EMC Metals Commissions SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc. to Complete a 43-101 Technical Report for the Carlin Vanadium Project
The Carlin Vanadium Project consists of 72 unpatented mineral claims covering ~578 ha and is located along the
The Carlin Vanadium Deposit was discovered in the 1960s by Union Carbide Corp. (UCC) when significantly anomalous Vanadium was found in samples collected by UCC Geologists (Galli, 1968, Morgan, 1968). During 1967 and 1968 Union Carbide conducted exploration work including geological mapping, ~15,000 feet of trenching, and ~30,500 feet of drilling in 112 holes outlining a zone of vanadium mineralization within the current claim boundary. In 1968 UCC used this work to complete a historical resource estimation of 19.69M tons @ 0.83% V(2)O5*. This historical resource is being used as a guide only and should not be relied upon. Exploration was restricted to within 150m (500ft) from surface with an average drill hole depth of 75 m (150 ft).
At the Carlin Project, the vanadium mineralization is hosted within 50 ft thick horizon of black shales within the Devonian Woodruff Formation, which consists of dark grey to black siliceous mudstones, and chert with lesser amounts of shale, siltstone, dolomitic siltstone, and calcareous sandstone. The Woodruff formation is unconformably overlain by shallow dipping Permian-Pennsylvanian siltstones, shales, conglomerates, and carbonates of the Chainman and Diamond Peak Formations.
The Carlin Vanadium Property also covers an interesting gold occurrence and in 1998, Cambior and Sante Fe Pacific Mining Inc. used rock chip sampling to outline a ~550 ft northeast trending ((greater than)100 ppb) gold anomaly within the Devonian Woodruff Formation and drilled 20 holes (for 2700 ft) to test the anomalous zone. The best results were obtained in drill hole CBK-2 which intersected 0.01 oz. per ton gold from 5 to 70 feet within the Woodruff Formation immediately below the unconformity. This gold occurrence suggests the possibility of a
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* This resource estimation (from UCC Summary Report, by Galli, 1968, and Morgan, 1968) is a historical resource and should not be relied upon. EMC Metals, along with SRK Consulting, is currently carrying out the required work to determine a current NI43-101 compliant resource estimation.
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