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Kesselrun Resources breathing new life into 90yr old mine in NWO

Aug 25, 2020

"To be the first people to lay eyes on the Huronian Zone in nearly 90 years is truly an historic occasion," said Michael Thompson, P.Geo., President and CEO. 

"Full credit to the field team for identifying the opportunity and taking the initiative. To be able to make direct observations of the mineralization, alteration and structural components of the Huronian Zone gives us invaluable data that will serve Kesselrun well moving forward."

While preparing drill pads for the drill program that is now currently under way, on site geologists identified the opportunity to expose the Huronian Zone at surface. The Huronian Zone has not been exposed at surface since the 1930s as that portion was buried in waste rock during the course of mining operations. Only a small strike extent of the zone was historically exposed at surface with the majority of it under swamp. Exposing the surface expression of the high-grade vein previously mined at the Huronion zone will allow geologists to further investigate structural and alteration trends associated with high grade mineralization on the Huronian property. Grab samples on the freshly exposed vein resulted in assays of up to 90.6and 13.9 g/t Au. 

The Huronian Zone consists of a mix of sheared mafic volcanics, feldspar and feldspar quartz porphyries as well as numerous lamprophyre dykes and quartz veins. The two exposed areas are approximately 50 and 10 metres in length respectively covering an approximate 100 metre strike length of the zone. Only an approximate 1 to 2 metre wide portion of the zone is exposed of the interpreted 5 to 10 metre wide zone. The vein is presently being washed for detailed mapping and sampling.


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