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Articles from the November 23, 2018 edition

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  • Resource drilling at high grade Eskay Creek gold silver mine project BC

    Confirming Eskay Creek open-pit resource

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Skeena Resources Ltd. reported additional strong gold-silver results from its phase-I drill program at Eskay Creek, including one hole that cut 31.5 meters averaging 10.16 grams per metric ton gold and 331 g/t silver. This initial phase of drilling is designed to infill and upgrade areas of inferred resources in three zones at Eskay Creek – 21A, 21C and 22 – as well to collect fresh material for an upcoming metallurgical study for this historical mine property in British Col...

  • Alaska Range, high grade Zackly copper gold skarn Stellar property Millrock

    High-grade copper, gold results bolster Mars

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    PolarX Ltd. Nov. 19 said strong assay results from soil and rock‐chip sampling demonstrate the potential for a significant gold‐copper discovery at the Mars prospect on its Alaska Range project. The Mars prospect is located at the northwest end of a 7.5-mile- (12 kilometers) long structural corridor that extends through the Zackly Skarn deposit and onto the Zackly SE porphyry prospect on the east end. Infill soil and rock chip sampling carried out this year has confirmed a 2...

  • High grade gold, large copper gold porphyry discovery northwestern BC

    Building a large porphyry as Saddle North

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    GT Gold Corp. Nov. 20 said assay results for the latest two holes drilled at Saddle North is beginning to show a very large porphyry system at the copper-gold-silver discovery on the company's Tatogga property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Hole TTD098, a southeast step-out, cut 685 meters averaging 0.4 grams per metric ton gold, 0.26 percent copper and 1.03 g/t silver from a depth of 473 meters. This long intercept included 280.84 meters of 0.65 g/t gold, 0.38...

  • North Rackla high-grade zinc lead silver prospect Yukon Territory

    North Rackla drill cuts 3.2m of 40% zinc

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Cantex Mine Development Corp. Nov. 20 provided updated assay results for samples from this summer's drilling at the aptly named Massive Sulphide zone on its North Rackla property that topped 30 percent zinc and 20 percent lead. The 14 zinc samples that exceeded the 30 percent limit for the assay methods previously used contained between 35.47 and 51.14 percent zinc. The nine over-limit lead samples contained between 20.94 and 39.63 percent lead. Hole YKDD18-012 cut two mineral...

  • Golden Predator 3 Aces high-grade gold project southeastern Yukon

    New style of 3 Aces gold found at Sprogge

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. Nov. 19 reported that this year's drilling has discovered an important new style of disseminated gold mineralization in the Sprogge area of the company's 3 Aces project in southeast Yukon. The 27 shallow holes drilled at Sprogge this year tested six separate zones within large gold- and arsenic-in-soil geochemical anomalies along stratigraphic contacts and structures exposed at the surface. The intrusive-hosted mineralization discovered by this...

  • Large zinc property Kechika Trough north central British Columbia

    ZincX tests targets near Cardiac Creek

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    ZincX Resources Corp. Nov. 17 reported the final results from a 2,013-meter drill program that tested four high-priority regional targets on its Akie zinc-lead-silver property in northern British Columbia. Akie – one in a series of property blocks owned by ZincX that blanket roughly 140 kilometers (85 miles) of the Kechika SEDEX belt in northeastern B.C. – hosts the Cardiac Creek deposit. In June, the company published a preliminary economic assessment for Cardiac Creek tha...

  • Canada Territorial economic outlook, gold mines drive growth Nunavut

    Mines drive growth across Canada's North

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    New gold mines are expected to drive strong economic growth in Nunavut and Yukon over the next several years, according to the latest Territorial Outlook published by The Conference Board of Canada. The non-profit think tank focused primarily on researching and analyzing economic trends, however, forecasts a shrinking economy for Northwest Territories as the diamond sector there matures. Despite a tepid recovery for the mining sector as a whole, the new mines being developed...

  • Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects UKMP Ambler Mining District Northwest Alaska

    More copper, cobalt tapped north of Bornite

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 19 reported additional copper-cobalt results from drilling beyond the deposit at Bornite, a part of the company's Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in the Ambler Mining District of Northwest Alaska. According to a 2016 calculation, the open-pit deposit at Bornite contains 40.5 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 1.02 percent (913 million pounds) copper; and 141.9 million metric tons of inferred resources averaging 1.74 percent (5.45 billion...

  • Australian junior exploration company expands high-grade zinc property Alaska

    Larger discovery vision at Red Mountain

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Nov. 21 announced that it has staked 524 state of Alaska mining claims around Red Mountain, more than tripling the Australian company's land position at this high-grade zinc-silver-lead-gold-copper volcanogenic massive sulfide project on the north slopes of the Alaska Range. This expansion follows White Rock's first year of exploration where drilling confirmed the high-grade zinc-silver-lead-gold-copper mineralization at two historical deposits at Red...

  • Pebble copper project gets road access across Alaska Native lands

    APC, Pebble pact provides mine access

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Alaska Peninsula Corp., which represents five Alaska Native village corporations in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska, has reached an agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership to provide transportation corridor access across its lands to support construction and operation of the proposed Pebble mine. Formed as a merger between the South Naknek, Port Heiden, Ugashik, Kokhanok and Newhalen village corporations, Alaska Peninsula Corp. owns the surface rights to...