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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • STLLR Gold waiting for TSX countdown for its market to open.

    Merged STLLR Gold opens trading on TSX

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

    Signals successful Nighthawk, Moneta merger. STLLR Gold Inc. Feb. 12 opened trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, signaling the successful merger between former Nighthawk Gold Corp. and Moneta Gold Inc. Attended by former president and CEO of Nighthawk, Keyvan Salehi, who now sits as president and CEO of STLLR, the new management team at STLLR, and Omar Khafagy, manager of corporate access at TSX, the company celebrated its recent merger with the successful opening of a...

  • Heavily mineralized rock with veining and orange, red, and purple colorization.

    Ottawa backs Nico cobalt-bismuth project

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    NRCan funding will support a vertically integrated critical minerals supply chain that includes a mine in Northwest Territories and refinery in Alberta. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) March 26 announced a C$714,500 (US$525,200) investment into enhancing the production of cobalt sulfate and bismuth ingot products from a future mine at Fortune Minerals Ltd.'s Nico project in Northwest Territories and associated hydrometallurgical refinery in Alberta. "Critical minerals develop...

  • A closeup of rough diamonds lit with a soft blue light.

    Soft diamond market impacts Gahcho Kué

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

    Gahcho Kué Mine production matched 2022 numbers, but a steep diamond price decline made 2023 more challenging for Mountain Province. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. April 1 announced the financial and operating results of 2023 as well as its performance results from the fourth quarter at its Gahcho Kué Mine in Canada's Northwest Territories, ultimately seeing a downturn from its record 2022 due to oversupply in the diamond market. Owned under a joint venture between M...

  • Curtains of green and purple northern lights reflect off lake in NWT.

    More rare earths outlined at Nechalacho

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Vital Metals reports a 79% expansion of resources within the Tardiff rare earths deposit; further growth expected with inclusion of 2023 drill results. Vital Metals Ltd. April 4 announced a significant increase to the resources within the Tardiff deposit on the company's Nechalacho rare earths project about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. This includes a 49% increase in the tonnage of neodymium and praseodymium, a pair of rare earths...

  • An adit cut out of a rocky ridge at Mon gold mine.

    Sixty North on track to restart Mon mine

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

    Company plans to construct a temporary camp to aid in upcoming start of high-grade gold mine. Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. April 9 announced that its plans to establish a modern operation at the past-producing Mon high-grade gold mine will begin with the installation of a temporary camp to replace the damages caused by the wildfires that ravaged Canada's Northwest Territories last year. Sixty North is focused on restarting gold production at Mon – a project about 40 k...

  • Li-FT geologist examining exposed outcrop at Fi target.

    Echo reverbs promising results for Li-FT

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    First assays from southeast extent of Echo, returns above-average lithium grades. Li-FT Power Ltd. March 19 reported its next batch of assays from its winter program, returning the first results from the southeast end of the Echo pegmatite system at its Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Acquiring a large portfolio of properties in the underexplored Yellowknife Pegmatite Province (YPP) in January 2023, Li-FT began its first season with a...

  • Map of Canadian critical minerals project held by Narryer.

    Narryer picks up Yellowknife Li projects

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Australian explorer acquires interest in lithium-tantalum project in Northwest Territories' famed Yellowknife Pegmatite Province. Narryer Metals Ltd. March 12 announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 70% interest in the Big Hill and Fran lithium-tantalum projects in Yellowknife Pegmatite Province in Canada's Northwest Territories. "Canada will be the first part of the supply chain for future lithium battery development in North America, and Narryer Metals...

  • Helicopter flying supplies to remote drill rig near Fi pegmatite.

    Good lithium, assay consistency from Li-FT

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Cursory review has 2023 assays completed and has continued reporting results on a timely basis. Li-FT Power Ltd. March 13 announced results for eight drill holes completed at its Near Field Group of lithium pegmatites on the company's Yellowknife Lithium project. With the rollover from its 2023 drilling, right into this year's results, the company has kept up momentum toward delineating the extent of mineralization held within the Yellowknife Pegmatite Province of Northwest...

  • Aerial view of Mon Mine taken in 2021.

    Sixty North brushes dust off for mine start

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Company reports no significant damages to materials, plans to construct temporary camp before initiating bulk sample and mill construction. Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. March 7 announced an update on the company's current situation after its camp was damaged due to the wildfires that spread throughout 163,000 hectares (402,781 acres) of Northwest Territories' occupied regions and outlying countryside. Located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Yellowknife, Sixty North is...

  • Highly mineralized zinc-lead core from Pine Point in NWT, Canada.

    Osisko sells 5% more of PPML to Appian

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

    Hopes to maintain share price to invest in Quebec copper project. Osisko Metals Inc. Feb. 22 announced the sale of an additional 5% interest in the Pine Point zinc mine project in Northwest Territories to its joint venture partner Appian Capital Advisory LLP, hoping the funds will enable the company to advance its Gaspé Copper project in Quebec without further diluting its stock. "The sale of the additional five percent interest in Pine Point to Appian will allow the company...

  • Li-FT geologist stands atop exposed spodumene outcrop at YPP.

    Li-FT segues assays from winter program

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Results from first 2024 hole included in latest assays from drilling at Yellowknife Lithium project. Li-FT Power Ltd. Feb. 27 reported the next batch of assays from its 2023 drill program at the company's Yellowknife Lithium project; while this included results from last year's drilling, it also includes one hole drilled from its ongoing winter program. Acquiring its various properties in the underexplored Yellowknife Pegmatite Province (YPP) in January 2023, Li-FT began its...

  • Geologist stands at the end of exposed outcrop at lithium project.

    Home stretch for 2023 Li-FT drill assays

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Feb 25, 2024

    Results impress with high-grade lithium at Nite. Li-FT Power Ltd. Feb. 13 announced the next eight holes from its Yellowknife Lithium Project in Northwest Territories, Canada, bringing the total reported to 182 out of the 198 drilled last year. Despite kicking off its 2024 season before receiving remaining assays from 2023, the volume of data already received from last year's expansive drill campaign gave the company a clear enough picture to get a head start in another...

  • Camp lights illuminate the cabins and snow at a mineral exploration camp.

    Tardiff drilling shows REE growth potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Vital Metal Ltd. Feb. 7 reported that results from its 2023 drill program at Nechalacho continue to show the potential to upgrade and expand upon shallow, high-grade rare earth element mineralization within the Tardiff deposit on the project about 110 kilometers (70 miles) southeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In 2021, the Australia-based company began mining high-grade ore from the North T deposit, which was upgraded in preparation for shipping to Saskatchewan for...

  • An exposed outcrop surrounded by lakes in NWT, Canada.

    Li-FT reports excellent results from Ki

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

    Li-FT Power Ltd. Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 announced two more batches of assays from its 2023 drilling at the Yellowknife Lithium Project in Northwest Territories, Canada, with both continuing to highlight the strong consistency of its hard rock lithium deposits. While awaiting the results from an additional 24 holes from last year's 198-hole drill campaign, Li-FT has set drills turning once more, starting its 2024 winter program Jan. 29, aiming for 18,600 meters in 100 holes,...

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