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Altair Retains to initiate survey at Kosovo Zinc-Lead-Silver Project

Mining News - Published on Fri, 17 Feb 2017

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ALTAIR RESOURCES INC Mr Harold (Roy) Shipes, President and CEO, announced that Altair has retained SJ Geophysics of Vancouver, BC, Canada to immediately begin a gravity survey to precede drilling under the 2017 exploration program scheduled to begin in March on its Invictus project, Mitrovica district, Kosovo.

The Canadian technical team, under the direction of Jordan Perk, will be assisted and supported in the field by Altair's current Kosovo technical team including Prof. Dr Alaudin Kodra - Eng. Geologist and Selim Berisha, Geologist, Masters Technical Sciences (Geology) with additional support staff including Mustafa Havolli and Munir Havolli.

SJ Geophysics is now mobilizing its field crew to initiate this gravity survey. Drilling will commence immediately upon completion and interpretation of the gravity survey.

As discussed in an earlier release, numerous high-grade zinc and lead occurrences lie within a target zone measuring 500 metres by 300 m. In this area several surface trenches exhibit high grade zinc-lead mineralization zones running between 17 to 35 per cent zinc plus lead over 2 to 4 m widths within broader mineralized zones. These zones lie within a pronounced zinc and lead geochemical anomaly defined by earlier work. Also from earlier work, two zones of induced polarization response and one zone of self-potential response also lie within the target area generally coincident with the geochemical anomalies.

Gravity surveying is scheduled to test not only the above described target area in detail, but will also investigate, on a broader scale, the possibility of a large target within this belt of limestones and schists that hosts numerous rich surface showings and some historical underground workings. The overall target zone on the property extends over five kilometres in length and 200 to 300 m in width.

Gravity surveying using a gravity meter can measure variations in the gravitational attraction and thus define areas of greater mass within a target area. Dense metal-rich orebodies show up as positive gravity anomalies because of the high density of ore minerals sphalerite, smithsonite and galena in contrast with the surrounding host lithologies of carbonate and schist.

The gravity technique allows us to detect large masses of zinc ore such as smithsonite and sphalerite even though they are non-conductive in nature and not responsive to induced polarization or electromagnetic surveys.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 17 Feb 2017
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