Boreal Metals completes survey at Burfjord project, Norway

8 January 2018 (Last Updated January 8th, 2018 11:12)

Boreal Metals has finished an induced polarisation (IP) geophysical survey at its wholly owned Burfjord copper project in northern Norway. 

Boreal Metals has finished an induced polarisation (IP) geophysical survey at its wholly owned Burfjord copper project in northern Norway.

The survey determined the along-strike continuity of sulphide mineralisation over a 3km segment of prospective stratigraphy and a depth continuity of more than 100m.

The project is located around 13km south of the town of Burfjord, and around 100km from Alta, Norway.

Boreal Metals president and CEO Karl Antonius said: “The IP geophysical survey increases our confidence in the strike and depth continuity of copper mineralisation at Burfjord.

“Copper mineralisation at Burfjord consists of high-grade copper veins within a broader mineralised envelope and the results of this survey affirm Boreal’s target size criteria.”

“Copper mineralisation at Burfjord consists of high-grade copper veins within a broader mineralised envelope and the results of this survey affirm Boreal’s target size criteria.”

The project contains six exploration licences, covering an aggregate area of 5,500ha in the Kåfjord copper belt near Alta, Norway.

Historically, more than 30 historic mines and prospects were developed in the Burfjord area along the flanks of a fold comprising interbedded sedimentary and volcanic rocks.

The company has identified bulk tonnage potential Cu-Au mineralisation developed in stockwork vein arrays throughout the property position.

A drill programme has been approved by the company to evaluate the grade and continuity of mineralisation.

The campaign is expected to be carried out in the first half of this year.