Anfield's conventional uranium assets include the Velvet-Wood Project, the Frank M Uranium Project, the West Slope Project as well as the Findlay Tank breccia pipe
Within our portfolio of assets, we have lower cost sources of production, such as the high-grade breccia pipe
mines in the Arizona Strip and the ability to process alternate feed materials at the White Mesa Mill for which there is no mining cost.
Cantex has discovered anomalous gold, silver and arsenic in soil samples overlying a felsic breccia pipe
. The breccia pipe
will be drill tested.
The company vice president of exploration, Rick Russell, said, 'The mineralized hole into the Vortex Breccia Pipe
in the South Brimstone Area is exciting.
In 1977, a junior company, Newport Minerals, began mining the Globe Hill breccia pipe
in the north part of the district.
The surface exploration program, in preparation for a planned 10 hole drill program, has identified a major extension to the El Ocote breccia pipe
which contains previously reported resources totaling 16.2 million ounces of silver (indicated-11.0 million ounces; inferred-5.2 million ounces).
The drill hole intersected the targeted breccia pipe
structure at a depth of 122 m and was stopped temporarily, still in mineralisation, at 170 m, Assays taken on 1 m-long core samples indicate mineralisation for the whole 44m section from 123 m to 170 m, with values averaging 4.8 g/t Au and 0.49% Cu.
The name of the geological phenomenon that contains the ore is breccia pipe
. To mine uranium from breccia pipe
, you sink a shaft, drill, and haul.
While the actual breccia pipe
lies hidden behind the wall of the cliff, the top of the pipe forms a pinnacle above the cliff.
The objective of the 2019 program is three-fold: adding additional gold ounces in the immediate area and vicinity of the Breccia Pipe
Deposit through a re-examination of core in the Mayflower Extension Zone ('MEZ') and BLT zones, refining the interpreted, mineralization model and establishing follow-up drill targets; determine drill hole locations on the JJ discovery zone through continued prospecting to determine size potential along with mapping and extensive sampling of the immediate area of interest, and helicopter prospecting of the southern portion of the property on a regional scale for additional JJ type discoveries or other mineralization.
The 256-hectare property is just to the north of Zenyatta Venture Albany graphite discovery where that company is exploring and developing a high-grade hydrothermal breccia pipe
hosting graphite which was first discovered in 2011.
Drilling last year at the Costwold target (holes MN12D28 and MN12D29) intersected broad zones of low-grade Cu mineralization confirming that it represents an IOCG-style breccia pipe
and alteration system.