The Sagvoll project in southern Norway consists of both VMS and magmatic nickel-copper sulfide mineralization developed along the Caledonian mountain belt. At Sagvoll, mineralization and historic mining areas are positioned along a 13-kilometer trend (see Figure 2). Although multiple historic mines were developed in the area, only limited historical drilling has taken place, most of which were drilled over 100 years ago. Many prospects and mining areas remain untested. The most recent work conducted in the district took place in 2006, when Falconbridge Ltd (later Xstrata PLC) flew airborne geophysical surveys and identified five prioritized nickel-copper targets and 11 VMS targets for further exploration and drill testing. However, the follow-up exploration work was never completed.
EMX has identified several “walk-up” style drill targets based upon the historical and more recent Falconbridge/Xstrata data and will work closely with Lumira to systematically explore the area. EMX explored the Sagvoll project in 2022 and conducted extensive soil sampling campaigns over the VMS trend to identify the continuation of outcropping VMS mineralization at the Akervoll and Malså prospects. The company has further carried out reconnaissance field mapping, review of historical drill core, and lithogeochemical sampling to identify alteration and mineralization zoning patterns. In 2023 the Company focused on the Skjærkerdalen Nickel target and conducted field mapping campaigns to understand the distribution of mineralized mafic intrusions in the area.