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Heliostar strikes gold below Sitka Mine

Drill encounters gold mineralization below historic workings North of 60 Mining News – March 5, 2021

 

Last updated 3/11/2021 at 5:34pm

Heliostar Metals Unga project Apollo-Sitka Mine historic 2020 drill program

Alaska State Library – Historical Collections

Heliostar's 2020 drilling at Unga encountered gold below the Apollo-Sitka mine, Alaska's first hardrock gold operation.

Heliostar Metals Ltd. March 1 announced that its 2020 drilling tapped gold mineralization between the historic Apollo-Sitka Mine on its Unga project in Southwest Alaska.

Alaska's first hardrock gold mines, Apollo and Sitka produced roughly 150,000 oz of gold from high-grade epithermal veins from 1886 until around 1922, when the high-grade gold ore transitioned to more base metals-dominant miner...



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