Collaborating With Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation In Ontario
First Mining Gold Corp. (TSX: FF) (OTCQX: FFMGF has entered into a Mineral Exploration Agreement with Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in relation to the company’s planned activities at the Cameron Gold Project in Ontario.
The project is located 80 km south-east of the city of Kenora in north-western Ontario, and within the traditional territory of AWZ 37.
First Mining and AWZ 37 have entered into the Exploration Agreement to promote a cooperative, collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between the parties supporting the company’s exploration activities at Cameron and the interests of AWZ 37 in the region.
The Exploration Agreement defines the protocol for meaningful communications and engagement between the parties to understand and accommodate each other’s interests in relation to First Mining’s exploration activities at Cameron.
The agreement addresses both early and advanced exploration work, as well as the potential future transport of an existing ore stockpile for off-site processing. Through this cooperative approach, the parties seek to build a strong, positive foundation for First Mining to proceed with its full scope of exploration activities at the Project in a manner that is informed by, and respects, the interests of AWZ 37.
“We are pleased to have developed a positive relationship with the First Mining team, and we are excited for the opportunities that these exploration activities will provide for our community and to participate in the success of First Mining’s exploration activities,” Chief Linda McVicar of the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation said,
“The work planned by First Mining’s exploration of the Cameron Project will help bring socio-economic benefits to the community and surrounding area. With our stewardship we are comfortable that First Mining will conduct their activities in a way that will minimize the environmental impact and pay respect to the land.”
First Mining CEO, Dan Wilton, said it was very pleasing to have established a framework for on-going consultation, cooperation and economic participation with the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation and that the company is committed to maintaining a positive relationship through a process of mutual respect, ongoing dialogue and regular interaction.
“We feel strongly that the Cameron project will benefit from the traditional knowledge regarding land use, environmental stewardship and cultural history stemming from our partners’ long experience in this area, and we look forward to working cooperatively with AWZ 37 as we advance the mineral potential of our Cameron Project.”
First Mining intends to undertake exploration activities and advanced exploration activities in accordance with industry-standard best practices and as such drilling will utilise existing drill and logging roads and trails where possible to minimize the environmental impact.
The company is targeting regional prospects and is planning a 4,000m diamond drill programme that will consist of 36 drillholes.
The 2021 regional prospects include Dubenski, Dogpaw, East Cedar Tree, Angel Hill, and Robertson, with the 2022 programme focused on potential underground exploration at the Cameron Lake Deposit.
Cameron Gold Project
The Cameron Gold Project consists of a district-scale, 533 square kilometre land package located in northwestern Ontario, approximately 80 kilometres southeast of Kenora, which encompasses the Cameron Gold Deposit, the Cedartree deposits (including East Cedartree, Dubenski and Dogpaw) and several other highly prospective gold showings.
The Cameron Gold Deposit hosts a Measured and Indicated resource of 464,000 ounces of gold and an Inferred resource of 533,000 ounces of gold.
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