Grenfell Gold Property, Kirkland Lake, ON
Joint Venture partnership with Pelangio Exploration Inc.
- The property hosts five distinct gold bearing zones. These zones in order of importance are the No.1 Vein, Sirola Vein, No. 6 Vein, Shea Vein and Shaft Vein.
- 21.7 tons at 0.456 oz per ton gold and 177 tons at 0.70 oz per ton gold, respectively, from two separate bulk samples from the Sirola Vein (surface pit) and No.1 Vein (60-foot level).
- 0.2 oz per ton gold across a 3-foot width for 180 feet of strike length assayed from the No.1 Vein was channel sampled along the drift on the 250-foot level.
- 0.13 oz per ton gold over 10 feet, 2.22 oz per ton gold over 3 feet. and 0.25 oz/ton gold over 5 feet from the The No.6 vein’s three drill holes.
- 0.41 oz per ton gold over 3 feet from a historical drill hole on the Shea Vein.
- 0.24 oz per ton gold over the 60-foot interval from the Shaft Vein, entered at 90-foot level and exited at the 150-level.
Location and History
Located in Grenfell Township approximately 10 km northwest of the Town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Comprised of a series of contiguous mining leases and mining claims covering about 6.7 km2.
The majority of work on the property took place in the 1930’s to early 1940’s when bulk sampling of some high-grade gold veins occurred in conjunction with diamond drilling, shaft sinking and substantial lateral development on two underground levels.
- With renewed interest in the property a series of surface exploration programs were conducted from the early 1980’s to about 2013. More recent exploration work and re-evaluation of historical work has resulted in new zones of gold mineralization and recommendations for further exploration on known historical zones from the 1930-1940 era.
- Gold mineralization was first discovered on the property in the early 1920’s. From the early 1930’s to about 1941, a series of major exploration campaigns were conducted; this work included 265 feet of shaft sinking, over 2000 feet of underground development on two levels, and a bulk sampling program to evaluate two of the vein systems.
- Exploration efforts ceased on the property during World War II. In 1985, a geological report was completed on the property by John Londry, P.Eng. (J. Londry, P.Eng., “Report on the John Sirola Property, Grenfell Township, 1985”).
Four Nations Gold Property, Kirkland Lake, ON
Option agreement to acquire 100% interest in the Four Nations gold property:
• Five claim blocks comprising 5.2 square kilometres in the Grenfell Township located approximately 8.5 kilometres due west
from the Macassa Mine near Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
• The claims, known as the “Four Nations-Grenfell” property, host multiple gold occurrences according to historical work files
submitted to the Ontario Government.
• There has also been drilling conducted on the property that intersected gold mineralization.
• 3,274 grams per tonne (95.5 oz/t) and 166 grams per tonne (4.84 oz/t) across narrow veins, assayed from from two shafts
on a mineralized outcrop taken in 1920 by Grenfell Kirkland Gold Mines Ltd.
• 107 grams per tonne (3.11 oz/t) and 101 grams per tonne (2.96 oz/t), from two three-ton bulk samples taken in 1920.
• 3.5 grams per tonne over 1.07 metres (0.10 oz/t over 3.5 feet) assayed from four short-holes iIn 1959, by Hecmac
Syndicate, an exploration group.
• 1.7 grams per tonne (0.05 oz/t) to 16.4 grams per tonne (0.48 oz/t) were assayed from trenching in 1960 by another group.
Kenogami East Gold Property, Kirkland Lake, ON
- 100% owned property, consisting of eleven claim cells known as Kenogami East, in the Kirkland Lake Mining Camp, Ontario.
- Located at the eastern margin of the company’s Grenfell-Four Nations gold property and 8.5 kilometres west of Agnico Eagle’s Macassa Mine. Kenogami East is adjacent to and in some cases overlaps the company’s Grenfell-Four-Nations property.
- Kenogami East and our Grenfell-Four-Nations properties are situated in an area that is highly prospective for significant gold mineralization. There exists widespread occurrences of gold-bearing zones with good grades and widths coupled with the occasional high-grade lodes.
- Gold mineralization closely resembles the gold mineralization on which gold mines were built in the Larder-Victoria Lake and Val d’Or mining camps.
- Identified gold showings in the area have rarely been drilled deeper than 150 metres vertically. It is theorized that better results exist below 150 metres.
- Exploration activities started in 1917 and identified a gold- bearing zone with an average width of 2.5 metres and 91 metre strike length. Reported assays averaged 7.55 grams per tonne in quartz and quartz-pyrite veins. A shaft was sunk to 7.6 metres to mine the vein. No records from this mining activity are available.
- During 1927 to 1928, the shaft was deepened to 164 metres and included production drifts at the two upper levels (the 25 level and 125 level) and exploration drifts at the lower three drifts (the 250 level, 375 level and 500 level drifts).
- During 1933 to 1934, surface mapping, stripping and trenching along with the development of additional underground exploration drifts and drilling were undertaken to trace the extensions of the veining system.
- During 1963 to 1965, 12 drill holes for a total of 2,026 metres were completed on the property to test the down-dip extension of the surface veins.
- Most of the 1960’s drill holes were not correctly located relative to the sampled trenches. More importantly, it was discovered that the east-northeast trending veins were not vertical as previously inferred from surface data but dipped 70-80 degrees to the south. As a consequence, these drill holes stopped short and did not intersect nor test the gold-bearing veins exposed in trenches at the surface.
- The gold-bearing vein zone underlying the property consists of several sub-parallel lenticular grey quartz and less commonly quartz-carbonate veins. These mineralized zones contain assay values averaging 7.5 to 8.6 grams per tonne over widths averaging 2.5 metres.
- As reported by P.T. George (1986), veins discovered to date, contained “significant gold mineralization” averaging 7.6 grams per tonne over average width of 2.5 metres” and it “would be feasible to mine economically” if a “sufficient tonnage of material” were to be established.
- Drilling in 2014, confirmed the that results of earlier campaigns with grades up to various 18.80 grams per tonne.
Amikougami + Otto Gold Exploration Properties, Kirkland Lake, ON:
16 patented claims including 5 mining licences of occupied claims. Amikougami block consists of 7 full and 6 partial patented claims (144 hectares) and the Otto block, which consists of 3 full new claims (48.56 hectares). Combined total for both properties is 192.56 hectares.
Amikougami Gold Exploration Property:
• The Amikougami property lies 4,000 metres north of the Agnico Eagle’s Macassar Mine (2.4 million grams per tonne)
• Deformation zone appears sub-parallel to Kirkland 04-Main Break and associated complex array of secondary splay faults and fracture systems.
• The majority of gold deposits in the Kirkland Lake Gold Camp occur adjacent to the Kirkland 04-Main Break.
• Detailed structural analysis of properties adjacent to Amikougami indicate characteristic structural elements found in the Kirkland 04-Main Break with a southward verging more steeply dipping splay fault of the crustal Kirkland Larder Lake Deformation Zone.
• This may have controlled the evolution of brittle-ductile deformation process and the localization of hydrothermal gold-bearing fluid flow during the evolution of the fault zone creating a possible hosting for economic gold deposits.
• Extended westward, this zone would cross into the Amikougami property, becoming the focus of future exploration activity.
Otto Gold Exploration Property:
• Gold was discovered In 1906 on the north shore of Otto Lake, sparking original gold rush into the Kirkland Lake Gold camp.
• Record Gold’s Otto property is located approximately 2.4 kilometres southwest from the discovery location on Otto Lake and
0.6 kilometres from the west margin of Vigrass Lake.
• Three mines were subsequently developed in the vicinity of the original discovery, located 3.5 kilometres southwest from
Agnico Eagle’s Macassa Mine.
• The original discoveries occurred south of the major crustal deformation zone called the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break, which
occurs less than 1 kilometres north of the Otto property.
• A lesser defined regional fault called the South Break, also associated with carbonate — and with highly deformed, altered,
ultramafic pods — occurs less than 0.4 kilometres north from the property.
• Geological mapping and related geophysical studies in the adjacent properties have located shear zone-bearing quartz veins
and breccia that occasionally carry gold values.
• These structures generally trend in an east-west direction and could possibly extend onto the Otto property.
This southern border called the Kirkland Larder Lake Deformation Zone is a complex major crustal structure associate with complex arrays of splay faults and fracture systems.
Several major fracture systems are present to the north, the largest of which appearing along the northern margin of the tectonic corridor is called the Kirkland 04 Main break.
This structure and its related splays and shears host the majority of gold mines. Fold axis and linear structures, including the ore shoots, generally plunge -60 WSW.
The gold deposits in the Kirkland Camp often occur as lenticular, fracture-filled quartz veins (5 to 10 centimetres hick) and occasionally up to 4 metres thick and lengths 10 metres or as veinlet stockwork 1 to 5 centimetres thick within highly chloritic, sericitic and siliceous envelops along major breaks most often associate with subordinate splays.
The mineralized intervals may occur in single sheets 10 metres thick or in brecciated stockwork and thinner stacked sheets.
Often the gold deposits may occur peripheral to multiple syenite bodies, themselves associated with a major fault system having reverse throws and trending North East and dipping steeply to the South East.