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Articles from the July 24, 2020 edition


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  • Newcrest Mining Imperial Metals Red Chris copper gold mine BC

    Newcrest excited about Red Chris growth

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Newcrest Mining Ltd. July 23 said COVID-19 has not affected the production of copper and gold at its Red Chris mine in northwestern British Columbia. During the second quarter 2020, Red Chris produced 8,401 metric tons (18.5 million pounds) of copper, which is an 18% increase over the 7,128 metric tons (15.7 million lb) produced during the first quarter; and 15,440 ounces of gold, which is a 27% rise over the 12,199 oz produced during the previous quarter. Newcrest attributes...

  • Underground gold exploration drilling Snip Mine northern BC

    New resource for historic Snip gold mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Skeena Resources Ltd. July 21 reported the first resource for its Snip underground gold mine project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle that complies with modern report standards. Based on data from 3,112 surface and underground drill holes, Snip hosts 539,000 metric tons of indicated resource averaging 14 grams per metric ton (244,000 ounces) gold; and 942,000 metric tons of inferred resources averaging 13.3 g/t (402,000 oz) gold. "We are very excited about the maiden...

  • Wind Solar renewable energy requires metals at Pebble Alaska

    Pebble could be a vital US metal supplier

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    With the federal permitting process coming to a close, it is becoming increasingly likely that a mine developed at the world-class Pebble project in Southwest Alaska could become a significant domestic source of copper, gold and other metals demanded by America's manufacturing sectors. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead federal regulator for permitting the Pebble Mine under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), published the final environmental impact statement... Full story

  • Truck at NANA Teck Resources Red Dog zinc mine northwest Alaska

    COVID slows mineral plans in NANA region

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led NANA Corp. and its mining partners, Teck Resources Ltd. and Ambler Metals LLC, to adjust their mineral exploration and mine development plans in order to meet the ever-evolving health and safety mandates to keep shareholders, employees and residents of Northwest Alaska as safe as possible. "Although the pandemic was unexpected, learning to adapt is nothing new for the region and Iñupiaq people. For 40 years, NANA shareholders have supported... Full story

  • Highgold Mining CIRI Johson Tract gold silver exploration Alaska

    HighGold expands 2020 JT drill program

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    HighGold Mining Inc. July 22 announced that it now plans to complete at least 15,000 meters of drilling this year at its Johnson Tract Gold Project in Southcentral Alaska. HighGold had originally planned to complete 7,000 to 10,000 meters of drilling during the 2020 program at Johnson Tract. Strong investor interest, however, resulted in a very strong financing that closed earlier this month. As a result, the company has expanded the scope of this year's work. "With the...

  • Helicopter drill rig Arctic zinc copper gold silver mine Ambler Alaska

    Feds approve critical Alaska mining road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Interior issued two decisions that mark a major milestone along the path of permitting a road to the incredibly rich and strategically important Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. On July 23, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Park Service (NPS) with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, issued a record of decision that authorizes a right-of-way for the proposed 211-mile-long road...

  • Teck Resources Red Dog zinc lead silver mine NANA region Alaska

    Substantial drop in Red Dog zinc output

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 6, 2020

    Teck Resources Ltd. June 22 said COVID-19 and water challenges resulted in a significant decrease in the production of zinc and lead at its Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. Red Dog produced 83,900 metric tons (185 million pounds) of zinc during the second quarter, which is a roughly 47% drop from the 158,000 metric tons (348.3 million lb) produced during the same period of 2019 and a 35% drop from the 128,400 metric tons (283.1 million lb) produced during the first three...

  • Michigan camp Tibbs gold property Goodpaster mining district Alaska

    Tectonic kicks off 2020 Alaska drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 6, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. July 20 announced that drills are turning on its Tibbs Gold project less than 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s high-grade Pogo Gold Mine in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. Immediately following a roughly 2,500-meter rotary air blast drill program at Tibbs, Tectonic will launch the first drill program in more than two decades at Seventymile , an eastern Alaska gold project that covers a more than 25-mile- (40 kilometers)...

  • Red Mountain at Australian White Rock Red Mountain project Alaska

    Sampling refines Last Chance gold targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 23, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. July 22 said sampling carried out this year has provided further evidence of a potentially large gold system at the Last Chance target on the Australian mineral exploration company's Red Mountain property in Alaska. While Red Mountain is best known for its zinc-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits and occurrences, this 308-square-mile (798 square kilometers) property about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Fairbanks lies within the...