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Benchmark Metals signs communications and engagement agreement with Tahltan Central Government for Lawyers gold-silver project

The agreement outlines the framework for a collaborative working environment for exploration at the project

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The formerly producing Lawyer’s project lies in the Toodoggone district in the prolific Golden Horseshoe area of British Columbia

Benchmark Metals Inc (CVE:BNCH) (OTCQB:CYRTF) (WKN:A2JM2X) has marked a further advance at its Lawyer’s gold and silver project in British Columbia - signing a communications and engagement agreement with the governing body of the First Nations there.

The agreement with the Tahltan Central Government (TCG) outlines the framework for a collaborative working environment for exploration at the project between the parties, Benchmark told investors in a statement.

The formerly producing Lawyer’s project lies in the Toodoggone district in the prolific Golden Horseshoe area of British Columbia and the First Nations participation with Benchmark over the last two years has rapidly advanced the asset already.

Benchmark has previously disclosed the following results for the project:

  • Near-surface gold-silver mineralization
  • 7 metres (m) at 108 grams per ton (g/t) gold and 911 g/t silver (drill core length)
  • 33.53m at 5.76 g/t gold and 128.65 g/t silver (drill core length)
  • High-grade and bulk-tonnage system
  • Five resource expansion areas and six early-stage targets for new discovery
  • Targeting 1.68 million to 1.92 million ounce gold equivalent grading 1.71 to 1.73 AuEq (gold-equivalent) g/t at Cliff Creek Zone

"Today's announcement is another step forward in fostering the positive and constructive relationship we share with the Tahltan Nation," John Williamson, Benchmark's chief executive said in a statement.

"The company looks forward to working in a collaborative manner with the Tahltan Nation as we continue to develop our flagship gold-silver project," he added.

The Tahltan Nation's Territory spans 95,933 square kilometres of Northwest British Columbia, or the equivalent of 11% of the province.

Shares slipped 1.49% on the day to C$0.66 each.

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