White Cliff (ASX:WCN) shines Nunavut plan ahead of copper-silver campaign in north Canada

White Cliff (ASX:WCN) shines Nunavut plan ahead of copper-silver campaign in north Canada

May 28, 2024 Off By Amanda Ellis

White Cliff Minerals is set to debut its maiden field campaign at its Nunavut Copper-Gold-Silver Project in Northern Canada over the coming months.

The Australian-listed company is hopeful for good outcomes from the campaign given historic drilling has shown Nunavut hosts controls for forming copper deposits in sediments.

Perth-based White Cliff views the project as a district-scale opportunity that could produce large tonnages of copper in ground that features high grades of copper-silver.

White Cliff Managing Director Troy Whittaker noted Nunavut’s prospectivity had been proven by previous explorers and said the project was a significant opportunity for the company.

“We look forward to over the coming months as the team deploys to the field to undertake the aerial geophysical MobileMT survey and ground reconnaissance works, taking rock chip samples from outcrops channel saw-sampling providing further updates,” he said.

“Previous operators proved the presence of high-grade copper veins however there was no sufficient follow-up drill-testing, providing us with the opportunity for considerable exploration upside.”

Whittaker flagged historical strikes across the project provide opportunity to build upon.

“Despite their being inference and description of substantial strike extents across the project, only single samples were taken from limited occurrences,” he said.

“These single occurrences provide us with a substantial foundation to undertake activities looking at district-scale potential.”

A starter plan

The Nunavut project area is less than 2 kilometres east of the company’s mineral claims where drilling unveiled 28.97 metres grading 0.57 per cent copper from basal Rae Group sediments.

Over the coming months as field workers get going at the project site, they will focus on 7 priority targets to start off the campaign.

The starter targets are found at four prospects – Don, CU-TAR, Pickle Crow 140, and HALO.

Don is in the south of the company’s mineral claims and is a cropping out lode system that has returned the highest grading historical copper and silver results from assays from the project area.

A northerly mostly quartz-chalcocite-bornite vein with an 88m separation along strike featured highlights such as 30.7% Cu and194g/t Ag, 8.29% Cu and 23g/t Ag, and 7.84% Cu and 104g/t Ag.

CU-TAR in the southeast of White Cliff’s landholding and has at least four copper-silver lodes within northeast-trending vertical structures that cut stacked basaltic flows from Coppermine River Group.

Grab samples taken historically include 21.18% Cu and 9g/t Ag, 35.54% Cu and 17g/t Ag, while continuous chip samples included 2.5m at 10.3% Cu and 5g/t Ag.

Pickle Crow 140 has obvious NE/SW structures and a drift-covered bench spanning about 1000 feet.

Trench sampling returned highlights such as 1.13m at 16.75% Cu, and 1.22m at 4.69% Cu.

HALO has a north-south-trending zone of chalcocite-chalcopyrite-bornite-malachite mineralisation where composite rock chip sampling at the surface flagged 5m at 4.34% Cu and 5.4g/t Ag.

White Cliff’s team will continue to refine its approach as it sures up what it hopes is a district-scale opportunity at Nunavut.

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