British Columbia high-grade gold deposit
Victoria Vein adit collar, Mt. Skinner
High-grade gold deposit discovered in 1990 by current private owners. In 1992/94 a small amount of surface diamond drilling (929m in 15 holes) indicated a near-surface resource of approximately 3000 tonnes of ore grading over 50 grams per tonne, for a gold content of more than 150kg (approx. 5000 ounces). Bulk sampling in 1992/93 and 1995/97 produced 40.26 kg of gold in 701.35 tonnes, for a head grade of 57.40 grams per tonne, confirming the grades to be expected. The property was put on hold in 1998 due to collapsing gold prices. A mining leasehold on the deposit was applied for in 2010, which was obtained in december 2015.