Black Duck Zinc Project
- 240 acres (97 Ha)
- 4 mineral claims
- Located east of a former Teck Resources mine (1975-1990), which produced 7 million tonnes of ore average 7.8% zinc
- The property includes historical assays of 6.55% Zn over 2 feet and 11.45% Zn over 1.5 feet
- Widespread zinc mineralization has not yet been fully delineated by drilling
The Black Duck Zinc Project is located in western Newfoundland, east of the historic Daniel’s Harbour Zinc Mine where Newfoundland Zinc Mining owned by Teck Resources Ltd. (“Teck”) mined a Mississippi Valley Type (MVT) zinc deposit from 1975 to 1990.
The Black Duck Zinc Project was previously held by Teck and covers 240 acres, including the area hosting the Black Duck Zinc Zone, which features historic assays of 6.55% zinc over 2 feet (DH# 967) and 11.45% zinc over 1.5 feet (DH# 1158), and essentially delivers a drill-ready prospect for the Company.
The Black Duck Zone represents the east limb of a major syncline, which is the eastward continuation of the pseudobreccia horizon that hosts all the zinc deposits of the Mike Lake area. It is located directly on strike within a major structural trend of the mineralized zones and is the most favourable area for exploration. Historically, twenty-eight holes (7,156 feet) have been drilled in the vicinity, however the mineralized area is not yet fully delimited by drilling and more work will be required to detail the full extent of this mineralized zone.
Eastern Zinc is focused on generating MVT style zinc targets within this project area.
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