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Articles from the October 27, 2023 edition

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  • A drill tests world-class Graphite Creek deposit at sunset in western Alaska.

    Accelerating critical Graphite Creek mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 1, 2024

    Backed by DOD, BSNC, Graphite One completes drill program to support study of graphite supply chain critical to US Thanks in large part to substantial backing and support from the U.S. Department of Defense and Bering Straits Native Corp., Graphite One Inc. completed a 57-hole drill campaign at the Graphite Creek project in western Alaska that is focused on accelerating the completion of a feasibility study for developing an advanced graphite material supply chain in the...

  • Heavy loader organizing milled earth to be sorted or leached.

    Rich results ends Raven 2023 exploration

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 10, 2023

    Victoria Gold Corp. Oct. 25 reported that drills tapped grades as high as 5.83 grams per metric ton gold over 31.4 meters at its more than one-million-ounce Raven deposit on the Dublin Gulch property in Yukon, Canada. "The 2023 Raven exploration season is now completed and, as these latest results demonstrate, has continued to identify high-grade gold mineralization both internally and externally to the current Raven deposit bounds," said Victoria Gold President and CEO John...

  • Map of 2023 and past holes drilled at Dolphin-Cleary deposit at Golden Summit.

    Freegold cuts VG at exploration targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 10, 2023

    Freegold Ventures Ltd. Oct. 23 reported that its 2023 drilling continues to trace gold mineralization to the north and west of the 19.7-million-ounce Dolphin-Cleary deposit at Golden Summit and is encountering visible gold on exploration targets that could add to the world-class gold endowment on this project about 25 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Dolphin-Cleary deposit hosts 407.54 million metric tons of open-pit mineable indicated resource averaging 0.92 grams per...

  • A rainbow touches down near mountains behind the historical Taurus gold mine.

    Cassiar tests wider Taurus gold potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 10, 2023

    Cassiar Gold Corp. Oct. 24 reported encouraging results from its 2023 drilling at Taurus East and Wings Canyon, resource expansion targets east and southeast, respectively, of the Taurus gold deposit on the company's Cassiar project in Northern British Columbia. The 145,800-acre (59,000 hectares) Cassiar gold property is divided into two areas – Cassiar North, which hosts the bulk tonnage Taurus gold deposit, and Cassiar South, which hosts multiple high-grade gold targets. A...

  • Beautiful landscape aerial photo of Nighthawk Gold’s camp in NWT.

    Nighthawk unveils ESG report by Onyen

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 10, 2023

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. Oct. 23 announced its inaugural environmental, social, and governance report for the company's flagship Colomac Gold project in Northwest Territories, Canada, representing the growing trend of mineral explorers highlighting ESG efforts that will add value to projects that hope to be developed into clean and sustainable mines. Lying at the heart of its 930-square-kilometer (359 square miles) Indin Lake property, the Colomac project is home to a...

  • Looking toward shore from atop the barge loader at the DTMS port in Alaska.

    Equipment issues slow Red Dog zinc output

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 26, 2023

    Teck Resources Ltd. Oct. 24 reported that equipment failures at Red Dog impacted third-quarter production at this world-class zinc mine in Northwest Alaska. Over the three months ending Sept. 30, Red Dog produced 124,600 metric tons (274.7 million pounds) of zinc, which is 21% lower than the 157,800 metric tons (347.9 million lb) produced during the same period of 2022. Teck attributes the drop in zinc output to a drop in the tonnage of ore fed into the mill due to equipment...

  • Drill pad next to one of the many lithium pegmatite outcrops in NWT.

    BIG East continues to exceed expectations

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 26, 2023

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Oct. 24 reported the highest-grade lithium intercept so far from its ongoing drill program at the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories Acquiring its various properties in the re-emerging Yellowknife Pegmatite Province in January, Li-FT began its first season with a massive 45,000-meter drill program just a few months after its inception. Assembling a 141,572-hectare (349,832 acres) land package that covers some of the most...

  • Geologist looks across wide valley to copper-gold exploration targets at Joy.

    Amarc, Freeport refine Joy drill targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 26, 2023

    Amarc Resources Ltd. Oct. 26 announced the completion of a 2023 geophysical and sampling program at Joy in preparation for an extensive Freeport-McMoRan-funded 2024 drill program on this large copper-gold project in the Toodoggone mining district of Northern British Columbia. Lying between Thesis Gold Inc.'s Lawyers gold-silver project to the northwest and Centerra Gold's Kemess copper-gold project to the southeast, the 482-square-kilometer (186 square miles) Joy property cove...

  • Fireweed Metals crew holding a briefing on a slope at Macmillan Pass, Yukon.

    Fireweed wraps largest drill program ever

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 25, 2023

    Fireweed Metals Corp. Oct. 24 announced that the 2023 exploration program at its Macmillan Pass project in Yukon, Canada, has come to a close with more than triple the meterage from last year, truly living up to its planned "largest program ever." The company also reports assays from almost half of the total holes drilled for the year. A road-accessible project adjacent to Yukon's border with Northwest Territories, the 940-square-kilometer (363 square miles) Macmillan Pass...

  • Map of 2023 and previous holes drilled at the Bonanza gold zone at Ranch.

    Thesis drills bonanza gold at Bonanza

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 25, 2023

    Thesis Gold Inc. Oct. 24 reports that the first 2023 holes at Bonanza have cut strong mineralization, including one hole that lives up to the name given to this zone on the company's Ranch project in the Toodoggone mining district of Northern British Columbia. Thesis, which closed a merger with Benchmark Metals Inc. in August, is in the midst of a 50,000-meter drill program that involves roughly 30,000 meters on the Ranch property and 20,000 meters at Lawyers, a property...