Our field season is complete. We anticipate Avalon 2013 field projects and client work in the Interior mining district, Western Alaska and the Alaska Range.
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Since its founding in 1985, Avalon Development has evolved along with the mineral industry and its clients. Prior to Alaska's explosive growth in the early to mid-1990's, our Alaska exploration work was augmented by gold and copper exploration in Latin America and Africa. As exploration in Alaska increased, Avalon exploration teams participated in a number of discoveries in the state. In the Fairbanks District, Avalon was responsible for discovery of the intrusive-hosted Dolphin gold deposit in 1995, the southwestern extension of the 1.3 million ounce True North deposit in 1996, deep high grade gold resources at the historic Cleary Hill mine in 2000. Avalon's exploration teams were also an integral part of the 1 Moz Shotgun gold deposit discovery in southwestern Alaska, conducted discovery drilling of the first lode gold resources in the Valdez Creek District and completed the largest multi-client exploration program ever conducted in the Goodpaster district. The Goodpaster District effort resulted in advancement of two prospects to the drilling stage and identified other multi-element gold and pathfinder anomalies that are still being explored. Prior to their discovery, none of the mineralization discovered was known to exist at these prospects.
During the world-wide slump in metals prices and mineral industry activity extending from 1997 through 2003, Avalon Development turned its attention to compilation and interpretation of internally generated geographic information systems (GIS) databases. This effort lead to a string of Alaskan discoveries of the "green metals", platinum and palladium. Avalon compiled data from over 200 platinum group element (PGE) occurrences across the state, identified promising targets and then follow-up with field work that discovered multi-gram PGE mineralization at the Tonsina and Union Bay prospects in southcentral and southeastern Alaska, respectively. In 2001, Avalon was responsible for discovery of copper - nickel - PGE mineralization on the Duke Island project, also in southeastern Alaska. Avalon continues to work with a number of major and junior mining companies involved in PGE exploration in Alaska. Now that the mineral industry is again booming, Avalon Development's 20 years of experience is paying dividends to its clients at precious, base and platinum group metal exploration programs extending from southeast Alaska to the Brooks Range, from eastern Interior Alaska to southwestern Alaska.
Avalon Development Inc. maintains a listing of properties which are available for acquisition, lease or joint venture. The teasers listed below are a few of what we have available. If you are interested in specific geographic areas, commodities or deposit types, please contact us for specific property names and pertinent data. The following are a sampling of properties currently available:
Au / Ag
click to download Avalon-Prospect_2012-1.pdf
Au / Ag / W / Bi
click to download Avalon-Prospect_2012-2.pdf
Cu / Mo / Au / Ag
click to download Avalon-Prospect_2012-3.pdf
Maple Leaf Prospect
Au / Bi
click to download ML-Subm-2012.pdf
click to download Hajd-2012-Summary-1.pdf
click to download Rob-2012-Summary-1.pdf
Silver Chalice Project
click to download SC-2012-Summary-1.pdf
Au / Ag / W
click to download Avalon-Prospect_2012-4.pdf
Shorty Creek Project
Cu / Mo / Au
click to download ShortyCr-2012-Summary-1.pdf
Au / Ag
click to download Avalon-Prospect_2012-5.pdf
We again anticipate a busy field season with some projects starting in early 2013. We will need to fill the following positions: senior geologist, junior geologist, geo-technicians and general labor. If you are interested in seasonal employment for the upcoming 2013 field season, please review the jobs page ( click here ) and follow the instructions for submitting your resume.
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