An upcoming geophysical program has been extended to fly a potential land acquisition under consideration by Pistol Bay Mining TSXV:PST. The company announced a letter of intent on the 496-hectare Copperlode property, about four kilometres along strike from Pistol Bay’s Arrow zone in Ontario’s Confederation Lake greenstone belt. Having already assembled the area’s largest land package, the company plans region-wide, state-of-the-art exploration over neglected but VMS-rich ground.
Copperlode would bring Pistol Bay two more historic, non-43-101 estimates:
-- D zone: 32,600 tonnes averaging 7.58% zinc and 0.26% copper
-- E zone: 145,000 tonnes averaging 8.28% zinc, 1.02% copper and 24 g/t silver
Additionally, some historic, non-43-101 drill intercepts include:
-- B zone: 2.5% zinc and 1.68% copper over 6.3 metres
-- C zone: 0.21% zinc and 6.02% copper over 1.5 metres
-- Hornet zone: 7.56% zinc and 0.08% copper over 6.6 metres
-- 4.07% zinc and 1.13% copper over 5.03 metres
Hornet remains open at depth and along strike.
On finishing the region-wide airborne VTEM Plus campaign Pistol Bay may acquire an initial 65% option on Copperlode from Frontline Gold TSXV:FGC, which holds an option on the claims from another vendor. Pistol Bay would pay Frontline $26,000 and issue 450,000 shares over two years and spend $150,000 over three years. Another $50,000 and 300,000 shares would boost Pistol Bay’s stake to 80%.
Pistol Bay’s current Confederation Lake portfolio consists of 9,450 hectares with a number of historic estimates, including the 2007 Arrow resource on which the company began a 43-101 update last month.
Also last month, the company closed a $336,000 private placement that followed a $548,436 placement in March. April brought more money with $750,000 from a Rio Tinto NYSE:RIO subsidiary as part of its 100% option on Pistol Bay’s uranium properties in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin.