The “Ziac” zinc district is an emerging zinc play, 40-km long northwest trending corridor defined by zinc and lead-bearing dolomitic marbles typical of the Balmat-Edwards-Pierrepont zinc district, located in the state of New York, United States (click here to see map). The Ziac also covers meta-volcanic rocks that host the historic New Calumet Mines Limited zinc-lead-silver-gold mine, which produced 3.8 million tonnes of ore at a grade of 5.8% Zn, 1.6% Pb, 65 g/t Ag et 0.4 g/t Au from 1944 to 1968. The Ziac district includes:
- the Calumet-Sud project currently being explored by Sphinx and its partner SOQUEM (21 claims, 12 km2);
- the Tessouat project (22 claims, 13 km2), 100% owned by Sphinx;
- the Tessouat-Sud project (296 claims, 177 km2); and
- the Obwondiag project (96 claims, 53 km2); and
- the GPd project (74 claims, 41 km2), 100% owned by Sphinx and on which newly identified zinc potential has been confirmed.