Inomin Mines Inc. has reported a 118 line km ground magnetic survey will begin in early February at the company’s Lynx sulfide nickel property in south-central British Columbia.
The survey is designed to delineate drill targets in serpentinite-magnetite hosted nickel mineralisation. The survey will encompass 624 ha. in the Bear North and South zones situated on the north-eastern extent of the property. The aforementioned zones extend 3 km long, forming the eastern rim of a large (9 km diameter) circular magnetic feature interpreted to be an ocean basin accreted seamount containing ultramafic complexes (Figure 1). Scott Geophysics Ltd of Vancouver, BC is completing the survey.
Previous magnetics surveys in the Beaver block (located 11 km north of Lynx) of the Beaver-Lynx project have proven very effective at delineating magnetite-serpentinite rocks hosting nickel-cobalt mineralisation. At Beaver, airborne and ground magnetic surveys have identified five magnetite-serpentinite zones with a cumulative strike length of approximately 10 km. Historic drilling at these zones intersected strongly magnetic shallow-dipping serpentinites hosting nickel mineralisation in sulfide form.
The Lynx area is geologically similar to Beaver with even larger prospective targets areas. Regional stream sediment (RGS) data collected by the Province of British Columbia illustrates the existence of a large 10 x 5 km nickel anomaly at Lynx. An airborne magnetics survey delineated an 8 km-wide ring-like magnetic anomaly and several strong magnetic anomalies – all greater than 2 km in length.
Given the positive drill results related to areas of significant magnetite-rich serpentinite rocks in the Beaver property, Lynx displays potential to host multiple zones of large, disseminated, sulfide nickel. Cobalt occurs with nickel mineralisation in the Beaver property.
A 2020 National Instrument 43-101 technical report on the Beaver-Lynx sulfide nickel project notes that the Beaver property hosts large volumes of low-grading nickel and cobalt mineralisation amendable to conventional floatation extraction techniques.
Figure 1: Ground-magnetic grid over Bear zone of Lynx property. An 8 km-wide ring-like magnetic anomaly and several strong magnetic anomalies greater than 2 km in length have been delineated at Lynx by an airborne magnetics survey.
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