Glencore is wrapping up production at its Kidd Creek Mine in 2021, but a Rouyn-Noranda junior miner believes there’s more zinc and copper to be found.
Explor Resources has started a geophysical program to define targets on its properties, 20 kilometres north of Timmins, following by a 3,000-metre drilling program.
The company’s group of properties – totalling 2,700 hectares – surround Glencore’s Kidd Creek Mine.
In a May 17 release, the company said exploration drilling to date has revealed a major fault structure running to the west of the Kidd Creek Mine in a northwest to southeast direction.
Falconbridge had previously drilled to the southeast of the mine in 1998 with some encouraging results.
Kidd Creek Mine has produced 152,600,000 tonnes of base metal ore in copper and zinc since production began in 1966.
Explor subscribes to the “cluster effect” of volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits, comparing the Timmins camp to the Bathurst mining camp where 47 deposits have been found, and the Noranda mining camp where 18 deposits have been found,
The presence of mafic and felsic rocks on its Kidd Township Properties with anomalous zinc and copper supports Explor’s opinion that additional VMS deposits exist in the immediate vicinity of the Kidd Creek Mine.
Explor Resources has mineral holdings in Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.
Its current exploration focus is in the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt with its flagship project being the Timmins Porcupine West project.