Canadian Mining Journal


TUNGSTEN: Company starts trenching at well-known Newfoundland quarry

NEWFOUNDLAND: Great Atlantic Resources Group of Vancouver announces that it has begun a trenching program at its South Quarry Tungsten Property, located in east-central Newfoundland.

The trenching program is being conducted in the northern region of the South Quarry Property and focuses on three areas north to northeast of two quarries.

Tungsten bearing pegmatite veins are present in these quarries, one of which is referred to as the South Quarry. Trenches are being excavated north-northeast of these quarries in areas of tungsten soil anomalies which were identified during the 2015 exploration program.

Kidd Creek Mines reported tungsten bearing boulders during the 1980s in this northern region including areas of the current trenching program. Kidd Creek also reported a tungsten bearing pegmatite vein in one trench in this northern region.

Sampling by Great Atlantic Resources during 2015 confirmed tungsten bearing pegmatite veins in the South Quarry and an adjacent smaller quarry. Multiple grab samples collected by Great Atlantic in 2015 of bedrock and rubble in these quarries exceeded 1% WO3 with 12 samples exceeding 5% WO3.