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Articles from the August 19, 2022 edition


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  • Geologists collect soil sample on Blue Star Gold’s project in Nunavut.

    Blue Star Gold prospects new drill targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 9, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Aug. 15 announced that drilling has tapped additional high-grade gold in the Flood Zone at Ulu, one of the company's three properties that cover more than a 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 7.53 grams per metric ton (605,000 ounces) gold; and 1.26 million metric...

  • Aerial view of the Bornite camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

    Doyon, NANA leaders visit Ambler District

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 3, 2022

    Chiefs from the Doyon region and village leaders from the NANA region came together for a meeting at Ambler Metals' Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects to gain a first-hand understanding of the mining proposed for the Ambler Mining District, as well as to discuss the economic benefits this resource development and a proposed road into the region could have on both the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regions represented. "One of our core values is respect – for people, t...

  • A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

    American Pacific to acquire Constantine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 25, 2022

    Under a deal announced on Aug. 15, American Pacific Mining Corp. will gain 44.9% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast Alaska through the acquisition of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Being advanced under a joint venture between Constantine and Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska Ltd., Palmer hosts 4.68 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.23% (539 million pounds) zinc, 1.49% (154 million lb) copper, 30.8 grams per metric t...

  • Aerial view of camp and processing facilities at the Prairie Creek zinc mine.

    Prairie Creek transport benefits agreement

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 18, 2022

    NorZinc Ltd. Aug. 17 announced the signing of a transportation corridor benefits agreement with Acho Dene Koe First Nation, whose traditional territory lies along the route for delivering zinc and silver-rich lead concentrates produced at a future Prairie Mine in Northwest Territories to global markets. "We are pleased to be signing this agreement with the Acho Dene Koe First Nation which sets a strong foundation for us to work collectively, ensuring the benefits to its...

  • A ridge being bulldozed on Sitka Gold's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada.

    Sitka completes phase II Blackjack drilling

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Aug 18, 2022

    Sitka Gold Corp. August 17 announced that it has finished the second phase of its summer diamond drilling at its district-scale RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. Finishing ahead of schedule, Sitka completed 20 holes for approximately 6,500 meters of drilling during the first two phases of the 2022 program at the 376-square-kilometer (145 square miles) land package in the heart of Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt. "With the addition of a third drill this summer, Sitka has completed...

  • Illustrated map showing gold-silver deposits and future mill site at Lawyers.

    PEA outlines robust Lawyers gold mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 18, 2022

    Benchmark Metals Inc. Aug. 16 published results from a preliminary economic assessment that outlines an economically robust mine at its Lawyers project in Northern British Columbia that would produce 1.7 million ounces of gold and 26.7 million oz of silver over an initial 12 years of mining. According to a calculation completed in June, the AGB, Cliff Creek, and Dukes Ridge deposits at Lawyers host 67.38 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 1.26...

  • Female technician with a section of drill core at the Turnagain nickel project.

    Mitsubishi joins Giga Metals at Turnagain

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 18, 2022

    Giga Metals Corp. Aug. 15 announced that Mitsubishi Corp. has entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to advance the development of a mine at the Turnagain nickel-cobalt project in Northern British Columbia. While best known for its automobiles, Mitsubishi businesses span a broad range of industries that include both industrial materials and mineral resources. The Turnagain project offers this diversified Japanese company with a potential carbon-neutral source of...

  • Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

    Alaska is Well-Positioned to Lead the Nation's Critical Minerals Industry

    David LePain Kyle Moselle Melanie Werdon|Updated Aug 18, 2022

    Modern society depends on the responsible development of a wide variety of minerals and metals. These commodities are used in numerous consumer products, such as cellular phones, computers, televisions, and automobiles. They are also extremely important for powering the transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to one in which renewable energy is a major part of the energy mix. Many of these commodities have been designated as "critical minerals" by the U.S. federal...

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