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 32 separate project areas located within known epithermal gold provinces and prospective for high-grade epithermal gold mineralization. Twelve of the projects are located on the island of Hokkaido, one of the projects is located on the island of Honshu, and nineteen 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, 11 applications over the Ohra-Takamine Project, 9 applications over the Aibetsu Projects, 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. Phase 1 drill testing of the Kitano-o Prospect in the Ikutahara Project was completed in late December 2019 . Drill testing of the Ohra-Takamine Project is currently underway.