Brixton Metals, an exploration company, has completed the 2012 phase I drilling campaign at the polymetallic Thorn project, containing copper, gold, lead, silver and zinc. This project is situated in Northwest British Columbia.
Core Sample from THN12-67
The company’s exploration drill program specifically targeted the porphyry related Oban Breccia zone. The phase I program comprised 1,151 m of drilling, totaling 13 NQ size core holes that range in depth from 30 to 153 m. The program’s aim is to validate the results from hole THN11-60, which yielded 0.12% copper, 1.71 g/t gold, 3.31% lead, 628.30 g/t silver and 2.39% zinc over 95.08 m at surface and to receive additional data in line with the geometry, mineralization, extent potential and true thickness.
From the phase 1 campaign, all core holes intersected mineralization which is portrayed as stages of sulphosalts and semi-massive sulphides as breccia matrix infilsl mixed between pieces of veinlet and disseminated, so as to crackle mineralization which is in breccia style.
Pyrite, sphalerite, sulphosalt, tetrahedrite as well as less chalcopyrite and galena are the dominant minerals. These minerals create layered rims over breccia fragments within the breccia matrix in-fill. The company is expecting the assay results in the coming weeks.
Brixton purchases and explores base and precious metal assets. This Thorn project has high-grade breccia zone, containing copper, gold, lead, silver and zinc; high-grade porphyry target areas and veins. It lies approximately 50 km from the Golden Bear mine and 130 km towards the southwestern part from the Atlin village.