Canadian Mining Journal


ZINC: Callinex confirms new deposit at Superjack

NEW BRUNSWICK – Callinex Mines of Vancouver says recent drilling has confirmed the presence of a new zinc deposit at its Superjack property in the Bathurst mining camp.

Plan map of 2017 Superjack drill holes. (Image: Callinex Mines)

Hole SJ17-88 intersected 1.9 metres of massive sulphides grading 8.0% zinc equivalent (6.1% zinc, 1.0% lead, 0.1% copper, and 35 g/t silver). The find was made in the recently discovered D zone where hole 90 cut 2.7 metres of 6.2% zinc equivalent (4.4% zinc, 0.9% lead, 0.3% copper, and 18 g/t silver) at a depth of 40.4 metres below surface. The intersection in hole 88 occurred about 100 metres below hole 90.

Hole 88 also cut 2.9 metres grading 5.6% zinc equivalent (3.9% zinc, 0.8% lead, 0.2% copper, and 24 g/t silver) at the B zone, and Callinex believes there is potential to expand the mineralized zone at depth and along strike.

Rather than follow up at Superjack, the company says it is concentrating its drilling efforts at the Nash Creek property 20 km west of Belledune in anticipation of an updated resource estimate and maiden preliminary economic assessment.

Information on both the Nash Creek and Superjack projects is available in the corporate presentation at