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Niblack Project

Project Description

The Niblack Project is a copper-zinc-gold-silver prospect in an advanced exploration phase of development. The project is located near Moira Sound on Prince of Wales Island, approximately 30 miles southwest of Ketchikan.

Prior activity included the development of approximately 3,000 feet of underground ramp with a single portal to provide access for exploration drilling to test deep zones of mineralization. The project is supported by a marine access point and camp barge facility on the adjacent State-owned tide and submerged lands. Surface disturbances, including an access road, portal, waste rock storage and disposal areas and a settling pond system, are confined to private property (patented mining claims). The total surface disturbance area requiring post-closure reclamation is approximately 5.5 acres.

The project sat more or less dormant between 2012 and 2020, under the terms of a state approval to temporarily suspend operations. In 2020, Heatherdale Resources Ltd, the parent company of Niblack Project LLC, came under new management. The project resumed activity in late 2020 when a limited surface drilling program was executed with a focus on the historic Niblack Mine zone.

Future work will likely include a combination of surface and underground exploration drilling to continue adding to the known resource and looking for new resources along the Niblack Trend.

Permits, Authorizations, and Approvals

Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADFG)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District (ACOE)

For more information, please contact:

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team

Kate Harper
Large Project Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
Phone:(907) 269-5533
Fax: (907) 269-5673

Mail to:
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501

Visit at:
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501