Canadian Orebodies Inc. ("Orebodies" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CORE) is pleased to announce that a Phase 1 drill program of 2,500 metres will be commencing on the Company's North Limb Property in early April.
"We are excited to commence drilling in the next few weeks on our North Limb Property as we believe it has great underexplored potential. The 'Tongue' portion of the Property is particularly interesting, as it is interpreted to be the up ice potential source of the high grade Valley Float," said Gordon McKinnon, President and CEO of Orebodies. "Obviously, gold is the primary target. That being said, our VTEM Max airborne survey was successful in defining several high priority VMS and MMS targets that have never been tested, that cannot be ignored. In addition, we anticipate commencing an initial drill program on our Hemlo Wire Lake property shortly after the successful completion of the program at the North Limb. We are excited to begin a very active year for the Company."
North Limb Drill Program
The Company will be commencing its first drill program on the North Limb Property in early April. The current drill plan is anticipated to total 2,500 metres and is designed to test various exploration targets, including:
- "Hemlo Style" gold associated with the Lunny Lake Porphyry;
- Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide ("VMS") mineralization proximal to the historic Caravelle Cu, Zn, Au, Ag Occurrences; and
- Magmatic Massive Sulphide Ni, Cu mineralization ("MMS") associated with the Spruce Bay Ultramafic Complex.
"Hemlo Style" Gold Target
In 1996, Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. ("Hemlo Gold") encountered 1 metre of 37.35 gpt Au1 and 1 metre of 10.6 gpt Au1 approximately 200 and 400 metres southeast of the North Limb Property. These holes were drilled into the Lunny Lake Porphyry which was thought by Hemlo Gold to have similarities to the Moose Lake Porphyry, the principle host for the gold deposits at Hemlo. The Company plans to test targets along the extensions of the Lunny Lake Porphyry including airborne EM Anomalies identified from the 2016 VTEM Max Survey flown over the North Limb Property (see press release dated January 23, 2017).
Tongue Property - Potential Source of the Valley Float
Within the North Limb Property is an area covering 78 claim units referred to as "the Tongue". This area has seen no exploration since the initial Hemlo gold rush in the 1980s and has no record of ever being drilled. The Company's interest in the Tongue lies in that it is interpreted to be directly up-ice from the angular float of mafic volcanic material found to the southwest in 1994 that assayed up to 16.2 gpt Au1, the source of which has never been located (see press release dated March 2, 2017). Studies done by the Company demonstrate that the gold mineralization from the float material is associated with disseminated sulphides (pyrite-arsenopyrite). In February, the Company completed a 15 kilometre induced polarization (I.P.) survey on the Tongue Property which outlined four high priority, unexplained, targets that will be tested in the upcoming diamond drill program.
VMS style mineralization was first discovered on the North Limb Property by Caravelle Mines in 1964. Historic drilling from the #2 Occurrence included: Hole A2 - 2.5 m of 8.2 gpt Au, 1.1% Cu, 0.8% Zn, and 13.7 gpt Ag1 and Hole W1 - 2.1 m of 3.2 gpt Au, 2.9% Cu, 2.1% Zn, and 52.8 gpt Ag1. The 2016 VTEM Max Survey outlined an untested EM Target proximal to the #2 Occurrence.
Historical geological mapping partially outlined a large approximately 2 km by 0.5 km ultramafic body near Spruce Bay on the eastern portion of the North Limb Property. The VTEM Max Survey identified three priority EM Anomalies associated with this ultramafic intrusive that could represent magmatic massive sulphide mineralization.
This press release has been prepared under the supervision of Mr. Bruce Mackie (P.Geo.), who is an independent consultant to the Company and a "qualified person" (as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101). Mr. Mackie has verified the technical data disclosed in this press release.
1 Readers are cautioned that assay results are historical in nature and have not been verified by a qualified person on behalf of Canadian Orebodies Inc.