Topic: Innovation & Technology
Article Type: Feature article
Published on: May/June 2016
By Kylie Williams
Just a decade ago, the Brucejack Gold Project in northern British Columbia was bare rock and a sealed underground portal. The site had been reclaimed by the previous owners who had discovered the smaller West Zone deposit but were unable to develop it due to low metal prices. Silver Standard Resources took over the property in 1999 and drilled into the adjacent Valley of the Kings zone in 2009, encountering visible gold and unearthing what is now considered one of the largest undeveloped high-grade gold deposits in the world.
Based on a handful of promising drill holes, Pretium Resources Inc. bought the project in 2010 and forged ahead, undeterred by the industry downturn. Today, the site hosts over 400 people, and construction of the mill has begun, driven by a team with a single, collective focus: production in the summer of 2017.
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