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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Map of the large Blue mineral exploration property on the BC-Alaska border.

    Gold overprint discovered at Silver Lime

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Core Assets' drilling encounters late-staged gold with the massive sulfides at the CRD-porphyry project in Northern B.C. Core Assets Corp. March 5 reported that its 2023 drilling has encountered significant gold mineralization that seems to have overprinted the silver-zinc-lead-copper massive sulfides at the Silver Lime project on the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Covering 111,650 hectares (275,890 acres) alongside the Alaska border in B.C.'s Atlin...

  • Geologists in safety gear traverse heavily mineralized rocks.

    KSM partner tops Seabridge's 2024 goals

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Board assigns 15 goals to corporate "report card" for 2024; half the grade hinges on performance at KSM, including entering into a JV by year's end. Seabridge Gold Inc. April 11 announced that its primary objective for 2024 is to enter into "a joint venture agreement on the KSM project with a suitable partner on terms advantageous to Seabridge shareholders." Each year, Seabridge's board of directors assembles a list of objectives for which to measure the company's annual...

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

    Goliath fast-tracks Golddigger ownership

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Company amends option agreement to earn 49% interest in compelling Golden Triangle property; will gain 100% ownership with resource estimate. Goliath Resources Ltd. April 15 announced that it has fast-tracked the earning of a 49% interest in the compelling Golddigger property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. In 2017, Goliath entered into option agreements with prospect generator J2 Syndicate on four properties in B.C., including Golddigger. Having already made all the...

  • 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...

  • 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 Apr 28, 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...

  • Three miners with headlamps approaching dark underground gold mine.

    First Premier gold pour stays on schedule

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 1, 2024

    Ascot expects to begin feeding first ore into mill over the next few days and pour first ounces of gold from the Northern BC mine by mid-April. Ascot Resources Ltd. March 26 reported that it remains on track for the first gold pour at Premier in April and will reach commercial production at the new iteration of this historic gold-silver mine sometime after midyear. Lying about 15 kilometers (nine miles) north of Stewart, B.C., Ascot's Premier project is home to a...

  • Webster points out mineralization in core to young geologist.

    Thesis hits high-grade gold and copper

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    7 drilling expands Bingo Zone on Ranch property; new gold-silver-copper expansion targets and porphyry potential emerge. Thesis Gold Inc. March 12 reported that high-grade gold, along with associated silver and high-grade copper, drilled at the Bingo Zone enhances the upside potential of the company's Ranch project in Northern British Columbia. Located in the Toodoggone mining district east of B.C.'s Golden Triangle, Ranch is the northern half of a 325-square-kilometer...

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

    Pacific Ridge provides BC project update

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Showcases potential of copper-gold projects in the prolific Quesnel terrane. Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. March 13 provided an overview and exploration plans for its copper-gold projects in northcentral British Columbia. "We now own, or control five copper-gold porphyry projects located in the prolific Quesnel and Stikine terranes in northcentral B.C. and are inarguably one of the province's leading copper-gold exploration companies," said Pacific Ridge Exploration...

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

    Goliath discovers six Surebet gold veins

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    New model substantially expands the volume of gold mineralization within the Surebet corridor at Golddigger. Goliath Resources Ltd. March 4 reported that a new structural model has identified six new gold veins in the Surebet area of its 52,756-hectare (130,363 acres) Golddigger property about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Stewart, British Columbia. Goliath had outlined three high-grade gold zones – Surebet, Bonanza Shear, and Golden Gate – along the roughly 1,800-mete...

  • A drill tests for gold and silver on a cloudy day in Northern B.C.

    Bonanza gold drilled at Homestake Silver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    One hole cut 0.68 meters of 1,335 g/t gold on the northwest side of the Homestake Silver deposit . Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Feb. 12 reported that its 2023 drilling discovered a high-grade gold zone extending off the northwest end of the Homestake Silver deposit on the north side of the company's Kitsault Valley project in Northern British Columbia. Lying about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Stewart, B.C., the 63-square-mile (163 square kilometers) Kitsault Valley...

  • Map of Skeena Resources’ various properties within Golden Triangle, BC.

    Skeena investigates hidden Hoodoo project

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Aims for inaugural drilling of new copper-gold prospect in B.C.'s Golden Triangle later this year. Skeena Resources Ltd. Feb. 8 announced plans for 14,000 meters of drilling on its earlier-staged exploration properties in the Golden Triangle, including the 74,633-hectare (184,422 acres) Hoodoo copper-gold project about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of the company's Eskay Creek gold-silver mine project. Located about midway between Skeena's high-grade Snip gold project...

  • A drill tests for metals from atop a mountain ridge in BC’s Golden Triangle.

    Seabridge adds metals to KSM underground

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Seabridge Gold Inc. Feb. 5 reported that a recalculation based on block cave mining methods has significantly expanded the quantities of gold, copper, and silver within the Iron Cap and Kerr deposits at its world-class KSM project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. In 2022, Seabridge published the results of a prefeasibility study for open-pit mining of the Mitchell, East Mitchell, and Sulphurets deposits at KSM that would produce an average of more than 1 million ounces...

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