Doyon Agreement with Tectonic to Expand Gold Exploration
The Doyon Lands and Natural Resources Department is excited to announce a new project for mineral exploration on 65,600 acres of Doyon lands in the Goodpaster District. This is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Healy Lake village.
These properties include Carrie Creek, which is 15,800 acres of Doyon lands divided in two blocks, and Mount Harper, which is a 49,800-acre polymetallic exploration property.
“These lands have not been explored for more than two decades. We are excited to see what Tectonics’ innovative geological approach and expertise can bring to this project and area,” said Jamie Marunde, Doyon VP of Lands.
Doyon’s early land selections included a focus in areas with a variety of resource values to provide communities with future economic, employment, and training opportunities in forestry, hard rock minerals, and oil and gas. The land selected by the early staff and directors of Doyon in this region were known for gold potential.
The exploration is in the early stage, which may include soil sampling and drilling. There is currently no active mining.
The benefits of these projects include additional data, training, and in-region job opportunities. Scholarship contributions from the projects, which are incorporated in the agreements, have sponsored programs like the Alaska Natives in Science and Engineering Program and the Alaska Resource Education Program, which has provided natural resource training programs in fields such as environmental, forestry, and renewable energy fields across the region.
Any questions can be directed to the Lands and Natural Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.