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By Shane Lasley
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Western Alaska drills Waterpump feeder

North of 60 Mining News - September 23, 2022

 

Last updated 10/6/2022 at 2:02pm

Drill core shows purple with web of neon red silver-zinc-lead veins in UV light.

Shane Lasley

Under UV light, the sulfide mineralization encountered in hole WPC22-21 drilled at Waterpump Creek glows bright red against the duller purple color of the carbonate host rock.

Hole 18 cuts 102m of 160 g/t silver, 5.4% zinc, and 5.3% lead next to Illinois Creek fault

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Sept. 22 reported that its 2022 drilling has encountered a zone that fed multiple stages of alternating zinc-dominant sphalerite and lead-silver-dominant galena sulfide mineralization in the high-grade Waterpump Creek carbonate replacement deposit at the company's Il...



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