White Cliff prepares for maiden field program at Nunavut Project

White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) is preparing for a maiden field program at its Nunavut Copper-Gold-Silver Project in northern Canada, with a number of priority targets already identified.

Over the coming months, White Cliff will undertake an aerial geophysical mobile-magnetotellurics survey and ground reconnaissance work, including rock chip samples from outcropping areas. 

White Cliff, which has a market capitalisation of $25.17 million, plans to confirm historical rock chip assays and confirm historical drilling, with the aim of converting historical mineral estimates to JORC 2012-compliant resources. 

“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.” Managing Director Troy Whittaker says. 

“Despite their being inference and description of substantial strike extents across the project, only single samples were taken from limited occurrences. These single occurrences provide us with a substantial foundation to undertake activities looking at district scale potential.”

Historical work has been summarised at several priority target locations, which White Cliff says presents a clear starting point from which to begin field activities. 

At the Don target, historical copper and silver assays returned up to 30.7% copper and 194 grams per tonne (g/t) silver. Don lies in the southern extents of the mineral claims, representing a “cropping out” lode system. 

At the CU-TAR target, historical grab samples include up to 35.54% copper and 17g/t silver. 

CU-TAR lies in the southeast of the landholding and offers four copper-silver lodes within north-east-trending vertical structures cutting the stacked basaltic flows of the Coppermine River Group. 

The Pickle Crow 140 target has returned historic trench sampling results including 1.13m @ 16.75% copper and 1.22m @ 4.69% copper. 

Meanwhile, the HALO target has a north-south trending zone of mineralisation, which historically returned 5m @ 4.34% copper and 5.4g/t silver. 

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