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Articles from the July 23, 2021 edition

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  • Canada First Nation stakeholder engagement relations mining industry

    A Premier mining pact with Nisga'a Nation

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 26, 2021

    Ascot Resources Ltd. and Nisga'a Nation have signed a benefits agreement that renews and expands their relationship as Ascot closes in on the start of mine development at its Premier and Red Mountain gold-silver projects in the Nisga'a Nation traditional territory in Northern British Columbia. "I am very delighted to represent the Nisga'a Nation in our partnership with Ascot," said Nisga'a Lisims Government President Eva Clayton. "Since the beginning, our relationship has...

  • Graphite One battery metals lithium ion mining Alaska

    Drills turning at critical Graphite Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    With the massive growth in global demand for mined graphite predicted over the coming two decades, Graphite One Inc. has crews collecting the final bits of data that will be needed for a feasibility study for its Graphite Creek project about 35 miles north of Nome, a western Alaska mining town famous for the gold found along the beaches and under the icy waters of the Bering Sea. "The 2021 field program is a very important and exciting milestone for our stakeholders as it is...

  • Goodpaster Alaska gold exploration drilling Pogo gold mine

    Gneiss Pogo-like gold targets at Tibbs

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    Tectonic Metals Inc. July 20 announced it is entering the second phase of its 2021 exploration program at Tibbs in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District with a deep-penetrating Titan-160 ground-based geophysical survey targeting gold-in-soil anomalies in an area prospective for flat-lying gold veins similar to those that have provided the bulk of the ore Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine about 22 miles (35 kilometers) to the northwest. "Tectonic's innovative...

  • Alaska Golden Zone gold silver copper exploration drilling

    Avidian begins 2021 Golden Zone program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    Avidian Gold Corp. July 19 announced the start of 2021 exploration at its Golden Zone gold-silver-copper project about six miles (10 kilometers) west of the paved Parks Highway about midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. This property in Southcentral Alaska hosts several precious and base metal targets along a roughly 12-mile (19 kilometers) trend. Breccia Pipe, the most advanced of these, is a deposit with 4.19 metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.99 grams...

  • Imperial Metals Newcrest open pit block cave copper gold mine BC

    More copper mined, drilled at Red Chris

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    Newcrest Mining Ltd. and Imperial Metals Corp. July 22 reported that the Red Chris mine in Northern British Columbia produced 17.6 million pounds copper and 15,451 ounces gold during the second quarter, compared to 15.9 million lb of copper and 15,850 oz of gold during the first quarter. This nearly 11% increase in copper and nearly par gold production during the second quarter is the result of increased mill throughput and recoveries that was offset by lower head grades of...

  • British Columbia BC Golden Triangle Skeena Resources Barrick gold silver mine

    PFS details robust Eskay Creek gold mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    A prefeasibility study for developing a mine at Eskay Creek has confirmed what most have suspected – robust financial returns to the company that develops an open-pit mine at this historic gold-silver project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. "Eskay Creek has a rare combination of attributes: scale, impressive grade and location in a tier one mining jurisdiction with strong First Nations support," said Walter Coles Jr., CEO of Skeena Resources Ltd., the company advancing...

  • Yellowknife NWT gold exploration drilling Newmont Gold Terra

    Gold Terra returns to Newmont Option

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 22, 2021

    Gold Terra Resource Corp. July 20 announced the start of a 10,000-meter second phase of 2021 drilling on the Newmont Option gold project in Northwest Territories. Located between the Yellowknife and Gold Terra's large land position south of the city, Newmont Option covers a roughly 3,500-meter section of the Campbell Shear, which is the source of nearly 6 million ounces of the gold recovered at the Con Mine between 1946 and 2005. Following the late 2020 option on this...

  • Discovery Africa mineral exploration Chulitna gold silver tin zinc Alaska

    Recon gold exploration at Chulitna complete

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 22, 2021

    Discovery Africa Ltd. July 16 said it has completed an initial field program to validate and expand upon known gold occurrences on its Chulitna project about four miles west of the Parks Highway, roughly midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Situated south of Avidian Gold Corp.'s Golden Zone project, the approximately 46-mile Chulitna land package covers the Partin gold-silver-copper target and Coal Creek tin-silver zinc prospect. Australia-based Discovery Africa,...