Metalex Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: MTX) has commenced drilling at its wholly-owned A5 claim block in Quebec.
This is the maiden drill programme on the project. Whilst initially planned to take place in 2022 the company felt it prudent to complete geological mapping of the claim block and detailed heavy mineral sampling to assist in targeting the drill programme.
Drilling will initially test five conductive targets detected by an airborne electromagnetic survey. These anomalies are a potential source of the highly anomalous ilmenite counts and gold values found down ice in heavy mineral samples.
Samples collected from the A5 block contain the highest scandium results of all 8,700 heavy mineral samples the Company has collected in Quebec.
Concentrates from these heavy mineral samples (the 60-mesh heavy non-magnetic fraction) had scandium contents ranging from 0.1ppm to 204ppm scandium as analyzed using INAA at Activation Laboratories. The highest result was from sample RQ0754, located downstream of the electromagnetic anomalies being tested.
Electron microprobe analysis of picked oxide grains from these samples was conducted by CF Mineral Research Ltd. Their work established that ilmenite is contained in high concentrations within claim block A5.
Drilling has been paused while Quebec’s fire hazard remains high and will recommence when it is safe to do so.
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