By Joel Scanlon
Grande Portage Resources (GPG) has started the field work at the Merry Widow group of properties in North Vancouver Island.
The company obtained the results of a geophysical survey performed by Emerging Science & Technologies Group (ES&T). The technology used is proprietary to ES&T and helps to spot the highly concentrated anomalous targeted substance by focusing on the molecular electrical properties exclusive to a particular target. Cobalt, copper, gold, iron, and silver were the focused minerals of interest of the survey. The device was installed near the open pit of the Merry Widow property and recorded values from known mineralization regions based on drill-hole information from programs conducted from 2006 to 2008 to find the survey’s points of reference. Using reference data received from known mineralization, it was possible to find the cut-off values of cobalt, copper, gold, iron, and silver using ES&T.
The survey defined 33 Point of Interest (POI) over a wide area that contains several targets near the previous open pit. A follow-up program was commenced on these POI’s in mid-January, 2012, through sampling and prospecting to search for the mineralization located near the surface. GPG tested 10 POI totally.
ALS Chemex collected 14 rock samples and is now testing the same at its North Vancouver-based facility. Additionally, the company will follow-up the anomalous mineralization areas, when the results are obtained.
GPG will follow all the surface anomalies. The company will resume this work during the early spring. Further prospecting will be needed for the follow-up work. Systematic phase of surveys will be prepared together with the development to offer more comprehensive work based on the previous survey results. Grande Portage will be submitting a 5 year Notice of Work for a comprehensive exploration program on these targets.