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Articles from the July 5, 2024 edition


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  • Aerial photo of collapsed heap leach pad at Eagle Gold Mine.

    Yukon addresses Eagle heap leach collapse

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Technical briefing and community responses focus on mitigation and future safety measures following the heap leach pad incident at Eagle Gold Mine. The Yukon Government hosted a technical briefing over Zoom on June 28 to address the ongoing investigations into the heap leach pad failure at the Eagle Gold Mine in the Yukon. On June 24, Victoria Gold Corp. reported a collapse of the heap leach pad at its Eagle Mine in Yukon, Canada. In the following days, little information has...

  • Three miners with hardhats and headlamps in an underground mine.

    Overcoming Premier mining challenges

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    After working through commissioning challenges, Ascot is beginning to achieve a steady mill rate at BC's newest gold mine. True to the very purpose of starting with a commissioning period prior to commercial mining operations, Ascot Resources Ltd. has run into challenges as it ramps up to full-scale production at its Premier gold-silver mine within Nisga'a First Nation territory about 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of Stewart, British Columbia. "While various challenges were...

  • Map of the consolidated RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada.

    Sitka adds Clear Creek to 2024 program

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Expands exploration at RC Gold, incorporates newly acquired Clear Creek property for comprehensive geological assessments. Sitka Gold Corp. July 3 announced the expansion of its ongoing 2024 exploration program on its RC Gold property in the Yukon to include a full battery of work at the Clear Creek property acquired from Victoria Gold Corp. on June 24. Before the Clear Creek purchase, Sitka's RC project was already a district-scale property covering 386 square kilometers...

  • Chunk of uranium concentrate, otherwise known as yellowcake.

    Panther begins Fireweed uranium survey

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Infrared and hyperspectral survey will provide a clearer picture of the scope of early-stage target at Boulder Creek. Panther Minerals Inc. July 3 announced plans to carry out a long-wave infrared survey and interpretation of hyperspectral satellite imagery over the northern portion of the Boulder Creek uranium property in Alaska. Located roughly 100 miles northeast of the Gold Rush town of Nome and about 30 miles north of the village of Elim, the 22,400-acre Boulder Creek...

  • Silver North geologist hiking in the hills, mountains of Yukon, Canada.

    Coeur begins drilling at Silver North's Tim

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Targets high-potential CRD mineralization similarly seen at Silvertip. Silver North Resources Ltd. July 3 announced that Coeur Mining Inc. has begun drilling at the Tim property under an option agreement to earn up to an 80% interest in the silver-lead-zinc project in Yukon, Canada. Located roughly 72 kilometers (45 miles) west of Watson Lake and 19 kilometers (12 miles) north of Coeur Mining's Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine project in Northern British Columbia, the Tim...

  • A roughly eight-inch rock sample stained green from copper oxides.

    Aston Bay excited to explore Epworth

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Plans to carry out mapping and geophysics in preparation for drilling at high-grade copper-silver-zinc-cobalt project in Nunavut. Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. June 27 reported that it is gearing up for an exploration program focused on defining drill targets at Epworth, a western Nunavut property that covers a roughly 46-mile- (74 kilometers) trend of high-grade copper mineralization reminiscent of the deposits in the Central African Copper Belt. The sediment-hosted copper...

  • Brightly colored buildings in winter at Dawson City.

    B2Gold invests in Yukon junior Prospector

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Partnership fuels exploration at prospective Yukon gold project. Prospector Metals Corp. June 28 announced a significant strategic investment from B2Gold Corp., representing a major endorsement for the Yukon junior miner. Comprising 4,757 hectares (11,747 acres) within the prolific Tintina Gold Belt, Prospector's Mike Lake (ML) property is located approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Dawson City and 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of the former Brewery Creek... Full story

  • Sen. Murkowski speaking at a summit on critical minerals in Alaska.

    Kudos are in order for Senator Murkowski

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Jul 1, 2024

    Secretary of the Interior Haaland is fighting a Congressional Review deadline to ensure that the Ambler Road is blocked now. For those who haven't been paying attention lately, Senator Murkowski has weighed in strongly on behalf of the Alaska mining industry several times in the past few months. First, at a meeting of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she used her time to sternly admonish Interior Secretary Haaland about the BLM's decision to block the Ambler... Full story

  • A drill inside a green enclosure test for copper below the snow in Nunavut.

    Drill taps 7% copper within Storm's Gap

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 1, 2024

    Near-surface, high-grade copper intercept cut during winter drilling at northern Nunavut project. American West Metals Ltd. July 1 announced that one hole drilled during its spring program cut three meters of 7% copper at the underexplored Gap target on the company's Storm Copper project in Nunavut. According to an inaugural resource calculated in February, four deposits within a roughly 10-square-kilometer (3.9 square miles) area of the Storm property host 17.48 million...

  • View of the JT Deposit, camp, airstrip, and proposed road at Johnson Tract.

    Contango-HighGold merger takes next step

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 28, 2024

    HighGold shareholders overwhelmingly vote in favor of joining Alaska's next gold-producing company. In an embrace of Contango ORE Inc.'s unique vision of transforming high-quality projects into Alaska's next gold mines, HighGold Mining Inc. shareholders nearly unanimously approved a deal to merge with the Alaska-based gold company. During a special meeting held on June 27, 93.7% of HighGold shareholders approved the proposed merger with Contango. "We are very pleased to have t... Full story