My Take on Snow Lake - Aug. 3, 2018

Car show and street party part of a busy day in Snow Lake July 28

As they have for several years running, the Snow Lake Motor Inn and Legion Branch #241 rolled three events into one in putting on the annual street party/pig roast! The Legion meat draw and Chase the Ace, combined with a car show and a street party, to give Snow Lakers one more reason to celebrate summer in the North.

The big “all-in-one” day started at 2 p.m. July 28 with an assembly of cars and trucks taking part in the car show and ended at midnight, when the party at street level shut down and people moved into the motor inn to close out the evening.

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There weren’t as many vehicles in the car show this year: seven cars and a truck. Categories and winners were unavailable at press time.

After the car show ended and with tables and chairs and dance floor in place, the party was on!

The meat draw was fairly well-attended, with six draws that spread out over the period between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Once winners picked their packaged cuts and the Chase the Ace had been drawn (sorry, no big winner this night), attendees lined up, then sat down to an amazing roast pig supper (cooked to perfection by motor inn chef Anthony Kryschuk), sided with homemade baked beans and potato salad. Once dishes were cleared away folks put on their dancing shoes and got up (and down) to DJ “Jazzy Jordie” Dawson’s extensive and varied playlists.

The 50/50 draw was sold throughout the event and when the ticket was drawn around 11 p.m., Suzie Reid went home with over $400 extra in her pocket. As is the case each year this event is put on, all profits from the supper will be donated to worthy causes within the community.

In some news on the mining front, I wrote several weeks back about the maiden resource designation on Far Resources Zoro Lithium Claim. Well, last week, Nova Minerals made a similar announcement on their adjacent Thompson Brothers Claim.

In a July 25 news release Nova announced a maiden inferred lithium mineral resource for their Thompson Brothers Project, which includes an inferred resource of 6.3 Mt (metric tons)at 1.38 per cent LbO (lithium triborate), containing 86,940 tonnes of LbO using a 0.6 per cent Li 20 (lithium oxide) reporting cutoff.

As well, there is a remaining exploration target of three to seven Mt at between 1.3 and 1.5 per cent Li 20 in the immediate area of the resource.

The company further advised that the resource is formed entirely from a single high-grade lithium-bearing pegmatite dyke, which is partially outcropping at surface, and covers well under five per cent of the project area. The resource confirms and extends upon a historic resource of 4.3Mt at 1.3 per cent Li20 and still remains open at depth and along strike both north and south of the drilled area, the company said.

Nova says there have been no engineering studies conducted. However, given the sub-vertical nature of the deposit, underground mining is anticipated to be the method of extraction.

The company’s strategy is to develop the project in a staged approach, including adding additional tonnage through further walk up drilling, converting the inferred mineral resources to measured and indicated through further drilling, converting the mineral resources to reserves, exploring for extensions to the existing mineral resources and other potential mineralization within the tenement package, and fast tracking metallurgical and feasibility studies.

Also, on July 26 Rockcliff Metals Corporation announced they have entered into a definitive option agreement (DOA) with KG Exploration (Canada) Inc., an affiliate of Kinross Gold Corporation on the company’s Laguna and Lucky Jack Gold properties located on the east side of Wekusko Lake. Both gold properties are centered within the historic Herb Lake Gold Camp. The Laguna was last drilled in 1944 and hosts Manitoba’s first and highest-grade former gold mine. It will now be the subject of the first systematic exploration program in over 100 years.

“We are pleased to have completed the DOA on the Laguna and Lucky Jack Gold properties with a major global gold miner like Kinross,” said Rockcliff’s president and CEO Ken Lapierre. “The remainder of 2018 will be an active time on these properties as we systematically focus on high-priority targets in preparation for drilling. The Laguna and Lucky Jack Gold properties have excellent potential to host significant and high-grade gold mineralization.  We look forward to advancing these gold properties and working with Kinross to unlock their full potential.”

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