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  • A vehicle cab view of ravens on a two-lane dirt highway.

    Canada, BC invest in Golden Triangle roads

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 16, 2024

    Governments commit C$195 million to improving highway infrastructure in critical minerals-rich Northern BC. Heralded as a win for First Nations residents and the mining industry in Northern British Columbia, the federal and provincial governments are investing C$195 million (US$142.6 million) to upgrade highway infrastructure in the critical minerals-enriched Golden Triangle. "The Northwest BC Highway Corridor Improvements Project will benefit a critical mineral region and...

  • Four highly mineralized rock samples with a Sharpie pen for size reference.

    White Cliff impressed with Great Bear

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Australian explorer makes new mineral discoveries, confirms known targets at historic multi-metal project in Northwest Territories. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. July 9 reported that it has confirmed previously identified copper, cobalt, and uranium mineralization and made new discoveries during the first week of its inaugural exploration program at the Great Bear Lake iron ore-copper-gold-uranium (IOCG-U) project in Northwest Territories. "Finally, we are on the ground!" said...

  • Black and white photograph of Radium Point, a company mining town.

    The uranium mine heard around the world

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 7, 2024

    Embark on a journey through Radium Point, a pioneering uranium mine that shaped the history of NWT and perhaps the entire world. With the recent ban on Russian uranium imports, the United States has initiated a countdown on the pressing need to diversify its sources for this crucial clean energy metal. While the nation currently enjoys a three-year supply buffer before potential challenges arise in securing its uranium supply, revisiting the legacy of Radium Point – a h...

  • A rock outcrop stained green with copper mineralization.

    White Cliff to explore Nunavut Copper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Company sees enormous potential at overlooked project in Northern Canada. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. May 28 said it is excited about carrying out discovery level exploration of the highly prospective Nunavut Copper-Gold-Silver project in the northern Canadian territory. Lying near the Northwest Territories border, the Nunavut Copper-Gold-Silver project covers 805 square kilometers of (311 square miles) highly prospective mineral showings with massive bornite-chalcocite,...

  • A canvas-enclosed drill rig glows yellow as it tests a KSM deposit at night.

    BC unveils Critical Minerals Strategy 1.0

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    As a mineral-rich Canadian province and a top global hub for mineral exploration and mining, British Columbia has the geology and technical expertise to be a global powerhouse when it comes to supplying the minerals and metals needed for the clean energy transition. Canada's westernmost province, however, has been lagging many of its mining peers when it comes to a cohesive strategy to take full advantage of the generational opportunity on its doorstep. The provincial...

  • Loaded mining haul truck with a bed painted to honor the Tahltan Nation.

    Golden Triangle of Northern BC ESG mining

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 20, 2024

    Lying just deep enough into the mining frontier that value of its world-class deposits copper, gold, silver, nickel, and other metals has not been fully realized, yet home to the industrial-grade hydropower, road access, and Pacific Rim ports needed to unlock its vast mineral potential, Northern BC is well-positioned to be a major source of precious, base, and critical metals in the 21st century. This particularly mineral-rich section of the Canadian Cordillera also happens...

  • A drill on the slopes of Galore Creek Mining Corp.'s Galore Creek project.

    Teck explores future after takeover bid

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 8, 2024

    Teck Resources Ltd. went into 2023 with a strategy to better position for the energy transition by spinning its steelmaking coal unit into the newly formed Elk Valley Resources, and advancing its copper- and zinc-forward metals assets under a rebranded Teck Metals Ltd. This proposed reorganization, however, was stymied by an aggressive takeover bid by Glencore that wanted to incorporate Teck's coal and metals assets into its own reorganization plans. While Teck fended off...

  • A train passes along a river and fireweed on the White Pass and Yukon Route.

    Forging a Golden Arc mining alliance

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Is it time for BC, Yukon, Alaska to forge an alliance to unlock critical mineral wealth, usher in new era of prosperity in the 21st century? The extremely mineral-rich geology that sweeps in a roughly 1,500-mile (2,600 kilometers) arc from the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle, through the Yukon, and onward to Alaska's west coast does not recognize the borders it spans. Likewise, the opportunities and challenges related to unlocking the precious, industrial, a...

  • A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

    North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety milestone at Alaska's only coal mine to a history of the helicopters that make mineral exploration across the North possible, here is a countdown of the 10 most popular North of 60 Mining News articles in 2023: No. 10 - CORE celebrates Manh Choh, Lucky Shot Contango Ore Inc., a...

  • A huge plume of black smoke above the Eagle Gold mine camp in Canada’s Yukon.

    Gold, critical minerals top Yukon list

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

    Raging wildfires and record hot temperatures challenged the well-laid plans of a score and more of mineral explorers in Canada's Yukon this year as the 2023 field season shifted into high summer. Most of the companies, however, managed to carry out their exploration for gold, silver, copper, and other minerals across the territory. The fierce and sometimes out-of-control blazes marked one of the worst wildfire seasons seen in Canada in nearly 30 years, consuming more than...

  • Drill pad built along a mountainside at Blackwolf’s Cantoo property.

    Blackwolf enjoys productive year of plenty

    A.J. Roan, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    Calculating a new resource for Niblack, growing its management, organizing talks of a centralized mill in Northern British Columbia, and drilling bonanza-grade gold at its first Golden Triangle project on the British Columbia side of the border, last year's hunt was plentiful for Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Early last year, Blackwolf announced an agreement with Dolly Varden Silver Corp. and New Moly LLC to explore the possibility of building a centralized mill on New...

  • Helicopters deliver water to battle wildfires near Yellowknife.

    Wildfires upset NWT mineral exploration

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

    With a summer marred by unprecedented wildfires behind them, companies exploring the mineral-rich Northwest Territories are reporting impressive results from their 2023 programs. Seeking new deposits of valuable minerals, ranging from ever-popular diamonds and precious metals to recently designated "critical minerals," such as lithium, rare earth elements and zinc, a score of explorers took to the field across the territory. "An exciting new chapter is emerging for mining in t...

  • 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...

  • Canada, Tahltan Nation, and Australia flag trucks at mine in Northern BC.

    M&A activity reshapes North of 60 mining

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

    From neighboring gold explorers merging to create a district-scale project that will likely be attractive to majors, to Glencore making an aggressive bid to buyout Teck Resources Ltd., 2023 was a year of North of 60 mergers, acquisitions, and attempts at takeovers. The multi-billion-dollar M&A frenzy across Alaska and Canada's North was underscored by B2Gold's roughly C$1.1 billion (US$820 million) acquisition of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and the Back River Gold Mine project...

  • A valley lake in the mineral-rich mountains on the Yukon-NWT border.

    Junior seeks to tame tungsten elephant

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Dec 9, 2023

    After establishing its position as a leading zinc-lead-silver explorer in northern Canada, Fireweed Metals Corp. set out in late 2022 to broaden its focus in both geography and commodities. Partly defying the age-old adage to stick to what you know, the longtime explorer of the district-scale Macmillan Pass zinc-lead-silver project ventured across the border into Northwest Territories to acquire two projects. While the Gayna River zinc-lead-silver-gallium-germanium project is...

  • Neptune coal loading facility and Vancouver skyline light up the night.

    Glencore to buy Teck coal assets for $6.9B

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Teck to receive a total of $8.2B for coal assets in Southern BC; cash infusion to bolster focus on clean energy metals. In a deal that finds a middle ground between the ambitions and future visions of two mining companies, Teck Resources Ltd. has agreed to sell its steelmaking coal assets in Southern British Columbia to Glencore for around US$6.9 billion. "This sale will ensure Teck is well-capitalized and able to realize value from our base metals business and deliver strong...

  • Blue hardhat with BMC logo on a shelf at the Kudz Ze Kayah project in the Yukon.

    BMC posts review for planned Yukon mine

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Nov 16, 2023

    After getting a conditional green light in 2022 from regulators to advance the proposed ABM Mine at its Kudz Ze Kayah property in Southeastern Yukon, BMC Minerals Ltd. has completed a favorable economic review of its plan for a hardrock operation and developed new exploration targets on the property. BMC Minerals wants to extract 1.8 million metric tons of zinc, 350,000 metric tons of lead and 600,000 metric tons of copper from the Kudz Ze Kayah deposits located within the...

  • Li-FT geologist standing atop pegmatite outcrop at Yellowknife Lithium project.

    Canada's long-forgotten lithium province

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Like many other northern regions, Canada's North was settled because of its mineral resources. When the Canadian Dominion Government first purchased its arctic regions from the British Crown in the late 1800s, the Northwest Territories was seen as a vast stretch of cold, inhospitable land and was thus largely ignored at the time. However, due to the Klondike Gold Rush, the future of these northern lands would change forever. These days, a new rush has arisen, a white gold...

  • Lithium-tellurium button cells being held by wired clamps during testing at UBC.

    Tellurium: secret clean energy ingredient

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 13, 2023

    From promising solid-state battery technology that could eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle owners to solar panels and thermoelectric devices that transform sunshine and heat into low-carbon energy, tellurium is emerging as a secret ingredient of the clean energy future. "It has flown largely under the radar, even though it's essential for cadmium-telluride solar panels and new lithium-tellurium batteries that could revolutionize energy storage," said Tyrone...

  • Blackwolf crew building drill pad for drilling at Cantoo.

    Blackwolf begins Cantoo maiden drilling

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Aug 3, 2023

    Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 28 announced the launch of its maiden drill program at the company's Cantoo Mountain project on the Alaskan side of British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle. Situated immediately east of the Premier gold-silver mining project currently in development by Ascot Resources Ltd. and likely part of the same metallogenic system, the Cantoo property hosts multiple shallow southwest dipping vein structures up to 30 meters true thickness. Just a...

  • Let's all Celebrate the 4th of July

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Jul 27, 2023

    With all due apologies to our Canadian friends (who celebrate their independence on Saturday), next Tuesday is our big day! Cynicism aside, it is time to recognize just how great America is in general and Alaska is in particular. Gender issues, abortion issues, gun issues, immigration issues, issues with big government, issues with state and local governments, issues with criminal trespassers on the capitol grounds, issues with the criminal prosecutions of a former President...

  • Coeur Silvertip sign in front of a building at the Silvertip Mine entrance.

    Coeur eyes bigger Silvertip potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 29, 2023

    Launches a 1.5- year program to explore wider potential of high-grade silver-zinc-lead project in Northern BC. With recent exploration indicating that the resource outlined at Silvertip may be just a portion of a much larger mineralized system, Coeur Mining Inc. is launching a comprehensive exploration program at this high-grade silver mine project in the northernmost reaches of British Columbia. Going into 2023, Silvertip hosted 7.04 million tons of measured and indicated...

  • Old North American Tungsten Corp. camp at Mactung property.

    World's largest high-grade tungsten deposit

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

    Fireweed announces MRE for tungsten that could supply North America for decades. Acquiring the Mactung tungsten project from the Northwest Territories government for C$15 million last year, Fireweed quickly consolidated previous data and new assessments to release a mineral resource estimate that ranks this property as the largest high-grade tungsten resource in the world. "In one year, we have gone from signing an initial letter of intent to a definitive asset purchase...

  • A replica of the original locomotive brought to Canada in 1836.

    Canada was built on the back of a train

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 4, 2023

    While the journey west during the frontier days often paints a picture of strife and hardship, not every tale was filled with sorrow and loss. Although covered wagons were definitely a thing, the journey toward greener pastures became much less arduous as steamboats and stagecoaches followed routes mapped by the earliest pioneers. However, it was the coming of the railroad that increased the speed of the trek, and its effectiveness in travel persists even today. For much of...

  • Trucks parked on the frozen Liard River at the Prairie Creek Mine road crossing.

    NorZinc blazes trail to Prairie Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 24, 2023
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    NorZinc Ltd. April 20 announced the completion of a 170-kilometer (about 105 miles) pioneer winter road to the Prairie Creek Mine, which serves as the first phase of an all-season access road to the zinc mine in Canada's Northwest Territories. Prairie Creek is the site of a historical zinc-silver mine that was developed in the 1970s and 1980s but was never ramped up to full production due to a collapse in the price of silver that supported the economics of the project....

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