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An 8-inch section of gunmetal-colored drill core that is roughly 50% copper.

Drill cuts 0.5m of 50% copper at Thunder

American West Metals Ltd. Sept. 26 reported that assays from three deep holes drilled at Storm confirm a new zone of near-surface, high-grade copper at the Thunder discovery, along with a large... — Updated 9/28/2023

Canadian North’s camp at Ferguson Lake in Nunavut, Canada.

Canadian North wraps up 2023 program

Canadian North Resources Inc. Sept. 26 announced initial assays from the 2023 definition drilling program on the company's Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals project in... — Updated 9/28/2023

A pile of boulders oxidized green from high-grade copper mineralization.

Bonanza copper and new Storm discovery

Drill cuts 46m of 2.2% copper that includes 0.3m of 42.8% copper at 4100N; another discovery made. American West Metals Ltd. Sept. 4 reported that its near-surface drill program has tapped... — Updated 9/7/2023

A roughly nine-inch segment of drill core entirely bluish black chalcocite.

Thunder signals strength of Storm Copper

Third deep 2023 drill hole makes two discoveries – 76m near-surface high-grade zone; deep zone south of previous holes. American West Metals Ltd. Aug. 7 reported that the third hole of its 2023... — Updated 8/10/2023

Half drill core showing a large area filled with grey copper mineralization.

Below the tip of a Storm Copper iceberg

American West Metals Ltd. Aug. 2 announced that the first two holes of its deep diamond drill program at Storm have cut thick zones of copper sulfide mineralization associated with an enormous... — Updated 8/3/2023

Box of core from drilling critical minerals deposit in Nunavut, Canada.

Canadian North extends mineral trend

Canadian North Resources Inc. July 18 said its 21-hole spring drilling program has further confirmed the continuity of the main mineralized trend extending roughly 15 kilometers (nine miles) across... — Updated 7/20/2023

Map of drill results and geophysical targets at the Storm Copper 4100N Zone.

Exploring the bigger Storm Copper story

American West Metals Ltd. July 5 announced that its drilling is continuing to expand the near-surface, high-grade copper footprint of 4100N Zone at Storm, and the company is ready to begin testing... — Updated 7/6/2023

Storm 4100N drill hole location map with copper intercept widths and grades.

Drill taps 1.5m of 8.2% copper at Storm

High-grade copper drilled at 4100N and nearby zones may be tip of the iceberg at Storm. American West Metals Ltd. June 22 reported assays from four additional holes drilled in 4100N Zone at Storm... — Updated 6/23/2023

A snow train transporting fuel and drill materials to Ferguson Lake, Nunavut.

Canadian North completes on-ice drilling

Canadian North Resources Inc. May 29 reported encouraging results from its recently completed 21-hole spring diamond drill program at its Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals... — Updated 6/15/2023

A box of core from drilling at the Ferguson Lake critical minerals project.

Summer drilling begins at Ferguson Lake

Canadian North Resources Inc. June 15 announced that it has resumed the 20,000-meter drill program slated for this year at Ferguson Lake, a critical mineral project in Nunavut enriched with nickel,... — Updated 6/15/2023

A snow train transporting fuel and drill materials to Ferguson Lake, Nunavut.

Canadian North receives Nunavut DIG grant

Canadian North Resources Inc. May 16 announced that it has been awarded a C$250,000 grant through Nunavut's Discover, Invest, Grow (DIG) program for exploration at the company's Ferguson Lake... — Updated 6/15/2023

Compartmentalized storage container with rock chips from RC drilling at Storm.

High-grade Storm Copper results roll in

First six holes cut greater than 1% copper grades in shallow zone on Nunavut project. American West Metals Ltd. June 6 reported that high-grade copper has been encountered in the first six holes... — Updated 6/8/2023

Drill rig set up on flat snow-covered land tests for copper at Storm project.

Assays confirm strong copper at Storm

American West Metals Ltd. May 23 that assays have confirmed the strong copper mineralization observed in the core from the first hole of its 2023 drill program at the Storm Copper project on Somerse... — Updated 5/24/2023

A drill tests for high-grade copper on a flat snow-covered expanse in Nunavut.

Strong copper seen in early Storm holes

American West Metals Ltd. May 5 reported strong copper mineralization in the first four holes of its 2023 drill program at the Storm Copper project on Somerset Island in the northern reaches of Nuna... — Updated 5/11/2023

Northern lights above a rig drilling at night at a gold mine project in Nunavut.

B2Gold completes C$1.1B Sabina buyout

B2Gold Corp. April 19 completed a C$1.1 billion (US$820 million) acquisition of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and that company's Back River gold project in Nunavut. The district-scale Back River... — Updated 4/27/2023

Rocks from the Storm project in Nunavut stained green from copper oxidization.

American West prepared for Storm 2023

American West Metals Ltd. March 30 announced that it is mobilizing for an April start of the 2023 exploration program on its Storm Copper project on Somerset Island in Northern Nunavut. Since option... — Updated 4/13/2023

Geologists traverse a highly mineralized outcrop at the Muskox project.

SPC Nickel expands Nunavut land package

SPC Nickel Corp. March 28 announced a major expansion of its Muskox nickel-copper-platinum group metal project in Nunavut. Under an option agreement with Bathurst Metals Corp., SPC has the right to... — Updated 3/30/2023

Map showing Bathurst Inlet in Nunavut, Canada.

North Arrow adds lithium project to ranks

North Arrow Minerals Inc. Feb. 27 announced it has acquired the option to purchase the Bathurst Inlet lithium property in Nunavut, shifting its diamond expertise into the highly demanded battery... — Updated 3/11/2023

Closeup of graphite flakes and sphalerite (zinc mineral) in Nagvaak drill core.

StrategX adds graphite to Nunavut project

StrategX Elements Corp. March 7 announced that it has added graphite to the impressive suite of energy transition metals identified at its Nagvaak project on Nunavut's Melville Peninsula. Nagvaak... — Updated 3/7/2023

A beautifully cut 0.31 carat fancy yellow diamond from Naujaat project, Nunavut.

North Arrow shows off largest cut diamonds

North Arrow Minerals Inc. Feb. 21 announced that fancy-colored yellow diamonds recovered from its Naujaat Diamond project in Nunavut have been carefully cut and polished to showcase the quality and... — Updated 3/2/2023

Section of core with nickel and other energy metals in graphitic schist.

StrategX confirms critical energy metals

StrategX Elements Corp. Dec. 7 reported that resampling of a historical hole drilled by BHP identified a 58-meter-thick zone of critical energy metals in Target Area 1 of the Nagvaak project on... — Updated 12/8/2022

Geologists sample for gold on Blue Star’s properties in Nunavut, Canada.

Blue Star Gold explores wider potential

Blue Star Gold Corp. Nov. 9 reported that its 2022 field work has identified and advanced several exploration targets across the company's Ulu, Hood River, and Roma gold properties, which cover more... — Updated 11/17/2022

Rocks enriched with critical minerals a the Nagvaak property in Nunavut.

Junior targets North of 60 green metals

Having identified 12 high-priority targets from high-resolution geophysical data, StrategX Elements Corp. is planning to conduct a first-phase, 2,000-meter diamond drill program on its Nagvaak... — Updated 11/17/2022

Map showing the location of 28 holes drilled by Blue Star Gold at Ulu in 2022.

Moderate success at Ulu's Central-C zone

Blue Star Gold Corp. Oct. 25 reported moderate success from four holes drilled this year in the Central-C zone at Ulu, one of three gold exploration properties that cover more than a 45-kilometer... — Updated 10/27/2022

Drill core cut in half shows metallic yellow chalcopyrite embedded in host rock.

Deep drill discovery at Storm Copper

American West Metals Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that assays confirm that its deep discovery drilling at Storm has encountered a new style of sediment-hosted copper-zinc mineralization below the... — Updated 9/29/2022


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