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Articles from the September 20, 2019 edition

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  • Future of Mining Americas back in Denver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Future of Mining Americas conference takes place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from Oct. 21-22 with a strategic focused commercial and operational agenda connecting the industry across the Americas. Key speakers on the agenda include: Freeport McMoRan Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Bert Odinet; Anaconda Mining COO Gordana Slepcev; Sibanye-Stillwater Environmental Manager Randy Weimer; Integra Resources Communication Director Joshua Serfass; Lesley Warren,... Full story

  • Turnagain battery metals nickel cobalt project British Columbia

    More nickel, cobalt in Turnagain deposit

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Giga Metals Corp. Sept. 19 announced expanded resources and improved grades at its Turnagain nickel project in northern British Columbia. Incorporating the 36 infill holes drilled in 2018, Turnagain now hosts 1.07 billion metric tons of measured and indicated resource averaging 0.22 percent (5.21 billion pounds) nickel and 0.13 percent (312.4 million lb) cobalt. This is a 24 percent increase in measured and indicated tonnage compared to the last resource calculated in conjunct...

  • Kutcho, First Nations cooperate on permits

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Kutcho Copper Corp. Sept. 17 announced the start of permitting for its Kutcho copper-zinc project in northern British Columbia. The three deposits that make up the Kutcho project – Main, Esso and Sumac – host 17.26 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 1.85 percent (703.9 million pounds) copper, 2.72 percent (1.03 billion lb) zinc, 0.49 grams per metric ton (272,000 ounces) gold and 33.9 g/t (18.8 million oz) silver. These measured and ind...

  • Modest gold drilled around North Boundary

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Aben Resources Ltd. Sept. 18 reports that drilling continues to expand the North Boundary gold-silver-copper zone on the Forrest Kerr project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. The latest batch of assay results are from five holes drilled outboard of the main mineralized core at North Boundary. One hole drilled by Aben last year, FK18-10, cut 10 meters of 38.7 grams per metric ton (1.12 ounces per metric ton) gold from a depth of 114 meters, including one meter of 331 g/t...

  • Big names in gold invest in HighGold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    HighGold Mining Inc. has received approval to have its shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and some big names in gold mining and investing are lined up to be initial shareholders of the new exploration company. HighGold Mining shares, which will be listed under the symbol HIGH on the TSX.V, are expected to begin trading on Sept. 23. In connection with listing, the gold-focused exploration company closed a C$7.65 million financing on Sept. 19. This non-brokered private pl...

  • Nova eyes RPM as next Estelle gold target

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Nova Minerals Ltd. Sept. 17 announced that re-assaying of core from previous drilling has confirmed another potential gold deposit on its Estelle property in Alaska. Last week, the Australia-based explorer announced a maiden inferred resource of 181.3 million metric tons averaging 0.43 g/t (2.5 million oz) gold for the Oxide Korbel deposit at the north end of Estelle. Now, the company reports promising results from RPM, a target at the southern end of the roughly 18-mile-long...

  • New zinc target tops Red Mountain list

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. Sept. 19 said it has identified another prospect to add to a growing list of drill targets at Red Mountain, a high-grade zinc and precious metals volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) project in Alaska. Red Mountain already hosts two zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold deposits – Dry Creek and West Tundra Flats (WTF). At a 3 percent zinc cutoff grade, these deposits host 9.1 million metric tons of Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant i...

  • Crystal cuts 8M of 15 g/t gold at NW Zone

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Crystal Lake Mining Corp. Sept. 18 announced results from a hole that cut shallow high-grade gold mineralization at the NW Zone on the company's Newmont Lake property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Situated about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Skeena Resources' Eskay Creek project and about the same distance southeast of Teck Resources and Newmont Goldcorp's Galore Creek project, Newmont Lake is in an area known for copper and gold deposits. NW Zone, which is...

  • Ascot taps 8M of 24.5 g/t gold at Premier

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Sept. 19 reported high-grade gold intercepts from drilling down-dip of historically mined areas at the past producing Premier Mine about 25 kilometers (16 miles) northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. An underground mine at Premier produced 2 million oz of gold and 45 million oz of silver from 1918 to 1952; and an open-pit operation in the 1990s produced another 260,000 oz of gold and 5.1 million oz of silver. The mill, assay lab, crusher, tailing storage...

  • Northern Star expands Pogo gold, mill

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    With the success of mining optimization at Pogo and drills confirming another major gold zone on the property, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has decided to invest US$30 million (A$43 million) into upgrades of the Pogo processing plant that will increase the annual throughput capacity by 30 percent. These upgrades are a follow-up to the investments the Aussie miner has already made into improving underground production at the Interior Alaska gold mine, including roughly US$35...

  • Victoria pours first Eagle gold in Yukon

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Victoria Gold Corp. poured the first bar of gold at its Eagle Gold Mine on Sept. 17, elevating the former gold exploration company to the echelon of gold producer. "After all the blood, sweat and tears required to explore, develop, permit, finance and build a gold mine in Canada's North, it is extremely gratifying to pour the first gold bar at Eagle," said Victoria Gold President and CEO John McConnell. The inaugural Eagle Gold bar, poured by Yukon Premier Sandy Silver,... Full story