Rio Tinto ready for winter drilling campaign at Janice Lake

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Rio Tinto Exploration Canada (RTEC) started mobilizing two drills, fuel, and other supplies to the Janice Lake copper-silver project in Saskatchewan, project owner Forum Energy Metals (TSXV: FMC) announced this week.

According to the miner, RTEC has engaged Team Drilling, a partnership with Aboriginal-owned Athabasca Basin Development to commence drilling in mid-February.

The plan is for both drills to initially focus on the Rafuse target, a 2.8-kilometre-long priority target of copper mineralization at surface that was developed during the mapping, prospecting and geophysical program this past summer. 

RTEC has engaged Team Drilling, a partnership with Aboriginal-owned Athabasca Basin Development to commence drilling in mid-February

Forum said that further drilling is also planned on the Jansem prospect to follow up on thick intervals of surface copper mineralization up to 51.8 meters grading 0.57% copper, outlined in 2019. 

The company also reported that the 80-person Burbidge Lake Camp that was set up at the centre of the property last September is now fully accessible through a 110-kilometre haul road that was built last winter.

Located in north-central Saskatchewan within the Wollaston Domain, the Janice Lake project extends for 38,250 hectares.

Rio Tinto optioned the project in May 2019 and can earn an 80% interest by spending C$30 million in addition to making separate option payments to Forum Energy Metals and Transition Metals Corp.