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GOLD: First Nations choose new name for Laurion’s project

ONTARIO - Laurion Mineral Exploration says that thanks to collaborative efforts with local first nations its Sturgeon River gold property has been renamed Ishkoday. Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek,...



ONTARIO – Laurion Mineral Exploration says that thanks to collaborative efforts with local first nations its Sturgeon River gold property has been renamed Ishkoday. Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, Rocky Bay First Nation, Red Sky Independent Métis First Nations and Métis Nation of Ontario submitted new names, and the winner was drawn from among the submissions.

“Ishkoday” means “fire/flint rock” (Ishkoday Ahsin) in Ojibwe (Anishnaabe), signifying the first techniques of mining in the area.

Cynthia Le Sueur-Aquin, president and CEO of Laurion commented, The name Sturgeon River and Quebec Sturgeon River has over the years created much confusion as to its location and is frequently confused with a number of other Sturgeon-named properties located in northern Ontario. On acquisition of the Ishkoday in 2007, Laurion renamed many of their mineral discoveries with aboriginal names.”

The Ishkoday property is located 220 km northeast of Thunder Bay and 25 km northeast of Beardmore. Laurion said that its 2012 summer drill program defined a series of three stacked gold rich base metals zones over a strike length of 3.0 km. These zones are surrounded by a lower grade gold and base metal envelope. There is potential for the deposit to stretch over 9.0 km on strike and measure 1.0 km wide.

More information about the Ishkoday property is available at Laurion.ca.