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  • Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon Triumph Gold John Anderson Freegold Mountain

    Revisiting underexplored Freegold targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    The primary goal of Triumph Gold Corp.'s 2020 exploration program was to advance underexplored, near-surface gold targets of the Freegold Mountain project in the Yukon. Over the years, Triumph has identified numerous near-surface porphyry gold-copper targets and deposits over a six-kilometer (3.7 miles) stretch of Freegold Mountain. The two most advanced deposits along this trend are Nucleus and Revenue. The Nucleus deposit hosts 74.74 million metric tons of indicated... Full story

  • Drill tests Gnu gold zone helicopter standing by

    Blue Star drills 2m of 52.7 g/t gold at Ulu

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 5, 2020

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Oct. 28 announced additional high-grade gold intercepts from a recently completed 7,624-meter drill program at its Ulu and Hood River properties in the Kitikmeot region of western Nunavut. The Ulu property hosts an advanced gold project that has historically been the target of significant exploration and development by BHP Minerals, Echo Bay Mines, and others. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million...

  • Michigan zone tent camp Tibbs gold project Goodpaster Mining District Alaska

    Gneiss Pogo-like gold discovery at Tibbs

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 5, 2020

    Tectonic Metals Inc. Oct. 26 reported that soils sampling has identified numerous drill-ready gold exploration targets that are strikingly similar to the deposits being mine at Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo Mine about 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Tibbs. Tectonic crews collected 1,153 soil samples at Tibbs this year. This sampling primarily focused on exploring the gneissic rocks in the west of the property, where recent mapping highlights low-angle faults...

  • Gold exploration resource drilling

    Signs of Ulu, Hood River growth potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 28, 2020

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Sept. 30 announced encouraging gold results from the company's 2020 drill program at the Ulu and Hood River properties in Nunavut. The Ulu property hosts an advanced gold project that between 1989 and 2012 saw significant exploration and development by BHP Minerals, Echo Bay Mines, and others. The past work includes roughly 1,700 meters of underground development and roughly 97,820 meters of drilling at Ulu and Hood River. According to a 2015 calculation,...

  • 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...

  • Tectonic goes public, makes gold discovery

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Investors looking for mineral exploration companies boasting a team with a proven track record and gold properties in safe and mineral-rich jurisdictions have a new choice with the Tectonic Metals Inc. symbol, TECT, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange at the opening of trading on Nov. 18. While Tectonic may be the newest mineral explorer on the TSX Venture Exchange, the company has been acquiring and assessing gold properties in Alaska for the past two years as a privately...

  • Nunavut takes stock in 20th year

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Twenty years ago, Canada created the territory of Nunavut, carving out the easternmost part of the Northwest Territories to form the country's northernmost jurisdiction. A vast land of lakes and tundra sprawled across the North from the Hudson Bay to the Arctic Ocean and east to Baffin Bay and the coastal waters of Greenland, Nunavut is home to only about 38,000 people, of whom 85 percent are indigenous Inuit who have lived in this frozen land for millennia. Since 1999,... Full story

  • Mineral riches lure explorers to Yukon

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Though mineral exploration in Yukon Territory this year lagged the pace seen in 2018, mine development projects advanced at a steady clip in 2019, while several past-producing mines moved toward resuming output. Yukon ranked fourth in Canada for projected spending on mineral exploration and deposit evaluation for 2018, according to statistics distributed by Natural Resources Canada. Spending for mineral exploration and deposit evaluations totaled C$249.4 million, made up of C$... Full story

  • Diamonds may be more than pipedreams

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Nov 20, 2011

    Droves of exploration companies have rushed to Yukon Territory in recent years to hunt for sizable deposits of gold, silver, copper, rare earth elements and base metals. Employing the most advanced geophysical and geochemical techniques available, along with their best hunches, these explorers, like others around the globe, are pulling out all the stops to find commercial quantities of the minerals currently riding the winds of strong demand and high prices. But noticeably absent from the list of lucrative commodities being...

  • Exploration season shifts into high gear

    Curt Freeman, For Mining News|Updated Jun 26, 2011

    The last month has seen a massive transition in Alaska from planning to execution, from getting ready to go to the field to boots on the outcrop and drills in the ground. Each year the hustle and bustle of the Alaska summer exploration season subsumes virtually everything else (except the Stanley Cup) as field programs launch around the state. This year has been no different with base metal programs in the Brooks Range, gold programs in Interior Alaska and the Seward... Full story

  • 2010 Mining Explorers: Corvus hits the ground running

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 31, 2010

    Corvus Gold Corp., a new junior formed to explore International Tower Hill Mines Ltd.'s non-Livengood assets, hit the ground running with C$8 million worth of partner-funded exploration on its four Alaska properties and a 10,000-meter drill campaign on its sole-owned gold property in Nevada. By the time the Corvus' ticker symbol, KOR, lit up on the Toronto and New York Stock exchanges in August the new explorer was well into the summer exploration its promising Alaska...

  • Movie gives industry a big black eye

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2010

    I must join what appears to be a growing parade of voices criticizing some aspect of the mega-blockbuster sci-fi movie, Avatar, and add my two cents. Critics have complained about the movie's story line, citing everything from its blatant allusions to the worst aspects of the recent war in Iraq (a la military contractors run amok) to its disturbing similarity to some of the most shameful chapters in western history where Europeans brutally exploited gold and other precious metals controlled by Native Americans. But the bone... Full story

  • 'Termination dust' prods explorers to wrap up busy exploration season

    Curt Freeman, For Petroleum News, The Associated Press contributed to this report.|Updated Sep 30, 2007

    Even though the concept of global warming is a welcome idea to many companies working in Alaska, its effects are not being felt fast enough to allow companies to complete all of the work they had hoped to finish in 2007. Drills are still turning all over the state, but the first signs of "termination dust" are showing on the higher peaks and the smell of fermenting berries fills the air, giving us all a not-so gentle prod to get ready for winter. Western Alaska Teck Cominco... Full story

  • Alaska project center of $1.5 billion takeover, Greens Creek silver production cost negative $2.28 per ounce, and more

    Curt Freeman, Guest Columnist|Updated Aug 27, 2006

    Hang on to your hat, the data is beginning to roll in from Alaskan field programs and there are some hum dingers in this month's data and several others will be showing up next month. What's a "hum dinger"? How about an Alaska gold project at the center of a $1.5 billion corporate takeover by the world's largest gold producer? Or how about 75 feet grading more than 2 ounces of gold per ton? Or maybe silver production costs of a negative $2.28 per ounce? But wait, there's more...

  • Mining news update from Curt Freeman: Discoveries reported, some properties rediscovered

    Curt Freeman|Updated Oct 30, 2005

    As expected, results from the summer field programs have begun to roll in from all over the state. Discoveries from base and precious metals properties were reported in September and several properties previously explored in the Carter administration were rediscovered and are turning out promising results. Metals prices remain robust with gold pushing the $475 per ounce mark. While Alaska's mining industry is still trying to catch its breath from this year, many companies...

  • No winter hiatus: 2005 Alaska plans advanced, some already in full swing

    Curt Freeman, Mining News Columnist|Updated Feb 27, 2005

    December, January and February are normally a time when the mining industry can stop and catch its collective breath, look into its often cloudy but well-used crystal ball and prepare for the coming year. Not so the last December, January and February! While 2004 results continued to pour in from projects large and small, plans for 2005 are well advanced and in some cases, already in full swing. Metals prices remained strong and even the most pessimistic prognosticators...

  • Freeman report: Alaska mining at pace not seen in more than five years

    Curt Freeman, For North of 60 Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2004

    As anyone can tell you who has tried recently to locate geologists, drill rigs and helicopters, Alaska is not the place to search for any of these commodities. Mineral exploration and development in Alaska is clipping along at a pace not seen in more than five years and in the process, these activities have sucked up just about all of the people, rigs and aircraft in the state. Exploration and development projects are spread from Nome to Ketchikan, the Brooks Range to...

  • Alaska mining news summary: Mood is cautiously optimistic; modest upswing in spending likely in 2003

    Curt Freeman, PNA Columnist|Updated Dec 8, 2002

    As 2002 draws rapidly to a close, news of this year's mineral exploration, development and production efforts in Alaska continues to come out while plans for next year are being formulated in board rooms across North America. The political landscape at both the national and state levels changed drastically as a result of the Nov. 5 elections; however, the effects of these changes will not become evident for some time. Metals prices remain depressed for lead, zinc and...