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Articles from the June 30, 2023 edition


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  • Let's all Celebrate the 4th of July

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    With all due apologies to our Canadian friends (who celebrate their independence on Saturday), next Tuesday is our big day! Cynicism aside, it is time to recognize just how great America is in general and Alaska is in particular. Gender issues, abortion issues, gun issues, immigration issues, issues with big government, issues with state and local governments, issues with criminal trespassers on the capitol grounds, issues with the criminal prosecutions of a former President...

  • Two drills test Ellis Zone from atop a ridge on the Johnson Tract gold property.

    HighGold levels up JT gold exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Explores Ellis Zone expansion; begins groundwork for an underground exploration ramp at JT gold deposit. HighGold Mining Inc. June 29 announced the launch of a roughly 8,000-meter drill program that is part of a larger multi-year initiative to evaluate the potential for a smaller-footprint, high-grade underground gold mine on its Johnson Tract property in Alaska. "Our plans include significant exploration drilling to grow the property-wide mineral resource base and to...

  • Drill tests for gold and silver on a large treeless saddle in Northern BC.

    Crews mobilize for deep Lawyers drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Benchmark Metals Inc. June 26 announced that it is mobilizing equipment and crews to carry out a 20,000-meter drill program focused on further evaluating and expanding the "Cliff Creek and Duke's Ridge deep" high-grade gold and silver zones on the company's Lawyers project in Northern British Columbia. "Benchmark will have three drill rigs turning at the Lawyers Project this year and anticipates results from late July to December," said Benchmark Metals CEO John Williamson. A...

  • Female worker stands in front of zinc billets produced at Trail Operations.

    Teck Trail refinery gets the Zinc Mark

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    First stand-alone zinc processing site in the world to meet high ESG criteria for Zinc Mark certification. Teck Resources Ltd.'s Trail Operations in British Columbia is the first stand-alone zinc processing site in the world to be awarded the Zinc Mark, a certification that the facility meets high environmental, social, and governance standards. Established six months ago, Zinc Mark is an extension of the Copper Mark framework established by the International Copper...

  • Drill outline multi-million-ounce gold resource north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Group behind Felix excited about Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    Australia-based Mine Discovery Fund launches Wiseman Metals to explore Doyon-owned copper & critical minerals properties; more deals to come. Since emerging on the Alaska mineral exploration scene in 2021, Felix Gold Ltd. has amassed more than 150 square miles of gold-enriched properties in the Fairbanks Mining District and is working toward establishing an inaugural resource at one of the most prospective gold targets discovered so far on this enormous land package. As Felix...

  • Geologist hiking uphill to explore White Gold’s extensive properties.

    White Gold intensifies elephant hunt

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jul 20, 2023

    Amid renewed market interest in gold, White Gold Corp. recently reported increased mineral resource estimates for its flagship White Gold Project and unveiled plans for a 2023 exploration program across its namesake district in the Yukon. The junior explorer, which enjoys the financial backing of major Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (19.5%) and Kinross Gold Corp. (15%), has turned its attention in 2023 to further evaluation of targets at its JP Ross and Betty Ford projects and...

  • Male and female industrial employees working on a jobsite.

    Mining industry short on tech skills

    K. Warner, For Mining News|Updated Jul 13, 2023

    The world's leading mining companies have a big problem – with the industry being transformed by a mad rush to acquire raw materials supporting the worldwide energy transition, and mining companies' sweeping moves to drastically reduce their own carbon footprints, the future of labor is becoming more of a hybrid of specialized technical skillsets and traditional experience. Just as the average miner no longer counts a pick and shovel among his toolkit, the miner of today w...

  • Map showing Thesis Gold's Ranch project just north of Lawyers.

    Thesis ready to launch drilling at Ranch

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 6, 2023

    Thesis Gold Inc. June 27 announced that it is gearing up for a roughly 30,000-meter drill program at Ranch, a gold exploration property immediately north of Benchmark Metals Inc.'s Lawyers gold-silver project in Northern British Columbia. In early June, Thesis and Benchmark announced plans for a merger that would consolidate Ranch and Lawyers into a single 324-square-kilometer (125 square miles) gold-rich land package in the Toodoggone region of Northern BC. Each company is...

  • Kate Carmack posing for a photograph in Seattle wearing pure gold jewelry.

    Woman who helped discover the Klondike

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

    For over a century, the men of the Discovery enjoyed the reputation, renown, and riches; now, Kate Carmack will be remembered too. Tales of the original Klondike discoverers that opened the floodgates for tens of thousands of stampeders to make their way North in search of gold often forget a First Woman of the Yukon that supported them through the challenging times of the early 20th century. A person of quiet stoicism and dutiful integrity, this figure weathered a time where...

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