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Vior Starts its Summer 2019 Drill Program at Foothills Rutile Project

Société D’exploration Minière Vior Inc. takes immense pleasure in announcing that it has started the Summer 2019 drill program at its Foothills rutile project situated close to the town of Saint-Urbain, Quebec, a historic iron-titanium mining camp situated roughly 100 km east of Quebec City.

Rutile-bearing ilmenite block train and airborne magnetic background on Foothills. (Image credit: Vior Inc. (Société D’exploration Minière))

Covering around 320 km2, the project is owned by Vior. Iluka Exploration (Canada) Ltd., a completely owned subsidiary of Iluka Resources Limited, which is one of the biggest manufacturers of high-grade titanium dioxide products of rutile and synthetic rutile, is financially supporting all the works for this exploration and drill program.

Vior is carrying out exploration for large-scale hard rock rutile deposits on their wholly owned claims. A helicopter-supported diamond drilling program has started and will consider testing 11 first-priority airborne gravity and magnetic targets linked to important geological anomalies mapped as part of recent surface prospecting.

The plan is to first finish 16 holes totaling around 3,400 m over the next six weeks. Logging of the drill core will be performed on the site and examined at the IOS Services Géoscientifiques facilities in Saguenay, Quebec, over the next three months.


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