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Articles from the July 14, 2023 edition


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  • Technician cutting rock channels at DeStaffany lithium project.

    North Arrow grows lithium Moose herd

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    North Arrow Minerals Inc. July 11 announced its 2023 field exploration program at its DeStaffany lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada, has confirmed the discovery of two new pegmatites – doubling the known spodumene pegmatite bodies found on the property. "We've had a strong start to what is really the first full evaluation of the lithium potential of the DeStaffany property," said North Arrow President and CEO Ken Armstrong. Acquired by North Arrow in January, D...

  • Drill pad set up on the Lac de Gras property in NWT, Canada.

    Lac de Gras may hold more than diamonds

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    North Arrow Minerals Ltd. July 13 announced the start of the 2023 field program for its recently fully acquired Lac de Gras kimberlite property in Northwest Territories, Canada – while primarily a diamond project, the company plans to explore a lead for possible lithium-bearing spodumene pegmatites initially reported by Geological Survey of Canada mappers in the 1940s. After obtaining 100% interest in Lac de Gras from previous joint venture partner Arctic Canadian Diamond C...

  • Underground mine in an outline of Alaska on a critical minerals background.

    Alaska critical minerals summit in DC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2023

    Alaska mining and Washington policy leaders gather to discuss forging a path forward to critical minerals in US's Arctic state. Building upon the discussions and strategic ideas set in motion during the 2022 "Alaska's Minerals: A Strategic National Imperative" summit, the U.S. Department of Energy's Arctic Energy Office co-hosted a two-day summit this week to advance policy recommendations for development of critical mineral resources in the North American Arctic. For the Unit...

  • ATAC Resources CEO Graham Downs at Rackla gold property, Yukon.

    Hecla claims Rackla, ATAC now Cascadia

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    With the acquisition finalized, major invests in spin-out, leaving all parties satisfied. After weeks of deliberation, Hecla Mining Company has finalized the acquisition of ATAC Resources Ltd. and the company's previously owned Rackla and Connaught properties in Yukon, Canada. "With the ATAC acquisition, we continue to execute our strategy of acquiring large land packages with significant exploration potential in favorable mining jurisdictions," said Hecla Mining President and...

  • Aerial view of mill and other surface facilities at the Keno Hill silver mine.

    Keno Hill start boosting Hecla silver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Silver production hits 7.9 million oz during first half of 2023; a 2.5M oz boost expected from Keno Hill to close out the year. Hecla Mining Company July 13 announced that the startup of its Keno Hill mine in the Yukon and a more than 20-year production record at Lucky Friday in Idaho has helped to offset some of the lower second quarter silver production at the Greens Creek mine in Southeast Alaska. With the ramp-up to full production getting underway, Hecla's newly acquired...

  • Two-track trail across the Flat gold property in Southwest Alaska.

    Tectonic ready for Flat gold drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 13, 2023

    Tectonic Metals Inc. July 13 announced that it is set to begin a 5,000-meter drill program at Flat in August that will involve two phases of drilling to define and expand the gold mineralization on this property in the Kuskokwim Mineral Belt of Southwest Alaska. "Our inaugural 2023 drill program is all about unveiling the tier one potential of the Flat Gold Project," said Tectonic Metals President and CEO Tony Reda. Located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of the...

  • Geologist stands in front of mineralized rock face in Canada’s Yukon.

    Palladium One explores Canalask nickel

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 12, 2023

    Palladium One Mining Inc. July 10 announced that crews are carrying out fieldwork in preparation for a high-resolution, ground-based electromagnetic survey at its Canalask nickel-copper project in western Yukon. Accessible from the Alaska Highway about 320 kilometers (200 miles) northwest of Whitehorse, the 3,400-hectare (8,402 acres) Canalask property shows strong potential for massive nickel sulfide mineralization. Nickel mineralization was discovered on the property during...

  • Map showing the intersecting Surebet and Bonanza gold-silver zones.

    Goliath taps VG in five Golddigger holes

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 12, 2023

    Goliath Resources Ltd. June 12 announced that it has cut visible gold in five holes drilled so far this year across a 1,500-meter stretch of the company's Golddigger property about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of the mining town of Stewart in Northern British Columbia. In May, Goliath launched what is now expected to be a 20,000-meter drill program focused on building upon the success of an 86-hole program completed last year. Highlights from the 2022 drilling include:...

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