In fairness, I must say the base metal exploration business in Canada is almost as busy as the gold sector. Here are a few words about these activities
WALLBRIDGE MINING of Toronto and LONMIN PLC of London have committed $2.6 million to their Sudbury Camp joint venture for the fall and winter exploration program. The budget includes $1.35 million for drilling at the Windy Lake property. The joint venture includes 16 other properties in the Sudbury area, and existing information from them will be integrated in an effort to identify new drill targets. The funding is provided by Lonmin, but details of the project can be found at www.wallbridgemining.com.
The Delta-Kenty property, only 50 km west of the Raglan copper mine in northern Quebec, has been the target of fieldwork this summer by owners FALCONBRIDGE (51%) and MELKIOR RESOURCES (49%). Aerotem, electromagnetic and magnetic surveys were carried out by Falconbridge teams, who outlined several anomalies. One sample collected returned anomalous values of 0.28% Cu and 0.66% Ni. Next year a Deepem survey and further Aerotem work is planned. Melkior president Francois Desrosiers can be reached at 514-982-6044 ext. 225.
Vancouver-based FRONTEER DEVELOPMENT and equal partner ALTIUS MINERALS are reporting good results from their project in Labrador’s Central Mineral Belt. Grab samples from the Post Hill property assayed 1.0% Cu, 0.545 g/t Au and 78.6 g/t Ag; 1.46% Cu, 0.286 g/t Au and 72.8 g/t Ag, associated with magnetite alteration. Grab samples taken along strike returned assays of 2.96% Cu, 0.867 g/t Au and 77 g/t Ag; 0.9% Cu, 0.277 g/t Au, 21.5 g/t Ag, and 1.76 % Mo. Samples from the Michelin property returned values of 1.09 % Cu with 20.5 g/t Ag, as well as 0.72 % Cu with 26.5 g/t Ag. More about this promising area and an informative map can be found at www.fronteergroup.com.
APPALACHES RESOURCES of Montreal says it is impressed with the potential of its Mont-de-l’Aigle property in the Gaspe region of Quebec. Seven major IP anomalies have been detected which, when superimposed over gravity and magnetic anomalies, support the idea that there may be an Olympic Dam-type iron-oxide-copper-gold deposit. Visit the web site at www.ressourcesappalaches.com.