FIREWEED ZINC LTD. takes great pleasure in announcing the commencement of drilling and field work for the 2019 summer campaign on the Macmillan Pass Zinc Project in Yukon, Canada.
- Core drilling has started on the first target at Tom North
- Reverse circulation, or RC, drilling has started on Target R
- The gravity surveying team has arrived to start work in the Fertile Corridor
- Geological mapping, sampling, and prospecting are in progress
Tom North is the first target to be core drilled this summer, where three of the wide-spaced planned drill holes have now been concluded. Currently, samples are being cut for shipment to the laboratory and an extra (fourth) hole has been included in the Tom North program to twin historic hole TS005 (drilled in 1952) in order to verify the reproducibility of the historic results.
Fireweed drilling in another location at Tom North showed that several early historic drill results under-reported grades because of poor core recoveries. The 2019 Tom North drilling is testing mineralization continuity along a 600-m long extension towards north from the vast Tom West mineral resource.
At Tom North, positive drill outcomes have the capacity to expand the life of an open pit and underground mine and enhance economics explained in the current Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).
At Target R, RC drilling has been initiated to test a coincident gravity-magnetic and soil variance found in 2018. Target R is situated 2.5 km north of the Tom West mineral resource. Jason North is the next target for the RC drill and is a coincident geological-geochemical-geophysical target situated just north of the vast Jason Main mineral resource.
Gravity survey crews have already reached the site and will start surveying in the near future. Gravity surveying is scheduled along the Fertile Corridor and will expand west from the 2018 survey field. Gravity surveys performed in 2018 discovered several targets that will be drilled this summer.
Geological mapping, sampling, and prospecting have been started with the goal to enhance Fireweed’s understanding of the geological controls on mineralization and further outline potential areas on the large 544 km2 property.