Canadian Mining Journal


Western Copper and Gold Corporation


  • News

    GOLD-COPPER: Casino project to create over 50,000 full-time equivalent jobs

    April 8, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – The latest report on the potential economic impact of the Casino gold-copper-molybdenum-silver project 300 km northwest of Whitehorse is impressive, says owner Western Copper and Gold Corp. of Vancouver. During the construction…

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    Western Copper jumps on Casino feasibility study

    January 8, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – For resource companies, it can be hard to keep investors interested during the lull between discovery and development. During those years the story shifts from exciting exploration results to endless studies of metallurgy,…

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Thumbs up for Casino feasibility

    January 7, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Western Copper and Gold Corp. is pleased with the positive feasibility study conducted on its wholly owned Casino copper-gold-molybdenum deposit 300 km northwest of Whitehorse. The study recommends an open pit mine…

  • News

    HISTORY: Chinese were early traders in Yukon

    October 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WHITEHORSE – In June 2011, James Mooney, a cultural resource specialist with Ecofor Consulting, made an exciting discovery while leading a team doing heritage impact assessment work for Western Copper and Gold. On the proposed Freegold Road…

  • News

    Name changed to improve communications

    August 19, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Western Copper Corporation has just announced that it is changing its name to Western Copper and Gold Corporation to better reflect that the company has entered into an agreement with certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries (Copper North…

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    GOLD-COPPER STUDY: Casino open pit moves a step closer to development

    May 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – If all goes according to plan, there will be a new open pit and concentrator at the Casino deposit 300 km northwest of Whitehorse. Owner Western Copper Corp. of Vancouver has filed the pre-feasibility study for a project treat 120,000…

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    COPPER-GOLD STUDY: Pre-feasibility update outlines 120,000 t/d operation at Casino

    April 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Western Copper of Vancouver has updated pre-feasibility study for the Casino copper-gold project 300 km northwest of Whitehorse. Notably, the size of the proposed open pit, mill and heap leach operation has been increased to 120,000…

  • Feature

    Western Copper Corp

    January 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    estern Copper’s mountain-side airstrip is the first taste of spectacular things to come for visitors to the company’s Casino property. After landing on an upward slope looking skywards, visitors are soon distracted by the peripheral view of the…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Copper to be hottest metal in 2011

    December 23, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Analysts are predicting the copper will be the hottest metal in 2011. And why not? The metal hit an all-time high of over US$4.27 per pound the week of Dec. 30, 2010. The rising copper price correlates positively with a healthy global…

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    COPPER-GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Western Copper raises $23-M for Casino and Carmacks projects

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Western Copper of Vancouver has closed a bought deal financing and over-allotment worth $23 million with which to advance its Casino and Carmacks projects. Each unit (priced at $2.45) consisted of one common share and one-half of one…

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    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Western Copper to use $20-M to advance Carmacks and Casino projects

    December 6, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Western Copper Corp. has entered into a bought deal financing worth $20 million with which to advance its Carmacks and Casino projects. The company will issue approximately 8.2 million units at a price of $2.45 per unit….

  • WATER LICENCE: Western Copper to appeal Carmacks project denial

    June 27, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Western Copper has filed a petition with the Yukon Supreme Court seeking leave to appeal the decis…