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Articles from the September 30, 2022 edition

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  • A vintage photograph of the now ghost town Grand Forks in Yukon, Canada.

    Minerva AI case study for Klondike Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    Continuing a trend of supporting mineral exploration with its cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning software, Minerva Intelligence Inc. has carried out a case study on the Lone Star gold zone on Klondike Gold Corp.'s Eldorado property in the Dawson Creek Mining District of Yukon, Canada. Evaluated using Minerva's DRIVER software, Klondike Gold says it was extremely impressed with the results. "The close agreement between DRIVER's model extents and...

  • Helicopter atop ridge next to drill rigs testing the Ellis gold zone in Alaska.

    Second Johnson Tract deposit emerging

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    HighGold drilling expands gold-rich Ellis Zone north of 1M oz JT Deposit. With the latest batch of assay results showing the drills are continuing to cut broad layers of high-grade gold at Ellis Zone, it appears that HighGold Mining Inc. is beginning to outline a second gold-rich polymetallic deposit at its Johnson Tract project in Southcentral Alaska. JT, the first deposit outlined on the 20,942-acre Johnson Tract property, hosts 3.49 million metric tons of indicated...

  • An aerial view of the Nikolai project with a red stripe showing the Eureka Zone.

    Third critical metal zone at Nikolai

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    Historical core sampling shows third zone of nickel-cobalt-PGM mineralization at Alaska project. Millrock Resources Inc. Sept. 26 reported that resampling of historical core has identified a third zone of nickel, copper, cobalt, and platinum group metals in the Eureka Zone on the company's Nikolai project about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Delta Junction, Alaska. Discovered by INCO in the 1990s and explored by Pure Nickel Inc. (now Galleon Gold Corp.) from 2007 through 2...

  • 71-carat yellow diamond on silver plate next to geologist’s loupe, tweezers.

    71-carat yellow diamond mined at Ekati

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 6, 2022

    Likely the largest fancy vivid yellow gem discovered at a Canadian mine. Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Sept. 23 announced the recovery of an exceptional 71.26-carat yellow octahedron diamond at the company's Ekati Mine in Canada's Northwest Territories. Renowned for the premium gem-quality stones it produces, Ekati has recovered more than 80 million carats of diamonds since the mine opened in 1998. The 71.26 fancy vivid yellow diamond was recovered on Aug. 25 at Misery, a...

  • Drill core cut in half shows metallic yellow chalcopyrite embedded in host rock.

    Deep drill discovery at Storm Copper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 29, 2022

    American West Metals Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that assays confirm that its deep discovery drilling at Storm has encountered a new style of sediment-hosted copper-zinc mineralization below the high-grade copper at this northern Nunavut project. In August, the Australia-based exploration company reported that hole ST22-10 cut 68.8 meters of mineralization from a depth of 277 meters. This hole was drilled to test a deep electromagnetic geophysical anomaly below the high-grade...

  • Aerial view of camp and mill at Prairie Creek zinc mine project in Canada.

    Larger Prairie Creek zinc mine permitted

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 29, 2022

    NorZinc Ltd. Sept. 29 announced that it has received the final permit needed to develop the expanded operation it has planned for the past producing Prairie Creek zinc mine in Canada's Northwest Territories. The company originally permitted a 1,600-metric-ton-per-day operation for Prairie Creek but decided to expand the mill throughput following the positive results from a 2021 preliminary economic assessment for a 2,400-metric-ton-per-day mining operation that would produce...

  • Workers prep drill pad at North Rackla property in Yukon, Canada.

    Cantex reports first assays from Main Zone

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 29, 2022

    Cantex Mine Development Corp. Sept. 26 announced an update on its drilling program at the company's Main Zone of the North Rackla claim block in Yukon, Canada. Staked for its Carlin-style gold potential in 2012, ensuing work at North Rackla has discovered the 2,500-meter-long Massive Sulfide trend enriched with zinc, lead, manganese, copper, and silver. From the extensive ongoing program, the first results from its 2022 drill program have begun to roll in. Highlights from the...

  • The welcome sign hanging above the only street entering Hyder, Alaska.

    Blackwolf Cantoo drill permitting is a go

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 29, 2022

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that it has received the permits necessary to begin exploration drilling at Cantoo and is gearing up to carry out drilling at this gold-silver-copper project near the town of Hyder in Southeast Alaska. "With receipt of these permits, Blackwolf will expedite completion of heritage and botanical surveying and crew training to prepare the Cantoo property for drilling," said Blackwolf Copper and Gold CEO Robert McLeod. "Depending on...