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Blind Creek secures mining permit, royalty for Engineer gold property

Blind Creek Resources Ltd. said Oct. 16 that it secured a mining permit for its past-producing Engineer gold property in British Columbia.

The permit enables the company to undertake exploration, underground mining and onsite milling activities until March 31, 2020, and was amended to reflect the change in property ownership.

The company agreed in March to purchase the Engineer property from Pan Andean Minerals Ltd., which was known as BCGold Corp. at the time.

Blind Creek noted that it is now fully permitted for surface and underground exploration, mine dewatering, mining, development, and small-scale gold production at the site.

The company also reported that it acquired Pan Andean's 1% net smelter royalty over the Engineer property by posting a new reclamation bond in the amount of C$50,000 to replace the bond previously provided by BCGold.

Blind Creek is planning exploration along with test mining and milling at Engineer in 2018.