High metal prices are spurring record levels of activity in the exploration and development sectors. Here is news of a few contract awards that have crossed this desk since the beginning of March.
CABO DRILLING - 70,000 m of core drilling for Iberian Minerals in Spain; 3,500 m of drilling for Hemis Corporate in Mexico; 5,000 m of drilling in Panama for Bellhaven Copper & Gold.
CRONE GEOPHYSICS - downhole and surface PEM study for Grande Portage Resources at the former Coast Copper and Benson Lake mines.
DAY CONSTRUCTION - mining, crushing and hauling of 50,000-t bulk sample from URSA Major Minerals Shakespeare project near Sudbury, Ont.
DeLORME DIAMOND DRILLING - 7,000-m of core drilling on Taranis Resources Thor property in British Columbia.
FORACO DRILLING - drill contractor for the Eldorado and Contact Lake IOCG and uranium projects belonging to Alberta Star Development in the Northwest Territories.
FUGRO AIRBORNE SURVEYS - magnetic, EM and resistivity surveys for Romios Gold in the Galore Creek area of northwest British Columbia.
GARTNER LEE - environmental surveys for Commerce Resources at its Blue River project in British Columbia.
LEDCOR - pre-construction services for Adanac Molybdenums Ruby Creek project in British Columbia.
J.S. REDPATH - underground development contractor for Niblack Minings VMS project in southeast Alaska.
MERIT CONSULTANTS - construction management at Redcorp Ventures Tulsequah project in British Columbia.
OUTOKUMPU TECHNOLOGY - 6.7-m x 8.2-m grate discharge ball mill for Adanac Molybdenums new Ruby Creek mill in British Columbia.
SCOTT WILSON ROSCOE POSTLE - resource estimate for Tulks Hill project of Prominex Resource Corp. in Newfoundland.
WARDROP ENGINEERING - engineering and procurement for Redcorp Ventures Tulsequah project in British Columbia.
WATTS GRIFFITH - resource estimate for the Huangnan project of Maxy Gold in China.