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Articles from the November 24, 2023 edition

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  • Map of Eureka Zone geology, resource, and drill hole locations.

    AEM outlines 1.6B lb of nickel in Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    Maiden resource for Nikolai begins to show globally significant size of this nickel-cobalt-copper project. With a new 1.55-billion-pound nickel resource calculation at Nikolai, Alaska Energy Metals Corp.'s C$2 million (US$1.5 million) acquisition of historical exploration data for this base and precious metals project in Alaska is already paying dividends for the mineral exploration company. Utilizing historical drill hole information included in the well-kept and organized...

  • Arrows point to where high-grade gold samples were collected on steep mountain.

    Nova discovers bonanza gold at Shoeshine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    Nova Minerals Ltd. Nov. 20 announced that an extensive mapping and sampling program carried out across Estelle this year has turned up, by far, the highest-grade gold sample ever collected from this project about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. While the 2023 drill program focused on expanding the 9.9-million-ounce gold resource outlined so far at Estelle, Nova geologists collected 674 soil samples, 446 rock samples, and 21 stream sediment samples from across the...

  • Map showing the gold deposits and prospects along the 8-kilometer Pogo trend.

    A Northern Star gold discovery at Pogo

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Nov. 20 announced the discovery of Star, an emerging gold deposit about 1,300 meters southeast of the Leise and North zones that have contributed most of the 4.8 million ounces of gold that have been produced over the past 17 years at the Pogo Mine in Alaska. "Pogo drilling results continue to impress with near-mine opportunities underpinning the mine life and investment thesis for this operation," said Northern Star Resources Managing Director and...

  • Map of the North T and Tardiff rare earth deposits in Northwest Territories.

    Vital drills high-grade REEs at Tardiff

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    Vital Metals Ltd. Nov. 21 reported that high-grade rare earths encountered with this year's drilling at Tardiff confirms the higher-grade expansion potential of this larger deposit on the company's Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories. The Australia-based company gained notoriety in 2021 with the start of operations at Nechalacho, marking the first and only rare earths mine in Canada. High-grade ore mined from the North T deposit at the project was upgraded with an ore...

  • Map showing the Back River gold claim blocks and marine laydown area.

    B2Gold exploration shows Back River upside

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    Drilling taps high-grade gold within, beyond resource bounds at Goose; exploration holes at George affirm growth potential. B2Gold Corp. Nov. 22 provided an update on an expansive exploration program at its newly acquired Back River gold project in Nunavut focused on high-grade gold zones to support an optimized mine plan Goose, along with drilling to explore potential future mines across the district-scale project that includes five blocks of claims covering an 80-kilometer...

  • Northern BC REE junior expands holdings

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Rare Earth Ridge Resources Corp. Nov. 22 announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Conrad claims that lie adjacent to its Mount Major Hart critical minerals property in Northern British Columbia. Located roughly 93 kilometers (58 miles) northeast of the village of Dease Lake, Mount Major Hart is an early-staged rare earth elements project that has seen limited exploration. With the addition of Conrad, this property covers 2,563 hectares (6,333 acres).... Full story

  • Map of Li-FT’s Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories.

    Li-FT wraps drilling at Yellowknife Lithium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Nov. 21 announced the latest batch of assays from its 2023 exploration program, as well as the end of the year's 34,238-meter drill program at its Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories. Including this latest batch of assays, Li-FT has reported results from 87 out of 198 holes drilled at Yellowknife this year. Much like past results, the latest round comes from five holes drilled at the Ki, Shorty, and BIG East pegmatites. Of these, one returned... Full story

  • A sunset peeks over a mountain with the outhouses in the foreground.

    HighGold ends on high note at JT

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 22, 2023

    HighGold Mining Inc. Nov. 20 announced an update for its 2023 exploration and development program, as well as the final drill results from its Johnson Tract project in Southcentral Alaska. "We had a busy and productive field season this year," said HighGold Mining President and CEO Darwin Green. "We completed a significant drill program aimed at expanding existing zones and targeting new discoveries. Results from the drill program are encouraging and will serve to inform... Full story