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Company plans pegmatite drill program outside Yellowknife near Hidden Lake

A Vancouver-based mineral exploration company hopes to drill for lithium-containing pegmatite north of the Ingraham Trail outside Yellowknife, east of Hidden Lake.

92 Resources Corp. proposes extension of Ragged Ass Mine ATV trail as part of project

92 Resources Corp. is seeking a permit that would allow it to begin drilling for pegmatite near Hidden Lake, east of Yellowknife, in March. (MVLWB public registry)

A Vancouver-based mineral exploration company hopes to drill for lithium-containing pegmatite north of the Ingraham Trail outside Yellowknife, east of Hidden Lake.

92 Resources Corp. has applied for a land use permit from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. It has already conducted mapping and sampling at the property.

But if the application is approved, the company could begin a planned month-long drilling program in mid-March.

Upgrade of ATV trail planned

To access the site, the company is proposing to upgrade and potentially extend the existing Ragged Ass Mine ATV trail off the Ingraham Trail.

"Two access scenarios have been proposed," according to the company's application.

"Route A will be approximately 6.5 kilometres long, using mostly the pre-existing Ragged Ass Mine trail along with 1.8 kilometres on a frozen lake resulting in less land disturbance."

One scenario could see the company not only upgrade the existing Ragged Ass Mine ATV trail but extend it by another 6.1 kilometres. (MVLWB public registry )

"Route B will be entirely made up of the pre-existing Ragged Ass Mine trail, totaling 7.3 kilometres. A total of approximately 6.1 kilometres of pioneered road would also be constructed, extending from [the trail]."

The company has contacted the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and confirmed there are no archaeologically sensitive areas within 150 metres of the property.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that 92 Resources Corp. had contacted the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to confirm there are no archaeologically sensitive areas within 150 kilometres of the property. In fact, the proper figure is 150 metres of the property.
    Jan 26, 2017 10:55 AM CT

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