Canadian Mining Journal


Rockcliff hits near-surface copper and zinc at Freebeth in Manitoba

Phase one drilling at Rockcliff Metals’ (CSE: RCLF) Freebeth property in central Manitoba has returned high-grade copper and zinc mineralization including 5.28% copper equivalent over 2 metres and 4% copper-equivalent over 5 metres.

The drill program also pinpointed the historic Last Hurrah zone on the property, which is 3.5 km southeast of the past-producing Spruce Point copper-zinc mine, and within trucking distance of a processing and tailings facility that Rockcliff has leased 125 km away.

The Last Hurrah zone is associated with a 1.4-km-long airborne geophysical anomaly, Rockcliff said in a press release, and drilling identified a zone of high-grade copper and zinc mineralization that remains open along strike and at depth.

The company completed its 100%-earn in on the project from Hudbay Minerals (TSX: HBM; NYSE: HBM) in 2016 for a total of $970,000 and Hudbay retains a 2% net smelter return royalty.

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