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Articles from the September 10, 2021 edition


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  • Pebble Partnership PEA preliminary economic assessment Bristol Bay copper mine

    PEA reveals Pebble economics, benefits

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 29, 2023

    The Pebble Mine project advanced to the final step of the permitting process would produce 320 million pounds of copper; 363,000 ounces of gold; 15 million pounds of molybdenum; 1.8 million oz of silver; and 12,000 kilograms of rhenium annually over the first 20 years of mining, according to the results of a new preliminary economic assessment published by Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. on Sept. 9. In addition to the proposed 20-year-mine submitted for permitting, the PEA... Full story

  • Tectonic Metals Tibbs South Jorts Jeans Ridge Brink Doyon Goodpaster District

    Tectonic on brink of new gold discoveries

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 23, 2021

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Sept. 7 reported assays as high as 50.5 grams per metric ton gold from rock samples collected from the Jorts prospect at Tibbs South, a property immediately south of Tibbs being leased from Doyon Ltd. The mineralization in the rocks collected from South Tibbs appears to be veining associated with an intrusion-related gold system that strongly resembles the high-grade component of mineralization at Kinross Gold Corp.'s Fort Knox gold mine. Located in the Go...

  • Ascot Resources Premier mine British Columbia Canada Stewart mills Nisga'a

    Mill delivery marks Premier milestone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Sept. 8 announced that the ball and SAG (semi-autogenous grinding) mills have been delivered and are being prepared for installation inside the mill building at the company's Premier gold project near Stewart, British Columbia. Home to a past-producing mine that last operated in the 1990s, Premier has all the major infrastructure – mill, assay lab, crusher, tailings storage area, and underground workings – in place to resume operations. A feasibility stu...

  • Alexco Resource Bermingham Northeast Deep Keno Hill Yukon Canada map

    Alexco drills deep high-grade silver zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    Alexco Resource Corp. Sept. 7 reported that its 2021 program continues to expand upon the extremely high-grade silver mineralization in the Bermingham Northeast Deep zone on its Keno Hill project in the Yukon. Discovered in 2018, Northeast Deep lies about 150 meters below the Northeast zone at Bermingham, a deposit that hosts 630,173 metric tons of probable reserves averaging 899 grams per metric ton (18.21 million ounces) silver. One hole drilled at Northeast Deep in 2019...

  • Ambler Mining District UKMP Trilogy Metals South32 Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects

    Setbacks not expected to slow Arctic Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    While weather delays and a shortage of workers will likely prevent Ambler Metals LLC from achieving its targeted 14,600 meters of drilling at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects this year, the joint venture between Trilogy Metals Inc. and South32 Ltd. said this setback will not slow the permitting and development timeline for Arctic, expected to be the first mine developed in Northwest Alaska's Ambler Mining District. The reason for this is Ambler Metals prioritized the... Full story

  • Heliostar Metals Unga Island Aleutian Islands Alaska map Aquila Shumagin Apollo

    Aquila is a priority gold target at Unga

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 13, 2021

    Heliostar Metals Ltd. Sept. 7 reported that this year's drilling has encountered two zones of strong gold mineralization at the Aquila target on its Unga project in Southwest Alaska. A zone of outcropping epithermal quartz veins at the southwest end of the Shumagin trend, one of two corridors of gold and silver mineralization running across the breadth of Unga Island, Aquila is one of the four highest priority targets on the project. Aquila was discovered by Battle Mountain...

  • Banyan Gold Yukon Canada visible gold assay results highlights AurMac Powerline

    Drilling shows Powerline growth potential

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 9, 2021

    Banyan Gold Corp. Sept. 8 announced the results of the final 15 holes for the 2021 phase 1 drill program at the Powerline deposit at its AurMac property in Canada's Yukon, increasing the area of known gold mineralization by more than 650%. "Results continue to demonstrate growth potential of the Powerline deposit, with continuity of near-surface gold distributed in mineralized horizons concordant with the sub-horizontal mineralization model," said Banyan Gold President and...

  • Pebble Mine Bristol Bay Clean Water Act 404(c) Joe Biden Alaska Mike Dunleavy

    EPA revisits Bristol Bay restrictions

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 9, 2021
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    The Environmental Protection Agency Sept. 9 announced its intention to reinitiate the process of making a Clean Water Act Section 404(c) determination to protect certain waters in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska. Providing such a determination is finalized, it would purportedly protect waters that are essential to commercial, subsistence, and recreational fisheries. Such stringent protections, however, would make advancing the nearby Pebble mine nearly impossible.... Full story