Canadian Mining Journal


ZINC-COPPER: Murchison updates Brabant-McKenzie resource

Position of this year’s diamond drill holes superimposed on the 2008 resource model. (Credit: Murchison Minerals)

SASKATCHEWAN – Murchison Minerals of Toronto has updated the resources for the Brabant-McKenzie deposit 175 km northeast of La Ronge. This is a metamorphic volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit close to roads, water, the electric grid and supply centres.

The new numbers for Brabant-McKenzie are 1.5 million indicated tonnes grading 7.46% zinc and 0.70% copper, and there are 4.5 million inferred tonnes grading 5.99% zinc and 0.62% copper. The greater numbers are primarily the result of the 2017 drilling program.

Murchison believes there are significant infill opportunities between 610 metres down-dip to 950 metres. With that in mind, the company has set an exploration target of between 9.0 million and 11.0 million tonnes grading 7.5% to 9.5% zinc equivalent based on the current geological model.

The Brabant-McKenzie deposit lies in the same volcanic-sedimentary belt as the Flin Flon, Lalor, Lynn Lake and Snow Lake mines, says the company. Mineraliza1on occurs as disseminated, massive, semi-massive and breccia vein sulphides with coarse grained pyrrhotite, pyrite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and galena.

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