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Articles from the September 15, 2023 edition

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  • A large dragline digs rock off coal seams at the Usibelli mine in Alaska.

    Usibelli workers hit safety milestone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Usibelli Coal Mine Sept. 7 celebrated 1,000 consecutive days without a lost time accident. The fact that this milestone is not a record for Alaska's longest operating mine is a testament to Usibelli's unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of the more than 100 workers. "We are proud to celebrate 1,000 days without a lost time accident," said Usibelli Coal Mine President Joe Usibelli Jr. "This achievement reflects our commitment to safety as a core value and the...

  • A technician with electronic equipment surveys a gold mine in Nevada.

    Newmont CEO delivers powerful message

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Urges the mining industry to build goodwill and trust to survive societal, geopolitical, and new technology megatrends in a changing world. Newmont President and CEO Tom Palmer did not waste his keynote address at the Minerals Week 2023 gathering in Australia to tout the many achievements of the world's largest gold mining company he leads. Instead, he delivered a powerful and sometimes foreboding message to the mining leaders in the room and around the world about the...

  • An aerial shot of the Brewery Creek heap leach sites.

    Victoria Gold buys Brewery Creek mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 23, 2023

    In a sudden and surprising announcement, Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the acquisition of Sabre Gold Mines Corp.'s Yukon assets, which include the past producing Brewery Creek gold mine property held by subsidiary Golden Predator Mining Corp., as well as the Golden Dome and Grew Creek exploration properties. "With the acquisition of Sabre's Yukon assets, we are pleased to be expanding our footprint and asset base in our own backyard," said McConnell. "With our track...

  • Victoria’s Eagle Gold Mine production facility in Yukon, Canada.

    Victoria's Raven flies toward upgrade

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 23, 2023

    Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the first analytical results from the 2023 exploration campaign at Raven, a deposit within its already gold-producing Dublin Gulch project in central Yukon. Discovered with soil sampling and trenching in 2018, Raven is a large, near-surface gold target associated with Nugget, the second-largest known intrusive body on Victoria Gold's Dublin Gulch property. Located roughly 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of the Eagle Gold Mine, trenching...

  • Map of newly defined mineralized trend at the Silver Lime project in BC.

    Core Assets extends high-grade CRD in BC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 17, 2023

    Core Assets Corp. Sept. 12 announced that its 2023 drilling continues to extend zones of strong silver-zinc-lead mineralization at Silver Lime, a carbonated replacement deposit-porphyry project on the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Lying alongside the Alaska border in BC's Atlin Mining District, Blue is a 275,890-acre (111,650 hectares) land package covering high-grade skarn and carbonate replacement and porphyry prospects enriched with silver, zinc,...

  • A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

    Ambler Road draft SEIS expected this month

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Sept. 11 reported that 2023 summer field activities at the Upper Kobuk Minerals Project were subdued as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reevaluates the permits for the proposed 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. An expected release of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Ambler Access Project in the coming two weeks, however, provides some hope that a decision on the re-issuance of the road permits c...

  • Snowline Gold’s camp in eastern Yukon, Canada.

    Surface is sprinkled with gold for Snowline

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

    Snowline Gold Corp. Sept. 11 announced the next batch of assays from its ongoing drill program at the company's Valley target on its Rogue property in eastern Yukon. As part of a targeted 10,000-meter program, the company has blown past that with more than 13,000 meters drilled at Valley. So far, completing 29 holes with an additional two in progress, this year's program represents more drilling at Valley than the sum of all previous drilling on the target to date. "This...

  • White Gold’s camp among golden trees in the mountains.

    White Gold drilling expands gold footprint

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

    White Gold Corp. Sept. 7 announced the initial assay results from the 2023 drilling on its Betty and JP Ross properties in Yukon, Canada, two of the three target areas the company has outlined for this year's program. Betty and JP Ross are located approximately 65 kilometers (40 miles) southeast and 30 kilometers (19 miles) northeast, respectively, from White Gold's namesake flagship project, which hosts 16.11 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 2.23 grams per...

  • Drill core sawn in half top reveal a large bleb of native silver.

    Dolly Varden extends high-grade Wolf Vein

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Sept. 11 reported that drilling continues to extend high-grade silver mineralization at the Wolf vein on the company's Kitsault Valley gold-silver project in Northern British Columbia. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Stewart, BC, the 63-square-mile (163 square kilometers) Kitsault Valley project is an amalgamation of Dolly Varden's namesake project, and the adjacent Homestake Ridge gold-silver project the company acquired from...

  • A rainbow touches down near mountains behind the historical Taurus gold mine.

    Reinforcing Taurus gold deposit growth

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Cassiar Gold Corp. Sept. 12 reported the first batch of assays from its 2023 drill program at the company's namesake project in Northern British Columbia. Situated about 55 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of Watson Lake, Yukon, the 145,800-acre (59,000 hectares) Cassiar gold property is divided into two areas – Cassiar North, which hosts the bulk tonnage Taurus gold deposit, and Cassiar South, which hosts multiple high-grade gold targets. Since the June 1 start of the 2023 d...

  • Drill pad set up along the crest of a hill at RC Gold.

    Sitka reports best Blackjack drill hole to date

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

    Sitka Gold Corp. Sept. 11 announced results from the fourth hole completed during the 2023 summer drilling program at the Blackjack deposit on the company's RC Gold project in Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt. Just days after the initial results from the first three holes, Sitka quickly released its finding for hole number four, and the reasoning is sound. "Drill hole DDRCCC-23-046 has produced our highest grade intercept to date with a remarkable 108 grams per tonne gold over 1.2...