Mining giant Agnico Eagle buys into Yukon's White Gold district


By Dave Croft
Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto
Monday, December 12, 2016

Yukon prospector Shawn Ryan says a deal has been struck to bring another major gold mining company into the White Gold district, south of Dawson City.

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has bought a stake in thousands of mining claims originally owned by Ryan. A statement from the company says it bought 19.93 percent of the shares of the soon-to-be-named White Gold Corp. for $14.52 million.

Ryan said an associate of his formed the new Vancouver-based company, which then bought all his claims in the district -- 12,300 of them, spread over 21 properties. Ryan said he received $3.5 million and 7 million shares in the new company.

Together they then offered a package deal to major mining companies that included a stake in the shares and a three-year exploration program conducted by Ground Truth Exploration, a company jointly owned by Ryan's wife, Cathy Wood, and long-time associates Isaac Fage and Tao Henderson. ...

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Sandspring Resources Commences 2016 Exploration Campaign

Company Announcement
August 17, 2016

Sandspring Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSP, US OTC: SSPXF) is pleased to announce commencement of the 2016 exploration campaign at its Toroparu Gold Project in Guyana, South America.

In 2015 the company completed a 3,700-meter diamond drilling program on the promising Sona Hill Prospect, located 5 kilometers southeast of the main Toroparu deposit. Sona Hill is the easternmost gold anomaly in a cluster of 10 gold features located within a 20-by-7-kilometer hydrothermal alteration halo around Toroparu. Drilling at Sona Hill in 2012 and in 2015 intercepted high-grade mineralization in both saprolite and bedrock, and confirmed the continuity and grade potential of the Sona Hill mineralization.

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