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Mining Explorers 2022 / Northern Bc

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  • Ascot preps for 2024 Premier gold mining

    Shane Lasley|Updated Mar 3, 2023

    With challenging financial markets delaying Ascot Resources Ltd.'s plans to begin a new era of gold-silver production at Premier, the company focused much of its 2022 efforts on further exploration and resource upgrade drilling at the past-producing mine on the outskirts of Stewart, British Columbia. Last operated in the 1990s, Premier already had much of the major infrastructure in place – mill, crushing and grinding circuits, tailings storage area, and hydroelectric grid p...

  • Thick veins of gold running through core from drilling the Brucejack Mine.

    Newcrest adds bonanza gold to BC assets

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Feb 26, 2023

    Gaining ownership of the Brucejack Mine through the US$2.8 billion buyout of Pretium Resources Inc., Newcrest Mining Ltd. consolidated all the current large-scale gold, silver, and copper production in the Golden Triangle and established Northern British Columbia as a solid foundation for the Australia-based company's growing North American presence. The high-grade Brucejack Mine adds more than 300,000 ounces per year to Newcrest's annual gold production and created synergies...

  • Representation of the milestones along the path to 2027 gold project at Lawyers.

    Benchmark Metals passes golden milestone

    Shane Lasley|Updated Feb 10, 2023

    Racing past a milestone that marks roughly the midpoint of its planned path to production at Lawyers, Benchmark Metals Inc. completed a preliminary economic assessment in August that outlines an economically robust mine at this Northern British Columbia project that would produce 1.7 million ounces of gold and 26.7 million oz of silver over an initial 12 years of mining. According to a calculation completed in June, the AGB, Cliff Creek, and Dukes Ridge deposits at Lawyers...

  • Alpine flowers grow out of rocks in front of drill at Cassiar gold project.

    Taurus East opens Cassiar Gold potential

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Following a new resource calculation that defined 1.4 million ounces of gold at Taurus, Cassiar Gold Corp. launched a 20,000-meter drill campaign focused on expanding this deposit and exploring the wider potential of its namesake project in British Columbia's northern reaches. Situated about 55 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of Watson Lake, Yukon, the 145,800-acre (59,000 hectares) Cassiar gold property is divided into two areas – Cassiar North, which hosts the bulk tonnage T...

  • Several geologists, geotechnicians examine core from Kitsault Valley drilling.

    Hecla, Sprott back Dolly Varden drilling

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With C$26 million (US$20 million) in its treasury following the closing of a C$13 million (US$10 million) financing backed by Eric Sprott and Hecla Mining Company, Dolly Varden Silver Corp. launched a 37,061-meter drill program at its Kitsault Valley silver-gold project in Northern British Columbia. "With strategic and technical input from our supportive corporate shareholder, Hecla Mining, it is our goal to make new silver and gold discoveries as well as to dramatically grow...

  • Aerial view of green-roofed buildings at Eskay Creek gold-silver mine project.

    Skeena tests Eskay Creek Mine extensions

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With the September completion of a feasibility study that details a very economically robust gold-silver mine at Eskay Creek, Skeena Resources Ltd. has focused its drilling on near-surface mineralization that could extend the life of this future mine in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Over the nine years of operations considered in the feasibility study, the open pit mine proposed for Eskay Creek would produce 2.42 million ounces of gold and 66.7 million oz of silver from...

  • A geologist rappelling down a cliff to sample mineralization at Willoughby.

    Lush treasury furnishes StrikePoint program

    A.J. Roan|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With a little bit of downsizing from the sale of its Yukon gold properties, StrikePoint Gold Inc. is well positioned financially to continue exploration work at its Willoughby and Porter properties near Stewart, British Columbia, in the territory's prolific Golden Triangle. Strikepoint's 2022 exploration program included roughly 3,000 meters of drilling split about evenly between its two Northern BC properties. "At Porter, our work will continue to test the limits and source...

  • Rock hammer next to samples stained blue with copper mineralization in BC.

    Core Assets explores Blue copper in BC

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Leveraging substantial advancements in the understanding of porphyry, skarn, and carbonate replacement type deposits over the past 40 years, Core Assets Corp. is making news discoveries on the long overlooked Blue property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Located along BC's border with Alaska in the Atlin Mining District, Blue is a 275,890-acre (111,650 hectares) land package covering high-grade skarn and carbonate replacement and porphyry prospects enriched with... Full story

  • Drill set up on mountain ridge at Seabridge’s KSM gold-copper-silver project.

    World-class mine plan surfaces at KSM

    Shane Lasley|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    With open pit mineable reserves that can support a financially robust mine capable of averaging more than 1 million ounces of gold, 3 million oz of silver, 178 million pounds of copper and 4.2 million lb of molybdenum annually for 33 years, Seabridge Gold Inc.'s KSM project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle is world-class by all measures. This operation, which was detailed in a prefeasibility study completed in June, does not consider the block cave mining of underground... Full story

  • Outcropping rock with copper mineralization that is blue from oxidization.

    Northern BC offers ESG mining benefits

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Jan 18, 2023

    Working with First Nations is key to unlocking the Golden Triangle's vast potential. A world-class copper-gold district that is also enriched with nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals, and other critical minerals, the Golden Triangle region of Northern British Columbia is poised to be a major supplier of the mined commodities critical to a low-carbon future, cutting-edge technologies, and strong global economies. "Responsible mineral exploration and development are critical... Full story