Active Mineral Exploration
There are several active stage mineral exploration projects on Doyon, Limited surface and subsurface lands. These lands were selected by early ANCSA leadership for their mineral potential to create and promote in-region economic opportunity including jobs, training, education, and contracting opportunities short- and long-term.
Doyon, Limited’s goal is to promote projects that provide important economic opportunities for shareholders and communities. Agreements include local hiring benefits and scholarship contributions. Doyon pursues the utmost communication and environmental standards in its natural resource exploration.
Tribes and ANCSA corporations receive regular updates and annual updates from Doyon and the organizations that we sign agreements with. Regular updates include direct box holder mail outs, newsletter updates, phone calls, emails, virtual webinar meetings, and in-person community updates when in compliance with local COVID-19 measures.
East Wiseman is an early stage base metal and gold exploration agreement with Wiseman Metals. The agreement was signed in March of 2022. This project includes over 290,000 acres of Doyon Surface and Subsurface lands. Exploration is ongoing, in 2022 an extensive soil sampling campaign and 22 shallow RC ( Reverse Circulation) drill holes were completed. In 2023 Geological mapping and an additional 16 holes were drilled. Exploration on East Wiseman is currently focused on copper. Updates will be sent out this winter or early spring on the planned work for 2024.
West Wiseman is an early stage base metal and gold exploration agreement with Wiseman Metals. The Agreement was signed in November of 2022. The property includes 74,880 acres of surface and subsurface lands. A small amount of reconnaissance work was done in the summer of 2023. Updates will be sent out this winter or early spring on the planned work for 2024.
Flat is an early stage gold exploration project with Tectonic Metals, Inc. The agreement was signed in 2021. The first year of exploration in 2022 included testing of historic core, geologic mapping and trenching. In 2023 Tectonic Metals drilled oriented core and RC. Drilling will conclude in October of 2023, and restart next summer.
This project includes 92,000 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands.
mt. harper and carrie creek
Mt. Harper and Carrie Creek is an early stage gold exploration project with Tectonic Metals, Inc. The agreement was signed in 2020. Prior work includes surface sampling and RAB and RC drilling. 2023 activities are focused on data modeling and desktop analysis.
This project includes 65,000 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands.
Kaazene is an early stage REE ( rare earth element) and gold exploration agreement with Wiseman Metals centered on the Tofty placer district near Manley Hot Springs. The agreement was signed in June of 2023. Summer activities included soil sampling and shallow shovel samples. This project includes 23,040 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands.