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Articles from the September 8, 2023 edition


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  • Helicopter picking up core from drill rig at Ellis Zone.

    HighGold drills high-grade at Ellis Zone

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

    HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 6 reported another spectacular gold intercept in the initial batch of assays from the 2023 drill program at its Johnson Tract polymetallic project in Southcentral Alaska. Located on the west side of Cook Inlet, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, Johnson Tract is a 20,942-acre property owned by Cook Inlet Regional Inc., an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation, more commonly known as CIRI. Since optioning Johnson Tract...

  • Rock sample with metallic gold mineralization coated with green copper oxides.

    Bornite's germanium potential revealed

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Colorado School of Mines thesis confirms that the germanium values at Bornite deposit have long been underreported. In addition to hosting 6.3 billion pounds of copper and 88 million lb of cobalt critical to the energy transition, the Bornite deposit in Alaska's Ambler Mining District may also be a significant source of the germanium essential to both clean energy and high-tech. "Germanium is an important metal with numerous applications, particularly in the manufacture of sem...

  • Two workers walk from a helicopter to drill at the Pebble project in Alaska.

    PEA affirms Pebble's world-class status

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    SW Alaska project could provide US with 6.4 billion lb copper plus other metals critical to energy transition. A mine at Pebble project in Southwest Alaska could provide a secure domestic supply of 6.4 billion pounds of copper needed for the clean energy future, 300 million lb molybdenum needed for infrastructure, 200,000 kilograms of rhenium for aerospace, 37 million ounces of silver for solar panels, and 7.4 million oz of gold for the economy over 20 years, according to a...

  • Banyan Gold President and CEO Tara Christie inspecting core.

    Banyan reports consistent Powerline gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Banyan Gold Corp. Sept. 6 announced the latest results from 13 holes that confirm consistency of gold mineralization within the southern portion of the Powerline 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 and adjacent to Hecla Mining Company's Keno Hill Silver District, the Aurex and McQuesten properties, or AurMac, is comprised of three deposits – Powerline, Airstrip, and A...

  • A geologist standing atop a large white outcropping pegmatite in NWT.

    Li-FT drills more Yellowknife lithium

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Sept. 6 reported strong lithium results from holes drilled through four pegmatite bodies on three of the 11 properties that make up the company's Yellowknife Lithium project east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. These properties cover some of the most prospective targets found within the Yellowknife Pegmatite Province, a 9,600-square-kilometer (3,700 square miles) area east of the NWT capital city, and have been divided into two groups – five p...

  • A pile of boulders oxidized green from high-grade copper mineralization.

    Bonanza copper and new Storm discovery

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Drill cuts 46m of 2.2% copper that includes 0.3m of 42.8% copper at 4100N; another discovery made. American West Metals Ltd. Sept. 4 reported that its near-surface drill program has tapped high-grade copper in two separate zones at Storm and discovered yet another promising zone of shallow mineralization at this intriguing project on Somerset Island in northern Nunavut. The company's 2023 program involves reverse circulation drilling focused on defining a maiden Joint Ore...

  • A drill pad wedged onto the side of a cliff at the RC Gold project.

    Sitka drills deeper to confirm gold extent

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Sitka Gold Corp. Sept. 5 announced the results from the first three holes drilled during the 2023 exploration program at the RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada, which continues to highlight the consistency and magnitude of mineralization at its ever-expanding targets. "The results from the first three drill holes completed during our summer drill program at RC Gold continue to illustrate just how consistent and well-endowed the gold mineralization is at our expanding Blackjack...

  • As one worker looks on, another completes underground drilling at Snip.

    Significant upgrade to Snip gold resource

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Skeena Resources Ltd. Sept. 5 announced a 237% increase in the amount of gold in the indicated resource category at its Snip project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Located about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Eskay Creek, which has been the primary focus for Skeena, Snip is the home to a high-grade underground gold mine operated by Barrick Gold Corp. that produced 1.1 million ounces of gold from 1.25 million metric tons of ore averaging 27.5 grams per metric gold dur...

  • Thousands of boxes of historic drill core at the Pine Point zinc project in NWT.

    Drilling aims for Pine Point feasibility

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Osisko Metals Inc. Sept. 5 announced initial assays from its 2023 definition drilling at the Pine Point project in Northwest Territories, Canada, as part of the joint venture with Appian Capital, which intends to upgrade resources from the inferred to the indicated category in preparation for a feasibility study. Located just south of the Great Slave Lake, Pine Point is home to a former mine operated by Cominco (now Teck Resources) that produced roughly 14 billion pounds of...

  • Aerial photo of drill pad on cliffside overlooking the mountains.

    Cantoo drilling discovers possible porphyry

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Sept. 5 announced the completion of the maiden drilling at its Southeast Alaskan Cantoo property. Although only three holes totaling 1,356 meters were drilled, the company is excited to report a first look at core suggests significant alteration and mineralization indicative of a porphyry system. Situated east of the Premier gold-silver mining project currently in development by Ascot Resources Ltd., the Cantoo property is located roughly 16 kilo...

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