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Canadian firm set for drilling in Uttarakhand

IANS Vancouver, April 21 – Canada’s Pebble Creek mining company said here Tuesday that it is all set to commence drilling operations at its Askot project in India’s Uttarakhand state.

Situated in Pithoragarh district of the state, the Askot project likely contains deposits of gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead.

The Vancouver-based company said it will undertake drilling operations up to depth of 7,000 metres to ascertain the quantity of the minerals under the Askot belt. [more]