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  • Blue Star geologists examining extensive rocky region of Nunavut, Canada.

    Blue Star casts wide net for 2024 season

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    Aims for balanced, strategic, and thorough distribution of exploration activities. Blue Star Gold Corp. March 26 announced an update of its 2024 exploration campaign at the company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma projects in the High Lake Greenstone Belt of the Kitikmeot region in Nunavut – detailing new discoveries, resource expansion, and an overall evaluation of its target pipeline. Located roughly 525 kilometers (326 miles) northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Blue...

  • Three geologists collect soil samples at a Blue Star Gold project in Nunavut.

    Blue Star discovers new targets, metals

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Continuing a project-wide exploration program begun in 2022, Blue Star Gold Corp.'s geological team focused its 2023 exploration on elevating earlier staged prospects across the company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma properties, which cover a more than 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut to drill-ready status. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated...

  • Aerial view of the world-class Mary River iron deposit in Nunavut.

    Tenacious exploration delivers for Nunavut

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    As 2023 raced toward its final weeks, mining explorers working in Canada's northernmost territory wrapped up ambitious campaigns to identify new deposits of various lucrative minerals, ranging from cobalt to copper and gold to uranium. Both mineral production and exploration spending in Nunavut decreased in 2022 compared with the previous year's totals, and another drop is expected for 2023. Natural Resources Canada earlier projected a 28% decrease in planned spending for...

  • A highly colorful multi-layer outcrop from Blue Star's Penthouse prospect.

    Junior posts promising results for Ulu

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Early this summer, Blue Star Gold Corp. launched an exploration program, hoping to identify favorable prospects and advance targets on its landholdings in western Nunavut to drill-ready status for a 2024 discovery program at its Ulu Gold Project. The company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma properties cover more than 45 kilometers (28 miles) of the High Lake Greenstone Belt. By the first week in August, Blue Star had scoped out several promising areas for drilling next year on the...

  • Three geologists collect soil samples at a Blue Star Gold project in Nunavut.

    Elevating Blue Star Gold drill targets

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    While drills targeted the expansion and upgrade of established gold resources at Ulu, Blue Star Gold Corp.'s geological team focused on elevating other targets across the company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma properties, which cover a more than 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut to drill-ready status. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated...

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

    Gold, copper lead Nunavut exploration

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Jan 17, 2023

    While a small group of dedicated explorers returned in 2022 to advance production and development projects in Nunavut, a growing number of newcomers fanned out across the northern territory in search of a variety of minerals. Some came seeking gold deposits like those being explored and mined by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., while others chased historical occurrences of newly designated critical metals, especially copper and certain base metals, now in high demand for...

  • Geologists sample for gold on Blue Star’s properties in Nunavut, Canada.

    Blue Star Gold explores wider potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Nov. 9 reported that its 2022 field work has identified and advanced several exploration targets across the company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma gold properties, which cover more than a 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. This includes three priority targets on Ulu – Bouncer, Zebra-Dagg, and Gravy. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones at Ulu host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated r...

  • Geologists collect soil sample on Blue Star Gold’s project in Nunavut.

    Blue Star Gold prospects new drill targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 9, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Aug. 15 announced that drilling has tapped additional high-grade gold in the Flood Zone at Ulu, one of the company's three properties that cover more than a 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 7.53 grams per metric ton (605,000 ounces) gold; and 1.26 million metric...

  • Map showing the location of 28 holes drilled by Blue Star Gold at Ulu in 2022.

    Moderate success at Ulu's Central-C zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 27, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Oct. 25 reported moderate success from four holes drilled this year in the Central-C zone at Ulu, one of three gold exploration properties that cover more than a 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones at Ulu host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 7.53 grams per metric ton (605,000 ounces) gold; and 1.26 million metric tons of...

  • Quonset tents lined up beside a lake at the Hood River gold exploration camp.

    Blue Star Gold wraps up 2022 exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 8, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Sept. 7 reported additional strong gold intercepts in the Gnu Zone at Ulu, one of the company's three properties that cover more than a 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones at Ulu host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 7.53 grams per metric ton (605,000 ounces) gold; and 1.26 million metric tons of inferred resource...

  • Visible gold in drill core from Blue Star’s Ulu property in Nunavut, Canada.

    Blue Star cuts impressive gold at Ulu

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. July 20 reported that a wide section of high-grade gold was cut in the second hole of its 2022 drill program on its Ulu, Hood River, and Roma projects in Nunavut. "Our 2022 exploration campaign has begun with impressive results returned from DD22-FLO-002, which has the highest value (in terms of grams of gold times meters) of all intercepts drilled by Blue Star," said Blue Star Gold CEO Grant Ewing. The company launched its 2022 drill program in June at...

  • Core from drilling through high-grade graphite in western Alaska.

    Alaska sustainable energy key for mining

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 30, 2022

    The global transition to low-carbon energy and transportation is both an incredible opportunity and daunting challenge for Alaska's mining sector. On the one hand, Alaska is incredibly enriched with the minerals and metals required to build electric vehicles, solar panels, wind farms, and other clean energy technologies. On the other, America's Last Frontier is burdened by a lack of affordable, low-carbon energy options in the remote reaches of the state where many of these...

  • Blue Star geologist uses a loupe to check for gold mineralization in drill core.

    Blue Star Gold off to good start at Ulu

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 23, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. June 22 reported that drilling is now underway at its Ulu gold project in Nunavut and the first hole testing the Flood zone is now complete. "The launch of our 2022 exploration program has been executed very efficiently," said Blue Star Gold CEO Grant Ewing. "The initial drill holes will test potential extensions to the Flood zone deposit followed by testing targets in the Gnu Zone area where a new high-grade vein system was discovered by Blue Star in...

  • Blue Star geologists collect a sample during gold exploration in Nunavut.

    Blue Star Gold launches 2022 exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 16, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. June 7 announced that it has mobilized equipment and crews for a summer exploration program across its Ulu, Hood River, and Roma gold projects in Nunavut. This multi-prong campaign has two primary objectives – infill and expansion drilling at existing resources, along with reviewing and developing targets across more than 45 kilometers (28 miles) of the High Lake Greenstone Belt covered by the three properties. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood a...

  • Blue Star Gold Ulu High Lake Greenstone belt Canada Nunavut map 2021 summary

    2021 wrap for Blue Star, plans for 2022

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 17, 2022

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Feb. 15 announced the final results from the 2021 exploration program at its Ulu project located in the High Lake Greenstone belt in Nunavut, Canada. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property host 2.5 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 7.53 grams per metric ton (605,000 ounces) gold; and 1.26 million metric tons of inferred resource grading 5.57 g/t (226,000 oz) gold. The larger Hood River p...

  • Nunavut Canada Mining Explorers 2021 magazine Data Mine North TMAC Resources

    Nunavut exploration heats up in 2021

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Feb 10, 2022

    Mineral exploration activity in Nunavut intensified in 2021 as mining companies mounted larger and more extensive programs in response to stronger capital markets, government infrastructure initiatives, and the easing of restrictions imposed to curb effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Spanning 2 million square kilometers (about 782,000 square miles), the territory has 25 communities and about 39,353 residents, of whom 84% are Inuit. Nunavut has no roads, and all but one...

  • Yukon YMEP Dublin Gulch eagle mineral exploration incentives

    2021 Yukon exploration bounces back

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    Mining exploration and production activity soared in Yukon Territory in 2021 thanks to high metals prices, pro-industry government policies, and mounting successes in the field. Bouncing back from some of the most challenging working conditions in modern history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, placer and hardrock miners stepped up the pace of their activities, posting record production numbers and promising exploration results. With the rollout of COVID vaccines and the prospect...

  • Blue Star Gold Nunavut Canada Ulu property Gnu AI Hood River Roma projects

    Impressive gold tapped at Blue Star's Ulu

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    With a mix of traditional exploration and the data processing power offered by artificial intelligence, Blue Star Gold Corp. is seeking to unlock the high-grade gold potential across its 160 square kilometers (61.8 square miles) of highly prospective and underexplored mineral properties in the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. The company's three projects– Ulu, Hood River, and Roma – cover more than 40 high-grade gold occurrences over a 50-kilometer (31 miles) stretch of...

  • Sabina Gold & Silver Nunavut Canada Agnico Eagle Mines Baffinland Iron COVID-19

    Mining activity heats up after slowdown

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    Mineral exploration activity is heating up this summer in Nunavut after a yearlong hiatus sparked by restrictions and cautionary moves driven by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. For the northern Canadian territory's two mine operators and a handful of advanced- and early-stage explorers, the outlook for 2021 programs is much brighter. In mid-June, the Government of Nunavut gave Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. the green light to allow its workers living in the Kivalliq region of...

  • Blue Star Gold Ulu Flood drilling results Nunavut Canada map NFN zone

    Blue Star expands high-grade gold zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Sept. 22 reported the results from two holes that expand the high-grade core of the Flood zone on the company's Ulu property in the High Lake Greenstone Belt, Nunavut. The Ulu property has historically been the target of significant exploration and development by BHP Minerals, Echo Bay Mines, and others. The past work includes roughly 97,820 meters of drilling and 1,700 meters of underground development. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu...

  • REE rare earth elements 17 15 lanthanides yttrium scandium USGS Mojave Desert

    Made in North America rare earths return

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    Roughly 38,000 metric tons of rare earth concentrates were produced from American soil during 2020, yet the United States remains 100% reliant on foreign countries for its supply of these 17 elements critical to our modern high-tech society – an apparent paradox that speaks to the complexities of these enigmatic metals. The irony of rare earth elements (REEs) begins with their name, which is at the same time a misnomer and accurate descriptor. "All the REEs except p...

  • Blue Star Gold Gnu target Ulu project Nunavut Hood River property 2021 map

    Blue Star cuts high-grade gold at Ulu

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 9, 2021

    Blue Star Gold Corp. Sept. 1 announced that drilling has tapped strong gold mineralization at the Gnu target on its Ulu project in 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. The past work includes roughly 97,820 meters of drilling and 1,700 meters of underground development. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the U...

  • Nunavut Canada Blue Star TMAC Resources Agnico Eagle Mines Sabina Gold

    Mining in northern territory to rebound

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2021

    Nunavut is one jurisdiction in Canada with a favorable economic outlook in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent economic analysis completed by the Conference Board of Canada. The reason: Nunavut's mining sector, which remained mostly intact in 2020, accounted for more than one-third of its economy, a higher share than in every other Canadian province or territory. Projected to have expanded 6.1% last year, Nunavut's economy is forecast to grow 13.2% in...

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Nunavut Agnico Eagle Mines Blue River Gold North Arrow

    Few seek new mineral deposits

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jan 28, 2021

    Already headed toward the lowest level of annual mineral exploration spending in nearly two decades, the mining industry in Nunavut got broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Travel and workplace restrictions quickly imposed last spring by federal and local authorities to prevent the spread of the disease to the northern territory led some companies to cancel or postpone planned exploration programs until 2021. In February, Natural Resources Canada released figures...

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Nunavut Blue Star Gold drill Grant Ewing Ulu Hood River

    Blue Star adds gold to Ulu, Flood River

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    Blue Star Gold Corp. is focused on expanding the high-grade gold resources on its Ulu and Hood River properties in 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. The past work includes roughly 97,820 meters of drilling and 1,700 meters of underground development. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu property...

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