Vancouver exploration company Great Atlantic Resources Corp. recently conducted a trenching program at its property on Pilley’s Island. It also has been preparing for diamond drilling in that area.
Great Atlantic’s exploration program at Pilley’s has been jointly operated with its option partner Unity Resources. Great Atlantic announced in May 2017 that it had optioned the property from Unity. The two companies have been planning a diamond drilling program, with a late November start, to follow the trenching.
Great Atlantic Resources announced on November 16th it received initial analytical results for rock grab samples collected during the recent trenching program. The trench samples returned up to 27.5% zinc, 20.0% lead, 8.36% copper and 63.4 g/t silver.
Trenching at Bull Road showing on Pilley’s Island exposed mineralization over a length of 130 meters with a width varying between 1 to 7 meters. The Bull Road showing will be targeted in the planned drill program.
[Photo at very top: Trenching at Bull Road on Pilley’s Island – Great Atlantic Resources Corp. Photo]
The ‘Pilley’s Island Property’ is seven adjoining licences with a total area of 875 hectares. It includes the historic Pilley’s Island Mine, which operated from 1887-1908.
Great Atlantic said of the property at Pilley’s Island:
“Access to and infrastructure at the property is excellent. The property is serviced with power mains and government maintained roads and is within 2 km of tide water. The property is located within a mining friendly district.”