Brixton Metals Corporation (TSX-V: BBB) announces the start of exploration for 2013 at the Thorn Ag-Au-Pb-Zn-Cu project located in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada.
The Board of Directors has approved up to $2 million in exploration expenditures for the phase one 2013 exploration program and crews have been mobilized to the Thorn project site. The program will consist of approximately 4,000m of NQ sized core drilling, 1,600 soil samples and geological and structural mapping. Drilling will be focused on expanding high-grade mineralization at the Oban and Camp Creek zones. Soil sampling will be conducted over the Oban extension, Camp Creek, Amarillo and Outlaw zones. In addition the Company is developing a structural model that will provide a greater understanding of the controls to the mineralization which will assist in identifying drill targets.
Thorn Project Highlights: (as disclosed in previous Company new releases)
Oban Diatreme Breccia
- Oban zone hole 60 intersected 9.25m of 2,984.40 g/t Ag, 3.04 g/t Au, 11.65% Pb, 3.42% Zn and 0.53% Cu from 55.45m depth, within a broader interval of 95.08m grading 628.00 g/t Ag, 1.71 g/t Au, 3.31% Pb and 2.39% Zn from surface.
- Oban zone hole 84 intersected 123.00 m of 190.68 g/t Ag, 1.19 g/t Au, 3.25% Zn and 1.74% Pb within 310.00 m of 105.82 g/t Ag, 0.71 g/t Au, 1.76% Zn and 0.90% Pb from 26 m depth. Hole 84 was drilled sub-normal to hole 60.
- Oban style diatreme-breccia was encountered in drilling about 1 km north of the known mineralization of hole 60. Three rock samples north of the Oban zone have returned between 1,169.5 and 1,297.9g/t Ag. A total of 5,635.92m (combined historic and recent) in 44 holes have been drilled at the Oban zone. To view 3d models of the zone (Leapfrog and Corebox) click the following link: http://brixtonmetals.com/thorn-3-d-model/
Camp Creek Veins
- B zone float sample 275978 returned 21.5g/t Au, 2,990 g/t Ag and 14.2% Cu.
- Camp Creek vein-float sample 206808 returned 24.14 g/t Au, 1,066.7 g/t Ag and 9.18% Cu. Sample 206607 returned 19.48 g/t Au, 1,634.7 g/t Ag, 17.35% Cu.
- Hole 54 at the Lagavulin vein intersected 1.75 m of 7.14 g/t Au and 245.40 g/t Ag and 4.85 m of 3.13 g/t Au and 122.46 g/t Ag. The Lagavulin vein has a strike length of 2km and crosscuts the northeast trending Camp creek vein sets.
Mr. Gary R. Thompson, Chairman & CEO stated, “We are eager to get back to Thorn to follow up the many high-grade targets that exist on the property. While our main focus will continue to be the high-grade at the Oban zone, we will also be advancing some of the other attractive targets this season.”
About Brixton and its Thorn Project
Brixton Metals is an exploration company focused on the advancement of high-grade precious metal assets to feasibility. The primary focus at the Thorn project is high-grade silver-gold-lead-zinc-bearing diatreme-breccia zones and high-grade gold-silver-copper veins. Secondary targets include porphyry, skarn, replacement, and bulk tonnage gold targets. The Thorn project covers a Cretaceous volcanic-porphyry complex that shares many similarities with other high sulphidation deposits around the world such as Lepanto-FSE in the Philippines, Penasquito in Mexico and El Indio in Chile. The 27,000-hectare Thorn Project is located in the Sutlahine River area of Northwestern British Columbia, Canada, approximately 40km from Chieftain’s Tulsequah Chief mine development.