Las Chispas checks in with first silver, gold pour

Canadian-based SilverCrest Metals has achieved the first pour of gold and silver at the Las Chispas mine in Sonora, Mexico. The milestone pour on June 30 consisted of 312 kilograms of dore – about 9,200 ounces of silver and 100 ounces of gold. SilverCrest reported that its underground mining rates have increased during the quarter, with production from stoping and…

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Elk Creek determined as nation’s second largest rare earth resource

Colorado’s NioCorp has received updated feasibility study results for its Elk Creek project in southeast Nebraska confirming the asset to be the second largest indicated-or-better rare earth resource in the United States. In a newly released update to the report compiled in collaboration with Understood Mineral Resources, Optimize Group and Dahrouge Geological Consulting, rare earth elements were evaluated as a…

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