Meteoric reveals update on Canadian cobalt project
Junior explorer, Meteoric Resources (ASX:MEI), has updated investors today on the company’s exploration activities at its Cobalt Project Portfolio in Ontario, Canada.
Highlights announced include:
- Completion of a detailed geological field assessment for MEI’s Eastern Ontario Cobalt Project Portfolio;
- Fully funded geophysical programs and scheduling now in place for all projects;
- Disseminated sulphide mineralisation in conjunction with favourable structural complexity confirmed at all Cobalt Projects;
- Ground based geophysics program completed at the Mulligan Cobalt Project, with data processing and 3D interpretation having commenced;
- Maiden drilling program at Mulligan on schedule for July 2018, and the drilling tender process has commenced; and
- The Orix Geoscience team is on-site preparing the drill site locations.
It should be noted that MEI is in the early stages of its exploration here and investors should seek professional financial advice if considering this stock for their portfolio.
The Eastern Ontario Cobalt Project Portfolio comprises a number of locations:
Mulligan Cobalt Project
Line cutting and closely spaced (100m lines with 25m centres) IP/Magnetics/Resistivity ground-based geophysics has now been completed at Mulligan. Following completed of the 3D modelled geophysical data, a maiden program for the Project will be developed with drilling set to commence in July.
Burt Cobalt Project
This Project hosts three major north-south trending faults, identified as being the key hosts of primary cobalt mineralisation throughout the district. These faults represent over 5.7kms of strike length potential for primary cobalt mineralisation. These cobalt fertile structures will be the focus of MEI’s geophysics drilling programs scheduled for August 2018.
Lorrain Cobalt Project
This Project covers an area over 4.9km2 and is located 9km south-south-west from the well-known historic mining town of Cobalt in Ontario. It contains large areas of Nipissing Diabase, being the high rock type for cobalt/silver mineralisation. The area has never before been explored using modern exploration techniques. Numerous historical cobalt-silver mining shafts and open pit workings have been confirmed on the property.
Iron Mask Cobalt Project
The Project is accessible through existing, well maintained logging roads. The geological package in the area was observed to include: gabbro, Nipissing diabase, metasediments and ultramafic rocks.
MEI announced the following at Iron Mask:
Beauchamp Cobalt Project
This Project is located just 40km north-north-west of the Cobalt Camp. Most significantly, Beauchamp hosts the major fault structure, the Cross-Lake Fault, which runs directly though the Cobalt Camp. The Cross-Lake fault is interpreted as the controlling structure for cobalt/silver mineralisation in the area and is the focus of MEI’s planned airborne geophysical survey.
Mulligan East Cobalt Project
This Project shows controlling structures that host historical high-grade cobalt production at Mulligan grading 10% CoM6. Nearby historical assays have been recorded with grading 4.5 Co and 87g/t Ag M6 within mineralisation at Foster Marshall. Aeromagnetic data show several major north-east structures in the east of the region.
Over at the Western Ontario Project, MEI release details at its Joyce Cobalt Project.
The Joyce River Cobalt Project is in north-western Ontario within the Uchi Greenstone Belt. It covers 4.6km2. The Project contains large bodies of mafic and ultramafic intrusive rocks containing highly prospective cobalt, copper and gold mineralisation in semi-massive to massive sulphides. This Project is a recent discovery, having been uncovered through trenching in 2007.
Geology and Structure of the Joyce River Cobalt Project
Meteoric Resources Cobalt Project Manager, Tony Cormack, stated: “Having spent the past six weeks on the ground in Ontario, I have had the opportunity to visit and assess all of the Company’s Cobalt Projects and I am impressed with their prospectivity for high-grade cobalt mineralisation demonstrated at each.”
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“Having established access to the projects and confirmed the geology and structure, we have now finalised the geophysics programs for all seven of the cobalt projects in the Canadian portfolio. Ground-based geophysics have been completed at Mulligan.
“The Canadian Exploration Services (CXS) crew is in the process of mobilising to Burt and then will systematically work through the projects until all are completed. Our exploration progress to date remains on schedule with drilling set to commence at Mulligan in July 2018.”