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  • Aerial photo of Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine in Yukon, Canada.

    Victoria Gold provides Eagle Mine update

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 12, 2024

    Reports on environmental and operational efforts, including water quality monitoring, infrastructure assessments, and root cause. Victoria Gold Corp. July 12 announced significant updates regarding the ongoing environmental and operational challenges following the heap leach facility incident at its Eagle Gold Mine in Yukon, Canada. On June 24, Victoria Gold reported a collapse of the heap leach facility embankment at its Eagle Gold Mine, later detailed as a multi-bench...

  • A sledgehammer lies alongside heavily mineralized rocks broken off an outcrop.

    Core Assets to test deep porphyry in BC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Priority target for the 2024 drill program will be to test a buried porphyry target identified by overlapping evidence. Core Assets Corp. June 5 announced the start of a 5,000-meter drill program that will begin by testing for a buried porphyry body underlying the zinc, lead, copper, and silver mineralization found on the surface at the Silver Lime project on the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Lying alongside the Alaska border in B.C.'s Atlin Mining...

  • Aerial photo of collapsed heap leach pad at Eagle Gold Mine.

    Yukon addresses Eagle heap leach collapse

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Technical briefing and community responses focus on mitigation and future safety measures following the heap leach pad incident at Eagle Gold Mine. The Yukon Government hosted a technical briefing over Zoom on June 28 to address the ongoing investigations into the heap leach pad failure at the Eagle Gold Mine in the Yukon. On June 24, Victoria Gold Corp. reported a collapse of the heap leach pad at its Eagle Mine in Yukon, Canada. In the following days, little information has...

  • Three miners with hardhats and headlamps in an underground mine.

    Overcoming Premier mining challenges

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    After working through commissioning challenges, Ascot is beginning to achieve a steady mill rate at BC's newest gold mine. True to the very purpose of starting with a commissioning period prior to commercial mining operations, Ascot Resources Ltd. has run into challenges as it ramps up to full-scale production at its Premier gold-silver mine within Nisga'a First Nation territory about 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of Stewart, British Columbia. "While various challenges were...

  • Four highly mineralized rock samples with a Sharpie pen for size reference.

    White Cliff impressed with Great Bear

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Australian explorer makes new mineral discoveries, confirms known targets at historic multi-metal project in Northwest Territories. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. July 9 reported that it has confirmed previously identified copper, cobalt, and uranium mineralization and made new discoveries during the first week of its inaugural exploration program at the Great Bear Lake iron ore-copper-gold-uranium (IOCG-U) project in Northwest Territories. "Finally, we are on the ground!" said...

  • Rock pick hammer beside spodumene-mineralized pegmatite.

    Midas Minerals uncovers latest NWT lithium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Identifies significant potential with new pegmatite discoveries at Reid-Aylmer. Midas Minerals Ltd. July 10 announced the discovery of 17 new spodumene-bearing pegmatites across a four-kilometer (2.5 miles) trend at its recently staked Reid-Aylmer lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Acquired in October 2023, the Reid-Aylmer project covers a 157-square-kilometer (60 square miles) land package roughly 330 kilometers (205 miles) northeast of the capital of NWT,...

  • A drill rig tests for gold and silver atop a mountain ridge in Northern BC.

    Drills test for Surebet gold veins source

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Goliath launches 15,000-meter drill program at its Golddigger project south of Stewart, B.C. Goliath Resources Ltd. July 10 reported that two drills are turning on its 66,608-hectare (164,592 acres) Golddigger property at the southern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. Over the previous three exploration seasons in Northern B.C., Goliath has focused much of its exploration on Surebet, a roughly 1,800-meter-long corridor at the southern end of the district-scale...

  • Drill pad constructed at GT Resources’ Canalask property in Yukon.

    GT Resources reports maiden drilling underway

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    Aims for 2,000 meters at Canalask nickel-copper project in Yukon. GT Resources Inc. July 8 announced the commencement of diamond drilling at the company's Canalask nickel-copper project in western Alaska, targeting significant electromagnetic anomalies to explore the potential for high-grade nickel-copper sulfide deposits. Formerly Palladium One Mining Inc., GT Resources underwent a rebranding to better reflect a new focus on metals critical to clean transportation,...

  • A large mineral exploration camp on a plateau-like area on a fall day in B.C.

    Skeena secures $750M for Eskay Creek

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Financing package backed by Orion Resource Partners is more than enough to develop world-class gold-silver mine in Northern BC. With the goal of advancing Eskay Creek into production by the first half of 2027, Skeena Resources Ltd. has secured a $750 million (C$1 billion) financing package to develop a mine at the gold-silver project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. "On the back of our positive definitive feasibility study released in November 2023, this financing...

  • Map of the consolidated RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada.

    Sitka adds Clear Creek to 2024 program

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Expands exploration at RC Gold, incorporates newly acquired Clear Creek property for comprehensive geological assessments. Sitka Gold Corp. July 3 announced the expansion of its ongoing 2024 exploration program on its RC Gold property in the Yukon to include a full battery of work at the Clear Creek property acquired from Victoria Gold Corp. on June 24. Before the Clear Creek purchase, Sitka's RC project was already a district-scale property covering 386 square kilometers...

  • Silver North geologist hiking in the hills, mountains of Yukon, Canada.

    Coeur begins drilling at Silver North's Tim

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Targets high-potential CRD mineralization similarly seen at Silvertip. Silver North Resources Ltd. July 3 announced that Coeur Mining Inc. has begun drilling at the Tim property under an option agreement to earn up to an 80% interest in the silver-lead-zinc project in Yukon, Canada. Located roughly 72 kilometers (45 miles) west of Watson Lake and 19 kilometers (12 miles) north of Coeur Mining's Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine project in Northern British Columbia, the Tim...

  • A roughly eight-inch rock sample stained green from copper oxides.

    Aston Bay excited to explore Epworth

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Plans to carry out mapping and geophysics in preparation for drilling at high-grade copper-silver-zinc-cobalt project in Nunavut. Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. June 27 reported that it is gearing up for an exploration program focused on defining drill targets at Epworth, a western Nunavut property that covers a roughly 46-mile- (74 kilometers) trend of high-grade copper mineralization reminiscent of the deposits in the Central African Copper Belt. The sediment-hosted copper...

  • Brightly colored buildings in winter at Dawson City.

    B2Gold invests in Yukon junior Prospector

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Partnership fuels exploration at prospective Yukon gold project. Prospector Metals Corp. June 28 announced a significant strategic investment from B2Gold Corp., representing a major endorsement for the Yukon junior miner. Comprising 4,757 hectares (11,747 acres) within the prolific Tintina Gold Belt, Prospector's Mike Lake (ML) property is located approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Dawson City and 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of the former Brewery Creek...

  • A drill inside a green enclosure test for copper below the snow in Nunavut.

    Drill taps 7% copper within Storm's Gap

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jul 1, 2024

    Near-surface, high-grade copper intercept cut during winter drilling at northern Nunavut project. American West Metals Ltd. July 1 announced that one hole drilled during its spring program cut three meters of 7% copper at the underexplored Gap target on the company's Storm Copper project in Nunavut. According to an inaugural resource calculated in February, four deposits within a roughly 10-square-kilometer (3.9 square miles) area of the Storm property host 17.48 million...

  • A drill test for gold from atop a mountain saddle in the Yukon.

    Sitka expands RC Gold project potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Buys neighboring Clear Creek project from Victoria Gold. Sitka Gold Corp. June 24 announced that it has expanded its RC Gold project in the Yukon through the acquisition of the adjacent Clear Creek property from Victoria Gold Corp. "We are very pleased to complete the purchase of the Clear Creek property and to welcome Victoria Gold as a major new shareholder of the company," said Sitka Gold CEO Cor Coe. Before the Clear Creek acquisition, Sitka's RC project was already a dist...

  • Closeup of drill core with large nodules of zinc-lead metal.

    Upgraded resource elevates Pine Point

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    With most resources elevated to the indicated category, Northwest Territories zinc project begins transition to feasibility level mine studies. Osisko Metals Inc. June 25 reported that drilling over the past two years has upgraded a significant portion of the mineral resources at Pine Point to the higher confidence indicated category in preparation for elevating this zinc mine project in Northwest Territories to the feasibility stage. According to a new calculation, Pine...

  • Drill pad and crew getting ready to begin a day of drilling.

    Exploration season begins for White Gold

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Company aims for 2,800 meters between five targets across two properties. White Gold Corp. June 19 announced plans for its 2024 exploration program in Yukon's White Gold District, emphasizing maiden diamond drilling at high-priority targets and ongoing surveys targeting new gold and copper-molybdenum prospects. Located roughly 95 kilometers (59 miles) south of Dawson City, White Gold's namesake property is part of a roughly 350,000-hectare (864,869 acres) land package that...

  • Klondike Gold President and CEO Peter Tallman showing samples.

    Bonanza sample from Klondike prospecting

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Exploration, scientific analysis pinpoint possible high-grade orogenic gold targets. Klondike Gold Corp. June 18 reported promising prospecting results from its Stander Zone at the company's Klondike District Property in Yukon, Canada, including a sample reaching bonanza-grade gold mineralization. "Persistent scientific and exploration efforts reevaluating the Klondike District are steadily being rewarded," said Klondike Gold President and CEO Peter Tallman. Last week,...

  • A drill tests a copper project on a summer day in Northern British Columbia.

    Advancing Schaft Creek to prefeasibility

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    $18.7 million Teck-funded program at Northern B.C. copper project includes camp upgrades, engineering work, and environmental studies. Copper Fox Metals Inc. June 17 reported that a C$18.7 million (US$13.6 million) program funded and operated by Teck Resources Ltd. is in progress at the Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project in Northern British Columbia. "The 2024 program is underway and will position the Schaft Creek project to progress toward the start of the...

  • A geologist’s loupe magnifies coarse gold in core from drilling at Colomac.

    STLLR cuts VG in first 2024 Colomac hole

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Hole C24-01 cut coarse gold mineralization in a promising Colomac resource expansion area. STLLR Gold Inc. June 13 announced that the first 2024 hole drilled at Colomac Main cut strong gold mineralization at this hub deposit on the company's district-scale property in Northwest Territories. Lying about 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of the Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife, Colomac is home to a former mine that produced more than 500,000 ounces of gold...

  • Kluane Drilling crew drilling holes at Klondike Gold Corp.’s Yukon property.

    First phase drilling success for Klondike

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Company will begin next phase of drilling as it awaits assays. Klondike Gold Corp. June 11 announced that it has completed the first phase of 2024 exploration drilling, as well as initial prospecting, and received new detailed prospectivity interpretation from airborne magnetic data from the company's Klondike District property in Yukon, Canada. Located roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dawson City, the Klondike District Gold Project comprises 3,913 quartz claims...

  • A box of drill core with abundant quartz veining and silver mineralization.

    Dolly Varden cuts 978 g/t silver at Moose

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 19, 2024

    First batch of 2024 assays demonstrate resource potential at two silver exploration targets. Dolly Varden Silver Corp. June 19 announced that this year's drilling has cut high-grade silver mineralization at the Moose and Chance veins, the northernmost targets on the Dolly Varden end of its Kitsault Valley project in Northern British Columbia. Lying about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Stewart, B.C., Kitsault Valley is a 63-square-mile (163 square kilometers) land package...

  • Drill rig crew working on a hole at Metallic Minerals’ Keno Silver project.

    Metallic kicks off 2024 season at Keno

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Eager to expand on 18.2 million oz maiden resource announced earlier this year. Metallic Minerals Corp. June 13 announced the start of the 2024 exploration program at both its Keno Silver project in the Yukon and the La Plata copper-silver-gold-platinum group elements project in southwest Colorado. Metallic's properties in the Yukon's historic Keno Hill Silver District cover 171 square kilometers (66 square miles) of promising targets adjacent to Hecla Mining Company's Keno...

  • Li-FT geologists examining exposed pegmatite at Yellowknife Lithium project.

    Li-FT concludes assays from winter season

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Combined 286 holes in 49,548 meters as the company prepares for a maiden resource. Li-FT Power Ltd. June 11 announced a batch of assays from 13 drill holes drilled at the Shorty, Ki, Echo, BIG East, Fi Southwest, Nite, and BIG West pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Combining the remaining holes from the winter program with the last hole from its drilling last summer, Li-FT reports that this will be the last reported...

  • A drill rig tests for gold and silver atop a mountain ridge in Northern BC.

    Goliath hits the ground at Golddigger

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 12, 2024

    Plans to complete 15,000 meters of drilling targeting the Surebet gold-silver corridor and three discovery targets. Goliath Resources Ltd. June 3 announced that it is ramping up a 15,000-meter drill program to expand the high-grade gold zones at Surebet and test three discovery targets across the wider Golddigger property in Northern British Columbia. Located in the neighborhood of Dolly Varden Silver Corp's Kitsault Valley and Hecla Mining Company's Kinskuch gold-silver...

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