Vior Discovers Several Massive Ilmenite Bodies During Drilling at Foothills Project, Quebec
QUEBEC, CANADA, May 20, 2020 – SOCIÉTÉ D’EXPLORATION MINIÈRE VIOR INC. (“Vior”), (TSX-Venture: VIO, FRANKFURT: VL51) – is pleased to announce the discovery of several massive ilmenite bodies (titanium and iron) from drilling on its Foothills rutile (titanium) project, located near the town of Saint-Urbain, Quebec, a historic iron-titanium mining camp. The project is comprised of three separate blocks covering 320 km2 and is held by Vior. Iluka Exploration (Canada) Ltd. (“Iluka”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Iluka Resources Limited (ASX:ILU), one of the largest producers of high-grade titanium dioxide products of rutile and synthetic rutile, is fully funding all exploration and drill program work.
The helicopter-supported drilling program, which began in July 2019, was completed in March 2020 with a total of 13 holes for 2,664 meters. For logistical reasons, the program was interrupted in 2019 after four holes but resumed in February 2020 and was completed in midMarch. The program was designed to test the aeromagnetic and ‘’HeliFalcon’’ gradiogravimetric targets potentially associated with massive rutile-rich ilmenite bodies hosted within the anorthositic intrusions of St-Urbain and Lac Malbaie. Several of the priority targets were been explained by the discovery of massive ilmenite bodies of up to tens of meters thickness.
Best results of the drilling program :
The drill core is being processed and analyzed at the IOS Services Géoscientifiques facilities in Saguenay, Quebec, in order to determine its physical, mineralogical and geochemical characteristics with the objective to target the next exploration follow-up.
Location of drill holes and rutile-rich ilmenite blocks on a ‘’HeliFalcon’’ gradio-gravimetric background on Foothills.