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By Shane Lasley
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Western Alaska eyes silver rich CRD belt

Hints of a 6,000m belt of silver-zinc-lead deposits emerge North of 60 Mining News – April 1, 2022

 

Last updated 4/14/2022 at 2:42pm

Western Alaska Minerals WAM CRD belt Waterpump Creek Illinois Mining District

Western Alaska Minerals Corp.

The 2022 drilling at Illinois Creek will focus on Waterpump Creek, where one hole drilled last year cut 10.5 meters averaging 522 g/t silver, 22.5% zinc, and 14.5% lead.

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. March 29 said a new geological interpretation based on 2021 and historical data suggests that the historical and high-grade Waterpump Creek silver-zinc-lead deposit may be part of a belt of similar carbonate replacement deposits along a 6,000-meter-long corridor that extends to the Central Illinois Creek pit. Expanding Waterpump Creek and testing this belt are expe...



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