CHROMITE EXPLORATION: Recent assays from Blackbird top 35% Cr2O3

ONTARIO - Toronto-based Noront Resources is pleased with the latest high-grade assays from its Blackbird chromite d...

ONTARIO — Toronto-based Noront Resources is pleased with the latest high-grade assays from its Blackbird chromite deposits in the Ring of Fire. Fourteen diamond drill holes encountered massive chromite up to 32.2 metres thick and averaging 36.96% Cr2O3. The highest assays were in the 40% range, but over much shorter lengths.

 

The Blackbird deposits comprise both thick massive beds of chromitite up to several tens of metres thick, and extensive intersections of intercalated chromitite and silicate rocks containing various amounts of disseminated chromite, commonly interbedded on scales of millimetres to metres. Results of recent metallurgical tests conducted by SGS Lakefield indicated that gravity concentrates of over 50% Cr2O3 can be made from both types of ore. Concentrates of 40% to 50% can also be made by heavy liquid separation (DMS) and magnetic separation.

 

The winter drill program focused on delineating the chromium resources and testing other airborne anomalies on Noront's properties in northern Ontario. Two drills continue to work the Blackbird deposits. A 43-101-compliant resource estimate will be forthcoming. Three other drills are active on other properties in the hopes of further defining nickel, copper and PGE mineralization.

 

The company's project in the Ring of Fire are explained in detail at www.NorontResources.com.

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