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Articles from the October 21, 2022 edition

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  • Four women from Nunavut in mining apparel with a large bar of gold.

    Mint offers coin with only Nunavut gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 27, 2022

    In response to an increasing number of precious metals investors wanting to know that the bullion they are buying is responsibly sourced, the Royal Canadian Mint has introduced its first gold bullion coin completely sourced from a single operation – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s Meliadine mine in Nunavut. "Agnico Eagle is proud to be a partner of choice as a trusted source of responsibly produced gold for the Royal Canadian Mint's first-ever single-source mined gold bullion c...

  • Aerial view of Northern Star’s Pogo gold mine on fall day in Interior Alaska.

    Gold production dips at Pogo Mine in Q3

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 27, 2022

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Oct. 18 reported a drop in gold production and an increase in per-ounce costs at its Pogo Mine in Alaska. During the third quarter of 2022, Pogo produced 54,330 oz of gold from 319,433 metric tons of ore averaging 6.1 grams per metric tons gold. While the mill throughput was only down slightly from the 322,290 metric tons processed during the previous quarter, gold grades were nearly 23% lower than the 7.7 g/t gold ore produced during the previous...

  • The 1,500-meter overland conveyor belt at Victoria Gold's Eagle Gold mine.

    Victoria back in business with new GM

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 27, 2022

    Victoria Gold Corp. Oct. 17 announced a successful repair of the overland conveyor belt at Eagle and operations have resumed at the company's gold mine in the Yukon. On Oct. 4, Victoria Gold reported that the 1,500-meter overland conveyor belt linking the crushing plant to the heap leach facility experienced a splice failure on Sept. 29. During the belt's replacement, mining, leaching, and gold recovery plant activities remained in operation while crushing, conveying, and...

  • A drill rig tests for gold at Golden Summit on a warm summer day in Alaska.

    Drills continue to expand Golden Summit

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 27, 2022

    Freegold Ventures Ltd. Oct. 18 reported that step-out drilling cut 421 meters of strong gold mineralization on the western side of the Dolphin gold deposit on the company's Golden Summit project about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. According to a 2016 calculation, the Dolphin deposit hosts 61.5 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 0.69 grams per metric ton (1.36 million ounces) gold; and 71.5 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 0.69 g/t (1.5...

  • Snow-dusted mountains rise above orange landscape during fall in Alaska.

    PolarX scopes Alaska Range copper mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 20, 2022

    Study shows mine is feasible, could be enhanced with more exploration. A scoping study provides the first glimpse of potential mines at the Zackly and Caribou Dome deposits on PolarX Ltd.'s Alaska Range copper-gold project. Spanning a roughly 22-mile- (35 kilometers) long stretch of its namesake cordillera, the Alaska Range project is rich in copper and gold deposits and occurrences. The two most advanced of these are Zackly, a high-grade gold-copper-silver skarn deposit that...

  • Aerial view of the snow-covered Prairie Creek Mine during the winter.

    NWT okays road to Prairie Creek Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 20, 2022

    NorZinc Ltd. Oct. 19 announced that it has received the final approvals needed to begin construction of a winter road to Prairie Creek, the first phase of a planned 170-kilometer (105 miles) all-season road that will allow concentrates from the mine to be delivered to market. The territorial government and Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board approved all NorZinc's management plans pertaining to the permit and license to construct the Pioneer Winter Road. While these are the...

  • Minto Metals' Minto Mine on a beautiful fall day in Yukon, Canada.

    Encouraging drill results at Minto Mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 20, 2022

    Minto Metals Corp. Oct. 20 announced that recent assay results from its planned 30,000-meter exploration drilling program for 2022 have extended known mineralization at its Minto North deposit, as well as added potentially new resource at its Cu Keel South deposit at the company's Minto Mine in the Yukon. "This phase of drilling focused on high priority, untested exploration targets adjacent to the current resource base and followed-up on successful discovery holes from the...