HighGold is committed to protecting and benefitting the communities in which we operate
People – We cultivate a culture of respect for our employees, communities and partners
Environment – We conduct exploration in a manner that is protective of the natural environment
Sustainability – Our goal is to be an ethical source of critical minerals essential for our society
Legacy – We promote health and economic prosperity now and for future generations
“CIRI is excited to work with HighGold Mining on the Johnson Tract project. CIRI prides itself on projects that deliver economic benefits to our shareholders while respecting and preserving the land. With the HighGold Team’s excellent reputation for responsible mineral exploration and development activities, we know we have chosen the ideal partner.”
President & CEO Darwin Green
The HighGold team has a long history of responsible exploration in Alaska. Company President and CEO, Darwin Green was the recipient of the Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award for Project Excellence in Advanced Mineral Exploration (2008). The award, presented by Tom Irwin, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, was created in recognition of “outstanding achievement in conducting a complex underground exploration program and for diligence, perseverance, and determination to do-it-right”
HighGold Mining operates in Alaska, USA and Ontario, Canada.
The Alaska Native village of Ninilchik (900 pop.) is the closest community to HighGold’s Johnson Tract project, located 40 miles on the opposite side of Cook Inlet. Anchorage (300,000 pop.), the closest city, is located 125 miles to the northeast. The Johnson Tract project is situated on lands owned by Cook Inlet Region Inc (CIRI), one of 12 land-based Alaska Native Regional Corporations created by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by approximately 9,000 shareholders of Alaska Native decent.
HighGold’s Ontario projects are located within the Timmins region of northeastern Ontario. The traditional territory of Wahgoshig First Nation hosts the Munro Croesus property, the traditional territory of Wahgoshig and Matachewan First Nations hosts the Golden Mile property, and the traditional territory of Matachewan and Mattagami First Nations hosts the Golden Perimeter property.
The nearby city of Timmins (40,000 pop.) and the surrounding communities have a long and well-established history of gold mining that dates back more than 100 years. The Timmins area is host to several gold mines currently in operation.
HighGold prioritizes environment, social responsibility and good governance (ESG) at every level of the Company.
The Technical and Sustainability committee established by the Board of Directors will define and oversee these aspects of the Company to ensure we are meeting our commitments with actions. The committee benefits from members with broad knowldege and experience in ESG matters.
HighGold's projects are at varying stages of advencement. The Company's Ontario gold projects at the early exploration stage, where our work is focused on making discoveries of brand new deposits. This work is high risk (statistically the odds are against making a discover that leads to a mine) but comes with high reward if successful (potential to create significant value if a discovery is made). Our exploration work in Ontario consists of geophysical surveys, geological mapping and prospecting, and exploration drilling.
At the Alaska Johnson Tract project, a deposit was discovered and explored between 1982 and 1995. This project then lay dormant with no activity until HighGold initiated exploration work in 2019. Johnson Tract is considered a mid-stage exploration project, meaning that a deposit has been discovered but more work is required to both expand and better understand it. HighGold is currently in the exploration phase with a focus on both expanding the size of the deposit and conducting reconnaissance exploration on the surrounding property with the objective of discovering peripheral zones or other deposits of mineralization. The work will include prospecting, mapping, rock and soil sampling, geophysical surveys, exploration drilling in addition to cultural and environmental studies.