JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian mining company is looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska.
CoastAlaska reports that British Columbia-based Millrock Resources several years ago applied to the U.S. Forest Service for drilling permits to renew exploration on claims that once made up the historic Apex and El Nido gold mines.
However, the exploration never happened.
CEO Gregory Beischer says the company wasn’t able to secure financing.
Millrock has formed a partnership with another company, which has allowed it to take soil samples on claims less than 3 miles from the town of Pelican.