The North Timmins project consists of more than 100 km2 within the Abitibi Greenstone belt in Ontario. A Pre-Feasibility Study was completed in 2015 on the Bradshaw gold deposit, the most advanced gold project within the extensive property. The study evaluated an underground mine accessible by decline from surface with the primary mining method being longitudinal longhole stoping with unconsolidated and cemented crushed backfill.
Gowest has stockpiled more than 28,000 tonnes of development material on surface as part of a bulk sample program and has entered into a toll-milling agreement with Northern Sun Mining Corp. to process gold ore from Bradshaw at the Redstone Mill in Timmins, Ontario. The mill will produce a gold concentrate that will be shipped to the Humon Smelter in China.
The Probable Reserve at Bradshaw is effective as of June 2015 and contains 277 kozs of gold in 1.8 Mt at a grade of 4.8 g/t (3.0 g/t cut-off). The Indicated Mineral Resource consists of 1.2 Mt at 6.2 g/t gold for 422 kozs of contained gold (3.0 g/t cut-off). Gowest is exploring near-mine targets within one km of Bradshaw in order to grow the reserves and resources.
In the greater North Timmins project area, a regional program is exploring for additional gold targets in the many prospective areas on the property.
Northern Sun’s Redstone Mill began processing the first gold-bearing mixed development ore from the Bradshaw deposit on December 1, 2020. Gowest is reviewing financing opportunities to raise sufficient funds to complete the bulk sample and advance Bradshaw towards commercial production.
Gowest has now received all remaining environmental permits required to bring the new Bradshaw mine into commercial production making it the newest gold mine in the famous Timmins Camp. The ore-sorter has been commissioned in preparation for sorting the mixed development ore stockpiled on surface. The material will be trucked to Northern Sun’s nearby Redstone Mill for processing and gold extraction.