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Articles from the September 11, 2020 edition

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  • High grade gold silver exploration Stewart BC Hyder Alaska

    StrikePoint crews overcome 2020 hurdles

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    StrikePoint Gold Inc. Sept. 9 said its 2020 exploration programs in British Columbia's Golden Triangle are being challenged by COVID-19, weather, and a slow return of assay results. Despite these difficulties, however, crews have met their targets at the company's high-grade Willoughby gold-silver and Porter Silver projects near the mining town of Stewart, BC. "I am exceptionally proud of our team's productivity and success in meeting operational milestones and goals, despite...

  • High grade gold silver mineralization drill core Golden Triangle BC

    Eskay Creek drills tap steady high grades

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Skeena Resources Ltd. Sept. 9 reported additional consistent and high-grade gold and silver assay results from the 2020 phase 1 drill program at its Eskay Creek project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Six helicopter supported drill rigs are currently carrying out infill drilling in the 21A, 21B and 21C zones in order to upgrade resources ahead of a pre-feasibility study for establishing an open-pit mine at Eskay Creek. Highlights from the latest round of assay results...

  • Newcrest Imperial Metals porphyry copper gold mine BC

    Drills confirm high grade Red Chris pods

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Newcrest Mining Ltd. and Imperial Metals Corp. reported additional strong gold-copper intercepts from drilling at the East zone high-grade pod at the Red Chris Mine in northwestern British Columbia. Hole RC634, drilled in the East zone, cut 394 meters averaging 1.6 grams per metric ton gold and 0.86% copper starting at 650 meters down the hole. This intercept includes 166 meters of exceptional gold and silver for a bulk tonnage porphyry system. "Drilling results at Red Chris...

  • Golden Triangle mining town Stewart BC Hyder Alaska Covid 19 bubble

    Reuniting a community separated by COVID

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    An invisible line that divides a community in the towns of Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska has become a lot more tangible with COVID-19 and the international travel restrictions that comes with it. Now, residents of these remote border towns are asking provincial, state, and federal governments to create a figurative bubble that will reunite neighbors now separated by a mandatory 14-day isolation period and other border crossing limitations. A close-knit community...

  • Drill rig snow covered mountain JT deposit CIRI lands Alaska

    High grade assays resume at Johnson Tract

    Shane Lasley|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 9 reports that the 2020 drill program on its Johnson Tract project in Southcentral Alaska picked up where the 2019 program left off – drills tapping long sections of high-grade gold and base metal mineralization. Situated on the west side of Cook Inlet about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage, Johnson Tract is a gold-copper-zinc-silver-lead project that had been inactive for the 25 years prior to HighGold's 2019 program there. Highlights from the 2019...

  • High grade gold exploration Unga Island Alaska Peninsula

    Redstar budgets $6M for Unga exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Redstar Gold Corp. Sept. 10 announced it is investing C$6 million in an 8,000-meter drilling and exploration program at its Unga gold project in Alaska. This program got underway earlier this month and is expected to extend into late November, the drilling will target four areas of high-grade and bulk mineable gold mineralization. "Commencing drilling at Unga is another significant milestone for Redstar Gold as we complete our transformation into a leading exploration...

  • Reverse Circulation RC drill rig Goodpaster gold mining district Alaska

    Northway refines gold targets at Healy

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Northway Resources Corp. Sept. 10 reported that recently completed geochemical and geophysical surveys have identified some very compelling exploration targets on the company's Healy gold project in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. Healy was first identified by Newmont Corp., which staked the property after carrying out four years of analysis across a large swath of Alaska's Eastern Interior region. Follow-up soil sampling by the major gold producer identified three...

  • 64North Pogo West gold drill core Goodpaster Mining Alaska

    64North partners seek Aurora gold traps

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Millrock Resources Inc. and Resolution Minerals Ltd. Sept. 10 provided results from two more holes drilled at 64North and an update on other exploration activities being carried out across the expansive gold exploration project in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District. Bordering Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo gold mine property, the roughly 160,000-acre 64North project includes nine claim blocks – West Pogo, Shaw, Eagle, LMS-X, South Pogo, East Pogo, North Pogo, Last C...

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