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Articles from the September 21, 2018 edition


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  • Exploring historic high grade silver property near Stewart Golden Triangle BC

    Sampling discovers new Porter silver veins

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    StrikePoint Gold Inc. Sept. 17 reported samples with as much as 1,432 ounces per metric ton silver, 16.9 grams per metric ton gold and 3.57 percent copper in the first round of assay results from surface sampling at the Porter silver project on Mount Rainy about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) southeast of Stewart, British Columbia. Three historic mines are found on the recently expanded Porter property – Silverado, which is on the mountain facing Stewart; Porter; located about 2...

  • Ascot Resources advance Premier mine project toward operation near Stewart

    Ascot extends gold toward Premier portal

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Sept. 19 said drilling to the west of the 602 and 609 zones at its Premier project near Stewart British Columbia has extended gold-silver mineralization 150 meters from the resource area toward a portal at the past producing mine. The more than 100-square-kilometer (38.6 square miles) Premier-Dilworth property is home to the Premier Mine, a past-producer of 2.1 million ounces of gold and 44.9 million oz silver. Infrastructure from the operations used up...

  • Gold bismuth cobalt copper project in Northwest Territories NWT

    Fortune refines new opportunity for Nico

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Fortune Minerals Ltd. Sept. 17 reported successful results from metallurgical test work aimed at verifying an upgraded and essentially arsenic-free cobalt concentrate can be produced from the Nico cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project in Northwest Territories. Over the past two decades, Fortune has advanced Nico from an in-house mineral discovery to a development stage project that includes a planned mine and concentrator in the Northwest Territories and refinery in...

  • Past producing heap leach gold miner operated by Viceroy Resource Yukon

    Drills expand Brewery Creek gold zones

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. Sept. 18 reported that its summer drill program at Brewery Creek has expanded gold mineralization around five zones at this producing gold mine about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Dawson City, Yukon. This year's 22-hole drill program at Brewery Creek had two objectives – collect material for metallurgical testing to assess the viability of continuous vat leaching; and exploration drilling to extend known zones of gold mineralization through t...

  • PolarX and Millrock Resources explore Zackly gold copper project Alaska

    PolarX expands Zackly, looks beyond skarn

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    PolarX Ltd. Sept. 20 announced that it has encountered deeper high-grade gold-copper-silver mineralization east of the Zackly skarn deposit on the Australian explorer's Alaska Range Project. In March, PolarX reported an Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant inferred resource for Zackly of 3.4 million metric tons of inferred resource grading 1.2 percent (90.4 million pounds) copper, 2 grams per metric ton (213,000 oz) gold and 14 g/t (1.5 million oz)...

  • Bermingham silver resource upgrade drilling Yukon Territory

    Double silver at Bermingham good for Keno

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Alexco Resource Corp. Sept. 20 reported that drilling over the past two years has nearly doubled the amount of silver contained in the high-grade Bermingham deposit at the company's Keno Hill Silver District project in the Yukon. Bermingham now hosts 1.65 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 628 grams per metric ton (33.35 million ounces) silver, 1.3 percent (48.69 million pounds) zinc, 1.6 percent (57.89 million lb) lead and 0.12 g/t (6,120 oz) gold. This repre...

  • White Gold district exploration drilling hits high grade gold Yukon Territory

    Vertigo discovery hole hits high-grade gold

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Gold Corp. Sept. 17 announced that it has tapped high-grade gold in the discovery hole at the Vertigo target on the company's JP Ross property in Yukon's White Gold District. Near surface gold mineralization was encountered at Vertigo earlier this year with a GT Probe, a track mounted sampling machine engineered by Dawson City-based GroundTruth Exploration. Designed to be more cost-effective and less environmentally invasive than traditional trenching, the GT Probe...

  • Sojourn Exploration Seven Devils Millrock new properties British Columbia

    New Sojourn in BC's Golden Triangle

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    With the completion of a C$2.8 million financing, along with the closing of property acquisition agreements with Millrock Resources Inc. and Seven Devils Exploration Ltd., Sojourn Exploration Inc. has all the pieces in place to be a significant new prospect generator in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. The three-way deal brings together three highly prospective copper-gold properties generated by Millrock, another four properties and the exploration talent of privately...

  • Skeena drills Barrick Gold's past producing Eskay Creek VMS mine project

    New resource shows Eskay Creek potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    When Skeena Resources Ltd. acquired Eskay Creek from Barrick Gold Corp. in 2017, the exploration company believed this historic mine property hosted significant quantities of gold and silver mineralization that fell below the cut-off grade for previous mining but may be considered economically viable ore today. A new resource calculated for Skeena backs up this theory. According to the calculation published on Sept. 17, Eskay Creek hosts 1.09 million metric tons of open-pit... Full story

  • Australian junior expands high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide VMS Alaska

    White Rock reaps rewards at Red Mountain

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. Sept. 20 announced the conclusion of its exciting inaugural exploration program at the zinc-rich Red Mountain volcanogenic massive sulfide project about 60 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The 4,111 meters of drilling and regional exploration carried out this year expanded the two historical and high-grade VMS deposits already identified on the property and made similar new discoveries that demonstrate the district-scale potential of Red Mountain....