About Osisko Development
1858 to 1872
Cariboo Gold Rush
Placer gold discovered on Williams Creek (140 oz in 10 hours of hand sluicing) leading to the Cariboo Gold Rush
1860: Town of Barkerville established, largest city North of San Francisco in western North America
1866: Colony of British Columbia formed to assert British Sovereignty over the previously Hudson’s Bay Company administered unorganized territory
Province of British Columbia officially joins the Dominion of Canada in 1871 to avoid annexation by US
1872 to 1895
Alluvial Dominated Gold Production
Use of more efficient water systems to access and process alluvial gold deposits
1895 to 1920
Large swaths of major stream valleys in the Cariboo were completely overturned by hydraulic mining
1920 to 1987
Underground and Small Open Pit Lode Deposits Mined
Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company opens mine of Cow Mountain (1932)
JP Morgan (Newmont Mining) builds Aurum Mine on Island Mountain (1933)
Mosquito Creek Mines builds mine at Mosquito Creek (1983)
1999 to 2015
Barkerville Gold Mines (under Previous Operator)
Land consolidation of > 100 mineral rights
Open pit resource statements 2012 to 2014, suspension of trading on TSX
Open pit mine at Bonanza Ledge 2014
Major Shareholder takes over company invites Osisko to Co-Invest
Initial Equity Investment by Osisko Gold Royalties into Barkerville Gold Mines
Detailed technical and corporate due diligence completed
Recommendations provided to unlock geological controls of the project
Revised Geologic Model Unlocks Value
Osisko Gold Royalties replaces management of Barkerville Gold Mines
Mapping and sampling in old underground mines along with 60,000 m of drilling defines controls on mineralization. Drilling success increases from 20% to 90%
110 geochemical targets identified along trend demonstrating upside potential
Massive Drill out of Old Mines Area and Underground Mining Permit for Bonanza Ledge
Barkerville completes 160,000 m of drilling on Cow, Island, Valley and Mosquito Creek deposits
Bonanza Ledge mining permit amended to mine remaining ore from underground
QR Mill upgraded
43-101 Compliant Resource Estimate and Mining at Bonanza Ledge
Barkerville publishes a 3.7 Moz underground resource for Cariboo project
Mined 150,000 tonnes from Bonanza Ledge producing 23,000 ounces of gold
Updated Resource Estimate, PEA and 100% Acquisition by Osisko Gold Royalties
Barkerville publishes robust PEA and updated resource estimate of 4.3 Moz
Discovery of new 36 km parallel trend for a total 83 km of mineralized strike
Osisko Gold Royalties purchases the remaining 68% of BGM not already owned
More details available soon.
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