Irving Resources has been granted approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) covering mining and exploration related activities at its Omui Mining License.
Approval of the Omui Mine Plan allows Irving to bulk sample and ship the material offsite, and conduct diamond drilling and other advanced exploration activities. Omui is one of Irving’s key high grade target areas at Omu. With this approval, Irving must now submit the Omui Mine Safety Regulation for acceptance.
Approval of Irving’s Omu Sinter drilling permit, a separate application from the Omui Mine Plan, is currently awaited. Omu Sinter is another one of the high priority targets at Omu.
Irving is currently working with Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co (MINDECO) and Rodren Drilling to mobilise a diamond drill to Omu.
“Approval of our Mine Plan by METI is very encouraging”, commented Akiko Levinson, President and Director of Irving Resources. “Not only does this give us approval to conduct bulk sampling, trenching and diamond drilling, this establishes Irving as a mining company in Japan”.
Irving is a junior exploration company with a focus on gold in Japan. Irving also holds, through a subsidiary, Project Venture Agreements with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) for joint regional exploration programs in the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Madagascar.