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Articles from the June 24, 2022 edition

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  • An aerial view of the Keno Hill Silver District mill in Yukon, Canada.

    Alexco suspends mill to stockpile ore

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 5, 2022

    Alexco Resource Corp. has decided to pause operation of its 400-metric-ton-per-day mill in order to catch up with underground mine development at its Keno Hill silver project in the Yukon. According to the most recent calculation, the Keno Hill Silver District hosts 1.44 million metric tons of probable reserves averaging 804 grams per metric ton (37.19 million ounces) silver, 3.84% (122 million pounds) zinc, and 2.64% (84 million lb) lead in four deposits – Bellekeno, Lucky Qu...

  • Copper that is green from oxidization found on the surface at the Storm project.

    American West gears up for Storm Copper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 30, 2022

    American West Metals Ltd. June 22 announced plans for its 2022 exploration program at the high-grade Storm Copper and Seal Zinc projects on Somerset Island, Nunavut. Australia-based American West, which optioned Storm and Seal from Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. early last year, plans to launch a major diamond drill program in July to test high-grade copper targets at Storm. One of the primary targets will be to define areas of high-grade copper mineralization with the potential to...

  • Mineralized core from drilling at JT gold-silver-copper-zinc deposit in Alaska.

    Testing shows good JT metals recovery

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 30, 2022

    HighGold Mining Inc. June 22 reported that testing shows that conventional metallurgical techniques yield very high-quality copper, zinc, lead, and gold concentrates from the JT deposit on its Johnson Tract project in Southcentral Alaska. According to a calculation completed prior to the start of 2020 drilling, the JT deposit hosts 2.14 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 6.07 grams per metric ton (417,000 ounces) gold, 5.8 g/t (397,000 oz) silver, 5.85%...

  • A drill tests for gold on Freegold Ventures’ Golden Summit project.

    Expanding the Golden Summit deposit

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 30, 2022

    Freegold Ventures Ltd. June 21 reported roughly 200-meter-wide sections of strong gold mineralization in holes drilled on opposite sides of the Dolphin deposit during the company's 2021 drill program at the Golden Summit project about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. According to a 2016 calculation, Dolphin deposit hosts 61.5 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 0.69 grams per metric ton (1.36 million ounces) gold; and 71.5 million metric tons of inferred...

  • Crews survey new underground mine development at the Premier gold project in BC.

    Window closes on 2023 Premier Mine start

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2022

    Just as Ascot Resources Ltd. was entering the home stretch of reestablishing a mine at Premier, the company has been forced to curtail some of the summer construction work needed to put the historic Northern British Columbia gold-silver mine back into operation early in 2023. This slowdown at Premier, which will likely delay the first gold pour by a year, is due to a lack of adequate financing to complete the tailings dam, new water treatment plant, and other projects that nee...

  • A drill tests for zinc-lead-silver mineralization at Macmillan Pass.

    Fireweed Zinc drilling is now underway

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2022

    Fireweed Zinc Ltd. June 20 announced that crews have been mobilized for the company's largest drill program so far at the Macmillan Pass property in Yukon, Canada. "We are very excited to start our 2022 season," said Fireweed Zinc Vice President of Exploration Gilles Dessureau. "It will be the largest and most ambitious program ever carried out by Fireweed at the Macmillan Pass project." The 544-square-kilometer (210 square miles) Macmillan Pass property blankets a roughly...

  • Blue Star geologist uses a loupe to check for gold mineralization in drill core.

    Blue Star Gold off to good start at Ulu

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. June 22 reported that drilling is now underway at its Ulu gold project in Nunavut and the first hole testing the Flood zone is now complete. "The launch of our 2022 exploration program has been executed very efficiently," said Blue Star Gold CEO Grant Ewing. "The initial drill holes will test potential extensions to the Flood zone deposit followed by testing targets in the Gnu Zone area where a new high-grade vein system was discovered by Blue Star in...

  • Drill rig being prepared to test for gold on Treasure Creek property in Alaska.

    Felix strikes gold in second Alaska hole

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2022

    Cutting 28.9 meters averaging 1.43 grams per metric ton gold in its second hole, Felix Gold Ltd. is off to a strong start at its Treasure Creek project a few miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Felix is an Australian mineral exploration company that was founded specifically to explore for gold in the Fairbanks Mining District, which was discovered by the company's namesake, Felix Pedro, in 1902. Early in 2022, Felix entered into a strategic alliance with Millrock Resources Inc....

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