Kuya Silver Advances Exploration with LiDAR Survey at Silver Kings
Updated: Apr 19, 2021
Eagle Mapping Ltd. will collect LiDAR and Aerial Photographic data at Kuya Silver's Silver King Project. The data will be collected at a pulse density >8 pulses per square meter with simultaneous aerial photography collected with a ground sampling resolution <18cm. The survey will be completed using a Riegl 1560 scanner on a Cessna 206. The survey will encompass 187 square kilometers, requiring 28 swathes totaling 374 line kilometers and 802 photos. Images will be orthorectified and mosaiced into a single cohesive image.
SIlver King Project Ont., 56° Scan Angle >50% sidelap, >8ppm, <18cm photo GSD
Kuya Silver is highly interested in the bare earth model that they will receive. The bare earth model effectively removes all vegetation from the surface to expose geophysical features that would otherwise be undetectable. It allows visualization of resistant or recessive lithologies, faults, and veins. The data will also prove useful in further drill and infrastructure planning.
The Silver Kings Project is located in Northern Ontario’s most prolific silver mining camp, situated near the historic mining town of Cobalt, Ontario. The Project encompasses 10,000-hectare and consists of both Kuya’s 100%-owned Kerr Project along with the Silver Kings Joint Venture that Kuya has entered into with First Cobalt Corp.
The Kerr Project at Silver Kings is located within a 900-hectare land package that includes several historic silver mines: Crown Reserve, Kerr Lake, Lawson, Drummond, Conisil, Hargrave, Silver Leaf and Bailey. Between 1905-1970, these mines produced over 50 million ounces of silver and 900,000 pounds of cobalt. Although incredibly prolific, the deepest mine shaft of the package was less than 200 metres, providing an exceptional opportunity for deeper exploration. Also included in the Kerr Assets is the nearby Silverfields property, which was previously mined by Teck until 1983 to a depth of 300 metres and produced over 17 million ounces of silver, further demonstrating the depth potential to some mineralized systems.