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Cleghorn announces start of drill in Meech Lake Matachewan Prospect

Mining News - Published on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

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Cleghorn Minerals Ltd announced that diamond drilling program on the Meech Lake Matachewan Prospect located in Northeastern Ontario was mobilized and is underway. The diamond drill program will focus initially on the historical Kell’s and Waterhole showings where recently completed sampling by Cleghorn identified and confirmed the presence of two separate mineralized systems on the property. Selective assays results from the sampling program of the historical pits and/or trenches on the property included.

In conjunction with the drill program, a program of stripping of selective historical pits and trenches will be conducted to take advantage of winter access conditions. The objective of this work is to re-examine (rehabilitation of the historical exploration pits and trenches to complete detailed mapping and sampling) the known mineralization.

The objective of this exploration program is to evaluate the economic potential of the historical surface mineralization along strike and at depth, in addition to drill testing new targets on the property. The program is based on utilizing a new ore deposit model on the property, with a particular emphasis on a structural control component to the mineralization, verses solely on lithological targeting that was the basis in past exploration campaigns. Drillhole targeting will combine both the geological attributes of the historical mineralization and new geophysical data.

The area of the present-day Meech Lake Matachewan property has a long history of mineral exploration dating from the early 1930's, and has been staked over the years because of interest in its polymetallic (gold, and base-metal, platinum group element bearing sulphide) mineral potential. In the early 1930's, prospector Hugh Kell discovered the so-called “Waterhole” gold/zinc showing on the property. Persistent trenching in 1946 exposed a massive-sulphide bearing ultramafic “dunite” dike hosting highly anomalous grades of copper, nickel, platinum, and palladium, in the west-central part of the property, the so-called “Kell’s Showing”.

Subsequent exploration drilling in 1951-52 and 1973-74 were unsuccessful in expanding the Kell’s Showing along strike, but were successful in extending it to depth, and also in finding new gold mineralization at the Waterhole Showing. Later work indicated that the dunite dike hosting the Kell’s Showing extends to the southwest (West Dunite Showing), and also inferred that the gold-zinc and gold occurrences (Waterhole Showing) may be related to a northeast-striking shear zone. The dunite form the Kell’s Showing was described as being completely altered to talc + calcite + serpentine.

Exploration activities resumed over the area of the present-day property claims intermittently over the years from 1984, and 1987 to 1988, 1991 to 1992 (ground geophysics and approximately 1800m of total drilling).

Cleghorn has received an Exploration Permit from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to encompass the stripping and diamond drill program. In addition, as part of the Company’s corporate social responsibilities and through the aboriginal consultation process, an Exploration Agreement Memorandum of Understanding has been negotiated with the Matachewan First Nation.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 29 Dec 2017
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