Partners Alexis Minerals (AMC-V) and Falconbridge have reported more good results from exploration drilling at their West Ansil base metals deposit near Rouyn-Noranda, Que., just 8 km southwest of the historic Ansil mine and 10 km from Falco’s Horne Smelter.
Highlights from the most recent drilling include massive sulphide and copper-rich stringer mineralization, such as: 14.34% copper and 0.16% zinc over 6.3 metres in hole 5-10; 18.05% copper over 0.65 metre in hole 5-11; and 21.1% copper over 1.15 metres in hole 5-12; 3.76% copper over 7.7 metres in hole 5-15.
The massive sulphide zone is said to be at a basalt/andesite contact within the Rusty Ridge formation and lies in a discordant trend between the Lewis exhalite and the Beecham breccia horizons.
Alexis says that increasing copper grades at depth and down-plunge of the West Ansil Deposit mineralized envelope provide an excellent vector for additional massive sulphide mineralization at the Lewis Exhalite.
The partners are evaluating the economics of West Ansil in order to design the next exploration phase. One drill continues to delineate the geometry and extent of mineralization in and around West Ansil.
More drilling will test the zone’s extensions and for any down-plunge extension of the zone at the Lewis Exhalite. Other nearby targets will also be tested.