Epithermal Gold Projects
(Unless otherwise indicated, all historical drilling, sampling and production data in this section of the website was found in the Metal Mining Agency of Japan database.)
Japan Gold has a total of 12 separate project areas located within known epithermal gold provinces and prospective for high-grade epithermal gold mineralization. Ten of the projects are located on the island of Hokkaido, and two of the projects are located on the island of Kyushu. All of the prospecting rights applications covering these projects have been accepted, reserving the ground for Japan Gold and allowing for surface forms of exploration including mapping, geochemical sampling and geophysics. To date, 38 of the 56 applications over the Ikutahara Project, 5 applications over the Ohra-Takamine, and 4 applications over the Tobaru Project have been converted to Prospecting Rights authorizing the Company to commence more advanced exploration methods, including drilling. Japan Gold has generated drill targets focusing on epithermal vein targets in and around historic mines and workings through evaluation of historical data and the Company’s own detailed work. The Company is currently progressing several targets through the drill permitting process in order to commence drilling in the first half of 2019. Priority drill targets for 2019 are within the Ikutahara and Ohra-Takamine Projects.