The Ulu property consists of a renewable 21-year mining lease and covers an area of approximately 947 ha. The lease hosts an advanced gold project (Flood Zone) that between 1989 and 2012 saw significant exploration and development by BHP Minerals and Echo Bay Mines, among others.
The past work includes approximately 1.7 km of underground development and approximately 405 diamond drill holes that produced 88,330m of core on the Flood Zone. The Flood Zone contains the bulk of the Ulu gold resource and is open on-strike and at depth. Overall resources of 2.50 million tonnes grading 7.53 g/t Au for 605,000 gold ounces (measured & indicated category) and 1.26 million tonnes grading 5.57 g/t Au for 226,000 gold ounces (inferred category) have been estimated for the Flood and Gnu Zones (refer to “Technical Report on the Ulu Gold Property, Nunavut, Canada” dated July 10, 2015). The deepest intersection of potentially mineable width at the Flood Zone is 14.9 g/t Au over 7.7 m in BHP’s drill hole 90VD-75 at 610 m below surface. Metallurgical testing on the Flood Zone gold mineralization has shown that gold is recoverable in amounts greater than 90% by gravity, flotation and cyanidation.
Supplementing the high-grade gold resources, the Ulu project includes a substantial inventory of capital equipment, a camp with shop and a 1,200 m long airstrip.
950 ha contiguous with Hood River Property
Permitted mining lease with both identified gold resources and numerous high-quality drill targets
Permanent infrastructure includes airstrip and camp
Flood and Gnu Zone Gold Resources:
M&I 605,000 oz. Au (2.5MT @ 7.5 g/t)
Inf. 226,000 oz. Au (1.26MT @ 5.57 g/t)
Excellent resource expansion potential