2017 Activities

2017 work performed by Reed, Robinson and Marion; consisting of hand stripping and to assaying, are described below.

Reed Showing

The Main Reed showing was hand stripped during 2017. The showing assayed:

19.70 gAu/tonne (0.575 oz Au/ton) initial grab sample

14.0375 gAu/tonne over 0.40 meters (0.409 oz Au/ton) by Robinson P. Eng.

8.02 gAu/tonne over 0.61 meters (0.234 oz Au/ton) by MNDM during 2017 property visit.

This showing (photos 3 & 4) was hand stripped in 2017 and four bedrock samples (including photo 5) and four grab samples (including photos 6, 7 & 8) were collected and sent for assay.

 

Above: Reed Showing grading 8.02 gAu/tonne over 0.61 meters. The zone widens towards the swamp in front of the foreground.

 

Glacial Float Tracing

Various mineralized and altered boulders were identified within 200 meters of the south boundary of the Reed-Robinson Claims. The largest of these is a 5x3x2 meter rock (photo below) that appears to be either float or a frost heave (photos 09, 10, 11 and 12).  Numerous other mineralized, altered and veined boulders were identified and sampled (photos 13, 14, 15 & 16).

Hand stripping of the Marion claims identified a cluster of large altered and veined float along the south edge of the main Marion zone and approximately 150 meters north of the Reed-Robinson Claims.  The largest float (photo 23) is resting directly on similar rock that may be either float or bedrock.

 

Photo above: Large pyritic Fe-carbonate altered float from glacial float train near south boundary of the Reed claims.

Main Marion Zone 

The main Marion vein was stripped along a 14 meter strike length (photos 17, 18 19, 20 & 22). This vein is located in a strongly altered schistose and fuchsitic zone.  The alteration zone appears to extend to the east and west.  The large boulder photo 23 is at the south edge of this alteration zone. Present activities are directed to upgrading the rock exposures along this trend.

 

Above: Main Marion vein. Note the one meter long measuring rod.

Mega-Porphyry

Mega porphyry boulder (photo 01) was discovered along the south boundary of the Reed-Robinson claims. It is unknown if this mega-porphyry is from a source within the property.  Feldspar porphyry dikes are known in the claims south of the property. 

Last year at Granada Mine south of Rouyn-Noranda Quebec the author discovered a new gold vein along the contact of a similar mega-porphyry (photo 02).