Initial interpretation of airborne geophysics acquired by Infinity Stone over its intriguing Zen-Whoberi copper project in Quebec has uncovered multiple drill targets.

The 570 line km survey over the geochemical soil sampling grid completed by the company during summer 2022 was carried out with the goal of refining drill targets.

If the initial interpretation is anything to go by, it looks like Infinity Stone Ventures (CSE:GEMS) is set to go into its winter drill program with a bevy of target options.

This program was targeted on the Centauri Zone, with the ultimate goal of gaining a greater understanding of the underlying structure and mineralisation.

Adding further interest, the survey also appears to have validated the company’s recent acquisition of adjacent claims with initial indications showing increased conductivity worthy of further exploration on the expanded ground.

Its technical team is currently completing interpretation and mapping of geophysical data to determine intended drill targets.

“The completion of our airborne UAV magnetic survey on the Zen-Whoberi project presents a significant advancement in the development of a strategic copper asset in Quebec,” chief executive officer Zayn Kalyan said.

“As the world enters a recessionary climate, driven by inflation and rising interest rates, we expect to see significant appreciation in the price of copper in 2023.

“The demand for copper and other strategic minerals tends to increase during economic downturns, as they play a crucial role in infrastructure and development.”

Big copper potential

Zen-Whoberi is located about 80km from a railway and 300km from Glencore’s Horne copper smelter.

Historical drilling focused primarily on outcrops and returned significant intercepts including 22.8m grading 0.57% copper, 1.1g/t gold over 1.2m and 0.8g/t platinum over 1.6m while several trench samples yield up to 5.07% copper, 0.59g/t gold, 3.9g/t platinum and 0.2g/t palladium.

The target Centauri Zone is located 250m east of the Cran-Bornite showing and was stripped in late August, revealing a rusty and folded quartz feldspathic gneiss that is locally magnetic and contains about 5% sulphides.

Mineralisation is mostly disseminated within the gneiss, but can also appear as chunks near the contact with a carbonatite dyke that crosscut the gneiss at the southwest end of the stripped area.

Of the three samples taken from this zone by Infinity Stone, one returned grades of 15.5% copper, 14.9 grams per tonne silver, 0.4g/t gold, 0.114% nickel and 216 parts per million cobalt while the other two yielded copper grades of 2.12% and 0.7%.


This article was developed in collaboration with Infinity Stone Ventures (CSE:GEMS), a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.  

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