Second Rig To Accelerate Manitoba Drilling Campaign
Callinex Mines Inc. (TSXV: CNX) is moving quickly to follow exploration success at the 100% owned Pine Bay Project in Manitoba, Canada.
At the Pine Bay Project, two drill holes have been completed to follow up on the recently announced Rainbow discovery comprising of two high-grade copper, gold, silver and zinc lenses located 16 km away from processing facilities in Flin Flon, Manitoba .
The Rainbow discovery hole, PBM-111, intersected 2.96m of 3.09% copper, 0.75 g/t gold, 13.35 g/t silver, 1.88% zinc and a second interval of 4.31 metres of 4.12% copper, 0.22 g/t gold, 2.21 g/t silver, 0.06% zinc in early September.
Drill hole PBM-112 intersected a semi-massive sulphide intersection 325m vertically above PBM-111.
Drill hole PBM-113 successfully intersected the center of the highly conductive Borehole Pulse ElectroMagnetic (BPEM) Anomaly A, including two massive sulphide intersections located 118m and 123m along strike to the north and 87m and 66m vertically, respectively above the two high-grade massive sulphide intersections in PBM-111.
Samples from both drill holes are being cut and rushed to the lab to be assayed. Click here to walk-through the Rainbow discovery.
A second drill is being arranged to be mobilised before the end of the month to accelerate the expansion of the Rainbow discovery.
The drill rig currently on site will continue drilling to its planned end of hole depth and then immediately continue stepping out from the discovery. Step-out drilling will be aided by results from BPEM surveys being completed on PBM-112 and PBM-113.
A BPEM survey has been completed on PBM-112 and the results are currently being interpreted. A BPEM survey will be completed on PBM-113 as soon as the hole reaches total depth. The Rainbow discovery has been made on Callinex’s mineral lease, less than 250m from a high-voltage power-line and 550m from a historic shaft with direct road access to processing facilities in Flin Flon.
Meanwhile, in the Bathurst Mining District at the company’s Nash Creek Project,a soil sampling campaign has been completed and the company is awaiting results from the analytical lab. In total, 1,200 samples were collected for analysis of base and precious metals.
Soil samples were collected at 25m spacing along section lines spaced 100m intervals to cover the 11 km trend that encompasses the two recently announced silver discoveries located 6.8 km apart.
The soil sampling campaign will assist the company in vectoring towards additional high grade near surface mineralization along the controlling fault structure associated with the discovered silver mineralisation.
A follow-up drilling campaign will be planned to step-out from both silver intercepts as well as test any anomalous areas of interest identified by the soil sampling campaign.
Limited historic regional silver, lead and zinc soil sampling has been completed by previous explorers at the Nash Creek Project.
This historic data along with the newly acquired Induced Polarisation survey results were utilised to target the two recently announced silver discoveries.