Galleon Gold Provides Permit Update for Underground Bulk Sampling at West Cache Gold Project
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – Aug. 16, 2022) – Galleon Gold Corp. (TSXV: GGO) (the “Company” or “Galeon Gold”) is pleased to announce the progress of permitting activities at its 100% owned West Cache Gold Project (“West Cache” or the ” project”) in Timmins, Ontario.
R. David Russell, President and CEO of Galleon Gold commented, “We are very pleased that our two-pronged strategy for the development of the West Cache project continues to progress in a timely manner. We have conducted the basic and technical studies necessary to apply for permits for an underground bulk sample in concert with our exploration activities and infill drilling programs. By focusing on both permitting and increasing mineral resources, we continue to significantly advance the project. »
Detailed technical design
The proposed West Cache advanced exploration program includes: 1) development of a ramp and gate to access the Zone 9 deposit, 2) collection of a bulk sample (up to 100,000 tonnes) and 3) deep exploration drilling. The Company is pleased to announce that it has awarded the contract for the detailed engineering design to Nordmin Engineering Ltd., and work will commence immediately.
Rise and gate design – Design of the proposed ramp and raise as well as an excavation plan. The gate will be designed to integrate required services such as ventilation, bore water, compressed air, electricity and communications with a stable face and overhead protection at the entrance as required. This work will provide a basis for tendering mining works and a closure cost estimate/recovery plan in accordance with Ontario Regulation 240/00.
Assessment of crown abutments – A geomechanical and ground control specialist will complete a crown pillar stability report, ground control support plan for excavation work, and recommendations for underground construction excavation approaches.
Mining Services Infrastructure Design – This work will focus on electrical, dewatering, mine air heating and mine ventilation services – all in support of the proposed mining effort. The design will be carried out down to equipment specifications and information, including costs and delivery schedules currently under consideration for the project. Geotechnical studies will be conducted on all planned infrastructure areas.
Design of surface and auxiliary infrastructures – Design of surface storage areas (ore and waste), haul roads, underground workshop and offices, fuel storage and explosives depots.
Detailed development plan and schedule – The design of the underground works proposed by P&E Consultants (preliminary economic assessment published on February 23, 2022) will be refined as necessary to develop a detailed layout of the ramp and its headers. The Deswik planning tool will be used to establish the development plan, schedule and work requirements.
The company began baseline studies in 2020 and engaged Story Environmental in conjunction with Blue Heron to manage the programs and data collection required for the advanced exploration permit application. A baseline water sampling program has been initiated and several years of data have now been collected; in addition, groundwater and hydrogeology monitoring sites were established early and data was documented accordingly. Aquatic and terrestrial programs have been completed each season and the archaeological assessment has been completed.
Technical content and qualified person
The technical content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by West Cache Gold’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Smith, P. Eng. a “qualified person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Disclosure Standards for Mining Projects.
Q3 Investor Summit
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About the West Cache Gold Project
The West Cache Gold Project is located 13 km west of Timmins, Ontario and is serviced by Provincial Highway 101 and secondary access roads. It is located in the Western Porcupine Gold Camp along the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone (“DPFZ”) in the Abitibi greenstone belt, approximately 7 km northeast of Pan’s Timmins West mine. American Silver and 14 km southwest of Newmont’s Hollinger mine.
West Cache is an advanced stage gold exploration project covering approximately 10,370 ha. The mining lease area hosts the current mineral resource estimate near the center, with additional exploration targets to the north and south. The Mineral Resource estimate is contained within the Porcupine Sedimentary Basin, a favorable litho-structural corridor with over 5 km strike length on the property. Mineralization is open in all directions and at depth.
About Nordmin Engineering Ltd.
Nordmin Engineering Ltd. is part of the Nordmin group of companies which is 100% North American owned and operated and provides comprehensive EPCM solutions worldwide to industrial sectors spanning resource and project definition through site construction and closure .
Nordmin provides services to the mining, pulp and paper, energy, electrical power distribution and industrial sectors. With employees representing all major disciplines including geology, mining, metallurgy, civil/structural engineering, mechanical/piping, electrical/power and environmental systems, Nordmin provides a diverse portfolio of services for a complete and coordinated deliverable.
About Galleon Gold
Galleon Gold is an exploration and development company focused on advancing the West Cache gold project in Timmins, Ontario. The project is located 7 km northeast of Pan American Silver’s Timmins West mine and 14 km southwest of Newmont’s Hollinger mine. The company’s first Preliminary Economic Assessment, released in early 2022, demonstrates strong project economics. Permitting and baseline studies in support of trial mining are currently underway. Eric Sprott owns approximately 21% of the Company’s outstanding common shares.
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