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Articles from the July 28, 2023 edition

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  • A statuette of Lady Justice holding scales next to a gavel.

    Alaska asks SCOTUS to undo Pebble veto

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

    Seeks to protect state rights by forcing EPA to withdraw veto; if not, is asking for reparations for unjust taking. After having its independence infringed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to exercise its veto authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to lock away 309 square miles of state lands, effectively confiscating it and creating a de facto national park, Alaska's attorney general has filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to inst...

  • Bands of silver-rich metallic mineralization cuts across dolomite in core.

    Waterpump drilling continues to impress

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Hole WPC23-0029 cuts 19.4 meters of 158 g/t silver, 11.5% zinc, and 5.3% lead; WAM tests larger offset deposit extension. Western Alaska Minerals Corp. July 24 announced that the first assay results from its 2023 drilling at Waterpump Creek further confirm the continuity of the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mineralization within this carbonate replacement deposit on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. Illinois Creek is a highly...

  • The red, white, and blue buildings at Red Dog reflect off tailings pond water.

    Power system issues slow Red Dog output

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    Teck Resources Ltd. July 26 reported that power system issues at Red Dog impacted second-quarter production at this world-class zinc mine in Northwest Alaska. Over the three months ending June 30, Red Dog produced 133,700 metric tons (294.8 million pounds) of zinc, which is 7% lower than the 143,800 metric tons (317 million lb) produced during the same period of 2022. Teck attributes the drop in zinc output primarily to lower zinc grades, which were expected as part of the...

  • Grey drill core riddled with high-grade copper and gold mineralization.

    Growth at Newcrest's Northern BC mines

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 3, 2023

    Increased copper and gold output at Red Chris and Brucejack; drilling shows promising future potential at both BC mines. As the finalization of its merger with Newmont Corp. looms on the horizon, Newcrest Ltd. reports increased metals production and abundant upside at its Red Chris and Brucejack mines in the Golden Triangle region of Northern British Columbia. "In May we reached an agreement for Newmont to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Newcrest," said Sherry Duhe, the i...

  • Large pegmatite dwarfs drill rig testing the lithium-enriched dyke at depth.

    Li-FT drills 39 meters of 1.13% lithium

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 28, 2023

    Assays from the first five holes of Li-FT Power Ltd.'s inaugural drill program at Yellowknife Lithium have begun to confirm what is apparent on the surface, this project east of Northwest Territories' capital city is home to globally significant quantities of lithium-rich pegmatites. With the world demanding enormous quantities of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, Li-FT amassed a 141,572-hectare (349,832 acres) land package covering some of the most prospective targets...

  • A rocky hillside full of greenish rocks that make up copper mineralization.

    Gladiator faces Whitehorse copper arena

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

    Gladiator Metals Corp. July 24 announced the final results from its maiden drill program at the high-grade Cowley Park target on the company's Whitehorse Copper project in Yukon, Canada. The Whitehorse Copper project is a 5,380-hectare (13,294 acres) copper-molybdenum-silver-gold skarn exploration project that covers a significant portion of what has historically been known as the Whitehorse Copper Belt. Located practically in the backyard of Yukon's capital city, from which...

  • Helicopter perched atop the ridge of a mountain range.

    Onyx Gold junior joins Canadian exploration

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

    Onyx Gold Corp. July 24 announced the introduction of the company's executive team and exploration plans for its properties within the highly prospective and overlapping Tintina and Tombstone gold belts in Yukon's Selwyn Basin, and within Ontario's portion of the Abitibi greenstone belt, Canada's most prolific gold region. Early this year, HighGold Mining Inc. spun out its (ON)tario (Y)ukon e(X)ploration properties into Onyx Gold and transferred all its outstanding shares...

  • A view of Macmillan Pass from inside the Selwyn Basin.

    Fireweed finds feeder that links Boundaries

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

    Fireweed Metals Corp. July 26 announced the first batch of assays from its largest drill program ever at the Macmillan Pass project in Canada's Yukon have already delivered game-changing news that links the Boundary Main and Boundary West targets into one continuous zinc-rich zone. A road-accessible project adjacent to Yukon's border with Northwest Territories, the 940-square-kilometer (363 square miles) Macmillan Pass project blankets a roughly 55-kilometer (34 miles) trend...

  • A driller tests for gold during a spring program near Fairbanks, Alaska.

    NW Array gold-antimony trend unfolding

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 26, 2023

    Felix Gold Ltd. July 24 reported another batch of assay results that show its 2023 drill program at Treasure Creek is outlining a trend of strong near-surface gold and antimony at the NW Array target on this exploration property about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Australia-based company completed 4,695 meters of drilling in 50 holes during an early season program at Treasure Creek. This drilling included 4,278 meters of resource delineation drilling in 45 holes at...