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Articles from the August 27, 2021 edition

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  • Sabina Gold & Silver Nunavut Canada Agnico Eagle Mines Baffinland Iron COVID-19

    Mining activity heats up after slowdown

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    Mineral exploration activity is heating up this summer in Nunavut after a yearlong hiatus sparked by restrictions and cautionary moves driven by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. For the northern Canadian territory's two mine operators and a handful of advanced- and early-stage explorers, the outlook for 2021 programs is much brighter. In mid-June, the Government of Nunavut gave Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. the green light to allow its workers living in the Kivalliq region of...

  • HighGold Mining Johnson Tract property Cook Inlet Regional CIRI ANCSA map

    Exploring a uniquely Alaskan opportunity

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    JOHNSON TRACT, Alaska – A nearly half-a-million-ounce gold deposit sitting on a 7.5-mile trend of obvious yet underexplored mineralization just a few miles from the coast in Southcentral Alaska was hiding in plain sight for more than two decades before HighGold Mining Inc. began unlocking the rich potential of this high-grade gold project in 2019. Owned by Cook Inlet Regional Inc., more widely known as CIRI, Johnson Tract is one of the many mineral-rich properties identified a...

  • Contango ORE Lucky Shot Gold Torrent Cartesian Royalty Holdings map purchase

    Contango ORE buys Lucky Shot gold mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    Contango ORE Inc. Aug. 25 announced that it has acquired full ownership of the historic Lucky Shot gold mine project in the Willow Mining District of Southcentral Alaska. A road-accessible project about 75 miles north of Anchorage, the 8,590-acre Lucky Shot property blankets a large portion of the Willow Creek Mining District, including the pre-World War II Lucky Shot and War Baby mines. It is estimated that from 1918 until being shut down by the federal War Production Board i...

  • Alaska Earth Sciences Bill Ellis geologist history Ambler Mining District

    Bill Ellis blazes trail of Alaska discovery

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    Throughout the relatively short modern history of Alaska, many nameless and oft unrecognized explorers have contributed to the Last Frontier state in ways that future generations will never be able to truly appreciate. This, however, is not the case for Bill Ellis, an explorer and geologist who has gifted his knowledge and experience for nearly half a century and personifies the attitude needed to succeed in mineral exploration, optimism. As if by providence, Bill was born in... Full story

  • President Eisenhower White House government Biden Pebble Donlin

    It is not often wise to set a president

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    Following the model set by other successful generals such as George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight Eisenhower, after having essentially won the War in Europe, went on to become Presidents of the United States. "I like[d] Ike" just as millions of post-war Americans did, but I am not convinced that he was our greatest President. If the truth be known, he probably had more in common with the likes of President Grant, who tried harder to support the... Full story

  • Kinross Gold Trout Unlimited Resurrection Creek Hope Alaska salmon restoration

    Resurrection Creek restoration offers hope

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    HOPE, Alaska – An Alaska partnership between Trout Unlimited and Kinross Gold Corp. demonstrates that cooperation and collaboration are more powerful than conflict and polarization when it comes to conserving the environment while also producing the minerals and metals the world needs and wants. This strength-in-partnerships strategy is on full display in Alaska's historic Hope gold mining district, where Trout Unlimited, Kinross, Hope Mining Company, U.S. Forest Service, a...

  • Banyan Gold Yukon Canada Powerline AurMac property assay results 2022 drilling

    More growth at Powerline for Banyan Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    Banyan Gold Corp. Aug. 23 reported assay results for the next five drill holes at Powerline, returning more strong results and further demonstrating the size potential of this gold deposit on the company's AurMac property in Yukon, Canada. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine, AurMac hosts 52.58 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 0.54 grams per metric ton (903,945 oz) gold in two deposits – Powerline and A...

  • Sabina Gold & Silver Back River Canada Nunavut Goose Mine resource expansion

    Back River pre-mining progress continues

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 2, 2021

    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Aug. 24 announced that it is making significant progress on large predevelopment projects and the delivery of equipment and supplies that further the proposed Goose Mine on the company's Back River gold project in Nunavut, Canada. "Tremendous work has been completed during the first nine months of 2021 as we propel the project towards a production decision," said Sabina Gold & Silver President and CEO Bruce McLeod. "We have been advancing the undergr...

  • Brixton Metals Trapper target British Columbia Canada Golden Triangle assays map

    Brixton drilling cuts more VG at Trapper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 2, 2021

    Brixton Metals Corp. Aug. 23 announced that visible gold has been encountered in six of the first eight holes drilled during the company's maiden drill program at the Trapper target at its 1,000-square-mile (2,600 square kilometers) Thorn gold-copper-silver project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. "The discovery of visible gold in drilling is obviously exciting for us," said Brixton Metals President and CEO Gary Thompson. Earlier this year, Brixton discovered previously...