MS Ventures Inc. updates shareholders on the progress of its winter drill programs.
The Company has completed drill testing its 100%-owned base metal massive sulphide-type targets in the Snow Lake greenstone belt of Manitoba and several targets in the North Range of the Sudbury Basin, Ontario. All targets in Manitoba have been selected for drill testing subsequent to the integration of airborne VTEM or ground EM-magnetic geophysical surveys and Mobile Metal Ions (“MMI”) soil geochemistry coupled with a review of historic exploration databases. The Company completed 13 holes with two holes abandoned due to low water supply for a total of 3,259.9 metres. In Sudbury, the Company completed three skid mounted drill holes following up TDEM, VLF-EM and MMI anomalies on the Terra Incognita project for a total of 440.6 metres.
Drill testing of Manitoba targets began on the Reed East project and finished on our Copper project. All targets were confirmed as uneconomic iron sulphide mineralization, generally associated with graphitic argillite within basaltic host rocks.
Neil Richardson, COO states: “The cold winter and spring have been exceptionally good for skid mounted drilling with frozen ground providing good access to many of our planned targets. The cold weather created some problems with small ponds frozen solid, providing an inadequate water source for drilling of two targets. We continue to see excellent correspondence between our geophysical targets and the drill results in explaining the anomalies.”
The drilling for this season was completed on April 17, 2013. The final assay results for the last few holes are outstanding at the time of writing.