Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (TSXV: NCX) has announced the results of its surface exploration programme at its North Island Project. The programme was a continuation of work completed in early 2022 and covered the company’s Pemberton Hills and Northwest Expo target areas, as well as the area between the Red Dog Deposit and the Goodspeed target, plus the recently recognized Downward Dog target.
Sam Lee, president and CEO of Northisle commented, “The results from the surface geophysical program completed during the fourth quarter have provided numerous drill targets for us to pursue during 2023 and beyond and highlights the superb prospectivity of the 50km long porphyry belt on the North Island Project. 2023 is anticipated to be an exciting and busy year for our exploration team.”
Multiple drill targets were identified at each of the survey areas which augment previous work and demonstrate attractive opportunities for further exploration during the company’s 2023 field season and beyond. Northisle has stated that the geophysical survey completed by Simcoe Geoscience in the Pemberton Hills area has identified coincident magnetic and chargeability signatures which are consistent with the existing data indicating the existence of a very large porphyry-style hydrothermal system with a more than 6km long lithocap visible at surface.
Robin Tolbert, vice president, exploration added, “Coincident anomalies from surface mapping and sampling, historical geochemical surveys and recent geophysical programs provide confidence in our overall geological thesis and approach to exploring this extensive porphyry belt. I look forward to the start of the 2023 field season and the opportunity to drill test many of these exciting targets.”
The fall 2022 programme included approximately 55 line-kilometers of wireless ground induced polarization and magnetic surveys covering the Pemberton Hills, Northwest Expo, Red Dog, Downward Dog, and Goodspeed targets. The survey commenced at Pemberton Hills on 20 October 2022 and concluded on 4 December 2022.
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