Sudbury’s Wallbridge Mining signed a contract to have a large bulk sample processed from its advanced Fenelon gold property in Quebec.
The junior miner announced Nov. 14 that it’s inked a custom milling contract with Monarques Gold to process a 35,000-tonne bulk sample at its Camflo mill in Val d'Or.
The Fenelon project is located 75 kilometres northwest of Matagami, Que.
"The signing of this toll milling contract is a major milestone in our plans for an underground bulk sample to assess the nature of high-grade gold mineralization and to drill for expansion of the resource at the Fenelon Gold property," said Wallbridge president-CEO Marz Kord in a news release.
"Importantly, the Camflo mill is familiar with the characteristics of processing Fenelon Gold ore. This is the same mill which processed previous bulk samples from Fenelon Gold in 2001 and 2004 with recoveries in excess of 97 per cent at head grades of over 10 grams per tonne."
The company acquired the former mine in October last year. Wallbridge announced a positive prefeasibility study in February.
Fenelon is located in the gold-rich Abitibi region, just over the Quebec border from the Detour Lake open-pit mine in northeastern Ontario.
The property contains an existing 500-metre ramp and more than a kilometre of underground development.