In a news release dated November 29, 2021, Stillwater Critical Minerals announced the Company had signed a definitive agreement with Heritage Mining Ltd. (CSE: HML) (“Heritage”) whereby, subject to the earn-in requirements specified therein, Heritage can acquire up to a 90% interest in the Drayton-Black Lake gold project in the Rainy River district of Ontario, Canada.
- 142 km2 land package adjoining Treasury Metals’ Goliath Gold Complex which hosts 2.1 million ounces of gold and 3.5 Moz silver (M&I)
- 30km of underexplored Archean greenstone strike
- Well-defined, near-term drill targets over four zones, based on over 100 years of exploration data from 176 diamond drill holes totaling approximately 20km
- Direct road access, close to rail and power
- Discovery and development of Rainy River lead the district in the 1990s, which is now over 10Moz and growing
The Drayton-Black Lake project consists of over 142 square kilometers in the Abrams‐Minnitaki Lake Archean greenstone belt, along the northern margin of the Wabigoon sub-province in Ontario, Canada. This emerging gold belt has already produced over one million ounces gold1 and currently hosts 6.6 million ounces of gold in Reserves and Measured and Indicated resources in total among New Gold’s Rainy River Mine, Treasury Metals’ Goliath Gold Complex, and First Mining’s Cameron gold project2. Drayton-Black Lake has significant exploration potential with demonstrated high-grade gold in drill results and bulk samples across more than 30 kilometers of underexplored strike in a geologic setting that is shared with Treasury Metals’ development-stage Goliath Gold Complex project. Access and infrastructure are excellent on the project, which features direct road access and proximity to rail and power. The project features well-defined, near-term drill targets over four zones, based on over 100 years of exploration data from 176 diamond drill holes totaling approximately 20km that had never been compiled until 2022.
Drayton–Black Lake Claims Map
Footnotes: 1 – New Gold company reports; 2 – Totals include Rainy River Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources https://newgold.com/assets/reserves-and-resources/default.aspx, Goliath Gold Complex Mineral Resources Treasury Metals https://treasurymetals.com/site/assets/files/4272/goliath_gold_complex_ni_43-101_resource_estimate_f.pdf and First Mining’s Cameron project Mineral Resources https://www.firstmininggold.com/assets/other-wholly-owned/cameron-project/
*References to adjoining properties are for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the exploration potential, extent or nature of mineralization or potential future results of the Company’s projects.