When prospectors talk about the mineral-rich potential of northern Manitoba, they’re referring to properties like the Snow Lake Project. Consisting of 283 claims covering an area the size of Winnipeg, the Project has undergone a decade of exploration at a cost of some $25 million.
The goal of any prospecting endeavour is a mine-worthy deposit. And while there are no Scooptrams or loaders on site as of yet, Ken Lapierre believes it’s only a matter of time.
“Our goal has always been to become a mine finder,” says Lapierre, president and CEO of Rockcliff Copper Corporation, which owns the Project. “Rockcliff was formed for that very reason. I feel extremely confident that our actions over the last 10 years have led us down the path to discovery and resource growth, which will ultimately lead us to becoming mine finders.”
If the mine Lapierre envisions is to materialize, it may well be in the form of one of the eight high-grade base-metal and/or gold deposits Rockcliff has identified on the Project. The company is currently focusing exploration efforts on three of those deposits: Talbot (copper dominant with significant zinc and gold), Bur (zinc dominant with significant copper and silver) and Laguna (gold).
Rockcliff and some outside geologists are particularly enthused by the Talbot deposit, located about 75 km due south of Snow Lake. Hudbay has touted strong drill results from the deposit as far back as 2007.
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