TURKEY – Canadian companies are looking to Turkey for potentially profitable gold and copper porphyry deposits.
Vancouver-based FRONTEER DEVELOPMENT GROUP (www.FronteerGroup.com) is banking on the Kirazli gold property in the western part of the country. Fronteer has optioned the claims from TECK COMINCO including previously unreleased drilling data. Historic drill intervals returned 19.5 metres of 13.7 g/t Au, 8.8 metres of 6.3 g/t Au, 52.5 metres of 5.0 g/t Au plus many other lower-grade, longer intervals. Fronteer is planning a new 4,000-metre drill program that will begin this fall. The company notes that its Kirazli property lies in the same geological province as Eldorado Gold’s Kilda deposit.
Toronto-based NUINSCO RESOURCES (www.nuinsco.ca) has agreed to option the Bert copper porphyry in northeastern Turkey from NORANDA. Nuinsco can earn a 50% interest in the property, which contains evidence of near-surface copper mineralization and anomalous gold mineralization previous sampled by Noranda.
A visit to the Turkish General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) (www.mta.gov.tr/english) revealed that its library contains back issues of CMJ. The MTA posts English-language geological studies in its bulletins on the website.