Located near the geographic center of the Project, the Kenwest, Canamerica and 502 properties were the focus of early mining activity and government mapping in the Eagle-Manitou greenstone belt.
Gold Rock Camp Drill Intercept Highlights: Kenwest Patents– 3,497.0 g/t Au over 8.5m Kenwest Patents – 15.4 g/t Au over 6.1m 502 Vein – 12.7 g/t over 4.0m Canamerica – 12.6 g/t Au over 4.0m
On either side of the fault, country rock has been strongly sheared over distances of up to 400 m from the fault. This northwestern limb of the MDdz is 25 km long and 2 to 5 km in width and hosts the majority of the known gold occurrences.
The northeast trending MDdz describes the trace of a large structural break running along the east boundary of these claim blocks.
Felsic volcanics are prominent in this area, often associated with the gold mineralization. Other major schist zones have been noted in the area and are related to folding and faulting paralleling the trend of the synclinorium. These zones of weakness have been the focus of late-stage felsic dike emplacement, further transcurrent faulting, and have acted as conduits for hydrothermal fluids producing intense hydrothermal alteration.
Gold mineralization in the Gold Rock Camp area are closely related to these major structures.
Gold-bearing quartz veins are the most common type of mineralization in the area. The veins have wispy to well-layered “crack-seal” textures, with sericite, chlorite, ferroan carbonate, 1-5% sulphides, and occasionally tourmaline along the selvedges.
Gold is concentrated in the “crackseal” fractures and in selvedges along the quartz vein margins. Calcite filled fractures within quartz veins also carry gold. Narrow gold-bearing semi-massive sulphide filled fractures within fissile zones also contain significant gold values. Pervasive ferroan carbonate alteration, disseminated sulphides, and very small barren quartz veinlets characterize the fissile zones.
Sulphides are predominantly pyrite, with variable amounts of chalcopyrite. The gold tenor appears to be related to the quantity of pyrite present in the wall rock and in veins.