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Articles from the August 18, 2023 edition

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  • Drill core fluorescing intensely pink and orange under UV light.

    Last Hurrah BBQ rocks at Illinois Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 7, 2023

    UV lights up core from Last Hurrah drilling, indicating Western Alaska is nearing the fault-offset extension of Waterpump Creek Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Aug. 14 reports that drilling has cut more high-grade silver at the southern end of Waterpump Creek, and there is strong evidence that drilling further south is closing in on a fault-offset extension of this silver-rich carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles west of...

  • Map showing the Nolan property in northern Yukon.

    White Gold kicks off Cali maiden drilling

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 16, 2023

    White Gold Corp. Aug. 15 announced the start of the maiden drill program for the Cali target on the company's Nolan property in Yukon, Canada. Located approximately 77 kilometers (48 miles) west of Dawson City via the Top of the World Highway, connecting Dawson City to Alaska, Nolan is perched in the hills surrounding the Sixty Mile River. Comprised of 2,219 claims across 43,778 hectares (108,177 acres), Nolan covers a large area measuring approximately 30 kilometers (19...

  • Three workers surrounded by a blue light in an underground mine at Premier.

    Premier remains on track for Q1 2024 gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 31, 2023

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Aug. 14 reported that its Premier gold mine in Northern British Columbia remains on track for first gold production in the first quarter of 2024. Lying next to the town of Stewart at the southern tip of BC's Golden Triangle, Premier is home to a past-producing gold mine that last operated in the 1990s. A feasibility study completed in 2020 envisions four underground mines – Big Missouri, Silver Coin, Premier, and Red Mountain – feeding ore to an upd...

  • Photo taken through car windshield by evacuee in line of cars under red sky.

    Wildfire forces Yellowknife evacuation

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 31, 2023

    Blaze could reach NWT capital by weekend, 20,000 residents leave; one mining camp burned, wildfires disrupt entire mining sector. The already severe fire conditions across the Great Slave Lake region of Northwest Territories has taken a turn for the worse, prompting Canadian officials to order the 20,000 residents of Yellowknife to evacuate the territorial capital. Northwest Territories Minister of Environment and Climate Change Shane Thompson said "the fire burning west of...

  • Crews in helicopters battle a forest fire near Yellowknife, NWT.

    NWT fires force stoppage of Li-FT drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 24, 2023

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Aug. 15 reported that it is temporarily demobilizing personnel, essential equipment, and key drill core from the Hidden Lake Camp due to wildfires near the company's Yellowknife Lithium Project in Northwest Territories. Currently, two fires are burning near Li-FT's Hidden Lake Camp – the Ingraham Trail Fire about 18 kilometers (11 miles) to the northwest and the Dettah Fire about 26 kilometers (16 miles) to the southwest. Although the Hidden Lake Camp is n...

  • Three rock hammers lie on an orange-stained mineralized outcrop at MAN.

    AEM acquires $30 million of Nikolai data

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 24, 2023

    Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Aug. 16 announced that it has acquired a database from more than $30 million of exploration carried out since 1995 at the company's Nikolai nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metal project in Alaska. INCO Ltd. first discovered and explored Nickolai during the 1990s. Nevada Star Resources Ltd. picked up the property, which was known at the time as MAN, and carried out exploration with Anglo American (Canada) Ltd. from 2004 to 2006. As its...

  • A series of grab samples showing high lithium content from MacKay

    MacKay samples show significant lithium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Aug 17, 2023

    North Arrow Minerals Inc. August 14 announced the prospecting results from its mapping and sampling program at the company's recently acquired McKay lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada, reporting four grab samples with significant lithium content. Approximately six kilometers (four miles) from the edge of its Lac de Gras diamond-lithium project, the MacKay project is found near the MacKay Lake area in Northwest Territories. Immediately adjacent to the winter road...

  • Visible gold in core from Sitka’s latest drilling program.

    VG from step-out at Sitka's Blackjack

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Aug 17, 2023

    Sitka Gold Corp. Aug. 17 announced that drilling has encountered widespread mineralization, including visible gold, in large step-out drilling at Blackjack during the ongoing drill program at the company's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. Consisting of a 376-square-kilometer (145 square miles) contiguous district-scale land package located in the newly road-accessible Clear Creek, Big Creek, and Sprague Creek districts in the heart of Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt, RC Gold is o...

  • Composite of 12 closeup drill core images showing visible gold.

    Golddigger VG translates to high-grade

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 16, 2023

    Hole GD-23-157 cuts 9 meters of 45.3 g/t gold and 225.4 g/t silver; prospecting turns up 4 discoveries. Goliath Resources Ltd. Aug. 15 announced that assays have returned 23 meters of high-grade gold in GD-23-157, a hole drilled at the Golddigger property in Northern British Columbia that contained 12 occurrences of visible gold observed over a 20-meter section of drill core. Hole GD-23-157 cut 23 meters averaging 18.95 grams per metric ton gold and 95.3 g/t silver (21.08 g/t...