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  • Geologist examining highly copper mineralized slope.

    Gladiator surveys Whitehorse Copper Belt

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

    Returns numerous potential anomalies across property and more, leading company to stake additional claims. Gladiator Metals Corp. June 3 announced that a recently completed drone magnetic geophysical survey has revealed multiple, significant, large-scale magnetic anomalies at the company's Whitehorse Copper project in the Yukon. "With historical, economic discoveries of copper mineralization in the Whitehorse area largely driven by outcropping occurrences, this first-time...

  • Rainbow shines down over Banyan Gold camp in Yukon.

    2024 season drills are turning for Banyan

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

    Drills are already cutting visible gold at Yukon project; company welcomes Henry Marsden as technical advisor. Banyan Gold Corp. June 3 announced that drills are already turning as part of the company's planned 5,000-meter exploration program at its AurMac project in Yukon, Canada. After establishing an impressive 7-million-ounce gold resource for AurMac in February, drilling this year aims to demonstrate high-grade mineralization and grade continuity in potential starter...

  • Geologists marking a surveyed location next to a helicopter.

    Largest regional exploration for Fireweed

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

    Aims for 14,000 meters between most advanced deposits and new exploration targets. Fireweed Metals Corp. June 5 announced the launch of the largest regional exploration program at the Macmillan Pass project in Yukon, Canada, aiming for 14,000 meters with four rigs at its most advanced deposits. "We are excited to commence the largest regional exploration program Macpass has ever seen," said Fireweed Metals interim CEO Peter Hemstead. "Comprising 6,000 meters of drilling at...

  • A drill tests for copper on an alpine slope in front of snow-dusted mountains.

    Seabridge launches 2024 Iskut drilling

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 17, 2024

    Three rigs testing for KSM-style porphyry copper-gold intrusions at Northern BC project. Seabridge Gold Inc. has launched 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...

  • Closeup of chunks of uranium concentrate or yellowcake.

    Greenridge to explore Nut Lake uranium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 10, 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

  • Small group of geologists sampling a rocky slope in Yukon, Canada.

    Onyx permitted to begin drilling in Yukon

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Receipt of permits, company outlines 4,900-meter diamond drilling program for King Tut. Onyx Gold Corp. June 6 announced it has received the permits required to begin its 2024 exploration at the King Tut gold exploration project in eastern Yukon, Canada. Formed last year to explore compelling gold exploration projects spun out of HighGold Mining Inc., Onyx Gold holds 100% interest in four separate properties sandwiched between Snowline Gold's Rogue and Olympus (previously...

  • Map of Pacific Ridge’s Northern BC copper-gold exploration properties.

    Pacific Ridge excited to drill Chuchi

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Company will carry out its first-ever drill program on this copper-gold project in northcentral British Columbia. Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. June 6 provided details of its plans for the 2024 exploration program across its portfolio of copper-gold projects in northcentral British Columbia, including its first-ever drilling at Chuchi. The company's portfolio includes five porphyry copper-gold properties – Chuchi, Kliyul, Redton, RDP, and Onjo – that lie between Centerra Gol...

  • A geologist uses a loupe to take a closer look at drill core.

    Blue Star launches Nunavut exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Drills to test high-priority targets as geological team continues to elevate pipeline prospects to drill-ready status. Blue Star Gold Corp. May 27 announced the start of a 2024 exploration program focused on further refining and drilling the top targets at the Ulu-Hood River and Roma projects, which cover a more than 45-kilometer (28 miles) stretch of the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. According to a 2015 calculation, the Flood and Gnu zones on the Ulu-Hood River...

  • A rock outcrop stained green with copper mineralization.

    White Cliff to explore Nunavut Copper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Company sees enormous potential at overlooked project in Northern Canada. White Cliff Minerals Ltd. May 28 said it is excited about carrying out discovery level exploration of the highly prospective Nunavut Copper-Gold-Silver project in the northern Canadian territory. Lying near the Northwest Territories border, the Nunavut Copper-Gold-Silver project covers 805 square kilometers of (311 square miles) highly prospective mineral showings with massive bornite-chalcocite,...

  • Geologist examining core from Carmacks project in Yukon.

    Granite Creek announces plans for 2024

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Targets drilling at new copper, gold, silver prospects at central Yukon project. Granite Creek Copper Ltd. May 28 announced that its 2024 exploration at the Carmacks copper-gold project in central Yukon will include 1,800 meters of diamond drilling focused on new targets. Located in the southern portion of the high-grade Minto Copper District, Carmacks is a 177-square-kilometer (68 square miles) advanced-stage copper-gold-silver project that is 40 kilometers (29 miles) from...

  • Gladiator Metals crewmember looking out over snow-filled field.

    Historic core gets tagged at Cowley Park

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Gladiator finds more unreported, high-grade mineralization at its prospective copper project. Gladiator Metals Corp. May 28 announced results from assaying historical drill core at Cowley Park on the company's Whitehorse Copper project in Yukon, Canada, as well as an update on ongoing exploration throughout its various targets. 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...

  • A large mineral exploration camp lies beyond an inuksuk in northern Canada.

    Solar power for STLLR Colomac gold camp

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Gold exploration company is working with Tlicho Investment Corporation to power NWT camp with renewable energy. STLLR Gold Inc. and the Tlicho Investment Corporation (TIC) May 29 announced that the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is providing C$619,625 (US$453,320) to install solar panels and battery storage to power the camp at STLLR's Colomac gold project in Northwest Territories. "The solar farm will supply most of our camp's power requirements,...

  • Front loader organizing pallets full of drill core.

    Li-FT powering through another campaign

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Reports latest batch of assays as it closes in on balance of planned winter drilling. Li-FT Power Ltd. May 28 announced the next batch of assays from 13 drill holes completed at the Shorty, BIG East, Echo, Fi Main, and Ki pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project just outside the capital of Northwest Territories, Canada. Into its second year exploring for hard rock lithium in the nearly forgotten Yellowknife Pegmatite Province, Li-FT powered through its first...

  • Black and white photo of historic uranium mine at Radium Point.

    Aussie company explores Canada uranium

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 28, 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. Covering a land package of 3,300 square kilometers (1,274 square miles) in the Echo Bay district of the northern...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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