Irving Resources has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for its Otoineppu Prospecting Plan covering drilling activities at the Omu Sinter, part of Irving’s 100 per cent controlled Omu gold-silver project in Hokkaido, Japan.

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Soil sampling. Image source ©Irving Resources

Approval of this Prospecting Plan allows Irving – a Canadian junior exploration company with a focus on gold in Japan – to conduct diamond drilling and other advanced exploration activities at Omu Sinter, one of Irving’s high priority target areas at its Omu project. With this approval, Irving must now submit an Otoineppu Mine Safety Regulation for acceptance.

Late last year, Irving worked with Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering (MINDECO) and Rodren Drilling to mobilise a diamond drill to Omu. The companies recently worked together to establish a drilling and core processing yard at a new warehouse facility located approximately one kilometre from Omu Sinter. Currently, work permits are being sought for a Canadian crew to conduct the drill program. Further updates about timing of drilling will be provided once visas have been obtained.


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