GALLIUM EXPLORATION: Bonanza assays from Michelle property in Yukon



YUKON — Bonanza grade gallium assays are a welcome bonus when crews drill for zinc-lead-silver mineralization, notably at the Michelle property belonging to Zinccorp Resources of Vancouver. The gallium assay – 1,170 g/t – was also accompanied by 60.3 g/t Ge and 24.1 g/t Ir. Previous core assays had been as high as 22.71% Zn, 17.39% Pb, 510 g/t Ag and 253 ppm Ga.


The mineralization at the Michelle project is Mississippi Valley Type, according to the company. It occurs in Proterozoic age dolomitic sediments, but the mineralization appears to be structurally, rather than stratigraphically, controlled. It is hosted by upper Cambrian to lower Devonian carbonate rocks of the Bouvette formation. Fifteen separate zones along a 12-km belt have been identified.


Zinccorp's 2010 exploration program will include at least 1,500 metres of drilling to test two or more previously undrilled zones. Further prospecting and a gravity survey will be conducted.


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