The Bleikvassli Project, field report 1997
This report presents preliminary results of detailed geological follow-up studies and diamond drilling carried out in the Okstindan Area, Nordland, Norway in the period July to August 1997. Preliminary results from drilling done in November and December 1997 is included in this report. Field work to the south and at the base of the Okstindan massif along the Kongsfjell / Anders Larsa contact revealed no signs of mineralization. Extensive mineralized zones at Gjetarfjellet to the east of Røssvatnet have been mapped out. Because of weathering, the nature of the mineralizations is not known and further work to expose fresh surfaces is highly recommended. A Cu-Ni mineralization related to ultramafic rocks was found at the border to Sweden. The extent of this mineralization is too small to be economic, judged from the surface exposure. However, geophysics indicate a larger extent at depth and also other anomalies in the area. More field work and ground geophysics is recommended in the area.