Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD-SILVER: Skeena hits long (15m) and strong (31 g/t) at Eskay Creek

The Eskay Creek core shack. (Image: Skeena Resources)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Skeena Resources of Vancouver recently completed a surface drilling program on its Eskay Creek property  in the province’s Golden Triangle.

  • Phase one drilling at the 21A zone returned these highlights:
  • Hole SK-18-033: 4.93 g/t gold, 134.59 g/t silver over 33.57 metres;
  • Hole SK-18-034: 7.11 g/t gold, 54.21 g/t silver over 28.88 metres;
  • Hole SK-18-036: 22.36 g/t gold, 646.92 g/t silver over 14.72 metres;
  • Hole SK-18-037: 6.68 g/t gold, 14.56 g/t silver over 5.50 metres; and
  • Hole SK-18-040: 12.73 g/t gold, 1.71 g/t silver over 4.50 metres.

Skeena says the 21A zone contains a significant portion of the 2018 pit constrained resource including 1.1 million indicated tonnes at 4.9 g/t gold and 72 g/t silver and 2.8 million inferred tonnes at 3.8 g/t gold and 63 g/t silver. The project also has an  underground resources of 2.5 million indicated tonnes at 7.2 g/t gold and 215 g/t silver plus 812,000 inferred tonnes at 7.2 g/t gold and 214 g/t silver.

Eskay Creek was first explored in the 1930s, but it wasn’t until 1995 that the gold mine was officially opened. The mine closed in 2008 having produced about 3.3 million oz. of gold and 160 million oz. of silver.

Eskay Creek technical reports are available at