Canadian Mining Journal


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD: Selkirk’s Catface project honoured

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Vancouver's Selkirk Metals has won an environmental reclamation award for work done i...

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Vancouver’s Selkirk Metals has won an environmental reclamation award for work done in the summer of 2008 at its Catface copper exploration project on Vancouver Island. This award recognizes both the company’s efforts to complete exploration drilling work while preserving the natural environment and the contribution to the project made by the Ahousaht First Nation personnel which represented approximately 75% of the workforce.


The design, implementation, decommissioning and reclamation of the 2008 exploration drilling area was conducted in co-operation with the leadership of the Ahousaht First Nation in an effort to maximize the benefit to the Ahousaht Community and honour the joint obligation to preserve as much as possible the environment.


The award was presented to Selkirk on Sept. 16, 2009 by the Technical Research Committee on Reclamation at its recently convened 33rd Annual British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium held in Cranbrook, BC.


Although classified as a porphyry, the Catface deposit lacks the classic alteration haloes typical of such deposits. Induced polarization has identified anomalies that the company says are worthy drill targets.


Additional information about the geology and mineralization as well as the Catface technical report are posted at