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Heliostar drills high-grade gold at Apollo

Cuts extension of vein that provide gold ore to historic mine North of 60 Mining News – June 18, 2021

Heliostar Metals Ltd. June 16 reported that drills have tapped a high-grade gold vein in the area of the historic Apollo Mine on Unga Island and multiple strong gold intercepts at the adjacent Sitka Mine site.

From 1886 to 1922, the historic Apollo Mine produced roughly 130,000 ounces of gold from ore that is estimated to have averaged around 10 grams per metric ton gold. This ore is reported to h...


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