Category: US & Canada

Relief Canyon Pours First Gold

Americas Gold and Silver poured the first gold at its Relief Canyon open-pit, heap-leach gold project in northwest Nevada in mid-February. Relief Canyon is a previously producing property, and the current project benefits from...

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Excelsior Optimizing Gunnison ISR Copper Project

Excelsior Mining reported in early February that, following the first month of mining operations, it has collected a significant amount of data that will support optimization programs that are currently being implemented at its...

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Aquila Receives Amended Permits for Back 40 Mine

Aquila Resources Inc. announced that the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) approved amendments to Aquila’s Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Mining Permit and its Michigan Air Use Permit to Install for...

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Taseko Advances Yellowhead Copper Project in BC

Taseko Mines has reported the results of recently updated technical work on its Yellowhead copper project in southeast British Columbia. Included are a 22% increase in recoverable copper reserves and significantly improved...

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Paramount Gold Gets Water Permit for Grassy Mountain

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. has received the permit to appropriate water from the Oregon Water Resources Department for its proposed Grassy Mountain gold mine and processing facilities in eastern Oregon. This is the first Oregon...

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CEQ Proposes Rule to Modernize NEPA

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a proposed rule to modernize its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, which were issued more than four decades ago. If finalized, the proposed rule...

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PolyMet Will Appeal Court Decision on Permits

Poly Met Mining Inc. will file a petition for review to the Minnesota Supreme Court seeking to overturn a state Court of Appeals decision handed down January 13 remanding the company’s Permit to Mine and dam safety permits to...

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TMAC Considers Options for Hope Bay

TMAC Resources has initiated a strategic process to explore, review and evaluate a broad range of potential alternatives that include a potential sale or merger, a joint venture of the Hope Bay mine in Nunavut, Canada,...

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South32, Trilogy Form JV to Develop Alaska Projects

South32 Ltd. has exercised its option to acquire a 50% interest in a joint-venture company with Trilogy Metals to develop the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) in the Ambler mining district of northwest Alaska. The projects...

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Lucky Friday Strike Ends

On Monday, January 6, by a vote of 86 to 78, union members of the United Steel Workers (USW) Local Union No. 5114 accepted an agreement between USW and Hecla Mining Co. at its Lucky Friday silver mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining...

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