Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Wallbridge dewatering Fenelon ahead of bulk sampling

High grade visible gold in core from the Fenelon project in Quebec. (Image: Wallbridge Mining Company)

QUEBEC – Wallbridge Mining Company of Toronto has begun dewatering both the existing open pit and the underground mine at the Fenelon project 75 km west of Matagami. The company has chosen an underground contractor to take a 35,000-tonne bulk sample and is seeking the funds to do the work.

The company wants to collect material grading between 18 and 25 g/t gold from planned stopes within the first 125 metres from surface.

Up to 8,000 metres of underground exploration drilling is also planned to expand the resource along strike and at depth. An additional 10,000 metres will be drilled from surface to follow mineralized zones outside the current resource estimate.

The pre-feasibility study made for Fenelon in 2017 put measured and inferred material at 91,100 tonnes grading 12.97 g/t gold and containing 38,000 oz. of gold. The inferred category was 6,500 tonnes at 9.15 g/t for 1,900 contained oz.

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