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  • A drill rig tests for gold and silver atop a mountain ridge in Northern BC.

    Drills test for Surebet gold veins source

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 15, 2024

    Goliath launches 15,000-meter drill program at its Golddigger project south of Stewart, B.C. Goliath Resources Ltd. July 10 reported that two drills are turning on its 66,608-hectare (164,592 acres) Golddigger property at the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Over the previous three exploration seasons in Northern B.C., Goliath has focused much of its exploration on Surebet, a roughly 1,800-meter-long corridor at the southern end of the district-scale...

  • An aerial photo of Rio Tinto’s completed Diavik solar farm.

    Rio Tinto's Diavik solar plant goes live

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

    Clean energy will reduce emissions at Diavik Diamond Mine in its remaining years. After little more than half a year since announcing plans to build the largest solar power plant in Canada's remote north, Rio Tinto reports the completion of its 3.5-megawatt solar facility at the company's Diavik diamond mine in Northwest Territories, Canada. Nearly six months after the February start of construction, this significant project has reached completion and is ready to enhance the m...

  • Aerial view of the mill buildings and water storage ponds at the Keno Hill mine.

    Hecla on pace for 17M oz silver this year

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    A Yukon First Nation's call for a mining pause, however, could impact Keno Hill silver output. Hecla Mining Company July 10 reported that continued improvements in performance at its Keno Hill mine in the Yukon has the Idaho-based mining company on pace to produce 17 million ounces of silver in 2024. During the first six months of this year, Hecla's operations produced 8.7 million oz of silver, which is 10% higher than the 7.9 million oz produced at the midpoint of 2023. They...

  • An aerial photo of the landside off the heap leach facility at Eagle Mine.

    Yukon issues directives for Eagle Mine

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

    Cyanide contamination confirmed; First Nation demands mining moratorium; government mandates urgent measures for Victoria. The collapse of the heap leach pad at Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold mine has significantly shifted Yukon's environmental and political landscape. Recent updates from the Yukon Energy, Mines and Resource Minister John Streicker July 11 provided new details on the extent of the impact and outlined urgent measures being taken to address the fallout from...

  • Four highly mineralized rock samples with a Sharpie pen for size reference.

    White Cliff impressed with Great Bear

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Australian explorer makes new mineral discoveries, confirms known targets at historic multi-metal project in Northwest Territories. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. July 9 reported that it has confirmed previously identified copper, cobalt, and uranium mineralization and made new discoveries during the first week of its inaugural exploration program at the Great Bear Lake iron ore-copper-gold-uranium (IOCG-U) project in Northwest Territories. "Finally, we are on the ground!" said...

  • Rock pick hammer beside spodumene-mineralized pegmatite.

    Midas Minerals uncovers latest NWT lithium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Identifies significant potential with new pegmatite discoveries at Reid-Aylmer. Midas Minerals Ltd. July 10 announced the discovery of 17 new spodumene-bearing pegmatites across a four-kilometer (2.5 miles) trend at its recently staked Reid-Aylmer lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Acquired in October 2023, the Reid-Aylmer project covers a 157-square-kilometer (60 square miles) land package roughly 330 kilometers (205 miles) northeast of the capital of NWT,...

  • Drill pad constructed at GT Resources’ Canalask property in Yukon.

    GT Resources reports maiden drilling underway

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Aims for 2,000 meters at Canalask nickel-copper project in Yukon. GT Resources Inc. July 8 announced the commencement of diamond drilling at the company's Canalask nickel-copper project in western Alaska, targeting significant electromagnetic anomalies to explore the potential for high-grade nickel-copper sulfide deposits. Formerly Palladium One Mining Inc., GT Resources underwent a rebranding to better reflect a new focus on metals critical to clean transportation,...

  • A barge loaded with mineral exploration equipment and supplies on calm waters.

    Contango completes HighGold acquisition

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Unique mining company adds new high-quality Alaska asset to portfolio just two days after its transition to gold producer. Contango ORE Inc. July 10 announced the completion of its acquisition of HighGold Mining Inc., a junior mineral exploration company that comes with the 1-million-ounce Johnson Tract gold project in Southcentral Alaska. "(W)e believe the combination of HighGold and Contango makes a tremendous amount of strategic sense," Contango ORE President and CEO Rick...

  • A 600-ounce gold bar stamped with “First gold pour Manh Choh.”

    Manh Choh partners pour first gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 9, 2024

    Kinross and Contango celebrate the pouring of first bar from gold project that boosts Fort Knox production, elevates junior to producer status. FORT KNOX MINE, ALASKA (July 8, 2024) – On a momentous occasion for both companies, Kinross Gold Corp. and Contango ORE Inc. celebrated the pouring of the first gold bar from the Manh Choh project in Alaska. Being operated under a joint venture between Kinross (70%) and Contango (30%), Manh Choh is a high-grade gold project on lands o...