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  • Two people in safety gear with core from drilling at the Casino copper deposit.

    Explorers chase Yukon copper riches

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Western Copper and Gold inches toward startup at its giant Casino copper porphyry deposit as others advance earlier stage projects. While one would-be miner in Canada's Yukon Territory guides its giant copper project toward development, several juniors – ranging from newcomers to more established players – are picking up the pace in the search for other rich deposits of the red metal. Western Copper and Gold Corp. is marking its 16th year of working to develop its huge Cas...

  • Geologist examining core from Carmacks project in Yukon.

    Granite Creek announces plans for 2024

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Targets drilling at new copper, gold, silver prospects at central Yukon project. Granite Creek Copper Ltd. May 28 announced that its 2024 exploration at the Carmacks copper-gold project in central Yukon will include 1,800 meters of diamond drilling focused on new targets. Located in the southern portion of the high-grade Minto Copper District, Carmacks is a 177-square-kilometer (68 square miles) advanced-stage copper-gold-silver project that is 40 kilometers (29 miles) from...

  • Handful of gold nuggets found on Granite Creek in Mount Hinton.

    Trifecta to buy massive Strategic portfolio

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Enters into definitive agreement for initial 70% toward highly prospective Tombstone gold projects. Strategic Metals Ltd. March 4 announced it has approved Trifecta Gold Ltd. the right to earn up to 100% interest in 11 highly prospective, reduced intrusion-related gold projects located within the prolific Tombstone Gold Belt in Yukon, Canada. Often maintaining a low-key approach to its business operations, Strategic Metals is less a project miner and more a project generator...

  • A helicopter sits on a drill pad on a highly mineralized mountain in the Yukon.

    Gold, silver lure pack to Yukon in 2022

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Feb 2, 2023

    Though effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lingered, mineral explorers rushed to the Yukon like moths to a flame during 2022. Mining's most daring sector rallied to generate the busiest field season seen in Canada's westernmost territory in years. In June, Natural Resources Canada projected mineral exploration and deposit appraisal spending in Yukon during 2022 to total C$157.9 million, up 14.5% from C$135.1 million estimated for 2021 and nearly double C$83.6 million in 2020....

  • Helicopter and pilot on a ridge at Coal Creek during a summer day in Alaska.

    Assays confirm Alaska lithium discovery

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 20, 2022

    Discovery Alaska Ltd. Oct. 12 reported that assay results have confirmed broad zones of lithium mineralization at the Coal Creek tin-silver-zinc prospect on the Australian exploration company's Chulitna property in Alaska. Situated roughly midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, and about four miles west of the paved Parks Highway, Chulitna consists of roughly 77 square miles of state mining claims covering the Partin Creek gold-silver-copper prospect and Coal Creek...

  • A map of the Carmacks deposit showing various mineralized zones.

    Granite Creek 2022 field season starts

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 9, 2022

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. June 7 announced the start of its 2022 field exploration campaign at the high-grade Carmacks copper-gold-silver project in Canada's Yukon. According to the most recent calculation, Carmacks hosts 36.2 million metric tons of measured and indicated resource averaging 0.81% (651 million pounds) copper, 0.26 grams per metric ton (302,000 ounces) gold, 3.23 g/t (3.8 million oz) silver, and 0.011% (8.5 million lb) molybdenum. The first phase of the 2022...

  • Core from historical drilling at Coal Creek tin-silver-lithium target in Alaska.

    Coal Creek scans show wide lithium zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 26, 2022

    Discovery Alaska Ltd. May 23 reported that its initial scanning with a handheld analyzer identified lithium across the entire length of core from 12 historical holes drilled at the Coal Creek prospect on the company's Chulitna property in Alaska. Situated about four miles west of the Parks Highway, roughly midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, Chulitna is a roughly 77-square-mile property that covers the Partin Creek gold-silver-copper prospect and the Coal Creek...

  • Granite Creek Copper Carmacks NI 43-101 updated resource estimate Yukon map

    43% copper increase for Granite Creek

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 24, 2022

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. March 15 announced an updated NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate, showing a major increase in tonnage and contained metal at its wholly-owned Carmacks copper-gold-silver and now added molybdenum project in the highly prospective Minto Copper Belt of central Yukon, Canada. After acquiring Copper North Mining Corp. in late 2020, Granite Creek expanded its land position within Yukon's Minto Copper Belt to 176 square kilometers (68 square miles). This...

  • Avidian Gold Golden Zone Alaska Mayflower Breccia Pipe map RC drilling results

    Avidian results from Golden Zone deposits

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 10, 2022

    Avidian Gold Corp. Feb. 28 announced an update from the Copper King and Long Creek 2021 reverse-circulation drill program at its district-scale Golden Zone project strategically located in Southcentral Alaska. "The 2021 drilling results suggest that in the Copper King & Long Creek area, a nearby mineralized intrusive provided gold, copper and silver-bearing solutions that precipitated into favourable permeable sedimentary units that can be traced for over 2 kilometers and...

  • Lucky Show Contango ORE Willow Creek Mining District Robert Lee Hatcher map

    Willow Creek Mining District revisited

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 3, 2022

    Roughly a 90-minute drive from Anchorage, it can be easy to miss Willow as one makes their way northbound. The view of Denali on the horizon, perhaps a visit to the Princess Lodge or a journey to Fairbanks. Even many lifelong residents may miss it for the more scenic destinations such as Talkeetna, yet the short blip that is Willow used to mean a lot more than buying fireworks. From 201 residents at the start of the new millennia to 190 in 2020, not much has changed in the...

  • 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...

  • Avidian Gold Golden Zone Mayflower Exploration Zone 2021 season Breccia Pipe map

    Avidian wraps up Golden Zone 2021 season

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 19, 2022

    Avidian Gold Corp. Oct. 21 announced that it has wrapped up 2021 exploration at Golden Zone, a gold-rich polymetallic exploration project strategically located midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, and only 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) west of the paved Parks Highway, Alaska Railroad, and the 345 kilovolt Alaska Intertie power lines. This year's program included 3,288 meters of reverse circulation (RC) drilling in 27 holes that tested the Mayflower Extension Zone...

  • Critical Minerals Alliances tin Rio Tinto MIT solder tin Ucore Rare Metals Tofty

    Tin has been critical for 5,500 years

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 30, 2021

    From the advancements of technology during the Bronze Age to the computers and telecommunication systems of today's Big Data Era, tin has been critical to human progress for at least 5,500 years. Sometime around 3500 BC, Sumerians living in modern day Turkey and Iran discovered that mixing a little tin with copper created bronze, an alloy that produced much more durable weapons and tools than those cast from copper alone. This cutting-edge discovery offered a strategic and...

  • Granite Creek Copper Carmacks Yukon Canada Tim Johnson Granite Creek map

    Granite Creek starts 2021 Carmacks drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 6, 2021

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. May 6 announced that two drills have been mobilized to the Carmacks (formerly Carmacks and Stu projects) to begin a roughly 10,000-meter 2021 drill program focused on expanding and upgrading copper-gold-silver resources at the Yukon project. "We continue to aggressively advance the Carmacks project, with its attributes of high-grade, near-surface copper, gold, and silver mineralization in an underexplored district-scale land position, and with the...

  • Granite Creek Copper GoldSpot Discoveries Metallic Group Minerals Keno Silver

    Granite Creek leverages AI at Carmacks

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 15, 2021

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to help discover more copper, gold, and silver across its Carmacks and Carmacks North project in the Yukon. After acquiring Copper North Mining Corp. late last year, Granite Creek expanded its land position within Yukon's Minto Copper Belt to 176 square kilometers (68 square miles). This merged land package includes the Carmacks deposit, which hosts 23.76 million metric tons of resources averaging...

  • Tin solder soldering iron computer circuit board

    Tin is the glue for the tech revolution

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 14, 2021

    Cans, cups, roofs, and foil hats are likely the first things that come to mind when thinking about tin – none of which conjure images of a metal that should be considered critical to a modern country like the United States. According to a study carried out by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, however, tin is the metal expected that be most impacted by new technologies. Commissioned by Rio Tinto, the MIT study found that tin beat out more likely technology metals candidate...

  • Tungsten metal in SpaceX Falcon rocket engine nozzles during launch

    Tough tungsten at high supply risk in US

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 23, 2020

    America's supply of tungsten, an extremely durable metal that is vital to a broad range of American industrial sectors, is at high-risk. A recent U.S. Geological Survey assessment to identify which mineral commodities are most at risk to supply disruptions ranked tungsten near the top of the list – alongside rare earth elements, cobalt and graphite, platinum group metals and tungsten. Like many of its neighbors at the top of the mineral commodity supply risk list, much of the...

  • Granite Creek Copper Ltd. Carmacks Minto Tim Johnson Stu Yukon Canada

    Granite Creek adds Carmacks to portfolio

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 3, 2020

    With the acquisition of Copper North Mining Corp., Granite Creek Copper Ltd. now owns the advanced staged Carmacks copper-gold project and a roughly 20-kilometer- (12.5 miles) stretch of the highly prospective Minto Copper Belt in Canada's Yukon. Over the past two years, Granite Creek has been exploring Stu, a 111-square-kilometer (42.9 square miles) early stage gold-copper project. In a deal that closed on Nov. 27, Copper North has expanded its land position within the Minto...

  • Granite Creek Copper Ltd. Tim Johnson Stu Minto Copper Belt Carmacks

    Purpose-driven junior eyes rich deposits

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Nov 25, 2020

    When Granite Creek Copper Ltd. decided to refocus its energies on finding copper in Yukon Territory in October 2018, it swung into action, aggressively tackling its vision of becoming a leading copper exploration company. Just over two years later, the junior has acquired the advanced Carmacks Copper Project and is hoping to establish a mineral resource estimate on its larger Stu Project next door. To begin its transition, the junior changed its name from Granite Creek Gold...

  • Alaska mining traces erratic global trend

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

    If you have watched the metals markets over the last month, you know why Alaska's mineral industry has surged, stalled, swerved, swooped, slowed, shelved and stuttered, sometimes all at the same time! Gold has gone above US$1,500 per ounce; copper pundits are predicting an increasingly dour future; zinc markets are looking to dive below $1.00 per pound; tin markets have marched strongly upward due to supply disruptions; and silver bulls are calling for annual worldwide...

  • Unbridled enthusiasm keeps miners happy

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Those of you that attended the recent Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver can attest to the exuberant, upbeat atmosphere that pervaded the conference and was very much in evidence at the standing-room only festivities at our annual self-hosted Alaska Night meet and greet. But digging down under this veneer of optimism, many of the junior explorers and most of the producers admitted to their expectations of challenging times in 2019. Putting words to this apparent...

  • New explorer in Yukon's Carmacks copper belt

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Granite Creek Copper Ltd. Feb. 19 said it has secured a substantial historical database detailing exploration work conducted on the area covered by the company's newly acquired Stu copper-gold-silver project about 47 kilometers (29 miles) northeast of Carmacks, Yukon. Granite Creek Copper is a newly formed exploration company that closed a deal to acquire Stu in January. At the time of the acquisition, the company closed a C$1.8 million non-brokered private placement...

  • Australian junior exploring Kuskokwim Mineral Belt near Donlin Gold

    Explosion of mining activity in Alaska

    Curt Freeman, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Following a couple of quiet months where Alaska's mining industry focused on its work, the last month has seen an explosion of new info come out regarding that effort, some of it profound in its potential immediate, near-term and long-term implications. For example, one of Alaska's largest mines was sold to a new owner at a surprisingly low cost per ounce. The results of a robust new preliminary economic analysis were tabled by an advanced gold-silver exploration project...

  • Getting hooked on Cassiterite deposits leads to other critical minerals

    Tin – Alaska's gateway critical mineral

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2020

    With more than 100 known tin occurrences, Alaska is considered the best place in America to establish a domestic source of this critical alloy metal that has defined human progress since the dawn of the Bronze Age. "Today, Alaskan tin deposits are known to be widespread, occurring from the central Alaska Range north to the Brooks Range and across Interior Alaska ... Southwest Alaska and the Seward Peninsula," according to the 1997 publication, Mineral Deposits of Alaska. And...

  • Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation tungsten

    China domination makes tungsten critical

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2020

    Extremely hard and with the highest melting point of all the elements on the periodic table, tungsten is vital to a broad spectrum of commercial and military applications, yet there are no mines in the United States producing this durable metal. Nearly 60 percent of the tungsten consumed in the U.S. during 2018 was used to make the cemented tungsten-carbide, a compound of roughly equal parts tungsten and carbon. Roughly twice as strong as steel, tungsten carbide is often...

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