WHITEHORSE - Victoria Gold Corp. has announced the start of a $40-million construction program at its Dublin Gulch gold mine located 375 kilometres north of Whitehorse in the Yukon.
A statement released Aug. 21 indicated the work would include preparing the mine site for construction in 2018, road upgrades, camp expansion and detailed engineering. Earthworks include work at the in-valley leach facility and cut and fill of the crusher foundation.
Victoria also announced contracts that include significant participation by the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Development Corp. (NNDDC).
Participants will include JDS Energy & Mining and Hatch, in charge of engineering, procurement and construction management; Pelly Construction and NNDDC-Cobalt JV, undertaking earthworks; NND Summit Camp Services Ltd., handling catering, camp facilities and site services; NNDDC-Cobalt JV, responsible for the access road and bridge upgrades; Ewing Construction, an NND business, in charge of other site services; Underhill, an NNDDC partnership, surveying; and Smalls Expediting, in charge of expediting.
An official groundturning event was held with many of the Yukon's political and business leaders in attendance including Yukon Premier Sandy Silver.
The Dublin Gulch property, 100 per cent owned by Victoria, is situated 85 kilometres from the Village of Mayo. It is accessible by road year-round and is located within Yukon Energy's electrical grid. The company has constructed and maintains a 210-person all-season camp at the project site, indicates the statement. The property covers an area of approximately 555 square kilometres.