Richmont explores the mine and near-mine footprint on an ongoing basis as part of the Corporation’s efforts to identify new resources and extend the mining life of the asset in the near-to-medium term. In addition, exploration drilling campaigns on the larger land package are being completed to evaluate the future geological potential of underexplored areas for longer-term opportunities. Exploration drilling programs include:
- 18,200 metres of underground exploration drilling: to evaluate the potential for identifying new resources in the vicinity of the existing mine infrastructure;
- 5,000 metres of regional surface exploration: focused on evaluating the larger, regional and longer-term potential of the property, including the possible continuation of the east-west shear zone that hosts the Perron and Beaufor deposits.