Winter trail access granted for Janice Lake copper project
Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. (RTEC) has received permission to construct a 99 kilometre winter access trail to install a temporary 65-80 person capacity work camp to support drilling and mineral exploration at Forum Energy Metals Corp.’s Janice Lake copper project in 2020 and 2021.
RTEC plans to commence construction of the winter access trail that will provide access to a new camp location to the northeast of Burbidge Lake, Sask. RTEC’s intent is to complete construction of the winter trail and mobilize camp, camp supplies and drilling equipment prior to spring break-up for proposed exploration work in 2020.
The camp will be operated by RTEC for the sole use of personnel and contractors working on the Janice Lake copper exploration project.
RTEC can earn an 80 per cent interest in the Janice Lake project by completing $30 million in exploration. Forum and RTEC’s technical teams will be meeting in the days ahead to begin detailed program planning in preparation for the next phase of exploration at Janice Lake.