Canadian Mining Journal


SILVER-COPPER-ZINC: Surge expands Caledonia project

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Surge Exploration added additional mineral claims in the area of its Caledonia project in northern Vancouver Island.

In a press release, Surge explained that the new mineral claims include the Silver Skarn project and additional land nearby the former Island Copper mine.

“This acquisition will allow for the exploration of possible strike extensions of high-grade mineralization to the east and the west from the Caledonia project underground workings, along with the further exploration of the Silver Skarn mineral claim to the north and west of the Caledonia project,” the media brief reads.

Caledonia is in the Nanaimo Mining District of northern Vancouver Island, adjacent to the joint venture between Freeport-McMoRan and Northisle Copper and Gold. It also lies within a 50 km long copper belt and only 4 km northwest of BHP’s former producing Island Copper mine.

According to Surge, sampling in 2007 from trenching returned values including 581.7 g/t silver, 4.42% copper, 0.13% lead and 8.97% zinc from the skarn deposit.

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