Republic of Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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).
Lykos believes that there is significant potential for discovery of economic nickel sulphide (+/- cobalt) mineralisation, as well as economic copper, lead, zinc and potentially gold and silver mineralisation at Sockovac.
Mineralisation and Deposit Types
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