Boreal Commences Exploration Programs at Tynset VMS Project in Norway
VANCOUVER: Boreal Metals Corp. (Boreal or the Company) (TSXV:BMX) is pleased to announce the commencement of field work and exploration programs at its Tynset polymetallic VMS project in Norway (Tynset or the Project). The Tynset project is located in the historic Roros District, Norway's most prolific base metal district.
2018 Work Programs
Surface sampling, mapping and geophysical programs have commenced at Tynset, and will initially focus in the vicinities of the historic Vingelen, Fadalsgruven and Sivilldalen mines. Those mines operated at various times from the 1660's at Fadalsgruven through the early 1920's at Sivilldalen. Although historical production focused on copper, significant zinc mineralization is present in all of the mining areas as seen in outcrop exposures and in mine waste materials. These initial work programs will consist of surface sampling of soil and glacial till materials along projections of zones of mineralization in and around the historic mines.
Surface sampling will be accompanied by high resolution, ground-based magnetic geophysical surveys and geologic mapping. Tynset's massive sulfide mineralization has a strong magnetic response due to high concentrations of pyrrhotite, a magnetic ferrous sulfide mineral associated with the polymetallic sulfide mineralization. These zones are readily mappable by magnetic surveys. Depending on results, Boreal will also consider electromagnetic surveys as follow ups to the upcoming field programs.
The goal of the programs is to further refine drill site selections, in anticipation of future drilling in 2018 or 2019, and to identify additional zones of copper and zinc mineralization in the area.
Overview of Tynset
The Tynset VMS project in Roros District of Norway is one of four Scandinavian polymetallic projects acquired by Boreal in 2017 from EMX Royalty Corporation (TSX: EMX; NYSE: EMX). For transaction details, see Boreal News Release dated February 24, 2017 Boreal Announces Swedish Acquistion.
The Tynset project is comprised of 17 exploration licenses totaling 17,000 hectares in the Roros Mining District in central Norway, and hosts a 30 kilometer trend of VMS style mineral occurrences and historic mines, including the Vingelen, Fadalsgruven and Sivilldalen mines. Little exploration work has been conducted within the licenses of the Tynset project over the past 30 to 40 years. However, sampling by the Norwegian Geological Survey in the 1990's and EMX has shown evidence for zinc, gold, and silver enrichments in several of the historic mines and prospects, and the Company believes that good potential exists for discovery of zinc and precious-metal enriched VMS deposits.
Additionally, the historic drilling that has been conducted in the mining areas has been very limited and shallow. Significant potential exists for additional discoveries at depth and along strike of the historic mines.