White Cliff secures federal licences for Radium Point amid ongoing exploration

White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) has secured all remaining exploration licences at the Radium Point Project in Canada’s Northwest Territories following approvals by the Government of Canada. 

White Cliff, which has a $25.99 million market capitalisation, says preparatory works are now either complete or underway for the upcoming summer field season in Canada. 

The company’s initial focus at the Radium Point and Nunavut projects will be infield rock chip sampling, reconnaissance, and an airborne MobileMT geophysical survey ahead of a maiden drill program. 

Meanwhile, the company has completed drilling at its wholly owned Reedy South Gold Project in the Cue Goldfields region of Western Australia. 

The program was designed to test strike and depth extensions to the existing Mineral Resource Estimate of 42,400 ounces of gold. All samples are undergoing assaying at Perth laboratories. 

In the interim, White Cliff is nearing the completion of a targeted soils and bedrock sampling program across its Lake Tay Gold-Lithium Project in Western Australia. 

“Our focus at Reedy South in Western Australia was to identify potential expansions to the known JORC resource,” Managing Director Troy Whittaker says. 

“With this campaign now concluded and those assays at the laboratory, we look forward to the results.”

The Radium Point project sits 240km southwest of White Cliff’s Nunavut Coppermine Project in an area with a rich production history, which before 1982 totalled 13.7 million pounds of uranium oxide, 34.2 million ounces of refined silver, and over 11.37 million pounds of copper with gold credits. 

The area has also returned 104,000kg of lead, 127,000kg of nickel, and 227,000kg of cobalt. 

According to White Cliff, Radium Point has also been recognised by the Northwest Territories government’s Geoscience office as having the highest probability for hosting iron-oxide-copper-gold and uranium-style mineralisation in Canada.

White Cliff’s Western Australia portfolio includes the Reedy South, Lake Tay, Diemals, and Bentley projects. 

Reedy South sits near the existing Triton/South Emu Mine operated by Westgold Resources (ASX:WGX).   

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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