Orefinders Resources Inc. (TSXV:ORX) commenced Environmental Base Line studies at its Mirado gold project in Ontario. Story Environmental Inc. (SEI) has been awarded the contract and the contracted services will include water sampling and analysis, the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, the installation of a weather station and air samplers for the collection of weather and air quality data, a hydrology program, benthic and sediment sampling and characterization as well as an archeological study.
As quoted in the press release:
SEI has experience in the region and most recently completed the Environmental Baseline Studies, reporting, and Closure Plan preparation for the Queenston Mining (now Osisko Mining Limited) Upper Beaver site in Dobie, Ontario. SEI is also assisting several mining companies in the Kirkland Lake area with Progressive Rehabilitation Programs. They are currently working with Agnico Eagle Mines to update Environmental Baseline Studies and Closure Plans for Agnico Eagle’s properties located in the historic Cobalt mining camp.
Orefinders Resources Inc. President, Bill Yeomans, said:
The awarding of the Environmental Base Line study to SEI is in keeping with Orefinders’ policy of hiring contractors and professionals currently established in the Kirkland Lake region. Commencement of the Environmental Base Line study at the advanced Mirado project will serve to expedite the development process. The information collected over the next two years will provide the context for planning future mineral development on the property. These studies also provide the opportunity for public input as part of the evaluation process.