Exploration at the Gayna Project in the Northwest Territories (NWT) is poised to take off after Fireweed Zinc Ltd. identified multiple high-grade drill targets.
Located near Yellowknife NWT, the Gayna Project is a brownfield VMS project owned by Fireweed Zinc. The 11,148 hectare project has a long history of exploration dating back to the 1950s, but its full potential has yet to be met. Fireweed’s recent work indicates that may be about to change.
In June of this year, Fireweed Zinc launched a regional geophysical survey at the Gayna Project. This included a 1.5-hectare detailed geophysical survey coupled with an airborne geophysical survey.
Results of the geophysical surveys delivered robust data that was used in the identification of thirteen conductors. The conductors identified by the geophysical survey consist of moderate- to high-chargeability zones, magnetic highs and coincident gravity lows.
What came next was a program of ground geophysics carried out by multiple lines of percussion drilling that was designed to fully test the conductors.
The ground geophysical analysis showed promising high-grade massive sulfides across several of the conductors. In fact, one conductor was identified that is more than 900 metres long, with an average width of 20m, budding hopes of a major mineral discovery.
The technical team at Fireweed Zinc have already made plans for follow-up drilling. The project is set to move ahead in Q4 2020 with diamond drilling commencing in Q4 2021 to identify and confirm the sulfide and mineralization content beyond what has already been identified.
Positive industrial and economic impacts are likely to be felt by the region with the development of the Gayna Project. Fireweed Zinc CEO Brandon Macdonald stated “the regional survey of the Gayna project has identified juicy targets in an established polymetallic VMS camp with multiple high-grade targets”. He went on to say “the Gayna Project provides evidence that our exploration team is staying on top of the industry trends and identifying new opportunities”.
This new discovery at the Gayna Project is gaining momentum amongst explorationists and those HDAs from around the region. There is a palpable excitement at what may still remain hidden in the unexplored depths. For now, Fireweed Zinc awaits the arrival of the diamond drill to unlock more of the Gayna Project’s mineral wealth.