Opportunity at Mirdita VMS Facts About Albania Rich Mining History Geological History Tirex Photos NI43-101 Disclosure Technical Summary Report Airborne Geophysical EM Anomalies Maps Drill Hole Highlights
For many years, Albania was shut off from the rest of the world in many ways. One of the consequences of this is that while the rest of the world was gaining immense knowledge about VMS deposits and developing new exploration techniques over the past 40 years, Albanian geologists were shut out of much of these advances. Furthermore, by government decree, exploration and mining done in this important district focused only on copper and was conducted by state-run Soviet, Chinese and Albanian organizations. Zinc was not mined despite high grades due to a lack of processing facilities and the focus of exploration was narrow.
The Tirex technical team, recognizing the potential for a world-class VMS District, acquired the bulk of the mineral rights within this district and proceeded with exploration based on new geological interpretations and modern techniques. The Mirdita Project consists of numerous old mines, mineral prospects and exploration targets already identified on the property through data compilation work as well as a whole host of highly prospective new targets generated by the recently completed airborne geophysical survey.
Tirex's Mirdita Project covers an area of approximately 344 km2 and is located approximately 70 km northeast of Albania's capital city, Tirana and 85km northeast of the port city of Durres on the Adriatic Sea . Access to the property is excellent and infrastructure on or near the property includes electric power and good water supplies.
"Historic isolation of Albanian precluded the use of most modern exploration techniques. Techniques such as electromagnetic surveys have been used routinely with positive results in Canada and most VMS districts of the world since the 1960's. The 2007 airborne electromagnetic survey carried out by Tirex is the first large, modern geophysical survey carried out in Albania and has outlined several strong electromagnetic responses that are considered excellent VMS targets." (NI43-101 Technical Summary Report, Mirdita Project, Albania, 2007)
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