Alamos Gold starts production at La Yaqui Grande

Alamos Gold has begun initial gold production at its La Yaqui Grande mine in Mexico, following the completion of construction earlier this month – ahead of schedule.  The Canadian-based gold producer said a total of 991 ounces of gold were produced from the initial pour. La Yaqui Grande is expected to produce approximately 3,000 oz. in June, which Alamos said…

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Palombo appointed director of comminution for Weir Minerals in North America

The Weir Group PLC has appointed Sam Palombo as director of comminution for North America. Palombo holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde and has spent eight years with Weir Minerals, having served as the general manager of comminution for North America.  He has held many senior leadership positions during his more than 20 year career in the mining,…

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Almadex Minerals: Davis/Paradise ready for drilling

Canadian-based Almadex Minerals announced in mid-May that its 100%-owned Davis/Paradise project in Nevada is fully permitted for drilling and a diamond drill program is expected to kick off next month. In a project update report, the company said the project, located near Gabbs and just five miles from the Paradise Peak gold mine, completed its geological fieldwork in April to…

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DEQ receives additional funding to address abandoned mine lands

On April 4, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced it would receive approximately $4.6 million annually, for the next 15 years, as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to address abandoned mine lands. The latest round of funding is in addition to annual grant funding of approximately $3.3 million that it receives already from coal…

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Revival Gold gets ‘impressive’ resource update for Beartrack-Arnett

Revival Gold, which has been working to advance the Beartrack-Arnett gold project in Idaho, recently released drill results for the property that were completed by consultant firm Wood. The updated mineral resource report revealed an Indicated Mineral Resource of 65 million tonnes at 1.01 g/t gold containing 2.11 million ounces of gold, an increase of 56% over the 2020 Indicated…

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U.S. DOJ, Hudbay get split decision on Rosemont

On May 12, Hudbay Minerals confirmed that it and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) received a split decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirming the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s decision in July 2019 on its Rosemont copper project in Arizona. The decision states the Court of Appeals agreed with the…

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MSHA remembers Sunshine mine 50 years later

In early May, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Sunshine mine disaster in Idaho that trapped 173 workers underground and killed 91. It was a “day that changed the mining industry forever,” according to the agency: on May 2, 1972, a fire broke out underground at the operation in Kellogg just before noon…

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