project in Northern BC. With recent exploration indicating that the resource outlined at Silvertip may be just a portion of a much larger mineralized system, Coeur Mining Inc. is launching a comprehensive exploration program at this high-grade silver mine project in the northernmost reaches of British Columbia. Going into 2023, Silvertip hosted 7.04 million tons of measured and indicated...

  • A drill tests for gold and silver during a warm summer day in Northern BC.

    Skeena upgrades Eskay Creek resources

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    Skeena Resources Ltd. June 20 announced an upgraded and expanded resource estimate for Eskay Creek that will likely convert into new reserves of gold and silver with an updated feasibility study for this Northern British Columbia mine project slated for completion before the end of this year. According to the new calculation, Eskay Creek hosts 50.1 million metric tons of open-pit-mineable measured and indicated resources averaging 2.57 grams per metric ton (4.14 million...

  • Storm 4100N drill hole location map with copper intercept widths and grades.

    Drill taps 1.5m of 8.2% copper at Storm

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2023

    High-grade copper drilled at 4100N and nearby zones may be tip of the iceberg at Storm. American West Metals Ltd. June 22 reported assays from four additional holes drilled in 4100N Zone at Storm that cut 10- to 30-meter lenses of near-surface mineralization topping 1% copper, including a 1.5-meter subsection that averaged an amazing 8.2% copper. And the geological and geophysical evidence suggests that the high-grade copper lenses currently being drilled may be the tip of...

  • Geologist using a rock pick to inspect a large chunk of quartz.

    Research narrows Klondike gold search

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Klondike Gold Corp. June 19 announced that new academic research is providing insights into exploring for the lode source of the nearly 20 million ounces of placer gold recovered from the streams draining the company's Klondike District property in Yukon, Canada. Located roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dawson City, the Klondike District Gold Project is comprised of 3,913 quartz claims in one contiguous land package covering 727 square kilometers (452 miles) of...

  • Drill pad set up in the middle of the Yukon wilderness in Canada.

    Vertigo to see new White Gold drilling

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    White Gold Corp. June 21 announced the start of diamond drilling at Vertigo, an intriguing gold target in the White Gold District that has virtually seen no drilling since 2019. Located approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) northeast of the company's flagship White Gold project, Vertigo is a road-accessible target found within the JP Ross property roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Dawson City, Yukon. After acquiring all of Kinross Gold Corp.'s projects in the White...