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Articles from the October 20, 2023 edition

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  • Geologist inspecting sample with a loupe.

    Another 400m gold intercept for Snowline

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 20, 2023

    Snowline Gold Corp. Oct. 19 announced another incredible length of mineralized core from surface, extending over 400 meters, averaging 1.43 grams per metric ton gold from its latest batch of assays reported from drilling the Valley target on the company's Rogue project in Yukon, Canada. While a short but sweet release of only two holes, these are adding to Snowline's entries into the Yukon gold intercept record books. Much like its earlier reported more than 500-meter...

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

    BLM's Ambler Road SEIS raises concerns

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 10, 2023

    Alaska Delegation says Ambler Road is guaranteed by Congress; Alaska Natives come out for, against road. Roughly a year and a half after suspending the previously issued federal permits to build a 211-mile industrial access road to the Ambler Mining District, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has published a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for a transportation corridor that would link the metal-rich region of Northwest Alaska to global markets. Permits for t...

  • A drill rig tests for nickel and associated metals on a summer day in Alaska.

    Alaska Energy Metals affirms Eureka nickel

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 2, 2023

    First two holes cut thick nickel sulfide zones expected at Eureka, and bonus mineralized zone. Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Oct. 16 reported that assays from its first two drill holes at Nikolai confirm the grades and consistency of the disseminated nickel sulfides in the Eureka Zone that runs roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) across this nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals project about 55 miles south of Delta Junction, Alaska. Nikolai's Eureka zone was first identified b...

  • A rainbow shines down over the Palmer project camp in Alaska.

    First assays for American Pacific's Palmer

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 2, 2023

    American Pacific Mining Corp. Oct. 18 announced the initial results from its finished 2023 field program at its Palmer copper-zinc project in Southeast Alaska. Located in the Porcupine Mining District near the town of Haines, Alaska, Palmer is an advanced-stage, high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide-sulfate deposit operated under Constantine North Inc., a subsidiary of American Pacific, and funded as part of a joint venture with Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd. "The 2023...

  • Map of gold geochemistry on the Thorn property with location of Trapper target.

    Brixton drills 6m of 5 g/t gold at Trapper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 21, 2023

    Brixton Metals Corp. Oct. 18 announced the first assays from Trapper gold target on the company's Thorn copper-gold project in northwestern British Columbia. Situated about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east of Juneau, Alaska, the 2,863-square-kilometer (1,105 square miles) Thorn project hosts both porphyry copper-gold-silver-molybdenum and high-grade epithermal gold targets. Late last year, BHP Group Ltd. invested C$13.6 million (US$9.9 million) to acquire a 19.9% interest in...

  • Crewmember loading up a tray of core in the core shack.

    Metallic drills for Keno silver resource

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Metallic Minerals Corp. Oct. 19 announced the completion of its 2023 exploration program at its Keno Silver project in Yukon, Canada. Covering 171 square kilometers (66 square miles) within the historic Keno Hill Silver District, Metallic Minerals has been advancing its flagship Keno Silver project that lies adjacent to Hecla Mining Company's Keno Hill silver mine. While not as large as last year's program, the company opted to focus its efforts on the largest and...

  • An outline of Li-FT Power’s exposed pegmatite outcrop in NWT.

    Steady on for Li-FT lithium assays

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Oct. 17 announced the next batch of assays from the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, with results from holes drilled at Fi Southwest, Fi Main, and the BIG East pegmatites. Consisting of 11 properties that cover some of the most prospective targets within the growing Yellowknife Pegmatite Province, the Yellowknife Lithium project is a 9,600-square-kilometer (3,700 square miles) area east of NWT's capital city. Divided into two...

  • Visible gold speckles a section of core from a hole drilled at the Prew Zone.

    Drills tap more high-grade gold at Premier

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Oct. 19 reported that the latest batch of assays from 12 holes includes seven that cut greater than an ounce of gold per metric ton at the Prew Zone, which is the first area of the Premier deposit to be mined when a new era of operations begins at the Premier Mine in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Lying about 15 kilometers (nine miles) north of Stewart, BC, Ascot's Premier gold project is home to a past-producing gold mine that last operated in the...

  • Closeup of mills turning at the Pogo gold mine in Alaska.

    Pogo on pace for 250,000 oz gold in 2023

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Oct. 19 reported that its Pogo Mine in Alaska produced 61,817 ounces of gold during the third quarter of calendar year 2023. Over the first nine months of this year, Pogo poured 192,918 oz of gold, putting the company's only operation outside of Australia on pace to top 250,000 oz in 2023. Since completing an expansion of the Pogo mill to 1.3 million metric tons per year in 2022, Northern Star has been working to ramp up gold output at the...

  • Map of Felix Gold exploration project in the Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska.

    High-grade antimony at Treasure Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Felix Gold drills up to 28% antimony, including 6.1m of 13% Sb at project near Fairbanks, AK Felix Gold Ltd. Oct. 19 reported that assays from the 2023 drill program at the NW Array target returned high-grade antimony that elevates the criticality of the company's Treasure Creek project in Alaska. Since its emergence on the Alaska mining scene in 2021, Australia-based Felix has amassed more than 150 square miles of gold-enriched properties in the Fairbanks Mining District of...

  • A new solar array in front of hill with golden fall foliage in BC.

    TNDC installing solar at Schaft Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 17, 2023

    Tahltan Nation's business arm has partnered with Solvest to install solar systems at mining project in Tahltan Territory. With the goal of advancing clean energy in Northern British Columbia and adding to its business endeavors, Tahltan Nation Development Corp. has partnered with Solvest to identify and develop renewable solar power solutions that reduce diesel consumption and carbon emissions within the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation. "We are excited to... Full story