Dome Mountain Project

The Dome Mountain Project is a smaller mine project located approximately 38 kilometres due east of the town of Smithers in northwest British Columbia. The property consists of forty-one contiguous mineral claims and one mining lease comprising a total area of 10,970.9 hectares. The claims are road accessible from Smithers by 64 km of mostly gravel all-weather roads.

About This Project

The Dome Mountain area has a long history of exploration that resulted in the discovery of numerous gold bearing quartz-sulphide veins. Gold mineralization was first located on the property in the late 1800s and considerable surface and underground work was done in 1923-24. Resumption of exploration in the 1980s led to the discovery of the Boulder Vein System in 1985.

Metal Mountain Resources acquired the Dome Mountain Project with the intention of reopening the past-producing Dome Mountain Mine and exploring for additional resources. Since acquiring the property, Metal Mountain Resources has completed a NI 43-101 resource estimate, Prefeasibility Study, metallurgical, and is continuing with the environmental and engineering studies initiated by Eagle Peak Resources Inc.

The total probable mineral reserve for the Dome Mountain Project is 135,131 tonnes at an average grade of 11.2 grams per tonne of gold. The conversion of indicated resources to probable reserves at Dome Mountain was based on the stope outlines and dimensions for resources at or above a diluted 7.9 gram per tonne gold cut-off grade. Where development warranted, an incremental cut-off of 4.7 grams per tonne gold was employed.

The Town of Smithers, with a regional population of approximately 15,000, is a major centre for resource industries operating in northwest BC. It is located approximately 400 kilometres from deep water ocean ports in Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Stewart, has an airport with daily service to Vancouver, and has access to the CN rail-line. Several exploration companies and diamond drill contractors have offices in the town. Smithers has readily available, skilled mine and construction labour as well as connections to electric power and natural gas.

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Project Status

Estimate Investment
$5.7 Million

Estimated Project Start Date
January 2011

Estimated Completion Date
November 2013

Project Partners

Gavin Mines Inc.


Proponent Contact

Lloyd Tattersall
President and CEO
Metal Mountain Resources
Tel: 604-569-0010

Economic Development

Allan Stroet
Economic Development Officer
Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association
Tel: 250-847-4355

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