In mid-July 2020, exploration trenching will be completed on an area located several kilometers north of the conceptual pit used to define the current resources estimation. The trenching program will target soil anomalies similar to those identified in the area of the Cheechoo deposit.
Drill core assaying is still in progress for samples collected during the 2020 winter drilling program (5,237 m). The results will be shared in the upcoming weeks as activities in the laboratories and sample preparation rooms were recently restarted.
Meanwhile, metallurgical tests continue on representative mineralized samples of Cheechoo at the KCA facilities in Reno, Nevada. These tests could have a positive economic impact on a future Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the project.
- Our relationships with the local Cree communities are solid. We have established good communications with the Grand Council of the Crees, the Band chiefs and the tallymen after 25 years of working together.
- Our entire exploration team remained on the job, through telework, thanks to the establishment of a work-sharing program in mid-April. We are following each update issued by the government closely and our fieldwork will gradually restart this summer.
- The entire exploration team remained on the job, through telework, thanks to the establishment of a work-sharing program in mid-April. The geologists are working on data compilation, project generation and planning for future exploration campaigns.
- We are putting several corporate strategies in place and we believe they will have positive impacts on our business. In addition to advancing our flagship Cheechoo project toward development phases, our geologists are currently working on data compilation and project generation. This work includes planning of diamond drilling programs on the Solo and Aquilon gold properties and prospecting programs in other areas including our new Niska property. This is allowing us to make progress on many fronts despite the crisis.