The Newbec sulfide lens was discovered in 1925 and mined in 1930, but due to low copper prices, only 278 tons at 6.83% Cu were sent to the mill. Since then, several companies performed exploration surveys on the property including mapping, sampling, airborne and ground geophysics as well as 78 diamond drill holes.
In 2014, Falco performed a surface sampling program including stripping and channel sampling – the result of which was the discovery of a new copper-Nickel-Palladium showing at the base of a north South trending gabbro sill.
The Newbec property is a Brownfield exploration project and consists of 8 claims covering an area of 126 ha. It is 100% owned by Falco Resources.
The Newbec property is located in Dufresnoy Township, about 15 km north of the city of Rouyn-Noranda.