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Articles from the November 18, 2022 edition

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  • Nighthawk Gold CEO using a geologist loupe to take a closer look at drill core.

    Nighthawk drills bonanza gold at Cass

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 3, 2022

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. Nov. 15 announced that this year's drilling cut bonanza-grade gold in the Cass deposit on the company's Indin Lake property in Northwest Territories. According to a calculation completed in March, Indin Lake hosts 58.2 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.44 grams per metric ton (2.69 million oz) gold, plus 19.7 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 2.1 g/t (1.33 million) gold. This year, Nighthawk carried out a 40,085-meters...

  • A dusk shot of Fireweed Metals' Gayna River project in NWT, Canada.

    High-grade rocks from Jaws of Gayna River

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 3, 2022

    Fireweed Metals Corp. Nov. 17 announced that its exploration program at Gayna River revealed several potential high-grade targets at this zinc-lead-gallium-germanium project in Canada's Northwest Territories. "The results from this year's exploration program at Gayna River demonstrate that there is potential for high-grade massive sulphides here, consistent with our approach in exploring Kipushi-style high-grade targets around the margins of these ancient carbonate reefs," sai...

  • Geologists test water near the Pebble mine site in Southwest Alaska.

    Royalty has little impact on Pebble PEA

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 3, 2022

    An updated preliminary economic assessment for Pebble shows that a US$60 million royalty investment deal between Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and an unnamed investor has a minimal impact on the economics of the proposed mine at the world-class copper project in Southwest Alaska. You can read about the sudden investment at Surprise $60 million investment for Pebble in the July 29, 2022, edition of North of 60 Mining News. "In the updated technical report we have detailed the...

  • A drill tests for gold and silver during a sunny summer day at Eskay Creek.

    Skeena drills gold in Eskay waste rocks

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    Drilling continues to expand gold mineralization SW of proposed pit. Skeena Resources Ltd. Nov. 17 announced that drilling continues to cut strong gold mineralization in an area previously considered as barren waste rock at the southwest end of the proposed open pit gold mine in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. In September, Skeena published the results of a feasibility study that details an open pit mining operation at Eskay Creek that would produce 2.42 million ounces of...

  • Aerial view of exploration camp and drill core storage at Akie zinc project.

    ZincX scans Cardiac Creek, Mt. Alcock

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    ZincX Resources Corp. Nov. 15 reported that it has received high-resolution lidar data that will aid future exploration and development on Akie and Mt. Alcock, two of 11 properties that make up the company's expansive land package that covers a 140-kilometer- (87 miles) long stretch of the Kechika Trough in Northern British Columbia. The Cardiac Creek deposit at Akie, the most advanced of the properties fully owned by ZincX, hosts 22.7 million metric tons of indicated...

  • Aerial view of a Brucejack in the snow-covered mountains of Northern BC.

    Brucejack gold mine operations resume

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    Newcrest Mining Ltd. Nov. 16 announced the restart of operations at Brucejack following a more than three-week shutdown to investigate the cause of an Oct. 22 fatality at the high-grade underground gold mine in Northern British Columbia. While details surrounding the cause of the incident nor the identity of the miner involved have not been released, it was previously reported that the worker was an employee of Procon, the underground mine contractor at Brucejack. In order to...

  • Geologist surveying on a slope overseeing the Rogue property in Yukon.

    Valley returns strong gold for Snowline

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    Snowline Gold Corp. Nov. 15 announced that drills cut an incredible 128.2-meter intercept averaging 2.48 grams per metric ton gold from surface, within a wider 285.2-meter section averaging 1.45 g/t gold at its Rogue project in the Yukon. Much like its V-22-010 hole that cut 318.8 meters of 2.55 g/t gold, which Snowline says changed its perception of the Valley zone, this latest step-out adds "significantly to the prospective scale and grade of our unfolding gold discovery at...

  • Palladium One VP Exploration Neil Pettigrew standing below rocky outcrop.

    Palladium One grabs big multi-metal sample

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    Palladium One Mining Inc. Nov. 17 announced that one grab sample from the initial exploration of its newly acquired Canalask project in the Yukon contained 0.15% nickel, 6.07% copper, 0.01% cobalt, 28.1 grams per metric ton silver, and 1.55 g/t gold. Lying alongside the Alaska Highway, this 3,400-hectare (8,402 acres) property is roughly 300 (186 miles) kilometers from Whitehorse and near the Alaska border. Optioned from Victoria Gold Corp. Palladium One Mining saw potential...