Energy, Mines and Resources

Minerals

Quartz mining land use – class 4 approvals


3 Aces

General information3 Aces

The 3 Aces property, owned by Golden Predator Mining Corp., is located in southeast Yukon within the Selwyn Basin approximately 40 km south of Cantung Mine. The property is host to an orogenic gold deposit with 30 mineralized veins discovered as of August 2017.

Due to a newly constructed bridge that spans the Little Hyland River, the property is now accessible year-round. Both drilling and bulk sampling programs are planned for 2017.

In 2013, Golden Predator and Kaska Nation signed an exploration memorandum of understanding.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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 as well as a type “B” water licence for the construction and use of the bridge. The approval is effective until July 6, 2021 and the water licence until December 31, 2026.


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 per cent 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 per cent lead and 3.9 per cent 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 metres 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.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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 licences, 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.


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 Inc. 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 socio-economic accord for Golden Predator’s Brewery Creek project in July of 2012.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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

In May 2016, Goldcorp Inc. acquired Kaminak Gold Corporation, owner of the Coffee Gold project. The Coffee Gold project is a high-grade oxidized gold project located in the white gold district of Yukon, 130 km south of Dawson.

Previous to Goldcorp’s acquisition, Kaminak and the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation had entered into an exploration cooperation agreement. The exploration cooperation agreement set out a framework to work together with respect to the exploration activities that were being undertaken on the Coffee Gold project claims.

Goldcorp is currently pursuing a quartz mining licence for the property.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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 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 northeast of the village of Mayo in 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 First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, within whose traditional territory the project is located.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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.


Rackla

General informationRackla

The Rackla Gold property is a claim block consisting of 5583 claims, owned by ATAC Resources Ltd. The project is located 145 kms northeast of Keno and is referred to as the Rau –Rackla trend.

The property hosts Canada's first discoveries of Carlin-type gold mineralization, discovered in 2010 through follow-up stream sediment sampling of highly anomalous arsenic values from the Yukon government database.

The primary exploration targets three distinct zones located in the eastern half of the claim block, one of which is the orion zone, which is subject to an earn-in agreement valued at a potential C$55 million with Barrick Gold Corporation.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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 November 15, 2026.



MacTung

General InformationMac Tung

The MacTung tungsten project, assigned to the Northwest Territories government, is located 250 km 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 million tonnes at a grade of 0.88 per cent WO3 (tungsten trioxide) with an additional 11.9 million tonnes at a grade of 0.78 per cent WO3 in the inferred resource category.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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

General informationSelwyn Project

The Selwyn project, owned by Selwyn Resources, is located 165 km northeast of Ross River.

The property consists of 1,475 mineral claims in Yukon and 2,162 hectares of mining lease lands in the Northwest Territories. These claims and mining leases provide Selwyn Resources 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 per cent zinc and 1.86 per cent lead.

Licences, authorizations or approvals

The project is 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 licence required for activities associated with the property.