Kootenay Zinc starts drilling at Fort Steele’s “Sully” property

FB Drilling of Cranbrook, B.C. has mobilized to the Sully Property and will re-commence the planned drilling program.

After months of planning this next drill hole, the team is now present in the Kootenays and ready to drill.

After months of planning this next drill hole, the team is now present in the Kootenays and ready to drill. — Photo: Kootenay Zinc/S. Broughton

Vancouver-based Kootenay Zinc Corp. has announced that its drilling contractor, FB Drilling of Cranbrook, B.C. has mobilized to the Sully Property and will re-commence the planned drilling program shortly.

Drill hole SY17-11 will continue to focus on the E1 Zone of the Project’s EAST Anomaly Area. This hole will test the current model of gravity data as a stratabound feature constrained by the most recent detailed structural and stratigraphic trends determined from drilling in late 2016.

Mr. Brian Jones, principal of Excel Geophysics and advisor to the Company, stated: “Every additional gravity survey at Sully has confirmed the presence of significant size masses on the property; recent gravity modeling which evaluated the complex structural trends in the local area of E1 has also maintained the inferred size while more narrowly constraining location of the target.”

The Company will also be conducting new downhole EM and Mag survey trials on holes SY16-10 and SY17-11, to expand geophysical definition of the targets and perhaps assist in defining their geometry. The project team has also developed plans for subsequent drill holes on E1 and on the larger E3 anomaly after SY17-11 is completed.

A view of the Sully property, near Fort Steele.

A view of the Sully property, near Fort Steele. — Photo: Kootenay Zinc/S. Broughton

After months of planning this next drill hole, the team is now present in the Kootenays and ready to drill. All geophysics and drill holes to date have helped the technical team better understand the nature of this exciting project.

As Dr. David Broughton previously stated: "The project team has progressed its geophysical exploration and drilling in a systematic, thoughtful and efficient way, and appears to be closing-in on discovering the source of the gravity anomalies.” 

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