Non-profit organization Geoscience BC recently published a series of maps and geological data whose main goal is to encourage mineral exploration in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in southern British Columbia.
Known as the Greenwood area, the site is well established since the 1880s as one of the most prolific areas for the exploitation of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the western Canadian province.
According to Geoscience’s archives, it hosted 26 mines whose combined production reached 1.2 million ounces of gold and over 270,000 tonnes of copper. Among those mines was the world-class, open pit copper-gold skarn deposit known as Phoenix, as well as the Mother Lode, Greyhound and Oro Denoro mines.
“More recently the Lexington copper-gold mine operated up to 2008 and efforts are currently underway to resume mining at it as well as the nearby Golden Crown, May Mac and Lone Star Mines,” Geoscience BC Vice-President of Minerals and Mining, Bruce Madu, told MINING.com.
Golden Dawn Minerals, KG Exploration Inc. and GGX Gold Corp. are among the companies setting foot and looking for opportunities in the terrains surrounded by the towns of Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek.
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