Who Has The Power?

By Camp Foreman, Veikko Wennstrom Hauling fuel is a reality of mining in Northern Ontario. Winter is the best time to do this, because we can build an ice strip that can handle a larger plane. Winter planes can carry up to three times more than the float planes we use in summer. We start in early winter by plowing the ice at Koper Lake to make it thicker. Once the ice reaches 26 inches, we start flying in fuel. Continue reading

A First in the Ring of Fire

In its early stages, exploration is often done by mapping and prospecting rocks at the surface which are called outcrops. In the Ring of Fire there are very few outcrops which makes exploration challenging. When no outcrops are exposed, exploration is typically done through geophysical surveys followed by diamond drilling. Diamond drills are large, heavy and moved by helicopter which takes a lot of time and money. We needed an affordable, lower impact method to “prospect” interesting geophysical targets, so we got creative and decided to use Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling—a first in the Ring of Fire. Continue reading

Winter Exploration Update

It's been a busy few months as we executed Phase One of our winter exploration program. We began by retrieving drill core from our McFaulds copper-zinc VMS property and bringing it back to Esker Camp for analysis — no small task we can assure you! We hadn’t had an opportunity to review this core since we acquired the project from Cliffs in 2015. Now that we have it, our geologists are busy re-logging the core to better understand the geology of the deposits. Continue reading