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  • Photo of RC Gold project over a rocky ridge in Yukon, Canada.

    RC Gold winter holes offer key insights

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    The two winter holes paint picture of extent of Blackjack gold deposit mineralization, leaves Sitka optimistic. Sitka Gold Corp. May 23 reported the second hole drilled during its short winter drill program returned a significant gold intercept just south of the current Blackjack deposit, results that continue to highlight the potential of this area to add higher-grade tonnage to the RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. The latest results are from hole DDRCCC-24-058, which cut...

  • A wintery landscape near Sitka Gold’s RC Gold project in Yukon.

    First 2024 hole strikes gold for Sitka

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Returns 191 meters averaging 1.16 g/t gold; company also announced 100% acquisition of RC and BeeBop properties. Sitka Gold Corp. May 1 announced the first hole from its 2024 drill campaign has struck gold, intersecting 191 meters averaging 1.16 grams per metric ton gold, which confirms the high-grade mineralization discovered the previous year. "The results from Hole 57 are very significant as they confirm that the higher-grade gold mineralization discovered in Hole 47 last y...

  • Painting of a young Nellie Cashman from a photograph in 1874.

    Heart of gold: the legend of Nellie Cashman

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Undertake an adventure through the riveting tale of Nellie Cashman, perhaps one of the most inspiring women of the 18th century. Perhaps no other individual could be regarded as true an American pioneer as Irish immigrant Ellen "Nellie" Cashman. Easily regarded as a quintessential gold mining stampeder with her acumen in business and the nose to sniff out opportunity, she traveled the width and breadth of America, leaving success and hope in her wake. Known as the Angel of...

  • Rackla Metals’ camp at Mile 222 Airstrip in NWT.

    Rackla Metals breaks into Yukon scene

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Junior explorer has explosive 2023, confident of potential RIRGS deposits on Yukon property. Rackla Metals Inc. April 1 announced the results from its 2023 exploration program on the company's Peak target located within the Kelvin Stock of the Astro Plutonic Complex in Yukon, Canada. A Vancouver-based junior gold exploration company Rackla Metals, not to be confused with the Rackla property, is advancing projects located in eastern Yukon, and western Northwest Territories,...

  • Drone shot of a drill rig atop a ridge at RC Gold project.

    Sitka eyes VG ahead of drilling pause

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Two holes snuck in during winter reveal visible gold, company enters standby for spring melt. Sitka Gold Corp. April 9 announced it has intercepted visible gold in the second hole drilled during its 2024 winter program at the company's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. Located within the central region of Canada's Yukon Territory, in the prolific Tombstone Gold Belt, RC Gold is found roughly midway between Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold mine and the Brewery Creek gold mine...

  • Wide band of brilliant green northern lights over a gold mine in the Yukon.

    Eagle Mine produces 29,580 oz gold in Q1

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Quarterly production expected to climb sharply as spring and summer weather warms the heap leach pad at Victoria Gold's mine in Canada's North. Victoria Gold Corp. April 10 announced that its Eagle Mine in the Yukon produced 29,580 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2024, which is about 21% less than the first three months of last year. Despite starting off well below the pace to produce the roughly 175,000 oz projected for this year, the company is confident that...

  • Truck parked next to drill pad on rough road in Yukon wilderness.

    Banyan outlines 2024 work for future mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Will include full season of various workings toward optimizing future operations. Banyan Gold Corp. April 18 announced the exploration and technical program planned for the 2024 season at its AurMac gold project in Yukon, Canada, allocating roughly 5,000 meters of drilling that will be strategically focused on economic drivers to optimize a future mine. After establishing an impressive 7-million-ounce gold resource for AurMac in February, drilling this year aims to...

  • Sitka Gold CEO Cor Coe standing on a snowy slope in Yukon.

    Sitka Gold fulfills Barney Ridge option

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Gold exploration company adds new fully-owned property in the Yukon to higher-priority list. Sitka Gold Corp. April 23 announced that it has exercised its option to acquire full ownership of the Barney Ridge property next to the company's RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. The 376-square-kilometer (145 square miles) contiguous district-scale land package in the heart of Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt, RC Gold, is one of the largest consolidated land packages in the Yukon. This...

  • 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...

  • Map of all Sitka Gold’s exploration projects in North America.

    Sitka assessment of extensive NA portfolio

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

    Company informs on numerous projects throughout North America, reaffirms focus on Yukon's RC Gold project. Sitka Gold Corp. March 14 reported an assessment of its gold, silver, and copper properties throughout North America, realigning its strategies and updating the current state of its operations. Varying from grassroots and discovery-stage properties to advanced-stage projects that include the recent discovery of a significant gold deposit at RC Gold, the company states...

  • Bulldozer sits beside trench on hill crest at Sitka Gold’s Blackjack.

    Sitka mobilizes for winter drilling start

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Crews and equipment get ready to begin planned 15,000-meter drilling program. Sitka Gold Corp. Feb. 27 announced the mobilization of equipment at crew in preparation for its planned 15,000-meter winter drilling campaign at the company's flagship RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. "After the success of 2023, we are very excited to be back at RC Gold to kick-start 2024 exploration activities," said Sitka Gold CEO Cor Coe. Located within the central region of Canada's Yukon...

  • Heavy equipment stacking ore at Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine.

    Year-round stacking successful for Victoria

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Victoria Gold Corp. Jan. 15 reported that despite the various ups and downs of 2023, it produced a total of 166,730 ounces of gold for the year, an 11% increase from 2022 and testimony to the feasibility of year-round ore stacking. The company's decision to stack ore on the heap leach pad during the first three months of 2023, a departure from previous years at Eagle, resulted in 37,619 oz gold produced during the first quarter-a 55% increase over 24,358 oz produced during...

  • 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 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...

  • Front loader stacking ore at Eagle Gold mine heap leach pad.

    Raven flies toward updated gold resource

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

    Beginning the year with a nearly 55% increase in gold production at its Eagle Gold mine, Victoria Gold Corp. could never have predicted nearly half a month of downtime due to ongoing wildfires that approached as close as four kilometers (2.5 miles) to its facilities. Despite this close call, gold production remained higher than in 2022 by third-quarter calculations, and exploration of its growing Raven deposit has the company prepped and ready for an updated resource...

  • Pilot standing next to helicopter on crest of hill beside a bulldozer.

    Blackjack keeps dealing a winning hand

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

    Launching into 2023 with an initial inferred mineral resource estimate, the excitement has grown for Sitka Gold Corp. as much as its 2022 Blackjack discovery on the company's highly prospective RC Gold project in Canada's Yukon. Consisting of a 376-square-kilometer (145 square miles) RC Gold project is located near the newly road-accessible Clear Creek, Big Creek, and Sprague Creek districts in the heart of Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt. One of the largest consolidated land pack...

  • Mount Haldane in the background of Banyan Gold’s AurMac property.

    Banyan Gold connects AurMac deposits

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

    With another fruitful year of systematic drilling, a stressful wildfire, the successful expansion of its resources swelling to more than six million ounces, and the accomplishment of a several-year-long goal of connecting two of its more advanced-exploration deposits, Banyan Gold Corp. has shown that persistence is a key ingredient to a successful exploration project. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine and adjacent to Hecla...

  • Drill rig working within a snowy valley in Yukon, Canada.

    Chips have been stacking up for Sitka Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 31, 2023

    Sitka Gold Corp. Dec. 19 announced that it has acquired full ownership of Clear Creek, a property that hosts the company's Blackjack and Eiger gold deposits, followed by a year-end summary of its 2023 exploration program for its overall RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. "Completing our requirements to obtain 100% ownership of the Clear Creek property, which hosts the Blackjack and Eiger deposits, is an important milestone in Sitka's advancement of the RC Gold project," said...

  • A bird’s eye view of the numerous roads cutting through AurMac.

    Banyan completes 75% McQuesten earn-in

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Dec 14, 2023

    Banyan Gold Corp. Dec. 13 announced a significant milestone in its exploration journey on the company's Yukon-based holdings, with the successful acquisition of 75% earn-in of the McQuesten half of its AurMac property. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine and adjacent to Hecla Mining Company's Keno Hill Silver District, the Aurex and McQuesten properties, or AurMac, cover three gold deposits – with McQuesten holding the A...

  • 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...

  • Pilot standing next to helicopter on crest of hill beside a bulldozer.

    Sitka sets its sights on golden horizon

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 16, 2023

    Sitka Gold Corp. Oct. 30 announced the next batch of assays from its ongoing drill program at the company's RC Gold project in Canada's Yukon, which the company says has significantly expanded known mineralization with a possibility to add considerable ounces at its Blackjack deposit. Located within the central region of Canada's Yukon Territory, in the prolific Tombstone Gold Belt, the RC Gold project is roughly midway between Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold mine and...

  • Heavy loader organizing milled earth to be sorted or leached.

    Rich results ends Raven 2023 exploration

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 10, 2023

    Victoria Gold Corp. Oct. 25 reported that drills tapped grades as high as 5.83 grams per metric ton gold over 31.4 meters at its more than one-million-ounce Raven deposit on the Dublin Gulch property in Yukon, Canada. "The 2023 Raven exploration season is now completed and, as these latest results demonstrate, has continued to identify high-grade gold mineralization both internally and externally to the current Raven deposit bounds," said Victoria Gold President and CEO John...

  • Furnace pouring molten gold-silver into a mold.

    Victoria issues Eagle Mine Q3 production

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

    Victoria Gold Corp. Oct. 4 reported that its Eagle Mine in the Yukon produced 124,749 ounces of gold during the first nine months of this year, including 41,561 oz during the third quarter. The gold recovered at Eagle during the first three quarters of 2023 is 17% higher than the 106,441 oz produced during the same period of 2022. This year's third-quarter gold production at Eagle, however, is down 17% from the 50,028 oz recovered during the same three-month period last year....

  • An aerial shot of the Brewery Creek heap leach sites.

    Victoria Gold buys Brewery Creek mine

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 23, 2023

    In a sudden and surprising announcement, Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the acquisition of Sabre Gold Mines Corp.'s Yukon assets, which include the past producing Brewery Creek gold mine property held by subsidiary Golden Predator Mining Corp., as well as the Golden Dome and Grew Creek exploration properties. "With the acquisition of Sabre's Yukon assets, we are pleased to be expanding our footprint and asset base in our own backyard," said McConnell. "With our track...

  • Victoria’s Eagle Gold Mine production facility in Yukon, Canada.

    Victoria's Raven flies toward upgrade

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 23, 2023

    Victoria Gold Corp. Sept. 14 announced the first analytical results from the 2023 exploration campaign at Raven, a deposit within its already gold-producing Dublin Gulch project in central Yukon. Discovered with soil sampling and trenching in 2018, Raven is a large, near-surface gold target associated with Nugget, the second-largest known intrusive body on Victoria Gold's Dublin Gulch property. Located roughly 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of the Eagle Gold Mine, trenching...

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