Mineral exploration resumes

Mineral exploration crews are back at work in the mountains west of Peachland, continuing a search for gold and copper.

Troubadour Resources announced this week it has mobilized crews to take another look at the Amarillo project, which has proven to be controversial for local governments in Peachland and Summerland.

The company says the new round of field work will consist of “prospecting, geochemical sampling, geological mapping and a drone survey over high priority areas to further define drill targets for a follow-up exploration drill program commencing in the coming weeks.”

Troubadour says its last round of drilling in December 2018 was too narrow in scope, at just four drill holes, and did not test “some of the most prospective targets” in the project area. The company has applied for an amendment to its exploration permit granted by the provincial government to allow for the expanded exploratory drilling.

“We are excited to have field crews back at Amarillo in our quest to locate the source of the copper mineralization identified at surface within the property. The company is confident it is on the right track to unlocking the potential of Amarillo,” said Troubadour president Geoff Schellenberg.

The work is taking place in the community watersheds of Summerland and Peachland. Both municipalities formally opposed the work, after they were not properly consulted in advance of the exploratory permit being granted.

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