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  • Victoria record gold production Eagle Mine Yukon Canada

    Eagle Mine hits new monthly gold record

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle Gold Mine produced 20,744 ounces of gold in August, a month record for Yukon's largest mine. The recently established open pit mine and heap leach recovery operation at Eagle produced 58,899 oz of gold over the first six months of 2021. While this is a 51% increase over the same period in 2020, it was well below the pace needed to achieve the roughly 200,000 oz/year production envisioned. Gold recoveries at heap leach systems in northern climates,... Full story

  • Golden Predator Mining Arizona Gold Sabre Gold Mines merger Brewery Creek

    Sabre Gold is new owner of Brewery Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 9, 2021

    With overwhelming shareholder approval, Golden Predator Mining Corp. and Arizona Gold Corp. have merged to form Sabre Gold Mines Corp., a North American junior mining company with two projects in the development pipeline that have a combined 1.1 million ounces of gold in the measured and indicated resource categories, 1.5 million oz in the inferred category, and exploration upside. Golden Predator's primary contribution to Sabre is Brewery Creek, a former Yukon gold mine that...

  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill silver Canada Yukon COVID-19 mine production

    Alexco steadily ramps up Keno Hill Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 19, 2021

    Since the start of commissioning in December, Alexco Resource Corp. has been steadily ramping up toward commercial production at its Keno Hill silver mining operation in Canada's Yukon. During the second quarter, the mill at Keno Hill produced 227,683 ounces of silver, 1.8 million pounds of lead, and 647,780 lb of zinc from 10,896 metric tons of ore averaging 703 grams per metric ton silver, 9.3% lead, and 3.1% zinc. This is compared to 100,984 oz of silver, 854,346 lb of...

  • White Gold District Betty property Sixtymile Yukon Canada Ryan's Surprise

    White Gold explores breadth of district

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    From its first-ever diamond drill program on the Betty property in the vicinity of Western Copper and Gold Corp.'s Casino copper-gold project in the Dawson Range to testing a potential hardrock source of the rich placer streams in the Sixtymile district near the Alaska border, White Gold Corp. is in the midst of an expansive exploration program across its more than 1 million acres of prospective land in Yukon's prolific White Gold District. "We are anticipating an exciting...

  • Arizona Gold Golden Predator Mining Sabre Copperstone gold mine Brewery Creek

    Yukon and Arizona gold juniors plan merger

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 15, 2021

    Less than two months after ending its plans to merge with Viva Gold Corp., Golden Predator Mining Corp. has cut a deal to join forces with another junior advancing a gold mine in America's Southwest. In a deal announced on June 28, Golden Predator plans to merge with Arizona Gold Corp. to create Sabre Gold Corp., an emerging North American gold producer with the fully permitted Copperstone gold mine in Arizona and the past-producing Brewery Creek gold mine in Canada's Yukon....

  • Western Copper and Gold Casino project Yukon Canada PEA Rio Tinto

    PEA outlines bigger, better Casino mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    The greatly expanded deposit at Western Copper and Gold Corp.'s Casino project in the Yukon would support an economically robust mine capable of producing an average of 178 million pounds of copper, 231,000 ounces of gold, 1.36 million oz of silver, and 16.6 million lb of molybdenum per year over an initial 25-year mine life. This is according to a preliminary economic assessment released on June 22 that outlines a 120,000-metric-ton-per-day milling and 25,...

  • White Gold Canada Yukon Sixymile Nolan Agnico Eagle Mines Kinross hardrock

    Miners gear up for active Yukon season

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    White Gold Corp., one of the most active mineral exploration companies in Canada's North in recent years, is taking a closer look at Nolan, a property found in Yukon's fabled Sixtymile area near the Alaska border. Here, eager prospectors have pulled gold from the region's creeks and streams since the precious metal was first discovered in the region in 1884. White Gold is betting throngs of prospectors who scoured the area during the past 136 years left a lot of gold behind. T...

  • Rio Tinto Canada investment Casino porphyry deposit Yukon

    Rio Tinto places C$25.6M bet on Casino

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 3, 2021

    Rio Tinto Canada Inc. is investing C$25.6 million (US$21.2 million) to acquire a roughly 8% stake in Western Copper and Gold Corp. and a foothold in the exploration company's Casino copper project in Canada's Yukon. "The investment by Rio Tinto, a leading global mining group which operates in 35 countries around the world, and whose purpose is to produce the materials essential to human progress is a strong endorsement of the Casino project," said Western Copper and Gold...

  • Yukon gold mine Coeur Mining Orion investment buyout merger acquisition

    Coeur nabs major stake in Victoria Gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 3, 2021

    Coeur Mining Inc. is investing roughly US$117.2 million (C$141.7 million) to acquire a 17.8% interest in Victoria Gold Corp. and its Eagle Gold Mine in Canada's Yukon – a foothold that could see the Chicago-based miner gaining a much larger position in a northern gold mine it has been keeping an eye on. "We have long admired the quality of Victoria's Eagle asset and its recent success in ramping up operations," said Coeur Mining President and CEO Mitchell Krebs. Victoria t...

  • 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...

  • Golden Predator Mining Viva Gold Canada Yukon Nevada Tonopah Brewery Creek

    Golden Predator to merge with Viva Gold

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 18, 2021

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. and Viva Gold Corp. have agreed to a merger that will bring two advanced stage gold mine projects – Brewery Creek in the Yukon and Tonopah in Nevada – under one roof. "This transaction brings together all of the key ingredients required to build a premier junior gold producer – two advanced stage gold development projects ready for permitting and development, exploration upside, excellent mining jurisdictions, strong management skillsets, a solid...

  • ATAC Resources East Goldfield Nevada Yukon Canada Fraser Institute 2020 survey

    ATAC's focus shifts away from the Yukon

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 18, 2021

    ATAC Resources Ltd. is focusing its 2021 mineral exploration program on the East Goldfield project in Nevada, a departure from more than a decade of primarily exploring its district-scale Rackla Gold property in the Yukon. Late last year, the Yukon government rejected ATAC's application to build a 65-kilometer (40 miles), private tote road that would have supported advanced exploration and potential mine development at Rau, the westernmost of three projects that make up the ex...

  • Stratabound Minerals 3 Aces Golden Predator Mining Seabridge Gold Culvert

    Exploration delivers at Golden Culvert

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Mar 4, 2021

    One of few mineral explorers active in Yukon Territory during the mining industry's 2020 beleaguered field season recently reported encouraging results that give credence to the idea that a new gold camp may be on the verge of emerging in Canada's North. Stratabound Minerals Corp. completed a late-season exploration program last year on its 84-square-kilometer (32.4 square miles) Golden Culvert property, along a 24 kilometer- (15 miles) long mineralized trend in Southeastern...

  • Whitehorse Gold Corp. Skukum Creek Tagish Lake Gold Corp. Kevin Weston

    Whitehorse Gold hits the ground running

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 17, 2020

    Though Whitehorse Gold Corp. was not officially formed until Nov. 18 and only began trading on the TSX Venture exchange on Nov. 25, the newly emerged exploration company is already reporting impressive gold-silver intercepts from drilling at Skukum, an advanced exploration project in southern Yukon previously known as Tagish Lake. New Pacific Metals Corp., which gained full ownership of Skukum through the 2011 acquisition of Tagish Lake Gold Corp., created Whitehorse Gold as...

  • Alexco Resource Corp. Keno Hill COVID-19 Clynt Nauman

    Alexco fires up Keno Hill silver mill

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 4, 2020

    A new era of mining has begun at Alexco Resource Corp.'s Keno Hill silver-zinc-lead project in Canada's Yukon. "Initial commissioning of our mill is a significant milestone on our journey toward establishing Alexco as Canada's only primary silver producer," Alexco Resource Chairman and CEO Clynt Nauman said on Nov. 24. "This achievement has only been possible with the hard work and determination of all our employees and contractors who have worked safely to deliver this...

  • Kudz Ze Kayah Yukon BMC Minerals Scott Donaldson Kaska First Nations

    KZK mine in Yukon slated for 2023 start

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 25, 2020

    Following the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board's (YESAB) recommendation that the proposed mine the Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) project be allowed to proceed to permitting, BMC Minerals Ltd. has updated the feasibility study for the silver-dominant polymetallic project in southeastern Yukon. While the operating parameters of the proposed mine have not changed, the updated feasibility study does take into consideration concerns raised by YESAB. This updated...

  • 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... Full story

  • Underground miners equipment, mine development Keno Hill Silver District

    Keno Hill remains on pace for 2020 start

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Alexco Resource Corp. is pulling all the pieces together to resume production at its Keno Hill Silver District mine in the Yukon by the end of the year. Alexco produced silver at Keno Hill from 2011 to 2013 but made the choice to idle down operations due to weak silver prices and uncertain market conditions at the time. Over the ensuing years, the company steadily expanded silver resources with continued exploration and completed other work in anticipation of resuming...

  • Gold Bars Eagle Gold Mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

    New mine, high prices spark gold fever

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Ten years ago, Yukon Territory witnessed a minor stampede of mineral explorers, hoping to cash in on new gold discoveries in the White Gold District south of Dawson City. A decade later, gold hunters are again targeting prospects across the northern Canadian territory, drawn by the recent successful startup of a new gold mine at Victoria Gold Corp.'s Dublin Gulch Property east of Dawson City in central Yukon as well as discoveries of other rich aurum deposits in Yukon.... Full story

  • Gold bars dore from commercial production at Eagle Mine record gold

    Victoria debt falls as gold price surges

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Strong gold prices and the smooth ramp up to commercial production at its Eagle Mine is allowing Victoria Gold Corp. to pay off the loans taken out to develop the Yukon operation quicker than scheduled. On Aug. 5, the mineral explorer turned gold producer made an unscheduled US$10 million payment towards the interest and principal of its US$100 million senior secured credit facility. Victoria made its first regularly scheduled payment of US$7,133,266 toward the principle of...

  • Brewery Creek gold mining heap leach Dawson City Yukon Canada Golden Predator

    Accelerating plans for Brewery Creek Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    With the price of an ounce of gold topping US$1,800, Golden Predator Mining Corp. is accelerating its plans to re-establish a gold mine at its Brewery Creek project in Canada's Yukon Territory. Located about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Dawson City, Brewery Creek is the home to a mine that produced 280,000 ounces of gold over seven years of mining that began in 1996. This operation used seasonal heap leaching – a method of gold recovery that involves stacking ore in a l...

  • Haul truck excavator Victoria Eagle Gold Mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Canada

    Eagle Gold achieves commercial production

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Victoria Gold Corp. celebrated Canada Day with the declaration of commercial production at its Eagle Gold Mine in Canada's Yukon Territory. Since pouring the first bar of gold at Eagle last September, Victoria has been steadily scaling up operations at the Yukon Mine. With mining, crushing, processing, and maintenance operations performing at a high level, the exploration turned gold producing company declared commercial production. "Site activities continue to progress well,... Full story

  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill Silver District mine property Yukon

    Alexco greenlights Keno Hill silver mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    With permits in-hand, Alexco Resource Corp. is moving ahead with the restart of production at its Keno Hill Silver District mine in the Yukon. Alexco operated a mine and mill at Keno from 2011 to 2013 but idled down operations due to weak silver prices and uncertain markets. Over the ensuing years, the company has steadily expanded silver resources with continued exploration. Crews have also completed additional underground development and upgrades to the mill in anticipation...

  • Casino porphyry copper gold mine project Yukon Territory Canada

    Junior could hit big jackpot at Casino

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Like working a giant jigsaw puzzle, Western Copper and Gold Corp. has gradually pieced together components of the Casino Mine project in Yukon Territory, hoping to usher the project into production within the next few years. For 14 years, the industrious junior has chased the dream of producing copper, gold, molybdenum, and silver from the Casino deposit, known as one of the most prospective mineral concentrations of its type in the world. But with the turn of a drill a year a...

  • Sacks of groceries by Food Bank Society of Whitehorse Victoria Gold donation

    Victoria Gold supports Yukoners in need

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    In another example of mining companies across the North stepping up to help their local communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria Gold Corp. donated C$100,000 to the Food Bank Society of Whitehorse, which provides emergency food to Yukoners. "We're so pleased to be able to support Yukoners in need as COVID-19 continues and our food banks face the front lines of the pandemic," said Victoria Gold President and CEO John McConnell. "The health, safety and... Full story

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