The findings of Churchill Resources Inc.’s hybrid-controlled source audio-magnetotelluric (Hybrid CSAMT) study, which was conducted over the Layden Intrusive at Taylor Brook, have been released. The data indicates that many major conductor targets, housed by comparable and linked magmatic rocks, exist under Layden and beneath all previous drilling. The conductor targets have size variations that can reach several hundred meters in length, 100 m in width, and 100 m in thickness.
The Hybrid CSAMT survey has proven successful at allowing us to see beneath Layden, and critically in identifying compelling, large conductor targets (the orange–very low resistivity units in figures below) for the deeper drilling we have been preparing for. The two vertical sections show the large volume of magmatic intrusive rock (the blue–low resistivity units) extending from Layden to depths of ~1000m, which emphasizes the huge scale of the Layden Intrusive Trend. We have always felt that the high-grade sulfides (best intercept 2.79%Ni / 4.44m) and extensive mineralized breccia exposed at Layden is part of a much larger system, and this survey is helping to confirm our model.
Paul Sobie, Chief Executive Officer, Churchill Resources Inc.
Readings from 175 stations nominally spaced 50 m apart along a grid line covering an area of about 800 m by 800 m were taken as part of a study specially created to better characterize the Layden Intrusive with depth.
Survey lines reveal massive, extremely weak resistive units (also known as conductor targets), beginning at a depth of about 400 meters south of the outcropping Layden gabbronorite, which is deeper than any depths that have been drilled thus far.
Line-cutting and similar surveys will be conducted over the priority high nickel soil anomalies at LIT-1 and TBSL-1, in preparation for drilling later this year. The company will be extending this successful Hybrid CSAMT survey and integrating the detailed data into a thorough 3-D model to further understand the extent of the recently defined deeper potential mineralization at Layden.
They also want to commission an airborne Mobile MT survey to supplement and expand the ground CSAMT coverage throughout the whole Layden Intrusive Trend and the western edges of the Taylor Brook Gabbro Complex, to find additional conductor locations in addition to soil sampling.
Taylor Brook Project
The Taylor Brook Project is made up of nine 100% Churchill-owned map-staked licenses totaling 176.25 km2. Altius keeps a 1.6% gross sales royalty on the Churchill licenses, while two local prospectors retain a 2.0% NSR on two small licenses totaling 4.75 km2.
Churchill’s Taylor Brook 2023 program comprises property-wide soil monitoring and prospecting, a CSAMT survey over the Layden Gabbronorite, completion of the extensive high-resolution aeromagnetic coverage of the South Lobe region, stripping/trenching, and diamond drilling.