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Articles from the November 20, 2016 edition


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  • Leveraging Bokan

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 30, 2018

    In its quest to discover a more economic and environmentally sound way to separate the 16 rare earth elements found at its Bokan Mountain project in Southeast Alaska, Ucore Rare Metals has helped pioneer a new technology that could transform the way not only rare earths but an entire suite of strategic metals are processed in the United States and around the globe. Over the past two years, this mineral explorer turned innovator has taken the unproven concept of using...

  • Kelvin diamond values similar to Gahcho Kué

    Updated Jan 29, 2018

    Kennady Diamonds Inc. Nov. 15 reported the results of a valuation of 2,262.43 carats of commercial sized diamonds recovered from the Kelvin kimberlite at the company's Kennady North project in Northwest Territories. Belgium-based WWW International Diamond Consultants reported an average value of US$52 per carat for the parcel, with the very encouraging presence of high value gem quality stones noted in 2015 confirmed in the 2016 bulk sample, including a 2.84 carat diamond valued at US$2,640 per carat. "Based on the results...

  • Cole to lend mine engineering expertise as GM of Donlin Gold

    Updated Jan 26, 2018

    Barrick Gold Corp. and Novagold Resources Inc., equal owners of Donlin Gold LLC, Nov. 14 announced the appointment of Andy Cole as general manager of the Donlin Gold project in Alaska. "Advancing through permitting and preparing for the development of a unique asset like Donlin Gold is a rare opportunity and I'm excited to take on this role," said Cole. "We believe Donlin Gold can be a model of responsible mine development with the potential to generate meaningful benefits for our Native corporation partners, Calista...

  • DGGS reports more gold-silver-copper-zinc findings near Tok

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Nov. 15 published a new report on mineralization in the Tok River area, a relatively underexplored region of Alaska's Interior about 25 miles southwest of the town of Tok. The report, which describes rock samples collected by DGGS and University of Alaska Fairbanks geologists earlier this year, provides geochemical data for a wide variety of elements, including gold, silver, copper and zinc. The new report includes findings...

  • Floatation shows high copper recoveries for Caribou Dome

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    Coventry Resources Inc. Nov. 16 provided results from an ongoing metallurgical testing of samples collected from the high‐grade Caribou Dome copper deposit just north of the Denali Highway in Southcentral Alaska. Earlier this year, the company reported greater than 95 percent copper recoveries in concentrates containing up to 24.5 percent copper from initial metallurgical work focused on conventional flotation on a high-grade sample from the Lense 4, 5 and 6 area of the...

  • Drilling expands world-class Deep Kerr at KSM

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    Seabridge Gold Inc. Nov. 15 said the final three holes drilled this year at Deep Kerr successfully filled in the gaps required to support a southern extension of this exciting higher grade deposit at the KSM project in northwestern British Columbia. The five holes completed in 2016 are expected to expand the known resource about 500 meters along strike to the south at grades consistent with the deposit's inferred resource. Over the past three years, Seabridge's exploration...

  • Better recoveries, more metals at Homestake

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    Auryn Resources Inc. Nov. 14 announced results from enhanced metallurgical testing on its Homestake Ridge project in northwestern British Columbia. Results from preliminary metallurgical tests completed under the direction of TS Technical Services Ltd. and Base Metallurgical Laboratories Ltd. demonstrate the ability to produce high-value copper and lead concentrates from both the Homestake Main and Homestake Silver zones respectively. The lead concentrate produced from Silver...

  • High-grade Bermingham brightens Keno's future

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    Alexco Resource Corp. Nov. 9 provided an update on its expanded drill program at its Keno Hill Silver District in the Yukon, which included 50 holes totaling 17,300 meters of surface drilling to follow up on high-grade silver identified at the Bermingham prospect. This roughly C$3.3 million program ran from June through late October. Assay results have been received from 18 of 36 holes completed to date. Drilling has confirmed and expanded the Bermingham high-grade zone,...

  • Banyan re-affirms gold- silver deposit at Hyland

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    Banyan Gold Corp. Nov. 14 provided results from a 475-meter drill program at its Hyland gold-silver project in southeastern Yukon. Each of the three holes drilled this year cut long intervals of mineralization in the project's Main zone, including: 30.7 meters of 1.3 grams per metric ton gold and 8 g/t silver from a depth of 18.3 meters in hole HY-16-48; 27.1 meters of 1.02 g/t gold and 16 g/t silver from 24.4 meters of HY-16-49; and 35.7 meters of 1 g/t gold and 2.5 g/t...

  • TerraX continues to grow Mispickel zone

    Shane Lasley|Updated Nov 20, 2016

    TerraX Minerals Inc. Nov. 10 reported results from another eight holes targeting the Mispickel zone at the company's Yellowknife City Gold Project, immediately north of Northwest Territories' capital. All eight holes intersected multiple zones of gold mineralization, including a newly discovered deeper zone that was tapped in two. Highlights include: 7.4 meters of 10.17 grams per metric ton gold in the main zone of hole TWL16-026; 8 meters of 6.45 g/t gold in the main zone...

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