Yellowhead Mining announced on Friday that it has commenced an 11,000 m in-fill drill program aimed at upgrading the category of resources within the pit area of its proposed copper-gold-silver open pit mine at Harper Creek.
The program also will allow for more detailed mine planning and potential exploration benefits.The program has mobilized three drill rigs and is expected to be completed in March, 2013. Lab results for the drilling are expected to be available throughout the program.
Greg Hawkins, chairman of the Yellowhead board and Interim chief executive Officer, said: “This advanced exploration drill program is an important step in the development of a detailed design and operating plan as we move through the permitting phase to prepare for construction and operation.”
Yellowhead’s Harper Creek project is located about 10 km southwest of Vavenby. The proposed mine would have a life-time of 28 years at a production rate of 70,000 tonnes per day.