Government approves Japan Gold’s expansion plans

Government approves Japan Gold’s expansion plans

Kyushu prefecture. Photo by Peter Enyeart, Flickr.)

By MINING.COM Staff Writer


The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry accepted Japan Gold’s (TSXV: JG) new prospecting rights applications in the Southern Kyushu Epithermal Gold Province, which is located on the island of the same name.

In a press release, the Canadian miner said the new applications include the Mizobe project and a second extension to the Ohra-Takamine project.

With these additions, the new Mizobe project comprises four applications of 1,195 hectares, while the Ohra-Takamine project was extended by 1,167 hectares to 4,872 hectares.

Mizobe is located 10 kilometres east of the Ohra-Takamine project, along the western edge of the Kagoshima Graben. According to Japan Gold, historic mining activities in the project area were focused on antimony mineralization located in the north-western part of the application area. Antimony is a typical pathfinder element for epithermal gold mineralization and commonly concentrated in the upper parts of epithermal gold systems.

The Ohra-Takamine project, on the other hand, lies within the Hokusatsu-Kushikino Mining District and covers five historic gold mines.

Japan Gold explained that the extension applications for Ohra were made to encompass MMAJ-defined areas of hydrothermal alteration co-incident with gravity high, CSAMT geophysical and geochemical soil anomalies, some 2 to 3 kilometres southeast of the historic Matsuno mine workings.

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