Mr. Tom MacNeill reports
OMINECA APPOINTS BILL VAN BREUGEL AS LEAD TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR THE WINGDAM UNDERGROUND PLACER RECOVERY PROJECT
Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd. has appointed Bill Van Breugel, PEng, as the company's lead technical adviser for the Wingdam underground placer gold bulk sampling program, currently under way and located 45 kiloemtres east of Quesnel, B.C., in the Cariboo mining district.
Working closely with Omineca's joint venture partner's management, engineers and underground mining team, Mr. Van Breugel provides corporate oversight to the mine plan and engineering at the company's recently commenced underground placer gold sampling program (see news release of April 29, 2021).
Mr. Van Breugel is a mining engineer with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. He previously held the positions as: senior mine engineer for Cameco's Cigar Lake project and Kinross Gold's Hoyle Pond project; engineering lead at the BHP Jansen project and project manager for Goldcorp and Star Diamond Corp.
2021 Wingdam underground gold bulk sample program
The 2021 bulk sampling program is designed to continue the successful placer gold test sample program initiated in 2012. That program utilized ground freeze technology to recover 173.4 ounces of placer gold from a single 2.4-metre by 2.4-metre by 23.4-metre-long drift across the gold-bearing paleochannel located approximately 50 metres beneath Lightning Creek. The initial phase of the bulk sample program for 2021, includes the first 300 metres of 17,000 metres of potential paleochannel on Omineca's claims.
About Omineca Mining and Metals Ltd.
Omineca's flagship Wingdam gold exploration and placer recovery project is located along the Barkerville Highway 45 km east of the town of Quesnel. The property includes hard-rock tenures totalling over 50,000 hectares (500 square km) and in excess of 15 linear kilometres of placer claims, both encompassing the Lightning Creek valley where topographic conditions created a thick overburden which preserved a large portion of an underground channel with placer gold-bearing gravels. Omineca also has a diamond drill program currently under way exploring for the potential multiple hard rock sources of the placer gold at Wingdam.
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