“Results from PM20-02 indicate that there still remains considerable upside in expanding and upgrading the Pickett Mt. mineral resource,” stated Don Dudek, VP Exploration. “Although much of our focus is on finding new lenses along trend and in the footwall of the deposit, we will undoubtedly return to an infill and expansion drill program in due course. Our knowledge of how and where the massive sulphide mineralization was deposited continues to grow with every drill hole and will be useful in the search for additional resources. ”
The historic hole 77 (as see in Figure 2), which intersected the plane of mineralization about 45 metres to the west of PM20-02, had an approximate 45-metre wide stringer zone with some Cu-stringer mineralization zones, but sub-economic sulphides. The western edge of the West Lens mineralization occurs between these two holes and, depending on the orientation of the feeder zone, which is inferred to be oriented parallel to the western margin of the West Lens, it may be possible, to add additional higher-grade resources with infill drilling.
Diamond Drilling Program Outline
Seven of the fifteen planned drill holes have been completed to date as per the drill plan outlined in the Pickett Mountain Project presentation and on the attached plan map. Those holes that have intersected massive sulphide and stringer mineralization have been sampled and sent to an independent laboratory for assessment. Additional assays are pending in the coming weeks and where the total laboratory around time has been approximately seven to eight weeks. The various holes are designed to test new targets and support the development of an updated geological model with a goal to discover additional resources proximal to the Pickett Mountain deposit.
Mapping and sampling (rock and soils) has been completed on the new grids and select target areas within the 30 km belt. Additional reconnaissance-style soil sampling is planned in areas with favorable volcanic rocks that have no record of any previous work. The goal of this work is to identify new potential basins that could host massive sulphide mineralization similar to Pickett Mt. Drilling in these areas is planned for this fall.
About Wolfden and the Pickett Mountain Project
With the support of major investors Kinross Gold Corporation and Altius Minerals, Wolfden plans to explore and develop its wholly-owned Pickett Mountain Project in Maine, USA, one of the highest-grade polymetallic projects in North America (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ag, Au). This relatively advanced project is well-located near excellent infrastructure which will support straight forward development.
Pickett Mountain Mineral Resources* as at January 7, 2019, using a 9% ZnEq cut-off
- 2.05 Mt at 19.32% ZnEq of Indicated (9.9% Zn, 3.9% Pb, 1.4% Cu, 102 g/t Ag & 0.92 g/t Au)
- 2.03 Mt at 20.61% ZnEq of Inferred (11.0 % Zn, 4.4% lead, 1.2% Cu, 111 g/t Ag & 0.92 g/t Au)
- 5,000 metre exploration drill program underway to further expand resources and discover new zones
- Preliminary Economic Assessment September 2020
- Approval of the ongoing rezoning petition in 2021 would be a significant milestone
- Securing additional high-grade projects and exploration drill targets in Maine