Gold Rock Project

Brownfield Opportunity in the Kenora Mining District of Ontario, Canada

  • Focusing on 20km strike on the northeast trending gold bearing Manitou Dinorwic deformation zone (MDdz)
  • Several gold bearing East-West Splay structures intersecting the MDdz structure
  • East-West structures occur around historic gold mines and known gold occurrences throughout the Gold Rock Camp
  • Favourable geologic geometry with regional folding (Manitou Anticline)
  • 75% of all historic mining occurred in the Gold Rock Camp
  • Over 20,000 meters of historic drilling was focused on the Big Master & Elora vein within a known strike length of 1.5km
Dryden Gold Projects

Geology Gold Rock Camp Area

Gold Rock Camp Drill Intercept Highlights

Kenwest Patents:
3,497.0 g/t Au over 8.5m
15.4 g/t Au over 6.1m

502 Vein:
12.7 g/t over 4.0m

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.



Images of drill hole KW-11-26 BM #2 mineralized zone

Geophysical Interpretation & Targets


  • The geophysical interpretation highlighted many anomalies over known mineralization and over unexplored areas
  • 3D geological model shows multiple East-West splay structures occurring around historic gold mines & occurrences in the Gold Rock Camp
  • Geophysical anomalies occur over known mineralized zones
  • Geophysical targets indicated potential for 20km strike along the MDdz in the Gold Rock Camp


Excellent Bulk Sample Results & Metallurgy

  • Single gravity separation recovered 88.6%

  • Bulk cyanidation test recovered 99.4% for the composite 

  • A total of 17 chip samples, over 13.6 linear meters yielded a length weighted average grade  of 40.2 g/t gold

  • Individual chip samples ranged from 0.05 to 1,070 g/t gold
    drill cuttings samples over a 30-metre section of the vein yielded an average grade of 5.4 g/t gold. 

  • Individual drill cuttings yielded grades ranging from 0.02 to 65.1 g/t gold

Gold Concentration in "Crackseal" Fractures

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.