Our Location – Mining Friendly Alaska

Tier 1 Mining Region with Infrastructure Solutions in Place

The Estelle Gold Project, located approximately 150 km (93 miles) northwest of the major US city of Anchorage, is a year-round operation, near a large labour force and all essential services. The base site hosts a fully winterized 80-person camp, including an on-site sample processing facility and the 4,000-foot Whiskey Bravo airstrip, which can facilitate large capacity DC3 type aircraft. 

Various power options are being considered for the project as part of the PFS trade-off studies currently underway, including the potential for power transmission lines to feed into the State electricity grid, an offtake from the proposed Donlin gas pipeline which runs 10-15 miles north of the site, and diesel generators on site.

West Susitna Access Road Progresses to Permitting

While easy access is currently available to the project via a winter road and by air, recently the proposed West Susitna Access Road, which is all situated on State land within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and which has considerable support from both the community and the State government (see news article here), has progressed to the permitting stage. The EIS process is currently underway. Construction of the road is proposed to start in 2025. 

Alaska Governor, Mike Dunleavy: “The West Susitna Road is important for local residents and gaining fair access to hunting, fishing, and potential jobs. My administration is constantly looking at ways to grow our economy and this project is a great opportunity for not only south-central Alaska but the entire state. I am committed to this project and unlocking resources that benefit all Alaskans.“

To view the full press release from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) click here