Azimut conducts predictive modeling in James Bay region, picks up four projects
Azimut Exploration of Longueuil, Quebec, has completed regional predictive modeling for copper over the James Bay region using its AZtechMine expert system. The results indicated there were several large, under-explored copper targets, and Azimut has since acquired four properties.
The company conducted its copper modeling project using public government data and its own proprietary data over 176,300 square kilometres. The numerical processing parameters included multi-element lake bottom sediment, magnetics and gravity data. Work focused on copper-gold intrusion related, iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) and copper-nickel-cobalt occurrences.
Azimut added four copper properties in the La Grande and Opinaca sub-provinces to its portfolio:
- Kukamas – The property has copper-arsenic-antimony geochemical anomalies in lake bottom sediments. There are several prospects that have sampled 20.7% copper and 1.21 g/t gold.
- Masta 2-Corvet – These claim blocks have potential for copper-gold mineralization over a 34-km strike. Lake bottom sediments have a strong arsenic-copper-bismuth-antimony component. There are also several prospects that have returned up to 3.14% copper and 1.83 g/t gold.
- Kaanaayaa – The property has potential copper-gold and copper-nickel mineralization in an area 21 km long and 15 km wide. There is also a strong lake bottom sediment bismuth-silver-molybdenum-copper-tungsten footprint and nickel-cobalt anomalies.
- Mercator – This is a copper and copper-nickel-cobalt property 22 km long and 16 km wide. There are strong geophysical signatures including copper, bismuth, molybdenum, nickel and cobalt in lake bottom sediments.
Azimut plans to test these properties with detailed sediment sampling, airborne geophysics, follow-up prospecting and drilling.
This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal