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  • Black and white photo of historic uranium mine at Radium Point.

    Aussie company explores Canada uranium

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

    White Cliff Minerals takes a new look at old Radium Point, a uranium project in NWT with significant silver, gold, copper, zinc, nickel, and cobalt potential. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. May 19 announced its latest progress as it gears up for its inaugural field expedition at the Great Bear Lake (formerly known as Radium Point) in Canada's Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Covering a land package of 3,300 square kilometers (1,274 square miles) in the Echo Bay district of the...

  • 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...

  • Geologist exploring lithium enriched pegmatites in western Canada.

    Bold explorer targets Yellowknife lithium

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

    Armed with new leadership and a plan to rapidly explore and develop its lithium prospects in Canada, Li-FT Power Ltd., set out in late 2022 on a bold quest to confirm historical prospects of lithium near the capital of Northwest Territories. While aggressive, the move was far from lacking precedent. Yellowknife, after all, has a history of delivering mineral riches, most notably upwards of 12 million ounces of gold from the legendary Con and Giant mines throughout much of the...

  • North Arrow team examining possible lithium outcrop.

    Lithium search yields more for North Arrow

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Nov 17, 2023

    North Arrow Minerals Inc. Oct. 12 announced that ongoing exploration at its LDG and MacKay lithium projects in Northwest Territories has yielded the discovery of a new spodumene pegmatite at both properties. "Recent exploration of North Arrow's LDG and MacKay lithium projects has results in the discovery of new spodumene mineralization at both properties and increased our confidence in the size potential of this new spodumene-bearing lithium pegmatite field," said North Arrow...

  • 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...

  • Pin in a map north of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

    Yellowknife emerging as EV metals hub

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 10, 2023

    The Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife is emerging as a northern link in North America's electric vehicle supply chain. Already home to Canada's only rare earths mine, a 160-kilometers (100 miles) area around this northern mining town happens to be enriched with the lithium and cobalt that is in massive demand for EV batteries, along with numerous other minerals critical to both Canada and the United States. A roughly 9,600-square-kilometer (3,700 square miles)...

  • 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....

  • An EV drives past wind turbines on a rural road to the mountains.

    Canada to feed a minerals hungry world

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 29, 2022

    Develops strategy to be the world's critical minerals supplier of choice Understanding that the renewable energy and electric vehicle revolution offers a "generational opportunity for Canada and its world-class mining sector," Ottawa is leveraging the nation's wealth of critical minerals to become a powerhouse that feeds raw materials into resource-hungry clean energy and technology supply chains. "Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy will position Canada as the global supplier...

  • Closeup of several green rough uncut emerald crystals.

    The kryptonite of America's economy

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 20, 2022

    Lack of domestic critical mineral supplies weakens US clean energy ambitions The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are becoming increasingly aware that a lack of secure supplies of critical minerals and metals may be the kryptonite that weakens America's economy, national security, and clean energy ambitions. "The more we dive into this topic of critical minerals, the more I'm certain Superman isn't the only one who can be brought to his knees by rare minerals,"...

  • Northwest Territories First Nation drummers perform on an ore sorter catwalk.

    Ore sorting upgrades North of 60 mines

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 3, 2022

    "Grade is king" is an adage that guides mineral exploration and mining. The premise behind this basic axiom of the mining business is the less ore that needs to be mined and processed per ounce of precious metals, pound of base metals, kilogram of critical minerals, or carat of gemstones produced, the more profitable an operation will be. The kingliest of orebodies would be of such high grade that a mining company would simply need to dig up the ore, crush it, and then ship it...

  • Peter Risby Tara Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee inducted history Black

    Yukon mining legend Peter Risby honored

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 5, 2022

    Seeking asylum from the persecution of the Klu Klux Klan, Peter Risby fled north to Canada with his family. In so doing, his upbringing would be one of adventure and survival in the harsh arctic lands of the Far North. There, he would be welcomed by the local Indigenes and become a bridge between the First Nations Cree people and the ever-encroaching westernization of European settling. Risby's true pioneering spirit, contributions to mining and exploration in Canada, as well...

  • Red Mountain Alaska White Rock Minerals Dry Creek inferred resource upgrade map

    White Rock doubles Dry Creek resource

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. Feb. 17 reported that it has doubled the inferred resource at Dry Creek with 3,800 meters of drilling completed last year in 12 holes at this high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit on the company's Red Mountain project in Alaska. Located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Fairbanks, the 323-square-mile (836 square kilometers) project hosts both high-grade zinc-lead-silver-gold VMS deposits and intrusion-related gold prospects. "The dual...

  • White Rock Minerals Red Mountain Last Chance Dry Creek VMS zinc map Hunter

    White Rock explores two fronts in Alaska

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

    Since first coming to Alaska to explore zinc-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits at Red Mountain, Australia-based White Rock Minerals Ltd. has continually added zinc-silver and gold targets within and on the outskirts of this project that has now been expanded to 323 square miles (836 square kilometers). The company's 2021 drill program tested high-grade zinc-lead-silver-gold VMS targets that attracted it to Red Mountain in the first place and the intrusion-related...

  • Mining Explorers 2021 Data Mine North of 60 News Hecla zinc Graphite One IEA

    Exploring Alaska's industrial metal future

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

    While copper may be the new oil of the green energy revolution, a wide variety of industrial minerals and metals found in abundance in Alaska will be needed to build the envisioned low-carbon future. In a 2021 report on the minerals and metals critical to low-carbon energy and transportation, the International Energy Agency estimates that a typical passenger electric vehicle requires six times the mineral inputs of a conventional internal combustion engine car and an onshore...

  • Doyon ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50th anniversary Data Mine North

    Partnerships unlock golden Doyon potential

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 6, 2022

    It is hard to quantify which is more impressive, the sheer size of the estate owned by Doyon Ltd. or the rich and underexplored mineral potential on the lands owned by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional corporation for Alaska's Eastern Interior. Running the breadth of Alaska between the Brooks Range to the north and Alaska Range to the south, the Doyon region blankets a mineral-rich swath of Alaska's Interior that is nearly the size of Texas. Doyon owns 12.5...

  • Red Mountain White Rock Minerals Keevy high-grade discoveries map Dry Creek WTF

    High-grade discoveries at Red Mountain

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 11, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. reported the discovery of high-grade copper and zinc, along with significant silver and gold, in rock samples collected from the Kiwi and Jack Frost targets on its 323-square-mile (836 square kilometers) Red Mountain property in Alaska. This district-scale property hosts a wide array of base and precious metals deposits and prospects. The most advanced are the Dry Creek and WTF deposits, which host a combined 9.1 million metric tons of Australian...

  • White Rock Minerals Red Mountain Dry Creek deposit Alaska WTF map drill program

    Drill cuts spectacular zinc at Dry Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 7, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that drilling has tapped spectacular zinc grades well outside the resource at Dry Creek, indicating the potential for a substantial expansion of this polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit on the company's 323-square-mile (836 square kilometers) Red Mountain project in Alaska. Dry Creek and the nearby WTF deposits near the eastern end of the Red Mountain property host 9.1 million metric tons of Australian Joint Ore...

  • White Rock Minerals Alaska Red Mountain zinc new prospect Hunter VMS map

    White Rock makes gold, zinc discoveries

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. this week reported that exploration crews have discovered a new gold prospect near the Last Chance target on its Red Mountain project and drills have tapped an extension of the Hunter volcanogenic massive sulfide zinc discovery at the eastern end of this 323-square-mile (836 square kilometers) multimineral project in Alaska. "White Rock has a plethora of exploration opportunities across its contiguous Last Chance-Red Mountain project in central...

  • White Rock Minerals Red Mountain Alaska Australia Last Chance Dry Creek

    White Rock expands Red Mountain, again

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 26, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. is carrying out the largest exploration program at Red Mountain, an already district-scale project in Alaska that keeps getting bigger as the Australian explorer continues to find more zinc, silver, and gold mineralization on the outskirts of this now 323-square-mile (836 square kilometers) land package. By late May, White Rock had already begun a more than 10,000-meter drill program that is testing both intrusive-related gold targets at the Last...

  • Australian investments Alaska North of 60 Mining News White Rock Minerals

    Aussie investments in AK mining top $100M

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 26, 2021

    Accounting for at least US$100 million invested in mineral exploration and mine development in Alaska during 2021, Australian companies continue to work along the entire breadth of the Last Frontier's mining industry – from discovery to doré. Following a year in which COVID-19 protocols and travel restrictions made exploring Alaska challenging, especially for companies headquartered half a world away, this impressive investment in Alaska's mining sector demonstrates that Do...

  • White Rock Minerals Dry Creek Red Mountain Alaska Last Chance map drill program

    Drill turning at White Rock's Red Mountain

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 3, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. May 24 reported the start of a planned more than 10,000-meter drill program at its Red Mountain base and precious metals project in Alaska. The large program will include three diamond drill rigs testing for both intrusive related gold at the Last Chance prospect and expanding upon the high-grade silver-zinc-gold-lead volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization at Red Mountain. The first of the three rigs are now turning at Dry Creek, a silver-rich VMS...

  • White Rock Minerals Dry Creek VMS deposit Red Mountain Alaska Matt Gill

    All systems go for 2021 at Red Mountain

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. April 21 announced the closing of a roughly A$8.8 million (US$6.8 million) financing, which will fund the Australian company's largest exploration program so far at the Red Mountain project in Alaska. The expanded 2021 program at Red Mountain will include three diamond drill rigs testing for both intrusive related gold at the Last Chance prospect and expanding up upon the high-grade silver-zinc-gold-lead volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization at R...

  • White Rock Minerals Red Mountain Last Chance 2021 drill program Dry Creek

    Exploring the bigger Red Mountain picture

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 22, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. April 12 said it plans to carry out 10,000 meters of drilling this year to expand upon and explore the zinc, lead, silver, and gold potential across its 308-square-mile (798 square kilometers) Red Mountain project in Alaska. This program will involve three drill rigs focused on expanding the silver-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide mineralization already outlined in the Dry Creek and WTF deposits at Red Mountain, as well as the intrusive related gold...

  • White Rock Minerals AuStar Gold merger Red Mountain Last Chance Alaska Australia

    White Rock to grow with golden merger

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 11, 2021

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. and AuStar Gold Ltd. Feb. 2 announced plans to merge into a larger mining company with a world-class portfolio of assets that include the large Red Mountain silver-zinc-gold-lead and Last Chance gold projects in Alaska, and a portfolio of exploration to producing gold assets in Australia. Under the arrangement proposed by the two companies, White Rock will acquire AuStar by issuing 0.78 White Rock shares for every AuStar share issued to shareholders....

  • Alaska mining sector Donlin Sprott Kinross HighGold Mining Explorers 2020

    Alaska exploration recovers from COVID-19

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 4, 2021

    Strong metal prices and an infusion of cash from notable resource investors helped to salvage much of a 2020 mineral exploration season in Alaska that became lethargic with disruptions, delays, and shelving of field programs infected by the COVID-19 pandemic early in the year. At its onset, 2020 was looking like it would be the best year for Alaska's mining sector in a decade. Australia-based mining companies were slated to invest nearly US$100 million in mineral exploration...

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