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Molybdenum


Molybdenum is commonly observed on the West Desert property, occurring in two main styles:
  • in porphyry-style quartz-molybdenite-pyrite stringers, banded veins and fracture-coatings in variably clay-altered quartz monzonite
     
  • as primary disseminations in skarn

Some of the more significant intercepts encountered in InZinc Mining’s drilling are shown in the table below:

Hole

From

To

Metres

% MoS2

C07-02

551.54

554.13

2.59

0.306

C07-02

592.23

599.01

6.78

0.281

C07-02

693.72

696.32

2.60

0.519

C08-06

694.73

703.38

8.65

1.666

C08-09

586.59

596.72

10.13

0.458

C08-09

710.85

725.73

14.88

0.222

C08-11

500.79

512.98

12.19

0.112

C08-12

595.88

610.82

14.94

0.217

C08-12

661.72

664.92

3.20

0.488

C08-12

710.95

716.14

5.19

0.166

C08-12

733.04

761.85

28.81

0.117

C08-13A

712.32

725.42

13.10

0.157

C08-13A

779.68

807.11

27.43

0.150

incl

795.83

807.11

11.28

0.232

C08-14

497.74

538.89

41.15

0.273

incl

514.35

531.11

16.76

0.432

C08-14

721.00

732.43

11.43

0.228

The general distribution of mineralization on the West Desert property, with a lower molybdenum-bearing zone grading upwards and outwards through copper, zinc and then lead and silver-rich zones with increasing distance from the quartz monzonite intrusive, suggests that mineralization at West Desert is related to a large underlying, as yet undiscovered porphyry molybdenum system. An equally interesting possibility is for a relatively small but high grade and high value deposit which could be mineable through a common shaft, were it to be developed, on the zinc-indium-copper skarn deposit. Both scenarios represent prime targets for further exploration drilling.