Provenance Gold gets BLM approval for Eldorado

Provenance Gold has received its drilling permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the company’s Eldorado gold project in Malheur County, eastern Oregon.  The company is now waiting for final approval from the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) in Oregon, which it expects very soon. Pending approval, the company has an agreement with a drilling company…

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Coeur taps Hull for board

Coeur Mining announced the appointment of Jeane Hull to the company’s board of directors and its audit, compensation and leadership development and environmental, health, safety and corporate responsibility committees effective July 19. Hull has over 35 years of mining operational leadership and engineering experience, most notably holding the positions of chief operating officer for Rio Tinto at the Kennecott Utah…

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Lithium Americas opens technical development center

Lithium Americas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in late July for its new Lithium Technical Development Center (LiTDC) in Reno, Nev., which was developed to demonstrate the chemical process designed for the miner’s Thacker Pass lithium project in an integrated process testing facility. The 30,000-square-foot LiTDC will support ongoing optimization work, confirm assumptions in the design and operational parameters, and provide…

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Biden-Harris administration releases final guidance on abandoned mine land program

In late July, the Department of the Interior said the Biden-Harris administration released final guidance for eligible states and the Navajo Nation on how to apply for the first $725 million in funding available for reclaiming abandoned mine lands (AMLs).  President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a total of $11.3 billion in AML grant funding over 15 years to eligible…

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Arizona Sonoran, Nuton partner

Copper developer and near-term producer Arizona Sonoran Copper has entered into a one-year exclusivity period of metallurgical testing with Nuton, a Rio Tinto venture. Arizona Sonoran said the exclusivity was triggered by successfully modeling the Cactus and Parks/Salyer ore samples and achieving the previously contemplated indicative metallurgical recoveries of at least 72% (copper recovery to cathode), under an investor rights…

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First hole of the year completed at Bonnie Claire

Nevada Lithium Resources said its 50% partner in the Bonnie Claire lithium project, Iconic Minerals, has completed the first drill hole of the 2022 exploration program with a final depth of 2,001 feet (610 meters).  Iconic is the operator of the initial joint work program, which is estimated to cost $5 million. The first batch of 216 geochem samples extracted…

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NAMVS 2023 dates released

The organizing committee of the upcoming 19th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium (NAMVS 2023), in collaboration with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the South Dakota Mines, is pleased to announce that the NAMVS 2023 symposium will be held at South Dakota Mines in Rapid City, S.D., from June 17-22, 2023. More details are forthcoming.

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Fortitude Gold rises in 2Q22

Colorado-based miner Fortitude Gold said in July in its preliminary second quarter production results that it met 10,980 gold ounces during the period. The company said it will maintain its 2022 annual production outlook of 40,000 gold ounces (a range of 36,000 to 40,000 ounces).  Fortitude Gold, a gold producer, developer, and explorer with operations in Nevada, has been offering…

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i-80 Gold continues McCoy-Cove advancement

Nevada-focused i-80 Gold has provided an update on the underground, advanced-exploration program at the miner’s McCoy-Cove project in northern Nevada. i-80 said the Cove Mine portal has been collared and more than 300 meters (1,000 feet) of the decline has been constructed.  The Phase 1 program, which is progressing according to plan, will include the construction of an initial level…

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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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