The Lawyers Property is situated 45 km northwest of the former Kemess South open pit copper-gold mine, in the Toodoggone region of the Omineca Mining Division of British Columbia, and consists of 37 contiguous mineral claims. The claims cover 9,860 hectares of land that encompass the Lawyers group of prospects, including the former Lawyers underground gold-silver mine and the Silver Pond group of prospects that cover six gold-silver mineral occurrences with an exploration history that parallels that of the Lawyers group. Exploration in the area began in the late 1960s and peaked in the 1980s, identifying numerous showings, prospects and deposits culminating in the development of the Lawyers gold-silver mine that operated from 1989-1992 and produced 171,200 oz gold and 3.6 million oz silver over the 4 year period.Five underground developments remain in-place, in addition to historical resources and new targets. Selected high-grade historical results include: 8.63m @ 9.64g/t gold and 307g/t silver (DDH CC15-06); 2.4m @ 87g/t gold & 2,407g/t silver (P2 vein); and 4.86m @ 9.75g/t gold & 447g/t silver (DDH CC15-12).
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