Iron Ore Veteran Joins Technical Team
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2022 / High Tide Resources Corp. (“High Tide” or the “Company“) (CSE:HTRC) announces today that drilling has commenced at its flagship Labrador West Iron Project located 20 km northeast and adjacent to IOC/Rio Tinto’s Carol Lake Mine complex in Labrador City, Newfoundland (Figure 1).
Steve Roebuck, Director, President & Interim CEO of High Tide states, “We are very pleased to announce that drilling has started at the Labrador West Iron Project where we anticipate drilling up to 8 HQ-diameter holes. We have built a very solid technical team to support the drilling and geological efforts lead by Mercator Geological Services and we welcome iron ore veteran Tim Leriche to the team. Until his recent retirement in 2020, Tim spent over 30 years with IOC at the Carol Lake Mine in multiple senior technical roles so his in-depth knowledge of local iron ore deposits provides a huge advantage for High Tide. We are in great technical hands.”
Drill core is being logged and sampled at High Tide’s core shack located in Labrador City. Samples will be securely delivered to Activation Laboratories in Ancaster, Ontario for sample preparation and analytical testing on a weekly basis throughout the drill program. Please see Figure2 for a complete drill hole location map.
Labrador West Iron Project
High Tide plans to quickly advance the project through the drilling phase, release a maiden resource and commence a PEA level study all within the first 12 months of going public. Explored and drilled by Rio Tinto Exploration from 2010 to 2012, and by then-private High Tide Resources in 2020, with 22 core holes and ~5,200 metres of drill core logged and assayed, the deposit is ready for rapid advancement. Located only 20 kilometres northeast of Labrador City the project is proximal to all the critical infrastructure required to explore, daylight and develop a major new iron deposit in the heart of the southern Labrador Trough.
Iron and the Western Labrador Trough Infrastructure Advantage
The Labrador Trough of western Labrador and adjoining Quebec constitutes Canada’s premier iron producing district and is host to world-class deposits that have been mined for more than half a century. These have produced over 2 billion tonnes of iron ore to date and are considered to have very significant growth potential. The high quality of the deposits in the region allows for a wide range in product diversity, which includes lump, premium fines, concentrate and pellet grades.
The Property is strategically located near the mining communities of Wabush and Labrador City in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador and Fermont in Quebec. The area is home to the shovel-ready Kami Deposit, Champion Iron Ore’s Bloom Lake Mine, Arcelor Mittal’s Mont-Wright Mine, Tacora Resources’ Scully Mine, the Julienne Lake Deposit and Rio Tinto IOC’s Carol Lake Mine.
The region is very well served with skilled labour and a paved highway as well as access to abundant low-cost hydroelectricity and a common carrier railway. The railway has 80 million tonnes per year of capacity for transport of iron products to the deep-water port of Sept Isles, Quebec, which provides year-round access to global markets.
About High Tide
High Tide is focused on, and committed to, the development of advanced-stage mineral projects in Canada using industry best practices combined with a strong social license from local communities. High Tide owns a 100% interest in the Labrador West Iron Project located adjacent to the Carol Lake Mine in Labrador City, NF and owns a 100% interest in the Lac Pegma copper-nickel-cobalt deposit located 50 kilometres southeast of Fermont, Quebec.
Further details on the Company, including the NI 43-101 technical report on the Labrador West Iron property can be found on the Company’s website at www.hightideresources.com.
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Steve Roebuck,
P.Geo., Director, President and Interim CEO of High Tide Resources, who is a Qualified Person as defined in “National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.”
For further information, please contact:
Director, President & Interim CEO
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