Committee Bay

Overview & Highlights

On September 25, 2015, Auryn Resources Inc. acquired a 100%* interest in the Committee Bay gold project located in Nunavut, Canada, through its acquisition of North Country Gold Corp.

Committee Gold Bay Project Highlights
  • High grade gold endowment and an established resource
  • Existing exploration infrastructure
  • Mining Friendly jurisdiction
  • Over 380,000 hectares with district scale discovery opportunities
  • Major mine development underway in the area

*The Committee Bay project is held 100% by Auryn subject to a 1% Net Smelter Royalty (“NSR”) on the entire project and an additional 1.5% NSR on a small portion of the project. The 1.5% NSR is payable on only 7,596 hectares and is buyable within two years of the commencement of commercial production for $2,000,000 for each one-third (0.5%) of the NSR

Location & Infrastructure

The Committee Bay Gold Project is located in Nunavut, Canada. It includes over 380,000 hectares situated along the Committee Bay Greenstone Belt (CBGB).

The CBGB occurs approximately 180 km NE of Agnico Eagle Mines’ Meadowbank mine and extends more than 300 km northeast to the shores of Committee Bay, within Nunavut Territory of the Canadian mainland.

The project benefits from existing infrastructure, which includes:

  • Bulk storage fuel facilities
  • 5 high efficiency drill rigs
  • Heated drill water system
  • Heavy equipment on site
  • 100 person camp at the Three Bluffs deposit area and two satellite camps in the SW of the belt

Project Geology

The Committee Bay Gold Project includes over 380,000 hectares situated along the Committee Bay Greenstone Belt (CBGB).

The CBGB comprises one of a number of Archean aged greenstone belts occurring within the larger Western Churchill province of north-eastern Canada. The character and history of rock packages, and the timing and nature of mineralization occurring within the CBGB is considered to be equivalent to that of other significant gold bearing Archean greenstones within the Western Churchill Province, which hosts deposits such as Meadowbank and Meliadine.

Technical Report on the Three Bluffs Project
Technical Report on the Three Bluffs Pro…

Reserves & Resources

High-grade gold occurrences are found throughout the 300 km strike length of the Committee Bay Gold Bet with the most significant being the Three Bluffs deposit that contains resources as listed in the table below: *(refer to NI43-101 report dated August 20, 2015 filed at

Cut off grade
(g/t Au)

Gold grade
(g/t Au)
Contained Au
April 2013 Resource
Indicated Open Pit
4,316,000 4.91 683,000

Inferred Open Pit
5,520,000 5.43 965,000

April 2013 High Grade Subset
Indicated Open Pit
1,853,300 8.42 501,729

Inferred Open Pit
3,354,400 7.16 772,179

Cautionary Note About Mineral Resources:

Mineral Resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral resource estimates do not account for mineability, selectivity, mining loss and dilution. These mineral resource estimates include inferred mineral resources that are normally considered too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is also no certainty that these inferred mineral resources will be converted to measured and indicated categories through further drilling, or into mineral reserves, once economic considerations are applied.

Numbers may not add-up due to rounding.

Three Bluffs resource estimations were completed by Roscoe Postle Associates Ltd in August of 2015 (see the Technical Report on the Three Bluffs Project, Nunavut Territory, Canada filed on Sedar, August 21, 2015).

There are no known legal, political, environmental, or other risks that could materially affect the potential development of the mineral resources.

Three Bluffs deposit remains open for expansion both along strike and at depth and is considered to have excellent exploration upside to significantly increase the resource base within 5km of the currently defined deposit trend.

Committee Bay Target Area
Committee Bay Target Area


Regional exploration targets will be developed through an integrated geochemical, geophysical, and geological evaluation of the extensive database developed across the CBGB by North Country over the last 20 years. The database has highlighted 115 rock samples grading greater than 5g/t Au that fall across nine broad areas that have not had any follow up first pass drilling within a 200m radius.

Importantly, a high quality pipeline of targets exists within the CBGB that are both drill ready and can quickly be advanced to drill stage. The most advanced of these targets are high-grade occurrences that have been defined through initial diamond drill testing. These include the Inuk, West Plains, and Raven targets that have the following drilling highlights listed in the table below. Collectively, these advanced targets demonstrate the potential to define additional high-grade resources within the CBGB.

Prospect Hole
Depth from
Depth to
(g/t Au)
Inuk 3I001B*1** 62.00 74.60 12.60 16.04
Inuk 07IN006*2** 67.00 78.00 11.00 11.18
West Plains 05WP004*3** 56.85 65.58 8.73 14.76
West Plains 06WP006*4** 109.00 117.00 8.00 13.14
Raven 05RV001*5** 102.38 107.79 5.49 12.60
Raven 05RV002*5** 38.81 41.24 2.43 36.22

* Please see press releases dated 1September 2nd, 2003, 2September 5th, 2007, 3August 25th, 2005, 4October 6th 2006, and 5May 19th, 2005 filed on Sedar under Niblack Mineral Development Inc.

** True width of intercept unknown

Exploration work on the Committee Bay Property is supervised by Michael Henrichsen, P. Geo., COO of Auryn Resources and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Unless otherwise indicated, Mr. Henrichsen has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information contained in this website.

Communities and the Environment

Auryn Resources understands the shared value that mining can bring but also understands its risks and the importance of responsible and sustainable development. Our Company strives to maintain the highest standards of environmental protection and community engagement throughout all of its projects.

Auryn is focused on bringing this shared value approach to the arctic.

QP Statement

Unless otherwise indicated, Michael Henrichsen, P. Geo., COO of Auryn Resources and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information contained in this website.