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Articles from the December 1, 2019 edition

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  • Eagle Gold Mine tops 10,000 oz production

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Victoria Gold Corp. Nov. 25 announced that its Eagle Gold Mine in the Yukon has surpassed 10,000 ounces of gold production. Construction at Eagle Gold was completed in July and on Sept. 17 Yukon's newest large-scale gold mine poured its first bar. At the time, Eagle Gold crews had worked 1,720,843 hours without a lost time incident. This would be a stellar achievement for any workforce but is especially noteworthy when you consider this is a newly formed crew and the work it...

  • Benchmark adds to Lawyers gold at AGB

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Benchmark Metals Inc. Nov. 21 reports that it continues encounter strong gold-silver mineralization with drilling at the Amethyst Gold Breccia (AGB) Zone at its Lawyers project in northern British Columbia. Amethyst Gold Breccia is one of four mineralized areas – AGB, Cliff Creek, Dukes Ridge and Phoenix – that have been identified within a 3,000-meter radius in the central portion of the greater than 20-kilometer- (12.4 miles) long Lawyers trend. Three of these zones – Cliff...

  • Titan discovery cuts 6m of 72.8 g/t gold

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    White Gold Corp. Nov. 26 announced high-grade gold intercepts from discovery drilling of the Titan target at the company's Hen property in Yukon's White Gold District. Situated less than 15 kilometers west of the Vertigo discovery on the JP property and 25 kilometers north of the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits on the White Gold property, Titan is a new discovery identified with soil sampling by White Gold. One sample from Titan returned 113 grams per metric ton gold, the...

  • Old mining risks yield to new concerns

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    As the year winds down, mineral industry evaluations for 2019 are being published at a rapid rate. One of the most interesting such global reviews is EY Global Mining and Metals' annual "risk radar" for mining and metals, outlining what mining companies perceive as the top ten risks facing them in the near future. This publication stated that, for the second straight year, "social license to operate" remains the number one risk facing mining companies in 2020. This was... Full story

  • Junior chases target near historic mine

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    One intrepid junior tackled an enticing prospect in western Nunavut in 2019, marking the seventh year of its quest for gold in Canada's far north. Seeking new gold resources on the highly prospective Hood River property in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, Blue Star Gold Corp. (formerly WPC Resources) carried out an exploration program of drilling, mapping and sampling. The junior also acquired ownership of the adjacent Ulu gold project in July. The Hood and Ulu properties are...

  • West Pogo drill sites now road accessible

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Northern Cobalt Ltd. (now Resolution Minerals Ltd.) Nov. 22 reported that the West Pogo access road has reached high-priority drill targets at Aurora Creek and a well is being drilled in preparation for a winter drill program slated to get underway by mid-February 2020. West Pogo is one of nine blocks of state of Alaska mining claims Millrock Resources Inc. has acquired and staked in the Goodpaster Mining District. Together known as the 64North (formerly Goodpaster) project, t...

  • Purpose, tradition guide Chugach Alaska

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Stretching along roughly 400 miles of Alaska's southern coast – from the north end of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle near Icy Bay to the tip of the Kenai Peninsula near Homer – the Chugach Alaska Corp. region epitomizes Alaska beauty. This 10 million-acre region along Gulf of Alaska coastline is carved with majestic fjords and bays teeming with fish, birds and marine mammals, and vistas of mountains and glaciers rising above and cutting through dense forests of hemlock and... Full story

  • Mining flourishes in interesting times

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Nov 27, 2019

    If you pay any attention to the popular press, it is difficult to avoid critical references to President Trump. He has become the effigy for everything from political division to global iconoclasm. However, as is the case with so many national issues; the impact of the intense debates inside the Beltway have only an attenuated resonance on the Last Frontier. The on-going controversy between elitist progressive governance and populistic resistance surfaced with the 2016 electio...