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Occurrence Details


Occurrence Number
116B 188
Occurrence Name
Brewery Creek Heap
Occurrence Type
Hard-rock
Status
Active Non-Producer


General Information

Primary Commodities: gold
Aliases: Brewery Creek
Deposit Type(s): Tailings Reprocessing
Location(s): 64.0420 N, -138.2830 W
NTS Mapsheet(s): 116B01
Location Comments: Location from satellite imagery
Hand Samples Available at YGS: No

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The Brewery Creek deposits were first discovered in 1988 by Noranda Exploration Company and Loki Gold Corp.

In March 1996, Loki Merged with Baja Gold and Viceroy Resources Corp, operating as Viceroy Resources Corp. The mine was in production from late 1996-2002 and produced roughly 266,537 ounces of gold from 7 near surface oxide deposits. Low gold prices combined with lower than anticipated recovery from run of mine ore lead to the closure of the mine in 2002. In the first two years of operation the heap leach produced 151,783 ounces of gold. However, in 1999, recovery dropped to 49,164 ounces and the company was forced to reassessed the project. The issue was related to the operation using run-of-mine ore rather than crushing and sorting the ore.

An Independent study, by SRK, determined that crushing the ore placed on the heap should help to improve recoveries.

In 2002, Alexco Resource Corp took over the project and placed the project into temporary closure. The company undertook award winning interim reclamation on the project awaiting higher gold prices.

Location Map

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021

Work History

Year Work Type Comment
2011 Drilling: Sonic 18 holes, 266 m
2011 Geochemistry: Drill Cuttings
2011 Lab Work/Physical Studies: Metallurgical Tests

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Related References

Number Title Page(s) Document Type
092678 Geological and Geochemical Report on the Brewery Creek Project Assessment Report
093027 Geological, Geochemical, Geophysical and Drilling Report on the EEL, LEE, ELE, and FLEE Claims Assessment Report
093191 Drilling Report on the ELE, LEE, EEL, FLEE Claims Assessment Report
093078 Geological, Geochemical and Geophysical Report on the EEL Claims Assessment Report
093309 Assessment Report on the ELE, LEE, EEL, FLEE Claims Assessment Report
096013 2011 Assessment Report on the Brewery Creek Property Assessment Report
092928 Geological, Geochemical, Geophysical and Drilling Report on the LEE, EEL, ELE and FLEE Claims Assessment Report
093820 Brewery Creek Project 1997 Geological, Geochemical, Trenching and Drilling Report on the BDM, EEL, FLEE, ELE, and LEE Claims Assessment Report
093962 Brewery Creek Project 1998 Geological, Geochemical, Trenching and Drilling Report on the BDM, EEL, FLEE, ELE, and LEE Claims Assessment Report
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