Energy, Mines and Resources

Minerals

Quartz Mining Land Use – Class 4 Approvals


Bellekeno

BellekenoGeneral Information

The Bellekeno property, is located 330 km north of Whitehorse and 50 km northeast of the Town of Mayo. Elsa Reclamation and Development Company Ltd., a unit of Alexco Resources, owns 100% of the large high grade Keno Hill Silver District north of Mayo.

A resource estimate of 16 million ounces of silver has been completed for Bellekeno with grades of 4.8% lead and 3.9% zinc.

Alexco completed a significant exploration program in 2007/2008 focused on defining NI 43-101 resources at Bellekeno and Onek, expanding mineralization at Lucky Queen and testing additional exploration targets throughout the district. Nearly 33,600 meters were drilled in 139 holes in the Keno Hill district in 2007/2008, primarily in the Bellekeno, Onek, Lucky Queen, Silver King and Husky/Husky SW zones. The company has also been doing extensive pre-development work such as adit rehabilitation and access improvements at the Bellekeno site.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870 KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  519 KB effective until June 16, 2018.

The company has two active Water Licenses, a Type “B” for the activities associated with its Mining Land Use Approval, as well as a Type “A” for activities associated with its care and maintenance activities.


Brewery Creek

General InformationBrewery Creek

Located 55 km east of Dawson City, the Brewery Creek mine was operated from 1997 to 2001 and was the largest lode gold mine ever constructed in the Yukon.  It was a year-round heap leach operation with a seasonal open-pit mining capacity of 11,000 tonnes of ore per day.

Alexco Resources Incorporated took over ownership of the Brewery Creek mine in 2005. The company was responsible for completing the reclamation and closure activities for the mine.  Alexco completed reclamation of the property at the end of 2007.

In 2012, Golden Predator Resources took possession of the property.

Golden Predator Resources was issued a class 4 mining land use on its Brewery Creek Project.  The class 4 permit provides for expansion of exploration activities and is in addition to the pre-existing water and quartz mining licences for the project.

Golden Predator and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation entered into an amended and restated Socioeconomic Accord for Golden Predator’s Brewery Creek Project in July of 2012.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  519 KB effective until June 16, 2018.


Coffee Creek Coffee Creek

General Information

Kaminak Gold Corporation is exploring the Coffee Gold Project, a high-grade oxidized gold project located in the White Gold District of the Yukon. Kaminak has established a National Instrument 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate of 3.2 million ounces of gold at Coffee.

Kaminak and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation have entered into an Exploration Cooperation Agreement (ECA) relating to Kaminak’s Coffee Gold Project.

The ECA sets out a framework in which Kaminak and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in agree to work together with respect to the Exploration Activities that are being undertaken on the Coffee Gold Project claims.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870 KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  519 KB effective until July 11, 2021.

The company currently has a Municipal  Type “B” Water License required for water treatment on the property.


Eagle Gold

General InformationEagle Gold

Victoria Gold Corporation owns the Eagle Gold Deposit.

The Dublin Gulch property is located approximately 85 km by road north northeast of the village of Mayo, central Yukon. The Dublin Gulch claim block, which hosts the Eagle gold deposit is considered part of the Tintina gold belt and is hosted within the mineral-rich Selwyn Basin.

The Eagle Gold deposit hosts a National Instrument 43-101 compliant Resource of 4.8 million ounces of gold.

The Eagle Gold Project has completed the Environmental Assessment process and a Comprehensive Cooperation and Benefits Agreement has been signed with the local Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation, within whose traditional territory the Project is located.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870 KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  519 KB effective until May 10, 2021.


MacTung

General InformationMac Tung

The MacTung Tungsten project, owned by North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd., is located 250km north east of Ross River. It is one of the world's largest known undeveloped high grade tungsten deposits. Total indicated resources for the mineral deposit are 33.0 million tonnes at a grade of 0.88% WO3 (tungsten trioxide) with an additional 11.9 million tonnes at a grade of 0.78% WO3 in the inferred resource category.

The project is based on an 11 year underground mine with the potential to expand the mine life by another 17 years with possible open pit development of the near surface.

The company received a Decision Document issued under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act on September 2, 2014, which included various terms and conditions that North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. must incorporate into their project design and operations prior to receiving regulatory approval for a Quartz Mining License.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870 KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  519 KB effective until December 21, 2018.


Selwyn Project

General InformationSelwyn Project

The Selwyn Project, owned by Selwyn Resources, is located 360 km northeast of Whitehorse.

The property consists of 1,475 mineral claims in the Yukon and 2,162 hectares of Mining Lease lands in the Northwest Territories. These claims and mining leases provide Selwyn control over 66 kilometres of the favourable strata in this giant zinc-lead district.

A recent Mineral Resource Report indicated resources at 388 million tonnes at a grade of 5.35 % zinc and 1.86 % lead.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870 KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  579 effective until April 5, 2019.

The company currently has a Type “B” Water License required for activities association with the property.


Tagish Lake Gold

General InformationTagish Lake Gold

New Pacific Metals Corp. acquired the Tagish Lake Gold-Silver Project in 2010. By road, the Tagish Lake Gold-Silver Project is located 80 kilometres south of Whitehorse, Yukon and consists of 1,512 mineral claims covering about 250 square kilometres. The property’s infrastructure includes:

  • An all-weather access road
  • Extensive underground workings of 4.8 km of tunnels
  • A historical mill building

There are three known gold and silver deposits within the project, Goddell, Skukum Creek and Mt. Skukum.

Licenses, Authorizations or Approvals

The project is currently operating under the authority of a Class 4 Approval issued under the Quartz Mining Act  870 KB and Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation  579 effective until February 22, 2017.