This follows confirmation of a number of relatively shallow geophysical targets considered highly prospective for additional volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) discoveries

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Image: Etruscus mobilizes for drilling as "Bulls-Eye" targets are outlined at Rock & Roll Project. Photo: courtesy of Alex Banner from Pixabay.

Etruscus Resources Corp. (CSE: ETR) (the “Company” or “Etruscus”) is pleased to announce that crews are mobilizing for the start of its Phase 1 drill program at the Rock & Roll Project in Northwest B.C.’s Eskay Camp.  This follows confirmation of a number of relatively shallow geophysical targets considered highly prospective for additional volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) discoveries.

Highlights:

  • 2,500 metres of Phase 1 drilling is targeting additional silver-gold-copper-zinc-rich VMS-style mineralization near the Black Dog deposit which was discovered three decades ago but has never been systematically followed up on until now;
  • The most recent airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey for the area has been reinterpreted resulting in new encouraging results; and
  • Geophysics, geochemistry and structural geology have combined to support the interpretation that the large southern block of the Rock & Roll Project, at a low elevation 7 km northwest of the past producing Snip high-grade gold mine, has the potential to host multiple VMS-style deposits.

Dr. Jules Lajoie, who for the past 2 years has successfully selected massive sulphide drill targets at Garibaldi Resources’ Nickel Mountain from downhole geophysics, has outlined several high priority near-surface conductors over a triangle-shaped area covering approximately 3 sq. km adjacent to the historic Black Dog deposit.

Physical property analysis of some historic Black Dog drill core and other rock samples collected from the property over the summer, showed that massive sulphide samples are orders of magnitude more conductive than graphite bearing samples. This puts more weight on the previously discounted airborne EM targets thought to be caused by graphite and suggests that they may instead be caused by massive sulphides.

An improved understanding of the structural controls on mineralization at the Rock & Roll Project, and a first-ever biogeochemical survey of the area yielding numerous coincident multielement anomalies, some correlating to targeted geophysical anomalies, further support Dr. Lajoie’s geophysical interpretations that can only be confirmed through drilling.

Gordon Lam, Etruscus President and CEO, commented: “I am extremely pleased with the many months of hard work by our technical team, specifically the geophysical reinterpretation by Dr. Jules Lajoie.  The conclusion changes over 30 years of geological thinking and gives us great confidence as drillers now take aim at some exceptional targets at shallow depths mostly between 100 meters and 200 meters.  Our first broad target area at Rock & Roll is south of the Iskut River.  Notably, the VMS system is believed to continue to the north, beyond the Iskut River, where targets are being finalized.”

Source: Company Press Release