Burnt Hill Project
The Burnt Hill Project consists of 4 claim areas, Burnt Hill, Tin Hill, McLean Brook and Todd Mountain. In addition to this initial claim package there were an additional 600 claims staked to cover prospective ground and tie the initial claims together.This project is a joint venture with Noront Resources (51% ownership - press release April 4/07). The Burnt Hill Claim had reached the pre-feasibility stage, with a pilot plant in operation on the property, in the early 1980s, at which point the price of tungsten plummeted. Tungsten is a strategic metal, the 2nd hardest substance with the highest melting point, and is critical in numerous industrial and military applications.
The mineralization at Burnt Hill is easily discernible wolframite in quartz veining, amenable to photometric sorting onsite prior to milling, as demonstrated historically. Also present in this claim group, as demonstrated historically, is molybdenum and tin. The Company is confident that the historical results can be confirmed in a 43-101 compliant manner.
At Burnt Hill the Company completed 2837m of drilling, with 2818 samples sent for processing. These samples included 64 grab samples selected during the Company's surface mapping of the main Burnt Hill block of the property and 194 samples selected from the historic 1979 core to test historically reported results. The Company is also awaiting the results from the processing of these samples.