First Mining Update on Operations at Springpole Gold Project
First Mining Gold Corp reported that, further to the Company’s news release on July 5, 2021, the forest fire currently active near the Company’s Springpole Gold Project has now been classified as “Under Control” by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Through the efforts of the MNRF firefighters and the First Mining team, the fire did not cause any damage to the infrastructure or equipment at Springpole. Since July 21, 2021, the MNRF has had an Emergency Area Order in place covering a large region of northwest Ontario which restricts or prohibits certain mineral exploration activities deemed to be a fire risk and which has limited First Mining’s ability to continue drill programs and other work outside of the Springpole camp. First Mining anticipates resuming this work once the Emergency Area Order has been lifted.
First Mining’s staff and consultants have remobilized to Springpole over the past week and are continuing limited work related to environmental data collection, geological logging and sampling work, as well as maintenance work on drills and equipment on site, whilst remaining in full compliance with the MNRF Emergency Area Order regarding restricted or prohibited activities.
First Mining expects to receive more guidance from the MNRF on timing to resume field work in the coming weeks and anticipates some delays to the current work programs. First Mining will provide an update on the progress of technical and environmental work at Springpole, along with further details related to regional exploration plans, once it is able to resume field work at Springpole.
First Mining is a Canadian gold developer focused on the development and permitting of the Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario. Springpole is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Canada.