Tuesday, December 06, 2011

China M&A in Canada: Canada Zinc Metals: Drilling Intersects 10.62% Zinc + Lead over 10.31 metres in A-11-93 on the Cardiac Creek Deposit ilc.v, tnr.v, czx.v, rm.v, lmr.v, abn.v, asm.v, btt.v, bva.v, bvg.v, epz.v, fst.v, gbn.v, hao.v, jnn.v, ks.v, ktn.v, kxm.v, mgn, mxr.v, rvm.to, svb, ura.v, nup.ax, srz.ax, usa.ax

   

  Canada Zinc Metals has come out with another great exploration results, deposit has all chances to grow further.  Stock was moving Up strongly from the recent lows couple of months ago fueled by this drill program expectations and constant rumours about Chinese consolidation. Chinese giant Tongling Nonferrous holds 36% in the company and the only question left is when they will move to increase their stake. Lundin Mining keeps all its options open with the strategic stake in the company - these two companies can easily make this Canadian region play into one of the largest Zinc and Lead mines in the world. We can talk about the magnitude of 100 million tons Zinc and Lead above 5% grade combined after consolidating the Korea Zinc and Teck Resources J/V property in the region.
   In our small interconnected world Canada Zinc Metals holds strategic stake in TNR Gold with its Lithium, Rare Earths and, now - Iron Ore projects. The most intriguing part is Los Azules litigation TNR Gold vs Minera Andes with more than Half of this "Big Copper deposit in Argentina" at stake now. One day, after Canada Zinc Metals acquisition, Chinese Tongling can be knocking together with TNR Gold on the Minera Andes and US Gold door after their merger.





  We have a new report issued on Canada Zinc Metals.


  Company has announced recently its shares buy back in the market - and it is almost like printing money for us. The latest financing was at 0.75CAD and now the stock is trading at 0.38CAD. Company was also granted an exploration permit for the underground drill works and now this promising deposit will enter in the resource definition stage at a much faster pace.
  During this market we are looking for the solid value and the ideal special situations when we have the growing asset and the buyer for it. In case of this company we have both - growing deposit in the very important elephant scale deposit region due to consolidation and Chinese giant Tongling which is holding 36% of the company.




Canada Zinc Metals Corp. Announces renewal of Normal Course Issuer Bid





"Canada Zinc Metals Reports Commencement of Exploration at the Akie Project. We would love to see the every car in the world Electric one and in the nearest future, this time will come, but for a few years to come the ICE will make the majority of cars to be sold. In our search for growth inevitably we are coming to China and its largest auto market now - it means a lot of Zinc and Lead demand. Zinc in this recovery is a poor brother of Copper so far and the junior prices in Zinc juniors are reflecting it. We are following here Canada Zinc Metals - Chinese M&A story in Canada." More on the company.


After the US Debt downgrade and recent market turmoil this entry is even more relevant:


What do you do when you have lots of dollars which are losing value by the day, hungry for growth population and you need to maintain a tricky status quo? You are going shopping. But not for US Treasuries any more after PIMCO's Bill Gross has dumped all his holdings. And if you happen to be China you are going shopping for Copper or Oil and Lithium will be next on your list after you control Rare Earths market. We have our Catalyst in action now.
  Now 
Lundin Mining with its stake in Tenke Fungurume can expect proper bids above CAD 10.0. Copper is set on fire in M&A space with this Chinese bid. Destiny of Big Copper project in Argentina - Los Azules and companies involved TNR Gold and Minera Andes will be even more interesting now.
  We have also other companies to watch now in our 
Copper squad: Revett Minerals, Copper Fox Metals, Canada Zinc Metals, NGeX resources, Conerstone Capital Resources, Sunridge Gold and others."


Please, do not forget, that we own stocks we are writing about and have position in these companies. We are not providing any investment advise on this blog and there is no solicitation to buy or sell any particular company here. Always consult with your qualified financial adviser before making any investment decisions.


Drilling Intersects 10.62% Zinc + Lead over 10.31 metres in A-11-93 on the Cardiac Creek Deposit



December 5, 2011

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Monday, December 5, 2011 – Canada Zinc Metals Corp. (TSX Venture Exchange: CZX) is pleased to provide an update on exploration programs conducted on its 100% owned Akie Project and Kechika regional project. The Akie property, host to the Cardiac Creek SEDEX Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, is located approximately 260 kilometers north-northwest of the town of Mackenzie, in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The Kechika group of regional properties extends northwest from the Akie property for 140 kilometers, centered along the prospective stratigraphy of the Gunsteel Formation of Northeastern B.C.

Akie Property

The 2011 exploration program has recently been concluded.  The work carried out included HQ diamond drilling on several targets across the flagship Akie property including the SE Extension, Cardiac Creek Zone, the NW Extension and the GPS bedded barite showing. The drilling program consisted of 12 holes totaling 5,667.81 metres that were drilled to their planned depths. Three other holes totaling 360.58 metres were abandoned due to poor ground conditions or excessive deviation. The results from the drilling program are summarized below.

Cardiac Creek Deposit

A total of 6 drill holes (A-11-92, A-11-93, A-11-95, A-11-96, A-11-98 and A-11-99) were completed on the Cardiac Creek deposit. These holes provided infill information both up and down-dip as well as testing the strike extent of the high grade trend along the southeastern edges of the deposit. Step-out drilling was also conducted to the southeast designed to expand the known limits of the deposit. At this time, Canada Zinc Metals has received partial assay results from 2 of the 6 Cardiac Creek Zone (CCZ) drill holes, A-11-92 and A-11-93. The pierce point for hole A-11-92 represents an approximate 125 metre step-out along strike from A-95-16, situated 210 metres down-dip from A-94-04. The high grade mineralization intercepted by hole A-11-93, which included 10.31 metres assaying 10.62% Zn+Pb (within which 3.37 metres assayed 17.66% Zn+Pb) is located 100 metres up-dip from A-95-16 and along strike from drill holes A-08-64 and A-08-66. The results from these two drill holes are outlined in the table below.

Drill Hole
From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval Width* (m)
Zn
(%)
Pb
(%)
Ag
(g/t)
Zn+Pb
(%)
A-11-92
599.24
607.50
8.26
1.83
0.30
5.43
2.13
Including
599.24
602.46
3.22
3.41
0.58
7.72
3.99
A-11-93
533.61
552.02
18.41
6.61
1.45
9.84
8.06
Including
538.13
548.44
10.31
8.60
2.02
11.82
10.62
Including
538.13
541.50
3.37
13.99
3.67
16.53
17.66

* The true width of the mineralization is estimated to be approximately 73% of the core interval for A-11-92 and 83% of the core interval for A-11-93, but this is subject to revision.

Lab results are expected for the remaining four drill holes within the next several weeks. These holes all intersected the CCZ over variable widths, from 15 meters to 40 meters.
SE Extension
A total of 3 holes (A-11-84 to A-11-86) were completed on the SE Extension target totaling 723.89 metres. Drill holes A-11-84 and A-11-85 were completed as part of the spring 2011 geotechnical program drilled to obtain geotechnical and hydrogeological information relating to the underground exploration design. Both drill holes were collared along the newly constructed portal access trail and located approximately 850 metres along strike to the southeast of the known boundary of the Cardiac Creek deposit.  As a pleasant surprise, trail construction exposed outcrops of laminated to bedded pyrite and nodular barite at surface in this area. Both drill holes intersected similar mineralization with minor sphalerite enrichment over variable widths. These intersects are similar to the distal and proximal facies associated with the Cardiac Creek deposit.  Mineralization results from A-11-84 and A-11-85 were highly variable, with anomalous zinc in the 100 to 1,000 ppm range.
A-11-86 was the first drill hole of the 2011 summer exploration program and was collared on the portal access trail in order to test the down-dip potential of the newly discovered mineralization. Laminated pyrite and nodular barite mineralization, typical of the distal facies of the Cardiac Creek deposit, was intersected over 54.86 metres, returning nominal values of zinc consistently running above 1,000 ppm and ranging up to 0.64% Zn.
The results indicate that there is an enrichment of zinc progressing down-dip from surface. Additional geological analysis is required in order to assess the viability of future drill targets on the SE Extension.
GPS Showing and North Lead Anomaly
The final drill hole of the 2011 exploration program (A-11-100) was designed to test the potential for economic mineralization down-dip of the GPS bedded barite showing which is situated on the western edge of the Akie property. The hole was abandoned at a depth of 99.06 metres due to unexpected poor ground conditions within the hanging wall Road River stratigraphy. This target remains a high priority for future drilling programs.  The North Lead Anomaly remains a high priority target for future drilling programs.  The Company plans to target a new series of drill holes to follow-up on significant mineralized intervals intersected in the 2010 drill program.
Akie Underground Development
The surface construction work began in September in preparation of the planned underground exploration decline for the Cardiac Creek deposit. Work included construction of a waste rock dump site, upgrade of the exploration trail to a proper haul road, and installation of a bridge crossing on Cardiac Creek.  Work crews have demobilized from the Akie property and camp has been closed for the season.  The Company anticipates work to resume in the spring of 2012 to complete preparation of the portal site.  Planning and engineering/environmental studies will continue over the winter months with a goal to commence underground development work in the summer of 2012.
About the Akie Property
The Akie zinc-lead property is situated within the southernmost area (Kechika Trough) of the regionally extensive Paleozoic Selwyn Basin, one of the most prolific sedimentary basins in the world for the occurrence of SEDEX zinc-lead-silver and stratiform barite deposits.
Drilling on the Akie property by Inmet Mining Corporation during the period 1994 to 1996 and by Canada Zinc Metals since 2005 has identified a significant body of baritic-zinc-lead SEDEX mineralization (Cardiac Creek deposit).  The deposit is hosted by siliceous, carbonaceous, fine grained clastic rocks of the Middle to Late Devonian ‘Gunsteel’ formation.  The Company has outlined a NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource of 23.6 million tonnes grading 7.6% zinc, 1.5% lead and 13.0 g/t silver (at a 5% zinc cut off grade). 
Two similar deposits, Cirque and Cirque South Cirque, located some 20 km northwest of Akie and owned under a joint venture by Teck Resources and Korea Zinc, are also hosted by Gunsteel rocks and have a combined geologic inventory in excess of 50 million tonnes (not 43-101 compliant) grading approximately 10% combined zinc + lead.
In addition to the Akie property, Canada Zinc Metals Corp. controls a large contiguous group of claims which comprise the Kechika Regional project. These claims are underlain by geology identical to that on the Akie property (Cardiac Creek deposit) and Cirque. This project includes the 100% owned Mt. Alcock property, which has yielded a historic drill intercept of 8.8 metres grading 9.3% zinc+lead, numerous zinc-lead-barite occurrences, and several regional base metal anomalies.
Ken MacDonald P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration, is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.
The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CANADA ZINC METALS CORP.
“PEEYUSH VARSHNEY”
                                                            
PEEYUSH VARSHNEY, LL.B
CEO & CHAIRMAN

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