Located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, the Golden Triangle boasts some of the most impressive gold discoveries in North America. For decades, BC’s Golden Triangle has attracted prospectors in search of a golden opportunity. Today, the region is experiencing newfound interest thanks to a strengthening gold market and new advances in infrastructure. So what makes the region so attractive to mining investment?
Exploration at the Golden Triangle dates back to the gold rush era before Canada was yet an official country. The gold rush would result in three major gold discoveries that defined the triangular shape. Today, the region is home to multi-million-ounce high-gold deposits include Eskay Creek, Snip Gold Mine, Brucejack, Copper Canyon, Schaft Creek and more. Aben’s Forrest Kerr project is located in the heart of the triangle and shares many geological similarities to these producing mines.
The remote nature of the Golden Triangle made it difficult and expensive to explore in the past. However, recent infrastructure investments including a paved highway and new transmission line have made exploration more accessible and cost-effective. In fact, Aben’s Forrest Kerr project is now road accessible on both the north and south portions of the property.
The late 1990’s marked one of the last major investments into BC’s Golden Triangle when gold was averaging below US$300 per ounce. As the price of gold has increased over the last number of years, combined with the advances in infrastructure, the economics of mining in the area has improved drastically. BC’s Golden Triangle is once again primed and ready for another round of major gold discoveries.
With more advanced exploration technology and research, Aben’s technical team understands how to approach the unique geological models that exist within the Golden Triangle. We’re continually analyzing and reinterpreting the historic and current geological data to better understand existing targets and develop new gold targets throughout the property. Additionally, retreating glacial activity over the past few decades have exposed extensive new areas in the highly prospective region, adding further exploration potential.