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  • Teck Resources Solitario Zinc Lik project Alaska Red Dog Mine drilling program

    Teck leads 2021 zinc exploration at Lik

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    Solitario Zinc Corp. July 8 reported that an exploration program led by Teck Resources Ltd. is now underway at Lik, a high-grade zinc project about 14 miles northwest of Teck's Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. Solitario acquired a 50% interest in Lik through the buyout of Zazu Metals Corp. in 2017. Teck owns the other half of the joint venture property. The jointly funded 2021 program at Lik is slated to include geochemical sampling, induced polarization geophysics, and at...

  • Millrock Resources 64North map Pogo Goodpaster Alaska Felix Gold Fairbanks

    Millrock partners explore for Alaska gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    Millrock Resources Inc. July 7 provided an update on the Alaska gold exploration programs being carried out in partnership with two Australia-based mineral explorers – Felix Gold Ltd. in the Fairbanks Mining District and Resolution Minerals Ltd. in the Goodpaster Mining District. "The exploration season is in full swing in Alaska," said Millrock Resources President and CEO Greg Beischer. "Our funding partners are mounting very significant campaigns that could result in new gol...

  • Seabridge Gold Eskay Mining Golden Triangle British Columbia Canada map

    Seabridge, Eskay team up to build road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    In a deal that is expected to lower costs and improve safety for two companies with exciting projects at the heart of British Columbia's Golden Triangle, Seabridge Gold Inc. and Eskay Mining Corp. have agreed to share the C$12-million cost of building nine kilometers (5.6 miles) of road that will extend onto Eskay Mining's exploration property. Branching off the road that provides access to Skeena Resources Ltd.'s Eskay Creek gold-silver mine project, this will be the first...

  • Giga Metals Turnagain PFS British Columbia Canada 2021 field program upgrade

    Drills turning at Turnagain mine project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 15, 2021

    Giga Metals Corp. July 5 announced the start of a 2021 field program focused on upgrading the resource and collecting other data needed for a prefeasibility study for its Turnagain nickel-cobalt project in Northern British Columbia. "This work program is designed to collect all necessary exploration, geotechnical and other data to advance project engineering to the pre-feasibility level," said Giga Metals CEO Mark Jarvis. This PFS will build upon a preliminary economic...

  • Nahanni Construction Nechalacho REEtec rare earth elements Yellowknives CanNor

    Rare earths are now being mined in Canada

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 15, 2021

    On June 28, First Nations mining contractor Nahanni Construction Ltd. dug a scoop of ore from the North T open pit at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories that marked a momentous milestone – Canada is now a rare earths-producing nation. This first REE ore mined at Nechalacho comes just two years after Australia-based Vital came up with a unique plan to take advantage of relatively small but high-grade mineralization coming to the surface at the p...

  • Blackwolf Copper and Gold Golden Triangle Stewart Hyder Alaska map Casey claim

    Blackwolf claims new Casey VMS property

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 15, 2021

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 6 reported that it has expanded its portfolio of mineral projects in Southeast Alaska with the staking of Casey, a high-grade gold-silver volcanogenic massive sulfide property just northwest of Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia. "Staking the Casey property adds another highly prospective unexplored project to our pipeline, particularly targeting polymetallic base and precious metal mineralization similar to our flagship Niblack...

  • Skeena Resources Snip British Columbia Canada Golden Triangle highlights map

    Skeena finds more high-grade gold at Snip

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    Skeena Resources Ltd. July 7 reported that as much as 110.22 grams per metric ton gold over 4.41 meters was encountered in new veins during the phase-3 drilling at Snip, home to a historic high-grade underground mine in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. According to a 2020 calculation, Snip hosts 539,000 metric tons of indicated resource averaging 14 g/t (244,000 ounces) gold; and 942,000 metric tons of inferred resources averaging 13.3 g/t (402,000 oz) gold. The phase-3...

  • Ascot Resources Premier Stewart British Columbia Canada Golden Triangle map

    Ascot discovers Premier copper-silver zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    Ascot Resources Ltd. July 8 announced the discovery of new high-grade copper, gold, and silver mineralization west of the main deposit on the company's Premier project near the town of Stewart, at the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. A planned 25,000-meter drill program at Premier got underway in late May by following up on the 2020 success west of the Premier deposit, a lower-elevation area that is easier to access early in the year. Highlights from the 202...

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