Inomin completes new Lynx nickel survey identifying numerous drill targets
Published by Will Owen,
Global Mining Review,
Inomin Mines Inc. has reported the completion of a ground magnetics survey on its Lynx property, generating numerous drill targets.
Approximately 171 line-km of magnetic readings were taken across two grids encompassing the Bear and a portion of the Skulow zones (two large 2 x 3 km nickel targets).
As at Inomin’s Beaver property – where the company reported on 29 March 2022 a significant discovery of critical minerals including magnesium, nickel, and cobalt – ground magnetics have delineated multiple linear features extending up to 1.5 km in length. These strong magnetic structures, typically associated with mineralisation, will be used for drill targeting. Given the geologic and mineral similarities, the company anticipates Lynx hosting potentially comparable nickel and magnesium grades as at Beaver.
The ground magnetics surveys completed at Lynx and Beaver were effective at both sharpening the confines of strong magnetic relief, interpreted as the near surface expression of nickel-magnesium mineralisation hosted by magnetic serpentinite bodies, as well as indications of the orientation of the mineralisation.
The strong magnetic bodies, delineated by the 2022 survey, form both linear as well as broad circular anomalous areas. The linear features are likely indicative of thrust planes created during the subduction of the lower crust forming wedges near the mantle. Broad circular features, typically 3 – 6 km2, likely signify hot spots or mud volcanoes formed by the crust’s proximity to the mantle.
John Gomez, President of MINE, comments:
“Air and ground mag surveys have been highly effective exploration targeting tools to finding significant magnesium and nickel rich mineralisation. Given the number of targets the surveys are generating, it’s exciting to appreciate the size potential of mineralisation at Lynx and Beaver. We look forward to drill testing the Lynx area in 2022, as well as continuing with ground surveys to cover other strong magnetic targets already identified by airborne magnetics.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/mining/20042022/inomin-completes-new-lynx-nickel-survey-identifying-numerous-drill-targets/
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