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Claim Post Looks to ‘De-Risk’ Seymourville Frac Sand Project


Claim Post Resources Inc. has retained P&E Mining Consultants Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, to complete a NI 43-101 Resource Estimate Technical Report on Claim Post’s Seymourville Frac Sand Project located 200km northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Seymourville deposit is the on-shore extension of the Black River Formation mined for high purity silica from 1928 to 2003 on Black Island. A thin layer of glacial till effectively hid the sand deposit located within a 25-m high, flat-topped hill. Government geologists identified the deposit from a road cut. The drilling of 12 diamond drill holes in the 1980s plus trenching of shallow outcropping sand, led to the publishing of a historical 45-million-ton resource of silica sand.

Claim Post has purchased or optioned 734 hectares of Quarry Leases covering most of the Seymourville sand deposit from Char Crete Ltd. and Gossan Resources Ltd. Gossan completed three drill campaigns, totaling 58 drill holes from 2004 to 2008 on the Gossan portion of the sand leases. The 2008 drill program was 25 sonic drill holes, 3.5 in. in diameter, drilled to a maximum 30-m depth.

In 2009, Gossan processed sand from three sonic drill holes to frac sand size ranges and retained the PropTester Labs in Texas to complete a range of API ISO test work for potential marketing to the oil and gas industry as a proppant. Sand from the remaining 22 sonic drill holes has been in locked storage in Winnipeg since 2008.

“We are concentrating on de-risking the Seymourville frac sand project,” said Charles Gryba, president of Claim Post Resources. “We want to independently compile all of the Gossan and government drilling into a single database prior to starting our own sonic drill program to confirm and expand the size of the resource. We have just completed a Lidar survey that gives us a 0.5-m interval contour map, which allows the 70 drill hole collar elevations and locations to be plotted accurately on a base map. It is anticipated that P&E would be able to calculate an Indicated resource. We expect release the P&E technical report before the end of the first quarter of 2014.”