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GOLD: Victoria begins construction at Eagle project



Site of the Yukon’s next gold mine, Eagle. (Credit: Victoria Gold).

YUKON – Toronto’s Victoria Gold Corp. held the official sod turning on Aug. 18 to mark the start of construction at its Eagle gold project. The project, part of the Dublin Gulch property, lies about 85 km north of Mayo.

The work has a two-pronged approach. First, work to be carried out to prepare the mine site for construction next year. This includes road upgrades, expanding the camp and detailed engineering work. Second, critical path earthworks at the toe of the in-valley leach facility as well as cut and fill for the crusher foundation will be done.

Victoria Gold has awarded the following contracts:

  • EPCM to JDS / Hatch;
  • Earthworks to Pelly Construction and NNDDC-Cobalt joint venture;
  • Catering and site services to NND Summit Camp Services;
  • Access road and bridge upgrades to NNDDC-Cobalt joint venture;
  • Camp facilities to NND Summit Camp Services;
  • Miscellaneous site services to Ewing Construction (NND business);
  • Surveying to Underhill (in partnership with NNDDC); and
  • Expediting to Smalls Expediting.

The Eagle deposit has proven and probable reserves of 123 million tonnes grading 0.67 g/t gold and containing 2.7 million oz.

Read detailed information about Eagle at www.VitGoldCorp.com.