KELOWNA, BC, Jan. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Cantex Mine Development Corp. (CD: TSXV) (the "Company") has released an update on the work program at its Massive Sulphide project within its 100-per-cent-owned 14,077 hectare North Rackla claim block where it has been drilling to define a lead-zinc-silver mineralized system with Broken Hill Type (BHT) affinities.

CEO Chad Ulansky reports


  • 38,174 metres of drilling completed in 2019
  • Massive sulphide mineralization intersected from pads MZ 31, MZ 33 and MZ 34


In 2019, the Company completed 139 holes totalling 38,174 metres of core drilling on the North Rackla project, substantially more than the 18,000 metres proposed at the start of the year.  The 2019 drill program is now complete and drilling is expected to resume when field conditions allow in late spring.

With the onset of winter, avalanche hazard limited the area in which it was safe to work.  Drills which were testing the continuity to depth beneath pad MZ 5 of the Extension Target and the strike extent of the mineralization at the Discovery Target were relocated to the flat till covered area between these two Targets.

The till in this area is up to 50 metres thick, making targeting difficult as prospecting and soil-talus sampling were ineffective.  In addition, ground geophysical surveys (including gravity, electromagnetics, induced polarization and resistivity) were unable to define known massive sulphide mineralization, preventing their application.  In spite of these challenges Cantex successfully intersected significant sulphide mineralization as described by the onsite geologists.  These holes were drilled from pads MZ 31, MZ 33 and MZ 34 collared between 880 and 1000 metres to the ENE of Pad MZ 6.

The locations of these pads relative to pad 6 is shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1.  Drill collar locations. (CNW Group/Cantex Mine Development Corp.)

Cantex is presently in the process of hiring a world class structural geologist and will be utilizing down hole electromagnetic geophysics to assist in defining additional massive sulphide targets for the upcoming drill season.

Persistent poor weather towards the end of the year hampered air support to the project, delaying the shipment of core samples from site.  Conditions did improve just prior to Christmas, allowing the samples to be sent out.  These high interest samples have now arrived at CF Mineral Research Ltd where they are being crushed and pulverized prior to being sent to ALS Global – Geochemical Analytical Lab in North Vancouver for assay.

The Company expects the assays from these holes to be the next significant results to report.

Cantex continues to build its team and is pleased to announce that Tom Obradovich has been added to the slate of directors for the upcoming Annual General Meeting.  Mr. Obradovich brings 35 years of experience in mining exploration, development and financing.  He was a key individual behind Aurelian Resources which discovered the Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador and was later acquired by Kinross Gold Mines for $1.2 billion; a co-founder of Canadian Royalties Inc., which discovered and developed the Raglan south nickel belt; acquired and developed the Yonge Davidson Mine to a minable resource which was subsequently acquired by Northgate Minerals Ltd.; a member of the Special Committee at Dalradian Resources which was privatized by Orion Mine Finance for $550 million; and a director and Special Committee member of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. which was acquired by Osisko Gold Royalties for $338 million.

The technical information and results reported here have been reviewed by Mr. Chad Ulansky P.Geol., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, who is responsible for the technical content of this release.


Charles Fipke

Charles Fipke

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