“Yesterday’s announcement by Goldstrike Resources Ltd. that Newmont Mining Corporation would be purchasing a majority stake in Goldstrike’s Plateau project is good news for Yukon.
“It requires hard work and determination to get a project to successfully take off, and this is yet another promising announcement following major investments by Agnico Eagle and Goldcorp in Yukon during 2016. Not only would another operating mine directly and indirectly employ hundreds Yukoners, many more jobs will be created during the exploration and drilling phases of this project. I offer my congratulations to all that have moved this project forward.
“Over the last five years that we were in government, our party was dedicated to promoting Yukon as a premier place for investment. Now, as Official Opposition we have continued to make it a priority to promote investment in the territory at events such as the Mineral Roundup conference in Vancouver and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention in Toronto.
“Yesterday’s agreement, valued up to $53 million, is another sign of optimism in our territory and hopefully a good sign of things to come.”
- Goldstrike’s promising Plateau project is east of Mayo and includes over 2000 claims over an area of 350 km2.