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Tatogga Project: Project Planning and Value Engineering

Stikine region, 1km from Iskut, BC Canada
GT Gold Corp.
November 2019 – January 2020
Copper; Gold; Mineral Sands

GT Gold Corp. engaged Ausenco to assist in developing a forward work plan outlining the tasks required to develop an NI 43-101 compliant Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Tatogga Project in British Columbia, Canada.

The Tatogga property is located in the Stikine region of northwestern British Columbia, Canada, on the Klastline Plateau, within the area generally referred to as the “Golden Triangle”, approximately 14km west of the Red Chris copper-gold mine.

The forward work plan involved the identification of critical activities, such as geotechnical programs, metallurgical testwork programs, environmental permitting, social engagement and technical trade-off studies, that will ultimately be required to support the execution and completion of engineering, economic evaluation and reporting activities to complete the PEA.

Project Solutions and Approach

Successful advancement and development of the Tatogga project is contingent on advancing a number of major workstreams, with a measure of complexity and interdependency existing between the multiple work fronts. Successful planning and execution of the project requires an integrated approach to preparation and data collection, which will support advancement through a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). Ausenco was able to deliver this plan through a collaborative effort across major disciplines to capitalize on synergies for field work programs and reduce the overall timeframe and anticipated costs. This was done in collaboration with GT Gold to ensure alignment with their overall business strategy.

Outcomes and Achievements

  • Informed planning of project development activities relating to resource development, mine infrastructure planning and environmental permitting which will provide sufficient basis for preparation of a PEA and future studies.
  • Implementation of strategies to ensure the resource potential, development constraints and environmental issues surrounding the project are well-understood, and that future studies to bring increased clarity will stand up to due diligence from stakeholders in the mining industry.
  • Preparation of initial project schedule and indicative budget for the various scopes of work to allow GT Gold to plan and execute the project with a high degree of confidence.