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Articles from the September 10, 2017 edition

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  • 6.75 oz/t gold sample at Herbert

    Updated Mar 14, 2018

    Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Sep. 6 announced that sampling of a newly exposed outcrop at its Herbert Gold project about 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of Juneau, Alaska , returned 6.75 ounces per metric ton gold. This outcrop of the Goat vein was exposed by the rapid erosion of loose boulders and gravel. The vein here consists of approximately 4 feet of quartz with disseminated arsenopyrite, pyrite, galena and sphalerite and visible gold. Hanging wall alteration of the quartz diorite host rock reaches width of at least six...

  • Roads to Yukon resources

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 24, 2018

    Roads to some of Yukon's richest mining districts are getting more than C$360 million in upgrades. Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolled out the plans to invest in modern transportation infrastructure during a visit to the territory on Sep. 2. "Modern infrastructure is key to developing and properly managing the incredible natural resources we have at our fingertips," Trudeau said. The prime minister pledged C$247.8 million to the Yukon Resource Gateway project, a... Full story

  • Solitario considers silver upside at Lik zinc project

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Solitario Zinc Corp. Aug. 31 said it is undertaking metallurgical testing to determine the potential of improved silver recoveries from the zinc deposits at its recently acquired Lik project in Northwest Alaska. Lik hosts two deposits separated by a fault - the near-surface Lik South and the deeper Lik North. Lik South has an indicated resource of 16.85 million metric tons grading 8.1 percent zinc, 2.6 percent lead and 52.8 grams per metric ton silver; plus an inferred resource of 1.23 million metric tons grading 6.8 percent...

  • Sabina taps blue-sky Back River potential

    Updated Jan 11, 2018

    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Sep. 5 reported that the 10,000-meter resource expansion drill program is tapping high-grade extension of the Lama structure on the Goose property at its Back River gold project in Nunavut. One such hole, 17GSE516B, cut 38.55 meters averaging 9.48 g/t gold within a strongly altered and mineralized lower iron formation package that is part of the continuation of the Llama structure. This intercept is approximately 160 meters down plunge from 17GS513, reported earlier this year, which cut 8.3 meters...

  • New gold-copper zone could change KSM plan

    Updated Jan 11, 2018

    Seabridge Gold Inc. Sep. 6 said results from the first five holes drilled this year into the Iron Cap deposit at its KSM copper-gold project in northwestern British Columbia indicate that significant changes to the project's mine plan could be warranted. Four of the holes have long intercepts with gold grades above one gram per metric ton. "We see the potential to make another substantial improvement to KSM's projected economics if we can grow the gold-rich Iron Cap deposit....

  • More high-grade gold found at Red Mountain

    Updated Jan 11, 2018

    IDM Mining Ltd. Sep. 5 reported results from another 28 holes from the roughly 23,000-meter resource expansion and infill drill program at its Red Mountain gold project near Stewart, British Columbia. Highlights from the latest batch of results include 4.88 meters of 149.2 grams per metric ton gold and 59.88 g/t silver, and 6.89 meters of 26.61 g/t gold and 88.19 meter in the Marc zone. These intervals are estimated to be approximate true width of the Marc Zone. Step-out drilling down-dip from the current reserves in the AV...

  • Very high-grade gold discovered at Saddle

    Updated Jan 11, 2018

    GT Gold Corp. Aug. 31 reported multiple intercepts of high-grade gold in six of the first eight holes ever drilled into the Saddle South gold discovery at its Tatogga property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. The best intercept so far is 51.53 grams (1.5 ounces) per metric ton gold and 117.38 g/t silver over 6.95 meters of holeTTD007. TTD001, the Saddle South discovery hole, cut 7 meters averaging 10.26 g/t gold and 46.07 g/t silver. The lowest grade out of the seven hol...

  • Agnico extends Amaruq deposits, finds new zone

    Updated Jan 11, 2018

    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. reported expansion of the V Zone and Whale Tail deposits at its Amaruq gold project in Nunavut, as well as the discovery of a new zone of gold mineralization about 4,500 meters west of Whale Tail. Amaruq is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) to northwest Meadowbank, a mine with enough ore to last until the end of 2018. Agnico is developing Amaruq as a satellite deposit and plans to haul Amaruq ore to the Meadowbank Mill. At the end of 2016, Amaruq hosted 16.9 million metric tons of open pit...

  • Hecla continues support of UAS program to train local miners

    Updated Jan 11, 2018

    Hecla Mining Company Aug. 31 donated another US$300,000 to the University of Alaska Southeast as part of the Greens Creek Mine owner's ongoing support of the campus' "Pathways to Mining Careers" program. This program was created in 2011, when Hecla made an inaugural US$300,000 donation to develop a unique approach to engage local high school students and to educate and train them for future employment in the mining industry. Since that time, the program has been expanded to include adults new to mining. The program takes...