The Gateford Mine; located 2.0 km east of our claims, was the first gold mine (1909), in the Kirkland Lake gold camp.
The Kirkland Lake gold camp has produced over 24 million ounces of gold, and Macassa Mine continues to contribute to this daily. The Larder Lake – Cadillac Deformation Zone (LLDZ-CDZ) has produced 90,993,188 oz Au (Gosselin & Dube 2005 and MNDM 2007 ORR 6219).
Jas E. Thomson’s Map “1945-1”, (included in Ontario Department of Mines 1950 report titled “Geology of Teck Township and the Kenogami Area Kirkland Lake Gold Belt”) is the only detailed Government mapping of the property. Howard Lovell subsequently mapped the south 2/3rd of Eby Township. He incorporated Thomson’s mapping into his map titled “2239 Eby-Otto Area” in his 1972 ODM Geological Report 99 (titled Geology of the Eby and Otto Area District of Timiskaming).
The present owners cut approximately 46 kilometers of grid and performed multi-frequency Max-Min EM (100 & 200m cable) and magnetometer (2m interval) surveys, and detailed geology mapping, a till sample study within a mineralized float train, and performed selected lines of MMI soil sampling. Encouraging Max-Min conductors, favorable magnetic signatures, a complex association of faulting & alteration zones, MMI responses and albite, quartz, Fe-carbonate & alteration, quartz veins and Au values (including 8.02 gAu/tonne over 0.61 meters [0.234 oz Au/ton]) were identified.
17 proposed drill targets are identified and designated as “A” to “Q” (see Map 6). These targets are optimized combinations of coincident and associated Max-Min conductors, favorable magnetic signatures, a complex association of faulting and alteration zones, and/or quartz veins. Priority is given to the intersection of structures and/or alteration. The MaxMin anomalies included in the proposals are secondary targets coincident with or spatially associated with favorable geology, mineralization and alteration. Preference is given to MaxMin anomalies of short strike length.
The targets are drill ready. The proposed collar locations were identified in the field, picketed and photographed (see “Images” tab under “Drill Proposals A to R”).
Explicit drill proposals and proposed drill sections have been prepared and are available.