Cove Project – i-80 Gold, A New Mining Company
i-80 Gold was recently formed when Equinox Gold completed its acquisition of Premier Gold Mines. The Cove Project was one of the key assets of Premier Gold Mines and is now part of i-80 Gold.
i-80 Gold recently tendered for a 5,500 foot, 15’ wide by 16’ high exploration drift at the Cove Project. SMD was selected for this work and has initiated earthworks on the new portal site in February 2022.
The exploration decline will be utilized to support an extensive underground drilling program to do infill drilling where surface access has been precluded due to various surface constraints.
We are pleased to be working with i-80 Gold at the Cove Project and understand the critical nature of completing this work on time and within budget to help advance the Project as planned.