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Articles from the September 16, 2022 edition

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  • The gravity plant on Seabridge Gold's 3 Aces project in Yukon, Canada.

    Seabridge permitted for 3 Aces exploration

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Short window, hopes to generate almost 2,000 meters of core Seabridge Gold Inc. Sept. 12 announced it has received the permits needed to carry out a drill program now underway at its 3 Aces gold project in southeastern Yukon. The Yukon Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources issued Seabridge a class 4 exploration permit, which allows the company to establish a camp and carry out field activities that include line cutting, trenching, geological mapping, geophysical surveys,...

  • A large chunk of galena or lead, with crystalline sphalerite or zinc on it.

    Tremendous 2022 success for Fireweed

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Whether on purpose or by accident, Fireweed "just can't stop finding zinc." Whether it is expanding zinc-lead-silver resources on its flagship Macmillan Pass project in the Yukon, gaining a better understanding of its newly acquired Mactung tungsten project straddling the Yukon-Northwest Territories, or carrying out reconnaissance exploration of its recently staked Gayna River zinc-lead-gallium-germanium project wholly in NWT, Fireweed Metals Corp. is having a successful...

  • Drill crews begin the first hole at Felix Gold Treasure Creek property in AK.

    Millrock partners drill AK gold projects

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Felix hits gold at Treasure Creek; Resolution awaits more assays from Tourmaline Ridge Australian mineral exploration companies have been busy this summer with drill programs targeting gold prospects on the Treasure Creek and 64North projects that Millrock Resources Inc. has generated in Alaska's Fairbanks and Goodpaster mining districts. Treasure Creek is one property that makes up an enormous land package that Millrock and Felix Gold Ltd. have accumulated in the Fairbanks...

  • Drill tests for gold at the Johnson Tract gold project.

    HighGold hits more high-grade gold at DC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 12 announced that its 2022 drilling is extending high-grade gold mineralization at Ellis Zone, a recently identified mineralized trend associated with the bonanza-grade gold drilled last year at the Difficult Creek (DC) prospect on the company's Johnson Tract property in Southcentral Alaska. Johnson Tract is currently anchored by JT Deposit, which hosts 3.49 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.33 grams per metric ton (598,000...

  • The Nugget exploration camp at Victoria Gold's Dublin Gulch property.

    Victoria's Raven deposit tops 1M oz gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Inaugural resource for 2nd largest intrusion at Dublin Gulch Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 15 reported 1.07 million ounces of gold in a maiden inferred resource for the Raven deposit about 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of the Eagle Mine on the company's Dublin Gulch property in the 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 the Dublin Gulch property....

  • Section of drill core with a yellow circle around visible gold in a quartz vein.

    Ascot encouraged by Big Missouri gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Sept. 13 reported high-grade gold intercepts in the first batch of assay results from the 2022 drilling at Big Missouri, the first deposit the company plans to mine when it resumes production at the Premier gold-silver mine near Stewart, British Columbia. "This season's drill program at Big Missouri is important as it enables us to refine and gain more confidence on our initial stoping areas for underground mining," said Ascot Resources President and CEO...

  • Rainbow touches down during a fall day at the Cassiar gold project in Canada.

    Intriguing gold drilled at Taurus East

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Cassiar Gold Corp. Sept. 13 reported that its 2022 drill program cut significant gold mineralization at Taurus East, a resource expansion area east of the 1.4-million-ounce gold deposit on the company's Cassiar 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 C...

  • Box of core from drilling high-grade silver mineralization in Northern BC.

    Dolly Varden taps strong silver at Wolf

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Sept. 13 reported that this year's drilling has encountered significant silver mineralization in an extension of Wolf Vein, prompting the company to focus the rest of its 2022 program on continued step-out drilling at this northernmost deposit on the Dolly Varden side of the company's Kitsault Valley project in British Columbia. Located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Stewart, BC, the 63-square-mile (163 square kilometers) Kitsault Valley...

  • View from Mountain Haldane showing Alianza Minerals deposit locations.

    Exploration at Haldane begins for Alianza

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Sept. 13 announced the start of its 2022 exploration program at the Haldane Silver project in the historic Keno Hill District in Yukon, Canada. Located about 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Hecla Mining Company's Keno Hill silver mine, the 8,579-hectare (21,200 acres) Haldane property hosts a small historical mine that produced roughly 24.7 metric tons of hand-sorted ore averaging 3,102 grams per metric ton (99.7 ounces per metric ton) silver and 59%...