The Asia Miner

JAN-MAR 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 1 36 AROUND THE REGION Irving Resources' wholly-owned subsidiary, Irving Resources Japan GK, has acquired two new gold projects in Hokkaido, Japan, as well as filed applicaঞons for five mineral prospecঞng licenses to extend its Omu gold project further west. SHIMOKAWA GOLD PROJECT Fi[een applicaঞons for mineral prospecঞng licenses – totalling 48.50 sq km (4,850 hectares) at Shimokawa, an area prospecঞve for hot spring epithermal gold mineralisaঞon – were accepted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Hokkaido Bureau. A mulঞ-step review will now commence for final approval. Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering (MINDECO) is assisঞng the company throughout the process. Irving idenঞfied this area as prospecঞve upon discovery of extensive, stacked hot spring silica terraces. The excepঞonal conঞnuity of these terraces suggests they may have formed in a shallow lake or bay, and Irving believes the feeder structures that generated these deposits are a potenঞal target for high-grade gold-silver veins like those found at the Irving's Omu project 25 kilometres northeast of Shimokawa. Irving plans to undertake stream sediment sampling as well as preliminary mapping and prospecঞng at Shimokawa during the 2019 field season. ENGARU GOLD PROJECT Near the town of Engaru, Irving recently filed applicaঞons for 25 mineral prospecঞng licenses totalling 84.42 sq km (8,442 hectares) covering an area a few kilometres south of the historic Konomai gold field. All applicaঞons have been accepted by METI, and a mulঞ-step review has now commenced for final approval. Reconnaissance prospecঞng near Engaru by Irving geologists in November 2018, led to discovery of several areas of epithermal quartz vein float within a sub-basin of Miocene intermediate and felsic volcanic rocks. Hot spring silica sinter deposits, some with fossilised wood, are also present at Engaru. Like Shimokawa, Irving believes the feeder structures that fed these deposits are a potenঞal target for high-grade gold-silver veins. Irving plans to undertake stream sediment sampling as well as preliminary mapping and prospecঞng at Engaru during the 2019 field season. OMU GOLD PROJECT ADDITIONS Further five applicaঞons for mineral prospecঞng licenses totalling 16.26 sq km (1,626 hectares) will potenঞally extend Irving's Omu gold project further west. The Omu gold project currently encompasses 168.29 sq km (16,829 hectares). These tenements cover prospecঞve areas west of the recently discussed Hokuryu West high- grade vein float samples. All applicaঞons have been accepted by METI, and a mulঞ-step review now begins for final approval. Irving Resources gains two new gold projects, expands Omu operations Map showing Irving's Hokkaido mineral prospecng licenses. Image source: Irving Resources

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