Barrick, Skeena reach final deal on Eskay Creek project

MINING.COM | Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX) (NYSE: GOLD), the world’s second-largest bullion miner, said on Tuesday that Canadian junior Skeena Resources (TSX-V: SKE) has decided to exercise an option to acquire a 100% interest in the past-producing Eskay Creek property.

Discovered in 1988, the Eskay Creek mine in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle was, according to Skeena, once the highest-grade gold mine and the world’s fifth-largest silver operation by volume. It produced approximately 3.3 million ounces of gold and 160 million silver ounces at average grades of 45 g/t gold and 2,224 g/t silver during its mine life.

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