White Cliff (ASX:WCN) validates Great Bear IOCG-U allure in Northwest Territory

White Cliff (ASX:WCN) validates Great Bear IOCG-U allure in Northwest Territory

July 10, 2024 Off By Jack Baker

White Cliff Minerals has boots on the ground and eyes in the sky as it quickly confirms widespread iron-oxide-copper-gold-uranium mineralisation across its Great Bear Lake project in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Earlier integration of historic data returned priority targets with high-grade grabs, and helicopter-backed field observations in its first week of fieldwork have validated multiple discoveries and targets with potentially hefty strike lengths.

An early headliner is a large outcropping IOCG mineralised system at the Glacier prospect, so far found to hold more than 1100 metres of strike a kilometre away from the historic Echo Bay Mine.

Other targets include intense primary copper mineralisation at Mile Lake and three parallel structures at Rust which returned multiple off-scale scintillometer readings and evidence of high-grade uranium near the Eldorado Mine site.

There was also a newly discovered silver occurrence and confirmation of three more copper and uranium locations on the trail of high-grade extensions of the region’s historic sites.

“Finally, we are on the ground! We could not be any more impressed with what we have seen in such a short period of time,” White Cliff Minerals Managing Director Troy Whittaker said.

“This project is clearly under-explored with new potential discoveries having been made continuously and immediately. This, coupled with confirmation of the historic mineralised trends at Spud Bay and Thompson really impresses the potential for district-scale opportunity across a polymetallic suite of minerals.”

Whittaker said the first batch of samples had been sent to the labs and the company looked forward to their return with the hopes of validating expectations and providing further upside through metals unobservable in the field.

“This maiden campaign is the culmination of the team in Canada’s brilliant work, led by our Executive Director Eric Sondergaard,” he said.

“Their ability to ensure permitting was facilitated and granted in a timely manner, that aligned with our schedule, and to successfully gain the grant from the Canadian Government to allow us to further our exploration activities was world class.”

The MD added the Perth-based company looked forward to sharing further updates toward exploring Great Bear Lake alongside a highly anticipated campaign over Nunavut set to begin in the next few weeks.

Assays of 95 samples from Great Bear Lake should soon follow, as flyovers utilising modern aerial exploration technology continue to collect magnetic and conductivity data.

Exploring the Great White North is hardly easy, but White Cliff has received a government grant of C$168,000 (A$110,000) to aid its efforts across both projects through the Canadian field season.

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