Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation

Gwen Preston

New Gold gets permit for New Afton

Vancouver — New Gold (NGD-T, NGD-X) has been busy lately, picking up a signed mine permit for its New Afton copper-gold project and signing two letters of intent with nearby claimholder Abacus Mining…






The Afton open pit copper mine operated from 1978-1987. DRC Resources has identified a large copper-gold resource beneath the pit.

Copper is king in British Columbia

Vancouver — Mineral exploration and development in British Columbia have emerged from a bad nightmare caused by weak commodity prices and an unsupportive previous provincial government.


Abacus expands Afton project

Vancouver — Halfway through a second phase of drilling at the Afton project in south-central British Columbia, Abacus Mining & Exploration (AME-V) continues to cut significant widths of copper-gold mineralization.



Getting active on Afton: a new project in an old camp

Kamloops, B.C. — Just west of where the Trans-Canada Highway meets the Coquihalla Super-Highway at the city of Kamloops, DRC Resources (DRC-T) is advancing development of a new copper-gold mine at the site of a former major cop…


Abacus fully vested in Afton project (August 30, 2004)

Vancouver — Ahead of schedule, Abacus Mining & Exploration (AME-V) has fulfilled the terms to earn its acquisition of the Afton project from Teck Cominco (TEK-T). The 70-sq.-km copper-gold project is west of…



Cordillera sparkles with mineral potential

Vancouver — For more than a dozen years, British Columbia has closed more mines than it has opened, and if this trend continues, only one metal mine and a few coal mines could be left operating by 2014. With stronger commodity prices and easier a…


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