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Bright green aurora seen over a shore in Nunavut, Canada.

Nagvaak graphite is among world's highest

Recent resampling of historical drill core reveals grades up to 34.9% graphite. StrategX Elements Corp. March 21 announced the potential expansion of its Nagvaak critical minerals project in... — Updated 4/4/2024

Blue Star geologists examining extensive rocky region of Nunavut, Canada.

Blue Star casts wide net for 2024 season

Aims for balanced, strategic, and thorough distribution of exploration activities. Blue Star Gold Corp. March 26 announced an update of its 2024 exploration campaign at the company's Ulu, Hood River... — Updated 3/28/2024

Closeup of a box of mineralized core from drilling at Ferguson Lake.

Enormous Ferguson Lake resource growth

Indicated resource at Nunavut project jumps 172%. Canadian North Resources Inc. March 19 reported that drilling carried out since mid-2022 has resulted in an enormous increase in resources at its Fe... — Updated 3/21/2024

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

Aston Bay options Nunavut copper project

Epworth property hosts high-grade sediment-hosted copper mineralization reminiscent of Storm Copper and the Central African Copper Belt Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. March 1 announced that it has the... — Updated 3/14/2024

A drill tests for copper on a treeless rocky plain in Nunavut.

Large Storm Copper drill program brewing

American West plans to expand high-grade resources, test discovery targets this year. American West Metals Ltd. Feb. 26 announced plans for 22,000 meters of resource expansion, definition, and... — Updated 2/29/2024

Closeup of boxes of core from drilling at Ferguson Lake.

Final assays extend Ferguson Lake zones

Canadian North Resources Inc. Nov. 28 reported that assays from the final 26 holes drilled this year at Ferguson Lake has extended three of the zones at this critical minerals project in Nunavut's... — Updated 12/21/2023

Map showing the Back River gold claim blocks and marine laydown area.

B2Gold exploration shows Back River upside

Drilling taps high-grade gold within, beyond resource bounds at Goose; exploration holes at George affirm growth potential. B2Gold Corp. Nov. 22 provided an update on an expansive exploration... — Updated 12/1/2023

An intensely oxidized and zinc-rich rock collected from the Tempest target.

Copper-rich Tempest on the Storm horizon

American West Metals Ltd. Nov. 27 reported that surface samples with as much as 38.2% copper and 30.8% zinc have been collected from Tempest, a prospect about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the... — Updated 11/30/2023

Drill crew working at a pad at the 4100N Zone at the Storm property.

Storm Copper high-grade, potential grows

American West Metals Ltd. Nov. 6 announced that its 2023 drilling has tapped more impressive near-surface mineralization in expansion targets at the 4100N Zone on its Storm Copper project in... — Updated 11/22/2023

A rind of green malachite (copper carbonate) covers rocks collected at Storm.

Drill taps 15m of 2.3% copper at Storm

Lightning Ridge discovery hole is further evidence of the camp-scale potential at the high-grade Storm copper project. American West Metals Ltd. Oct. 11 said that new high-grade copper intercepts... — Updated 10/20/2023

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 d... — 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


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