Toronto-based Rockcliff Metals is ramping up its mining interest near Snow Lake, commencing with an extensive drill program at its properties near the community.
The drill program will begin this month and continue for 16 months, finishing up in December 2020. In total, the program will cover 100,000 metres on high-grade copper areas around Snow Lake and will be the largest-scale drill program in the company’s history.
The campaign will begin on the Rail and Bur properties owned by Rockcliff, then will commence to the Talbot and Tower properties. Both of the latter two are located south of the current site of the Snow Lake mine camp. Another eight properties are also likely to be included in the drilling.
At least five drills will be sent out during August as part of the campaign.
The first phase of drilling, expected to be completed by January 2020, will cover 50,000 metres, according to a Rockcliff press release.
Two drilling companies, including Snow Lake-based Westcore Drilling, have been awarded contracts to carry out the drilling.
“The objectives of this very large drill program are to expand existing resources at several of our deposits, assist in advancing several of our key projects through the pre-feasibility phase as well as to explore for significant new grass roots discoveries on our very prospective land position. The success of the drill program will be an integral part of Rockcliff ’s growth strategy as we work to transition the company into Manitoba’s next mining company,”said Alistair Ross, Rockcliff president and CEO.
Rockcliff currently owns more land around Snow Lake than any other junior mining company, covering a total of over 4,000 square kilometres of mining property in northern Manitoba.