Aston Bay (TSX.V: BAY) is exploring for large, high-grade, sediment-hosted copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) deposits in North America. Aston Bay is focused on two projects, the Aston Bay Property in Nunavut, Canada and the Blue Ridge Project in Virginia, United States, both located in mining-friendly jurisdictions.
Aston Bay is 100% owner of the 1,024,345-acre (414,537-hectare) Aston Bay Property located on western Somerset Island, Nunavut, which neighbours Teck’s profitable past-producing Polaris (Pb-Zn) Mine just 200km to the north. The Aston Bay Property hosts the Storm Copper Project and the Seal Zinc Deposit, with historical and recent drilling confirming the presence of sediment-hosted copper and zinc mineralization.
The Blue Ridge Project, a recent addition to Aston Bay, is located in central Virginia within a copper-lead-zinc-gold-silver (Cu-Pb-Zn-Au-Ag) mineralized sedimentary and volcanic belt, with a strike length of approximately 100km. Previous exploration at the Blue Ridge Project by privately-held Jack’s Fork Exploration Inc. has been led by Don Taylor, former COO of Arizona Mining Inc. and the 2018 Thayer Lindsley Award winner for his discovery of the Taylor Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit. Mr. Taylor now joins the Aston Bay team in the position of Technical Advisor for the Blue Ridge Project.
Aston Bay is led by CEO Thomas Ullrich, with exploration directed by Chief Geologist Dr. David Broughton, the award-winning co-discoverer of Kamoa-Kakula and Flatreef. Aston Bay is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under BAY.
Aston Bay Property Located in the Qikiqtani Region
The Aston Bay Property is located within the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. Qikiqtaaluk is the traditional Inuktitut name for Baffin Island. Home to 14,000 Inuit, The Qikiqtani (Baffin) Region includes 13 communities from Grise Fiord in the High Arctic to Sanikiluaq (Belcher Island) in the south and also hosts the Nunavut capital Iqaluit. Aston Bay’s exploration activities are operated from the nearby hamlet of Resolute (Qausuittuq).