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Articles from the December 2, 2022 edition

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  • Helicopter on a drill pad near the Cambria Icefield in British Columbia, Canada.

    StrikePoint discovers new mineralized zones

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 15, 2022

    StrikePoint Gold Inc. Nov. 28 announced that the initial drill results from its 2022 exploration program expanded known mineralization at the Willoughby gold-silver project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Focused on regional exploration aimed at growing the footprint of the Willoughby mineralization trend and to drill previously untested areas on the project, the 2022 exploration program also included reconnaissance surface sampling. "The 2022 program at Willoughby...

  • A ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

    Bolstering North of 60 mineral exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 15, 2022

    With mineral exploration expenditures nearly doubling over the past year, Nunavut has dethroned Yukon as the most popular Canadian territory to discover and expand deposits of industrial, precious, and critical minerals. According to preliminary estimates published by Natural Resources Canada, roughly C$232.4 million (US$173.7 million) will be spent on exploration and deposit evaluation in Nunavut this year, a 95% leap from over the C$119.2 million (US$89.1 million) invested... Full story

  • Darwin Green stands on a rocky ridge in the mountains at Johnson Tract.

    HighGold drills best intercept ever at JT

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    HighGold Mining Inc. Nov. 29 reported that one hole drilled this year at JT cut 120.5 meters averaging 18.76 grams per metric ton gold, the best intercept ever encountered at the namesake deposit on the company's Johnson Tract project in Southcentral Alaska. According to a calculation completed earlier this year, JT deposit hosts 3.49 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 5.33 g/t (598,000 ounces) gold, 6 g/t (673,000 oz) silver, 5.21% (400.8 million pounds)...

  • A Soloy helicopter sits alongside a drill testing the high-grade Arctic deposit.

    Drills cut expected high grades at Arctic

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 29 reported that the first assays from the 2022 program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects are from infill holes that cut multiple zones of high-grade copper, zinc, lead, gold, and silver mineralization that has come to be expected within the Arctic deposit. The 10,738-meter drill program at UKMP this year included 8,376 meters of drilling at Arctic, the most ever drilled into this world-class volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit during a single seaso...

  • A drill tests for gold-silver mineralization on a mountain saddle at Homestake.

    Exceptional gold-silver at Homestake

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Nov. 29 reported exceptional gold intercepts during resource upgrade and expansion drilling of the Homestake gold-silver deposits on its Kitsault Valley project in Northern British Columbia. This marks the first assays from drilling at Homestake Ridge since Dolly Varden acquired the property from Fury Gold Mines Ltd. in February. Dolly Varden merged the adjoining properties into a single project that it named Kitsault Valley. Lying immediately north...

  • A rare relatively clear sky above White Gold's Betty property in Yukon, Canada.

    Betty and Mascot reveal exciting results

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    White Gold Corp. Nov. 28 announced positive results from the 2022 drill program at the Betty Ford and Mascot targets on the company's Betty property in Yukon's White Gold District, reporting that one hole drilled at Betty Ford cut 55.2 meters averaging 1.5 grams per metric ton gold, and one at Mascot that cut 27.4 meters averaging 1.14 g/t gold. "We are pleased to have encountered additional broad zones of near-surface gold mineralization on the Betty property," said White...

  • Close up of the elements zinc, gallium, and germanium on the periodic table.

    Fireweed targets Gayna River minerals

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Dec 8, 2022

    On the heels of its successful Macmillan Pass zinc-lead exploration play in eastern Yukon Territory, Fireweed Metals Corp. is making a bid to expand its project portfolio in what may be an astute move. Studying the region's geology, the junior jumped territorial boundaries to stake nearly 129 square kilometers (50 square miles) of lapsed claims covering all historic showings and anomalies of the historical Gayna River zinc-lead-gallium-germanium project in Northwest...

  • Mining haul truck decked out for the holidays.

    Life is full of little disappointments

    J. P. Tangen|Updated Dec 1, 2022

    It is always wise to count our blessings, especially halfway between election day and Christmas. I juxtapose those dates because the seasonal background noise is seamless. Election day blends into Thanksgiving, which blends into Black Friday, which blends into Merry Christmas. Ho! Ho! Ho! It crosses my mind, however, that the issues that fall off the table, such as ambient carbon dioxide and supporting Ukraine's sovereignty, simply get lost in the plum sauce. The popular... Full story

  • Beads of doré or a semi-pure gold silver alloy inside small clay crucibles.

    An essay on 5,000 years of fire assaying

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 1, 2022

    The magnitude of metals' role in humanity is made evident through the names of its ages – Stone, Bronze, and Iron – before the loftier eras that sought more esoteric meaning to life than mere survival. Yet, somewhat contrary to the ages of reason and learning, metal was still prevalent in maintaining the status quo for Mankind, and in perhaps the greatest of ironies, the method to test, extract, and refine metal came from the most primitive of gifts from the time earliest man... Full story