Exploration company Taiga Gold has started fieldwork on the Leland Gold project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The project is located 100km northeast of La Ronge and 23km south-west of SSR Mining’s Seabee Gold operation.

Work is expected to start this summer and will be carried out in two phases over a two-month period, consisting of 70 man-days in each phase.

Fieldwork at the project site will include geological mapping and sampling, and trenching. Detailed soil geochemical sampling and prospecting are also part of the field work.

According to the company, more than $250,000 is allocated to conduct exploration activities.

British Columbia-based TerraLogic Exploration will carry out project supervision under the oversight of Jarrod Brown.

The 11,150ha Leland property is fully owned by Taiga. The property claims of Leland were acquired between 2014 and 2018 from parent company Eagle Plains Resources.

It consists of a large number of high-grade gold occurrences including up to 60g/t of gold associated with structurally hosted quartz veins.

The geology of the Leland Property hosts deposits of orogenic gold mineralisation with a potential to explore more gold.

Past work in the western part of the Leland property has explored numerous gold-bearing quartz veins with remarkable grades including the Leland Lake South Zone.

Meanwhile, the company noted that SSR Mining will continue exploration activity on its Fisher Property.

Taiga is focused on the exploration of gold projects located adjacent to the Seabee Gold Operation and along the Tabbernor Fault structure in eastern Saskatchewan.