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  • Cheetah Resources Nechalacho rare earth elements REE Dene First Nation

    Nechalacho invests sticky dollars in NWT

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 12, 2021

    From more than 75% of its workforce and contractors being Canada's First People to sourcing goods and supplies from over 100 local suppliers, Cheetah Resources Corp. is committed to flowing benefits to Northwest Territories communities as it develops Nechalacho – Canada's first and only rare earth's mine. "It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to build a project. A community of indigenous and non-indigenous suppliers, employees, and not-for-profits," s...

  • Hecla Mining Company Greens Creek silver byproduct credits cost of sales surplus

    Byproducts pay for silver at Greens Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 2, 2021

    Hecla Mining Company Aug. 5 reported that the gold, zinc, and lead produced at Greens Creek generated more than enough cash to pay the costs to produce the 5.14 million ounces of silver during the first six months of 2021. After calculating in byproduct credits, the cash cost to produce an ounce of silver at Greens Creek during the first half of the year was negative $1.65. This means that every ounce of silver produced at the underground mine earned Hecla $28.10, which...

  • Doubleview Gold Tahltan Territory scandium Hat map Golden Triangle Canada

    Critical metals, engagement for Doubleview

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Doubleview Gold Corp. Aug. 5 reported that drilling has encountered scandium and other critical minerals alongside the copper and gold at its Hat project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Located in the heart of Tahltan Territory, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) west of the community of Dease Lake, Hat hosts porphyry-style copper-gold mineralization similar to other large deposits in northwestern British Columbia. Earlier this year, the Tahltan Central Government notified...

  • White Gold District Betty property Sixtymile Yukon Canada Ryan's Surprise

    White Gold explores breadth of district

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    From its first-ever diamond drill program on the Betty property in the vicinity of Western Copper and Gold Corp.'s Casino copper-gold project in the Dawson Range to testing a potential hardrock source of the rich placer streams in the Sixtymile district near the Alaska border, White Gold Corp. is in the midst of an expansive exploration program across its more than 1 million acres of prospective land in Yukon's prolific White Gold District. "We are anticipating an exciting...

  • Skeena Resources Snip Golden Triangle BC Canada map infill drilling highlights

    Drill taps high-grade gold in eastern Snip

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 5, 2021

    Skeena Resources Ltd. Aug. 4 announced that its 2021 phase-3 infill drilling at Snip has confirmed and upgraded the modeled vein mineralization in the eastern footwall of this high-grade gold project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. According to a 2020 calculation, 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. The phase-3...

  • Nighthawk Gold Indin Lake Cass Northwest Territories Canada map high-grade cut

    Nighthawk affirms high-grade gold at Cass

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 5, 2021

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. Aug. 3 reported that one hole drilled into the high-grade core of the Cass target at Indin Lake cut 51 meters averaging 6.92 grams per metric ton gold, confirming that this area could add both tonnage and grade to the resources established on the Northwest Territories property. According to a calculation completed earlier this year, Indin Lake hosts 38.7 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.81 g/t (2.25 million ounces) gold and 11.5...