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Key Facts:
Size659,000 acres
Corporations Involved Contango ORE Inc., Tetlin Village Council, Royal Gold Inc.
2010Extensive surface sampling, geological mapping
2011$2.25 million exploration program ranging from airborne surveys to follow-up drilling of at least 11 holes.
2012Contango ORE Inc conducted a $6 million exploration program in 2012 consisting of 56 holes (43,000 feet), as well as extensive surface sampling.
2013Work on a $10 million, 55-67 hole drilling program began in June.
2014No onsite exploration but ongoing metallurgical studies.


The mining leases cover 659,000 acres (12,000 acres of state lands, the rest Alaska Native lands).  Contago ORE Inc. also has leased another 100,000 acres which are prospective for rare earth elements and may be explored in conjunction with the Tetlin project.  Because the majority of claims are on Native lands, the map location shows the center of a large block of the state claims.

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Date Created: 15th June 2015

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