Arctic Drilling is diamond drilling contractor on Burfjord coppergold project Norway

first_imgBoreal Metals Corp has engaged Arctic Drilling AB to conduct exploratory diamond drilling at Burfjord in Norway.  Boreal is mobilising to commence a 1,000 m reconnaissance drill program in late September and will test a variety of shallow drill targets across the property position.  The drill targets include multiple zones highlighted by Induced Polarisation geophysical surveys completed by Boreal in late 2017.  Widespread copper-gold mineralisation is seen in surface exposures in each target area and Boreal is excited to be the first to drill test these targets.“We are pleased to be working with Arctic Drilling on our Burfjord copper-gold project in Norway,” stated Karl Antonius, President and CEO. “Arctic Drilling has extensive experience drilling in the region and has developed a strong working relationship with the local community and stakeholders.”The Burfjord project is comprised of six exploration licenses totaling 5,500 ha in the Kåfjord copper belt near Alta, Norway.  Copper mineralisation was mined in the Burfjord area during the 19th century, with over 30 historic mines and prospects developed along the flanks of a prominent 4 x 6 km fold (anticline) consisting of interbedded sedimentary and volcanic rocks.  Many of the rocks in the anticline are intensely hydrothermally altered and contain sulphide mineralisation.Mineralisation occurs as high-grade copper-gold bodies that were historically mined at high cutoff grades (>3% Cu). Boreal has recognised significant volumes of bulk tonnage potential copper-gold mineralization developed in stockwork vein arrays throughout the property position which the Company believes have economic potential.  Veins in the area are dominated by carbonate and iron-oxide minerals (magnetite and haematite), but also contain chalcopyrite, bornite and chalcocite in addition to cobalt-rich pyrite as generally coarse-grained (often 0.5 cm to multi-cm scale) disseminations in the veins.  Discreet zones of cobalt and nickel mineralization are also present on the property.Only limited exploration has taken place in the modern era and only one prospect area has been drill tested to date. The best historic drill intercept consists of 7 m @ 3.6% Cu from the Cedarsgruve mine area in the northern portion of the claim block.last_img read more