Canadian Mining Journal


ZINC: Callinex discovers new zinc zone at Superjack project

A view of the Superjack project looking southwest. The new discovery was made in the dark grey rectangle. (Credit: Callinex Mines)

NEW BRUNSWICK – Exploration for base metals in the Bathurst camp has been heating up lately, and Vancouver’s Callinex Mines has discovered a new zinc zone at the Superjack project 15 km southwest of the closed Brunswick No.12 mine.

Hole SJ17-90 intersected a volcanogenic massive sulphide zone beginning 40 metres below surface. Assays returned 6.2% zinc equivalent (4.4% zinc, 0.9% lead, 0.3% copper, and 17.5 g/t silver) over a 2.7 metre section. The intersection included 20.4% zinc over 0.5 metre.

A second hole was drilled to reach this new horizon about 100 metres below the discovery hole, and assays are pending.

Callinex president and CEO Max Porterfield said, “This new zone represents a compelling near surface exploration opportunity and also confirms that several EM conductors, previously assumed to be formational, will need to be drill tested.”

Drilling continues at Superjack where six holes totaling 3,434 metres have been completed to date. Earlier drilling led to an inferred resource estimate of 3.2 million tonnes grading 4.6% zinc equivalent, containing 328 million lb. ZnEq.

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