This year, Sabina Gold’s Back River Project in Nunavut, Canada began with impressive equipment load-ins and a new Winter Ice Road to transport drills and gear during the coldest months of the territory’s arctic extremes. The Back River Project is reported to have the potential to produce 200,000 ounces of gold a year for 11 years, and Major Drilling’s exploration teams are on site to explore.
On April 11, 2019 Major Drilling began work to drill on an approximately 8,000-meter spring program at the Goose Property (see map). Work will focus on key areas of resource optimization in high grade zones at Llama and Umwelt underground and continued scoping of the newly discovered Nuvuyak zone, according to a Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. news release.
“Our teams of experienced drillers are accustomed to establishing drill sites in every condition,” said Kelly Johnson, Senior VP North America & Africa for Major Drilling. “We’re proud to partner with Sabina once again in Canada’s arctic.”
Delivery of specialized drilling equipment designed for Canada’s northern extremes brings Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. closer to its gold intercept goals. The Back River Project is located just below the Arctic Circle with only seasonal road access, so equipment is flown in, and drills are ready for snow with all-terrain skids. Photo Credit: Marshall Menifee, Drill Foreman, Major Drilling
Two Major Drilling drills, positioned closely together, are at work for Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. at Goose Lake.
Caribou and other animals are seen around the Sabina Back River Project. Sabina enacts strict requirements to ensure its activities don’t impact the herds as they move through the project site. Photo Credit: Marshall Menifee, Drill Foreman, Major Drilling
Winter drilling equipment is unloaded from planes specially designed for winter ice conditions. Video Credit: Marshall Menifee, Drill Foreman, Major Drilling