SUDBURY, Ontario The Norman property, part of the Sudbury Joint Venture of DYNATEC (25%) and FNX MINING (75%), will see an underground exploration program and feasibility study starting next year. Sinking a shaft or driving a ramp for access and bulk sampling are under consideration. The geobotanical, aquatic and hydrogeological sampling completed over the past 12 months will allow advanced exploration permit applications to be submitted this winter with the underground exploration program planned to start next year and take one year (shaft) to two years (ramp) to complete, according to Dynatec.
The Norman mineralization supported a former nickel mine. Now Dynatec and FNX have reported the richest drill core assayed 13.8% Cu, 1.0% Ni, and 8.1 g/t Pt+Pd+Au over 114.4 ft. Drilling will continue for the rest of the year with four surface drill rigs focused on three target areas: the 2000 Deposit, the area between the 2000 and North Deposits, and nickel-rich lenses situated immediately below the former producing Whistle open pit mine.
Maps and further information about the Norman property and the Sudbury Joint Venture are available at www.fnxmining.com.