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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...

  • 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...

  • Li-FT drill technician placing finished core into a box.

    Latest assay release from Li-FT pegmatites

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

    Drill results highlight potential for the Shorty pegmatite to deliver high-grade tonnage to future resource. Li-FT Power Ltd. May 22 announced another batch of assays from 12 drill holes completed from the Shorty, BIG East, Echo, Fi Main and Ki pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Consisting of 11 properties divided into two groups – five in a road-accessible area immediately east of Yellowknife and a cluster of six about 5...

  • Closeup of chunks of uranium concentrate or yellowcake.

    Greenridge to explore Nut Lake uranium

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

    Excited to dig into highly prospective property akin to Beaverlodge Uranium District. Greenridge Exploration Inc. May 22 announced a regional review of its Nut Lake, a project in the Thelon Basin of Nunavut that is highly prospective for uranium that has garnered global attention since a recent pledge by global leaders to triple worldwide nuclear power generation by 2050. Located approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Atha Energy Corp.'s recently acquired Angilak uranium... Full story

  • A drill rig sits on a pad built on a large platform on a hillside.

    Drills are turning at Kitsault Valley

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 23, 2024

    Dolly Varden starts off 2024 program by testing silver and gold exploration targets. Dolly Varden Silver Corp. May 21 announced that it has three drills turning at Kitsault Valley, marking the company's earliest start ever at the gold-silver project about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Stewart, British Columbia. "With drilling already underway, our 25,000-meter program is the earliest startup for of any season for Dolly Varden Silver and we look forward to building on...

  • A drilling tests for silver and gold during cloudy day in Northern BC.

    Getting to the heart of Kitsault Valley

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 21, 2024

    Dolly Varden's 2024 program will explore precious metal targets between Homestake Silver and Wolf. Dolly Varden Silver Corp. April 23 outlined plans for an initial roughly 25,000-meter drill program this year at Kitsault Valley that will include resource expansion and exploration drilling on this 163-square-kilometer (63 square miles) gold-silver project about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Stewart, British Columbia. Kitsault Valley project is comprised of two adjacent...

  • Drill pad built in among the valleys of Macpass, Yukon, Canada.

    Fireweed Metals makes an executive change

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 17, 2024

    Company sees Brandon Macdonald step down; position to be held by Peter Hemstead in interim. Fireweed Metals Corp. May 3 announced an abrupt change of management with the replacement of its former CEO and director, Brandon Macdonald, for Peter Hemstead, who has been appointed as the interim president and CEO. "On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Brandon for the role he has played in helping build Fireweed into one of Canada's leading base-metal exploration...

  • A drill tests for copper and gold on an alpine slope in Northern BC.

    Seabridge readies for 2024 Iskut drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Will test KSM-like copper-gold targets at BC project. Seabridge Gold Inc. April 23 reported that it is gearing up for a roughly 15,000-meter drill program at its Iskut porphyry copper-gold project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Iskut shows all the signs of hosting large porphyry copper deposits similar to Seabridge's world-class KSM mine project, which lies about 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the east. The 1980s-era Johnny Mountain mine produced gold, silver, and copper...

  • Snowline geologist examining core drilled from 2023 exploration.

    Snowline moves for 2024 exploration start

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Begins its earliest and largest program to date; company has wealth of choices to uncover. Snowline Gold Corp. May 16 announced the mobilization of its crews and staff to the Rogue property, as it begins a planned 25,000-meter exploration and drilling program for 2024. "We are excited to be back in the field for our earliest start and our largest exploration campaign to date," said Snowline Gold Vice President of Exploration Thomas Branson. Lush with capital, teeming with...

  • Brightly colored copper rock samples harvested from Catch.

    Drills are already turning for Cascadia

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Begins 1,200-meter program, aiming for two holes that will further outline extent of Catch copper. Cascadia Minerals Ltd. May 16 announced that drills are turning at its Catch copper project in central Yukon, marking an earlier start to the season as the company is eager to follow up on last year's success. "We're pleased to have an early start to our exploration in 2024, with diamond drilling already underway at the Catch property," said Cascadia Minerals President and CEO...

  • Silver North technician unloading core samples from Haldane.

    Silver North to acquire Yukon GDR project

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 16, 2024

    Adds three new prospective targets, two of which hold CRD potential. Silver North Resources Ltd. May 14 announced the completion of an option agreement with three private prospectors, securing rights to the carbonate replacement deposit prospective GDR project in southern Yukon. Rebranding as Silver North Resources (formerly Alianza Minerals) to better reflect its goals in searching for the precious metal necessary to the clean energy transition, the company's exploration has...

  • Map showing the location of the Cali lithium project in NWT.

    Li-FT surprised by Cali lithium potential

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

    Company reports grab samples up to 3% lithium oxide within a 1- by 1.5-km area at Cali. Li-FT Power Ltd. May 7 announced an update on the surface exploration program completed last year on the company's Cali lithium project, roughly six kilometers (3.7 miles) from the Howard's Pass access road and 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the historical Cantung tungsten mine in Northwest Territories. In 2022, Li-FT gained full ownership of the Cali project in western NWT, near...

  • Picture of a 23.15-carat fancy intense yellow diamond from Ekati mine.

    Burgundy starts year with bountiful quarter

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

    11% increase in carats sold, will include a 23.15 fancy intense yellow diamond to appear in Dubai for second quarter. Burgundy Diamond Mines Ltd. April 28 announced the first quarter results from the Ekati diamond mine in Northwest Territories, Canada, marking the beginning of a first full year the mine will be in production under Burgundy's banner. Finalizing its acquisition of Ekati in early July 2023, Burgundy Diamond Mines has been growing its presence in Canada, as the...

  • Aerial view of 50-person exploration camp and drill core storage in Northern BC.

    Teck rents Northern BC camp from ZincX

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    5-person camp will serve as headquarters for 2024 exploration at Teck, Korea Zinc's Cirque project. ZincX Resources Corp. April 30 announced that Teck Resources Ltd. is renting its Akie camp to support mineral exploration in Northern British Columbia. The Akie camp was established to support exploration along ZincX's expansive land package that includes 11 zinc exploration properties covering a 140-kilometer- (87 miles) long stretch of the Kechika Trough in northcentral B.C....

  • Closeup of a female geotechnician logging core from drilling at Ranch.

    Thesis rolls out 4M oz gold-eq resource

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    First-ever Ranch-Lawyers combined resource will serve as basis for a PEA that outlines preliminary mine plan for merged Northern B.C. properties. Thesis Gold Inc. May 1 reported that its Lawyers and Ranch properties in Northern British Columbia now host a combined 82 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources averaging 1.11 grams per metric ton (2.92 million ounces) gold and 31.9 g/t (84 million oz silver, or 4 million oz gold-equivalent). "Today's combined...

  • Snowline geologist taking rock samples at the company’s Rogue property.

    Snowline unearths promising new targets

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

    Surprises with four new RIRGS targets, three on its flagship Rogue project, and one on Cynthia. Snowline Gold Corp. May 2 announced the discovery of three new reduced intrusion related gold system (RIRGS) targets at the company's flagship Rogue project in Yukon, Canada, as well as an additional RIRGS target at the adjacent Cynthia project, for a total of four new prospects that could rival its leading Valley target. "While consistent drill results have dominated our...

  • 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...

  • Snowy mountain ridge near Seabridge Gold’s 3 Aces project in Yukon.

    Seabridge fired up for 2024 exploration

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

    Company excited to test new model and determine extent of 3 Aces toward future resource estimate. Seabridge Gold Inc. May 1 announced that preparations are underway at its 3 Aces project in Yukon, Canada, which aims to expand on the comprehensive exploration model that was successfully confirmed last season. Lying alongside the Nahanni Range Road, 3 Aces is a road-accessible project that covers 357 square kilometers (138 square miles) of high-grade gold discoveries and targets...

  • Picture of a distinct rock with bizarre striations next to hammer for scale.

    Onyx Gold option consolidates King Tut

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

    Early plans for 2024 include work at new property, throughout greater project; details on effects from possible merger by HighGold and Contango ORE. Onyx Gold Corp. May 9 announced that it has entered into an option agreement to acquire the WEAS property from Senoa Gold Corp.; claims contiguous with the company's King Tut project in Yukon's Tombstone Gold Belt. Spun out last year from properties previously held by HighGold Mining Inc., Onyx Gold holds 100% interest in four...

  • A rocky mountain ridge overlooking the Catch property in Yukon, Canada.

    Cascadia sets out to Catch some copper

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

    Plans for 1,200 meters at Catch and comprehensive work on newest copper discoveries. Cascadia Minerals Ltd. May 9 announced the first phase of its 2024 exploration program will include 1,200 meters of drilling and comprehensive property-wide prospecting, mapping, and soil sampling on the company's flagship Catch copper-gold project in Yukon, Canada, as well as inaugural exploration at others. Located in an underexplored part of southcentral Yukon, about 56 kilometers (35...

  • Color anomaly on the face of cliff at old Little Chief mine.

    Copper targets reveal gold for Gladiator

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

    Company plans to conduct DHEM surveys to reassess, will now include monitoring for gold, silver, molybdenum. Gladiator Metals Corp. May 8 announced further assays from the ongoing 10,000-meter drill program at the company's Whitehorse Copper project in Yukon, Canada. Located in the backyard of Yukon's capital city, the Whitehorse Copper project is a 5,280-hectare (13,294 acres) copper-molybdenum-silver-gold skarn exploration project that covers a significant portion of what ha...

  • Workers lay out geophysical sensors on snow covered treeless area.

    EM survey lights up Storm copper targets

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Early results from MLEM survey unveiling resource expansion targets at high-grade copper project. American West Metals Ltd. May 7 reported that preliminary results from a moving loop electromagnetic (MLEM) geophysical survey at Storm has identified new anomalies that indicate strong potential for resource expansion at this high-grade copper project in Nunavut. "The initial data from the Moving Loop Electromagnetic (MLEM) survey has been received and is highlighting new...

  • Investors and staff stand within McKinnon Creek for site tour.

    Klondike kicks off 2024 exploration season

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

    Aims for initial 2,500 meters at high-priority targets, will adapt as results point to potential resources. Klondike Gold Corp. April 19 announced its plans for the 2024 exploration season at the company's Klondike District property in Yukon, Canada, with initial drill targets to focus on recent discoveries. Located roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dawson City, the Klondike District Gold Project comprises 3,913 quartz claims in one contiguous land package...

  • 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...

  • Molten gold poured from a kiln cascades down a stairstep of bar molds.

    Ascot pours first gold at Premier mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Expects to reach commercial production by Q3. Ascot Resources Ltd. April 22 announced that it has poured the first bars of gold at its Premier gold mine project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. "The first gold pour is a hallmark commissioning milestone for Ascot, representing the culmination of years of hard work," said Ascot Resources President and CEO Derek White. Lying about 15 kilometers (nine miles) north of Stewart, B.C., Ascot's Premier gold project is home to a...

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