Structural Controls on Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGM Sulfide at Wallbridge Mining’s Parkin Offset Dyke Deposit in Sudbury, Ontario
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM) operates several partner-funded joint ventures exploring for nickel, copper, and PGMs in Sudbury, Ontario. Wallbridge is currently focused on establishing a significant resource on its Parkin properties where the past-producing Milnet Mine, the high-grade Milnet 1500 Zone, and a historic resource are hosted within the Parkin Offset dyke.
Recent drilling highlights include 24.25 metres core length of 1.22 % Ni, 1.50 % Cu, and 2.15 g/t Pt + Pd + Au from 35.60 metres down-hole. New mapping and modelling demonstrates the control that pre-existing structures have (at several scales) on the emplacement and morphology of the offset dyke and sulfide deposits. This work provides a useful guide for targeting exploration within offset dykes which are responsible for about one third of the mineralization in Sudbury.
Significantly, despite 125 years of production, large Ni-Cu-PGM deposits continue to be found in Sudbury. New discoveries in the region since 1990 contain over 130 million tonnes of high-grade, including 5 billion pounds of nickel, 9 billion pounds of copper, and over 20 million ounces of platinum group metals.
Wallbridge is also completing acquisition of Fenelon, a high grade gold development project in Quebec, and owns 16.8% of Carube Copper Corp. (TSX-V:CUC), which has partner-funded exploration on joint ventures in Jamaica.
Joshua Bailey, P.Geo., M.Sc., MBA, Vice President Exploration, Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Joshua Bailey serves as Vice President Exploration for Wallbridge Mining, having worked in successive roles with the company since 2004. Joshua also currently serves as the President of the Ontario Prospectors Association and President of the Sudbury Prospectors and Developers Association.
Starting with a prospecting course at the Yukon Chamber of Mines, Joshua has practiced and studied mineral exploration across Canada since 1998. Joshua holds a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in geology from Memorial University, a M.Sc. degree from the Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University, and an Executive MBA degree from Athabasca University. Joshua is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario..