Exploration continues to reveal high-grade gold mineralization at the Laguna Gold property near Snow Lake, a junior miner announced last week.
Rockcliff Copper Corp. said sampling at Laguna completed before winter freeze-up “has identified further evidence of an extensive and high-grade gold-rich environment over considerable distances.”
The company has now commissioned a drone airborne magnetometer survey to be completed over the entire property.
“The detailed drone survey will aid in the potential identification of new structurally controlled high-grade gold-rich environments under the property’s thin overburden cover as well as follow the known areas of gold mineralization,” Ken Lapierre, president and CEO of Rockcliff, said in a news release.
“We look forward to advancing this high-grade gold property to its first drill program in a very long time.”
AIR Inc., a Flin Flon-based company, will complete the drone-based survey. The survey will involve a remote-controlled aerial vehicle, or drone, equipped with a potassium magnetic sensor.
A GPS-guided autopilot,
coupled with ground elevation data, will allow the drone to fly accurate survey lines that hug the terrain, Rockcliff said.
This method of surveying will mean individual magnetic anomalies can be resolved whereas they were previously indistinguishable when surveyed using more conventional methods, the company added.
Located 20 km southeast of Snow Lake, the Laguna property hosts the long-defunct Laguna gold mine.