When Stratabound Minerals (TSXV: SB) CEO Kim Tyler told people he wanted to drill Golden Culvert as soon as possible after optioning the Yukon gold project in October 2017, many suggested that he should carry out some geophysical surveying before punching holes into the ground.

But he told them that sort of work would only confirm what he already knew: that there was an outcrop the size of a transport truck on the property with gold in the wall rock and in the vein, which had been sampled many times in the past and had consistently returned grades of between 7.7 grams gold and 23.8 grams gold per tonne.