About the project

The Sočkovac Project is located in the central north of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sočkovac is accessed via tarred road from Sarajevo (166 km to the south), 125 km from Banja Luka to the west, and Belgrade in Serbia (230km to the east).

Exploration potential

Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ag, Au

Mineralisation and Deposit Types

Lykos believes that there is significant potential for the discovery of economic nickel sulphide (+/- cobalt) mineralisation, as well as economic copper, lead, zinc, and potentially gold and silver mineralisation at Sockovac.

The mineralisation comprises:*

  • Nickel, copper, lead and zinc sulphides: pentlandite ((Fe,Ni)9S8), millerite (NiS), galena (PbS), jamesonite (Pb₄FeSb₆S₁₄), sphalerite (ZnS), chalcopyrite (CuFeS₂), chalcocite (Cu2S), covellite (CuS), tetrahedrite ((Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)12Sb4S13), breithauptite (NiSb), arsenopyrite (FeAsS), pyrite (FeS2) and marcasite (FeS2).
  • Carbonates: cerussite (PbCO3), smithsonite (ZnCO3), siderite (FeCO3), ankerite (Ca(Fe,Mg,Mn) (CO3)2) and calcite (CaCO3).
  • Oxides: cuprite (Cu2O), native copper (Cu), native gold (Au), limonite (FeO·nH₂O), goethite (α-FeOOH), hydrohematite, quartz, opal and chalcedony.

*based on historical petrographic analysis of the drill core

Historical drilling

Historical exploration drilling within the license identified a lens-shaped polymetallic Ni-Cu-Zn-Pb (-Ag-Au) bearing zone within the Jurassic age phyllic schists and serpentinites. The historical sampling of the drill core was incomplete, did not systematically assay for Ni, Cu, Pb, and Zn, and only focused on sampling intervals with visible Pb-Zn sulphide mineralisation. Assays also never included Co, Au, or Ag. Some of the drill holes also ended in mineralisation and the drilling program failed to define the limits of the mineralisation along strike or down dip.

Historical drilling in the central east of the license area identified a gently dipping (20° to the southwest) lens-shaped polymetallic Ni-Cu-Zn-Pb(-Ag-Au) bearing zone, ranging from 2.8-41m wide, hosted within the schists and serpentinites and ranging in depth from 8 m in the east-northeast to 84 m in the west-southwest. The zone is open down dip and along strike.

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