Canada Fluorspar, a specialty mineral resource company, has provided an update of its reconnaissance operations on the Director Vein, which is situated on the firm’s development properties in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.
For almost three months, the company has performed surface trenching operations at the Director Vein, and so far has discovered fluorspar mineralization at six places. At present, the trenches lie across a region extending 850 m towards the south of the Director Vein’s old mine workings, and signify surface mineralization in thickness ranging from 3.4 m to 23 m. Based on these results, the trenching activity will be continued till next month. Additionally, a drilling campaign on the Director Vein’s southern extension is anticipated to begin in Q2 of 2012. Assay results of the trench samples will be released shortly.
Under the present reconnaissance campaign, Canada Fluorspar is planning to conclude at least two more trenches on the Director Vein. This decision also pertains to the positive findings from the sixth and seventh trenches.
Mining at trench #6 revealed a 21.5 m broad fault structure that included a brecciated granite zone measuring 12.5 m wide with fluorite traces on fracture surfaces; and a 9 m broad section of fault gouge comprising quartz, fluorite, and brecciated granite.
Trench #7 also revealed a 12.5 m wide structure comprising a brecciated granite section measuring 12.5 m wide with purple fluorite traces along fracture surfaces; and a 6 m of brecciated granite with fluorite traces and 4.5 m of fault gouge.
Quartz, fluorite and brecciated granite are included in the gouge material, which is similar to the gouge that remains open in the adjoining trench #5 that is 100 m to the north. The company has mapped the trenches and collected samples from the mineralized interval for analysis.