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Upper Kobuk Mineral Project (formerly Ambler)

Key Facts:
MetalsCopper, Zinc, Gold, Silver
Size352,900 acres
Corporations Involved NovaGold Resources Inc., NANA Regional Corporation, NovaCopper Inc.
2010Environmental studies (wetlands mapping, water quality, fisheries, geohazard).
2011Significant drilling program consisting of around 13 holes at the Bornite deposit.
201226 holes drilled in 2012, around 17,000 meters.  Most drilling was in the Bornite zone and then 4 holes in the Sunshine zone.
20138,100 meters of drilling in 2013, all of it in the Bornite zone
2014$2.7 million exploration program including feasibility studies, re-logging of historical cores, and work towards a road.  No new drilling was conducted this year.


This is a very advanced exploration project (formerly known as the Ambler Project) focused on two deposits, the Arctic Deposit and the Bornite Deposit, see our article for details.  The map location shows the Bornite deposit.

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