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Articles from the November 9, 2018 edition


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  • Golden Triangle gold silver mine project near Stewart British Columbia

    More Unicorn gold at Big Missouri Ridge

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Ascot Resources Ltd. Nov. 1 reported that drilling has encountered additional high-grade gold in the Unicorn area of Big Missouri ridge has intercepted high-grade gold mineralization. The company completed 45,848 meters of resource drilling in 237 holes on its Premier-Dilworth property about 16 miles (25 kilometers) north of Stewart, much of which targeted various zones within the Big Missouri area. This more than 100-square-kilometer (38.6 square miles) property is home to...

  • Drills tap copper outside of Kutcho Main

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Kutcho Copper Corp. Nov. 6 reported that initial results from this year's resource expansion drilling at Kutcho Main has expanded this high-grade copper-zinc-silver deposit at the company's namesake project in northern British Columbia. Located about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Dease Lake, the Kutcho property hosts three known Kuroko-type volcanic massive sulfide deposits along an east-west trend. The largest, Main, comes to surface at the east end of the trend, with...

  • Pit slide, rain limit Fort Knox gold output

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Kinross Gold Corp. Nov. 7 reported lower gold production and higher costs at its Fort Knox Mine due to lower ore grades and the minor pit wall slide that occurred at this Interior Alaska operation in March and above average rainfall which affected geotechnical stability during the third quarter. Fort Knox produced 51,984 ounces of gold during the third quarter of 2018, a roughly 49 percent decrease from the 101,047 oz recovered during the same period last year. The per-ounce c...

  • Ucore plans to acquire MRT developer

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 7 said it plans to exercise its option to purchase IBC Advanced Technologies Inc., the Utah-based company that developed the molecular recognition technology used to separate rare earth elements from a solution derived from Ucore's Bokan Mountain project in Southeast Alaska. This technology, also known as MRT, was proven to efficiently pull out individual high-purity rare earths with a pilot plant known as SuperLig-One and is being implemented into...

  • High res magnetics map shows Alaska Range porphyry copper gold potential

    Zackly SE porphyry target comes into focus

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    PolarX Ltd. Nov. 5 said a high‐resolution aeromagnetic geophysical survey flown this fall over most of the Stellar property, part of the Australian explorer's Alaska Range project, clearly shows the signature of a significant copper‐gold porphyry target at the Zackly SE prospect. Collecting magnetic data on 50-meter line spacing at an average height of 33 meters above the ground, the helicopter-flown survey provided details of a 7.5-mile (12 kilometers) long structural cor...

  • Golden Triangle British Columbia gold copper exploration

    Sojourn takes a first look at BC portfolio

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Sojourn Exploration Inc. Nov. 2 provided preliminary results of reconnaissance mapping, sampling and geophysical surveys on four of its porphyry copper-gold projects in British Columbia, including the Todd Creek and Oweegee Dome projects in the province's prolific Golden Triangle. Sojourn acquired Todd Creek, Oweegee Dome and Willoughby, a third Golden Triangle exploration property, from Millrock Resources Inc. "Sojourn's Todd Creek and Oweegee Dome projects are within...

  • Salmon ballot measure Pivotal day Alaska mining sector

    A pivotal day for Alaska's mining sector

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    DENA'INA CENTER, ANCHORAGE: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 likely marks a crucial turning point for Alaska's mining industry. As the state's mining community gathered for the Alaska Miners Association (AMA) annual convention to celebrate one of the best years for the sector in recent memory, Alaska voters were making decisions that would shape the future of the more than 1,000 people gathered at the Dena'ina Center. In terms of the state economy, the most crucial decision put before... Full story

  • Gold project adjacent to Ascot's Premier mine property Golden Triangle BC

    Decade nabs claims in Golden Triangle AK

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Decade Resources Ltd. Nov. 6 announced it has staked 19 claims covering the Crest high-grade gold prospect near the town of Hyder in Southeast Alaska. Situated just across the border from British Columbia's Golden Triangle region, these claims are adjacent to Ascot Resources' Premier gold-silver mine property on the Canadian side of the border. Decade's newly staked claims cover the historic Crest property that is described in a 1929 United States Geological Survey bulletin,...