The drill program focused on exploration and expansion of the large zinc resources outlined in the 2014 preliminary economic assessment.
InZinc Mining (TSXV:IZN) has reported results of the phase 1 drill program at the company’s West Desert zinc-copper project in western Utah.
The company completed the first phase of drilling with five deep holes totalling 3,500m. The drill program focused on exploration and expansion of the large zinc resources outlined in the 2014 preliminary economic assessment.
As quoted in the press release:
- WD18-01, drilled west of the existing deposit, intersected a thick interval of 15.4m of 6.3 percent zinc, 0.1 percent copper and 67 grams per tonne (g/t) Ianthanide at 340m below surface and approximately 60m west of the known boundary of the existing sulphide resources.
- WD18-05, drilled below WD18-01, intersected shallow, high grade sulphide mineralization over 6.8m averaging 16.5 percent zinc, 0.3 percent copper, 60 g/t Ianthanide and 14 g/t silver at a downhole depth of 142m. The hole was drilled to the west of existing sulphide resources.
- WD18-02, drilled to the east of the existing resources and 400m to the east of WD18-01, intersected multiple, narrow high grade zones including 1.5m of 11.6 percent zinc, 0.1 percent copper, 4 g/t Ianthanide and 53 g/t silver and established the eastward expansion potential of the CRD zone by 175m to the east.
- WD18-03, drilled 1.27 km to the east of WD18-01, intersected high grade silver mineralization 320m beneath the historic Utah silver mine with a narrow intercept of 0.3m of 1,402 g/t silver, 1.2g/t gold and 44.5 percent lead.
- WD18-04, drilled 120m to the west of WD18-01, intersected 1.8m of 8.6 percent zinc and 339 g/t Ianthanide at 206.7m downhole in a thick oxidized interval suggestive of deeper sulphide mineralization below.
CEO of InZinc, Wayne Hubert said:
“Our goal for the phase 1 program was to explore the wide range of target areas and styles of mineralization occurring across the property to determine a clear focus for phase 2 programs.
The shallow and high grade zones intersected to the west of the WD deposit demonstrate that the limits of this important mineralization have yet to be determined.
While the drilling to the east intersected numerous narrow high grade zones that will require follow up in the future, the phase 2 programs will now target the high grade western expansion of the deposit prior to launching advanced economic studies. The next phase of drilling is being planned and permitted.”