Sudbury's Wallbridge Mining Company is dewatering a former gold mine in northwestern Quebec in preparation to take a bulk sample by year's end.
The company said in a Feb. 27 news release that they've started removing water from the open pit and former underground mine workings at its Fenelon Gold Property, near the Ontario border.
The 1,052-hectare property is on the same Abitibi region gold trend that hosts the Detour Lake gold mine.
An underground mining contractor has been selected and will get busy to begin rehabilitation of the mine ramp with underground development work starting in the second quarter of this year.
Meanwhile, Wallbridge is looking to secure the capital required to extract the bulk sample, estimated to be between 30,000 and 35,000 tonnes of mineralized material.
The company has about 5,000 to 8,000 metres of underground exploration drilling planned for...