Canadian Mining Journal


COPPER-ZINC: Noront drills solid grades at McFaulds No.8

The McFaulds No.8 occurrence lies close to No.3, on a line with No. 1. (Image: Noront Resources)

ONTARIO – Noront Resources of Toronto has drilled good grades and lengths at the recently discovered McFaulds No.8 volcanic massive sulphide occurrence in the Ring of Fire, near James Bay.

A single, 566-metre hole (MCF-17-89) was drilled up-dip from the discovery hole in the Main zone. The most recent hole assayed 1.1% copper, 1.7% zinc, 10.9 g/t silver and 0.4 g/t gold over 10.9 metres of massive sulphide. The sulphide intersection has a zinc-rich top, copper-rich core, and zinc-rich base. A satellite lens 13 metres below the Main zone also exists.

Electromagnetic surveying of hole 89 indicated that the strongest conductance is off-hole and up-dip to the northeast. The company believes that shallower drilling along the same horizon has a good chance of cutting continued mineralization.

Noront’s EM program included 17 historic holes near known VMS occurrences. Results indicate potential down-plunge continuity in many of the known occurrences. These results and the assays from McFaulds No.8 will guide targeting for the winter 2018 drill program.

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