NEW BRUNSWICK – Vancouver-based Trevali Mining Corp. has drilled significant massive sulphides in a newly discovered copper-gold zone at its Stratmat polymetallic deposit 45 km southwest of Bathurst.
The new zone lies between the S1 and Main zone, outside the current inferred resources of 5.5 million tonnes grading 6.1% Zn, 2.6% Pb, 0.4% Cu, 54 g/t Ag and 0.6 g/t Au. So far seven drill holes have tested the new zone and have intersected semi-massive to massive sulphide intervals with core length intercepts ranging from sub-metre to 79.2 metres. Hole ST-783 returned 3.70% Zn, 1.10% Pb, 0.31% Cu, 34.53 g/t Ag, and 1.21 g/t Au over 5.00 metres from 465.80 to 470.80 metres below surface, as well as three other mineralized sections before bottoming out at roughly 500 metres. (Trevali.com)
Also in the northern part of the province and 4 km from the former Heath Steele mine, Winnipeg’s Wildcat Exploration has intersected zinc-lead-copper-silver mineralization in a step-out hole on the Island Lake property. The project is a strategic alliance of Wildcat and Doe Run Canada.
Wildcat said that drilling in the Railroad zone returned 6.57% Zn, 2.78% Pb, 0.36% Cu, and 68.1 g/t Ag over a true width of 2.6 metres between 389 and 392 metres down the hole. The same hole also intersected 7.8 metres true width of 14.51% Zn, 5,86% Pb, 0.67% Cu and 139.9 g/t Ag from 398 to 407 metres. (Wildcat.ca)