Mining Explorers 2023

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Drill tests resource expansion target at the Golden Summit project in Alaska.

World-class upgrade for Golden Summit

More than 83,000 meters of drilling carried out over three years at Freegold Ventures Ltd.'s Golden Summit project successfully connected the Dolphin intrusion and Cleary Hill prospect into a... — Updated 4/10/2024 Full story

Dark grey drill core with bands of metallic gold-colored copper mineralization.

North of 60 Mining M&A heats up in 2023

From the world's largest gold company expanding its production profile in British Columbia's Golden Triangle to a 130-year-old silver mining legend strengthening its foothold in the Yukon and a... — Updated 2/22/2024 Full story

Three miners with headlamps approach an underground gold mine.

Ascot sees light at end of Premier tunnel

With all the pieces in place, Ascot Resources Ltd. made the final push toward its transformation from mineral exploration and development company to a Premier gold producer in Northern British Colum... — Updated 2/20/2024

Mining executive and Alaska governor on a ridge overlooking the Skwentna River.

Critical year for Alaska mineral exploration

With Donlin Gold reentering the feasibility study stage, Ambler Metals waiting on the reevaluation of the permit needed for a road to the Ambler Mining District, and an overall lack of investment... — Updated 2/1/2024 Full story

Veinlets of copper run through core from drilling at the Palmer project.

American Pacific defines, explores Palmer

American Pacific Mining Corp. landed on the North of 60 Mining New scene with the 2022 buyout of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd., giving the company a roughly 45% interest in the Palmer... — Updated 2/1/2024 Full story

A band of purple-tinged green aurora and the big dipper above a drill rig.

AEM reenergizes Nikolai nickel project

With firsthand knowledge that the Nikolai property in Alaska is seemingly tailor-made to be a domestic source of the nickel, cobalt, copper, and platinum group metals needed for America's energy... — Updated 1/30/2024 Full story

A 186-carat diamond found at Ekati Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Burgundy enters Canadian diamond scene

Precious stone mines saw some shuffling in Canada's North with Burgundy Diamond Mines Ltd.'s acquisition of the Ekati diamond mine. Already a 40% partner with North Arrow Minerals Inc. at the... — Updated 1/17/2024

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

Blackwolf enjoys productive year of plenty

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... — Updated 1/17/2024

Looking down a mountain toward a helicopter and Kensington Mine site.

Coeur Mining explores Alaska, BC assets

Over the past five years, Coeur Mining Inc. has invested nearly US$245 million into drilling and other exploration initiative aimed at building reserves and resources at its five operations and... — Updated 1/17/2024

Drone shot of the Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska.

Grande Portage rebounds at Herbert Gold

Rebounding from setbacks during 2022, Grande Portage Resources Ltd. enlisted the help from a heavyweight to aid in its drilling and recoup lost time that would position the company back on track... — Updated 1/17/2024

A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

Road reevaluation stalls Ambler Metals

Ambler Metals LLC, a joint venture equally owned by Trilogy Metals Inc. and South32 Ltd., dialed back 2023 exploration at its Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects as it waited for the U.S. Bureau of Land... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

Mining executives and Tetlin Village chief at the Manh Choh gold mine in Alaska.

Contango ORE: Alaska's next gold producer

The first high-grade gold ore from the Manh Choh Mine in Alaska fed into the Kinross Alaska mill at the Fort Knox Mine near Fairbanks is elevating Contango Ore Inc. from a unique Alaska focused... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

A colorful sunset illuminates a line of underground mining trucks.

Agnico invests $100M in exploring Nunavut

Toward its strategy to develop the full potential of existing gold mining operations and a key pipeline project, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. invested more than US$100 million on exploring this political... — Updated 1/17/2024

A rind of green malachite (copper carbonate) covers rocks collected at Storm.

Bigger Storm Copper brewing in Nunavut

It is hard to decide what to get more excited about at American West Metals Ltd.'s Storm Copper project in Nunavut – the abundance of near surface high-grade copper mineralization with the p... — Updated 1/17/2024

Three geologists collect soil samples at a Blue Star Gold project in Nunavut.

Blue Star discovers new targets, metals

Continuing a project-wide exploration program begun in 2022, Blue Star Gold Corp.'s geological team focused its 2023 exploration on elevating earlier staged prospects across the company's Ulu, Hood... — Updated 1/17/2024

Closeup of heavily mineralized core from critical minerals deposit in Canada.

Hunt for base, critical metals in Nunavut

Reading the tea leaves years ahead of many other investors, one junior is bringing its late-stage base and platinum group metals project in central Nunavut to the forefront of mineral exploration... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

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

Banyan Gold connects AurMac deposits

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... — Updated 1/17/2024

Fireweed geologist overlooks Macmillan Pass within Yukon’s Selwyn Basin.

Fireweed Metals builds upon its successes

Instead of resting on its laurels, Fireweed Metals Corp. aimed for 2023 to be a year that outshined its previous exploration success. With its largest drill program ever at the Macmillan Pass zinc... — Updated 1/17/2024

Gladiator geologist inspecting highly mineralized surface copper.

Gladiator renews Whitehorse copper legacy

Once home to a powerhouse of a copper mine, Gladiator Metals Corp. has rekindled a legacy of exploration in the Whitehorse Copper Belt, testing its mettle in an area that formerly produced roughly... — Updated 1/17/2024

Closeup of rock sample with massive native copper and visible gold.

BHP backs Brixton's 2023 Thorn drilling

The thick zones of copper-gold-silver-molybednum mineralization tapped with drilling at the Camp zone on Brixton Metals Corp.'s Thorn project in Northern British Columbia has attracted the... — Updated 1/17/2024

Rock hammer provides context for copper enriched rock samples.

Core Assets outlines high-grade CRD trend

While the district-scale Blue property in Northern British Columbia offers an array of high-grade skarn and carbonate replacement deposit targets, along with underlying porphyry targets, Core... — Updated 1/17/2024

A drill tests a gold-silver target on a cloudy day at Kitsault Valley, BC.

Hecla ups stake in Dolly Varden Silver

In its second season since consolidating the Dolly Varden and Homestake Ridge projects to form the Kitsault Valley property, Dolly Varden Silver Corp. has focused its exploration on expanding the... — Updated 1/17/2024

A drill tests for gold from atop a mountain ridge in Northern British Columbia.

A Goliath Surebet in BC's Golden Triangle

The more than 34,000 meters of drilling Goliath Resources Ltd. carried out at Golddigger during 2023 cut three stacked horizons of high-grade gold mineralization that has shown the Surebet Zone on... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

Band of green aurora behind a drill testing for gold at night at Goose.

B2Gold explores Back River gold potential

Upon gaining ownership of the Back River gold project in Nunavut through the roughly C$1.1 billion (US$820 million) buyout of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp., B2Gold Corp. established itself as the next... — Updated 1/17/2024

Copper-rich mineralized grab samples from Cascadia Minerals.

From gold to copper: ATAC now Cascadia

In a win-win deal for both parties, Hecla Mining Company bought out ATAC Resources Corp., keeping two precious metals enriched Yukon exploration properties in its own portfolio and spinning a... — Updated 1/17/2024


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