by Greg Klein | December 15, 2017
A three-day Phase I field program in northern Newfoundland brought encouraging Copper grades for King’s Bay Resources’ (TSXV:KBG) Trump Island project. Out of 15 samples taken from outcrop, four surpassed an upper detection limit of 1% copper, with results showing:
- >10,000 ppm copper, 303 ppm cobalt and >6 ppm silver
- >10,000 ppm copper, 1,213.6 ppm cobalt and 21.1 ppm silver
- >10,000 ppm copper, 634.5 ppm cobalt and 27.4 ppm silver
- >10,000 ppm copper, 272.3 ppm cobalt and 28.7 ppm silver
With those numbers from aqua regia digestion Ultratrace ICP-MS analysis, King’s Bay sent the first sample to a second lab for additional tests using ICP and ore grade analysis, with the following result:
- 6.07% copper, 0.03% cobalt and 14.4 ppm silver
Grab samples don’t represent the entire property, King’s Bay cautioned. But the company sees further exploration warranted for next spring. The boat-accessible property’s historic work dates to historic times, when in 1863 a miner from Cornwall reportedly extracted a supply of copper and cobalt for shipment to Wales. Non-43-101 results from 1999 grab sampling near the Cousin Jack’s mineshaft showed 3.8% copper, 0.3% cobalt, 2.9 g/t gold and 10.9 g/t silver. The 200-hectare property has yet to be drilled.
Last month King’s Bay wrapped up an initial two-hole, 502-metre program at its Lynx Lake cobalt project in Labrador. Assays are expected in early January but the company reported intervals of net textured gabbro totalling 164.3 metres, along with a 14.9-metre intercept of mineralized biotite gabbro. The holes targeted the West Pit area, where the company anticipates a VTEM anomaly to range from 50 to 300 metres’ depth and about 400 metres in diameter. A highway and powerlines run through the 24,000-hectare property.
King’s Bay offered a $250,000 private placement in September.