Melkior Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MKR) has commenced drilling on its Carscallen Project west of Timmins.
Melkior has approximately $5,000,000 in cash, which permits the company to continue and expand the exploration program in West Timmins. The Carscallen Project shares approximately nine kilometres of common boundary with Lake Shore Gold Corp.
As stated in the October 29th, 2010 press release, drilling will be focused on the Zam Zam and Shenkman zones, where recent drill intercepts indicate the presence of multiple high-grade, subparallel structures at depth and a possible broadening of the gold mineralized package. The Zam Zam/Shenkman structures have been traced from surface to a depth of approximately 500 metres over a distance of approximately 1200 metres. These zones are six kilometres due west of the Lake Shore Gold Corp. Mine and Thunder Creek gold deposit.
Drilling has commenced, and follows the interpretation of a down-hole induced polarization survey and careful compilation and geological interpretation of all drilling results to date.
The down-hole induced polarization survey was conducted by Abitibi Géophysique, and involved surveying a total of 25 drill holes and the generation of a three dimensional chargeability model from surface to a depth of 680 m. A prominent anomaly occurs below a vertical depth of 500 m, and below the limit of drilling to date. Three recent holes (CAR33-2010, CAR38-2010 and CAR42-2010) will be deepened by approximately 200 m each in order to initiate testing of this strong anomaly.
Further down-hole induced polarization surveying of the new drilling will be undertaken to refine the location of this deep target. Depending on results, a long (up to 1,000 m) hole from surface may be necessary to fully test the target.
Recent geological compilation of all drilling results has enabled the demarcation of several mineralized zones along the strike of the structures, as well as the inference of the location of the critical contact between the granite and mafic volcanics. Twelve holes (3500 m of drilling) are planned to test the intersections of mineralized zones with this geological contact along the length of the Zam Zam/Shenkman trend.
This Press Release was prepared by Tom Setterfield, P.Geo, of Geovector Management Inc, Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 with assistance from geologist Eric Hebert.
Source: Melkior Resources Inc.