White CliffMinerals Ltd. said March 30 that the Kyrgyz State Agency forGeology and Mineral Resources has formally approved its 2016-2020 explorationprograms for the Aucu gold deposit following the receipt of statutory approvalsfrom the relevant state authorities and the Jalal Abad regional government.
The company was also recently granted a five-year for the Aucuexploration license to Dec. 31, 2020.
Field exploration at Aucu is expected to start in April andWhite Cliff anticipates issuing the scope of its 2016 exploration plan at thedeposit shortly. Meanwhile, a bulldozer is set to clear the access road priorto the establishment of the field camp at Aucu, and then cut new access roadsto expose mineralized structures across the project's upper gold zone easternextension.
The Aucu deposit is located within the company's copper-goldproject.