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Commander Resources stakes Rebel zinc-lead project

Commander Resources Ltd. said it acquired the 1,620-hectare Rebel zinc-lead prospect in British Columbia by way of staking.

The property is on the southern end of the Kechika trough, a geological feature that hosts numerous sedimentary exhalative, or SEDEX, zinc-lead-silver-barium deposits and showings including Canada Zinc Metals Corp.'s Akie zinc project, which is 50 kilometers northwest of Rebel.

According to Commander Resources, the Rebel prospect was first identified in 1979 and a compilation of available public domain data shows a 1.7-kilometer lead-in-soil anomaly that is partially coincident with the massive pyrite and ferricrete outcrops.

The massive sulfide horizon is interpreted to be a distal expression of a SEDEX zinc-lead deposit, the company added, and soil sampling indicates an open-ended strike length with further extensions indicated by anomalous silt samples.

Commander Resources plans to undertake a soil and rock sampling program at the Rebel project within the year.