Located at the northern extent of the Dryden Gold land package, the Tremblay Area consists of the Turtlepond, Tabor, Avery, Hyndman and Sandybeach properties.
Tremblay Highlights: Avery – 24.56 g/t Au over 2.25 m (channel sample) Tabor – 39 g/t Au grab sample Turtlepond – 15.0 g/t Au grab sample
The Tremblay Claims were optioned in February 2022 and over a four-year term Dryden Gold can acquire 100% interest in the Project.
The group is comprised of five blocks of claims (Avery, Sandybeach, Hyndman, Tabor and Turtlepond).
The Wabigoon Fault is located along the metasedimentary-metavolcanic contact which extends to the northeast along the south and east shores of Sandybeach Lake. Strong, northeast-trending shear zones in the metavolcanics east of the fault, are parallel to the fault, and have the potential to host gold bearing quartz veins.
Several auriferous vein systems occur southeast of the Hartman and Sandybeach granitoid stocks in northeast oriented shear zones. The Alto-Gardner, Midas, Schmidt and Glatz occurrences are hosted in the Southern Metavolcanic Belt which is traversed by a several discrete steeply dipping northeast striking shear zones. One of these shear zones stretches 40 kilometers northeast from the southeast corner of Sandybeach Lake and forms a tectonic contact between the Southern Volcanic belt and the Minnitaki Group.
The relative position of granitoid stocks constitute mechanical buttresses during late stages of deformation and likely influenced the nature, geometry, and intensity of late-stage folds and shear zones and the degree of preservation of the earlier structures. Consequently, in the Southern Volcanic Belt where gold was introduced with vein quartz and carbonate alteration during major activity along shear zones they form extensive and geometrically complex networks.
Within the Turtlepond, Tabor and Avery properties, mineralization occurs in numerous quartz veins hosting abundant pyrite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite occur throughout the sheared metavolcanics. Coarse grained arsenopyrite is commonly hosted by the mafic wall rocks.
Wallrock alteration varies from weak to intense and consists of chloritization and carbonatization which may be accompanied by pyrite and sericite.
This area is structurally complex with dominant north-northeast shear zones, related to the MDdz, controlling quartz veins at the majority of known gold occurrences. Gold bearing quartz veins are also controlled by crosscutting east-trending fractures. The numerous east-trending fractures which control many of the gold-bearing quartz veins may also be tension fractures developed perpendicular to the maximum elongation during simple shear along the MDdz and its associated shear zones.
Gold occurrences within amphibolite grade metavolcanic rocks in Hyndman and Revell Townships consist of narrow boudinaged quartz veins within zones of intense, north-west trending shearing associated with the major northwest shear zone described previously.
Wallrocks are commonly chloritized and sericitized with weak to moderate calcium carbonate alteration and are variably pyritic with accessory pyrrhotite and magnetite. Iron carbonate is rare and occurs erratically at a few occurrences.
Northwest-trending diorite dikes and felsic, feldspar- and quartz-feldspar porphyry dikes occur throughout the area and are commonly associated with the gold occurrences. Quartz veins host minor [<1-2%] amounts of disseminated pyrite with accessory chlorite, chalcopyrite, galena, tourmaline, and hematite.