Currie Rose Resources just launched a drill campaign on the British Columbia property.
Ground covered by the new agreements includes a number of priority, exploration targets already outlined by Barrick.
The miner is considering an all-stock purchase and may offer a low premium for the Toronto-listed company.
The miners are encouraged by preliminary results of an airborne electromagnetic survey conducted at the Firebird nickel project.
China on track to import 1.2 billion tonnes of iron ore in 2020 as steelmakers upgrade plants to avoid winter production disruptions.
Company said these gold occurrences are similar to New Found Gold’s recent discovery.
The silver mine will return to full production this quarter after a 33-month labour action.
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The Canadian miner says the project has historically provided some of the highest-grade niobium assays in the industry.
The Canadian company has completed the permitting process before the Bureau of Land Management.