Selwyn Chihong Mining has received a type B water licence from the Yukon Water Board for its Selwyn project located in Yukon, Canada.

Selwyn Chihong Mining president and CEO Harlan Meade said the licence allows the proposed initial underground development activities at the XY Central deposit to proceed.

Definition drilling is now complete on the XY Central and Don deposits and new mineral resource estimates are currently being prepared.

The award will lead to the immediate commencement of portal, maintenance and waste storage facilities required for the planned underground programme.