St Eugene Mining has awarded a contract to MineTech International to work on the Tartan gold mine in Canada.

Under the contract, St Eugene will provide geological and engineering assistance to upgrade the Tartan Lake historic gold resources base.

St Eugene also requires assistance to enhance asset value at the Tartan mine, including an evaluation of the economics of recovering a portion of the gold contained in the tailings discharged from the previous Tartan mining operation.

The Tartan Lake mining project is located in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada, and is estimated to produce 440t/day of gold.