This extensive property is located approximately 110 kilometres north of Armstrong, Ontario and 180 kilometres northwest of Nakina. Both communities are on the main trans-continental CN main rail line. Networks of logging roads from each community reach to within 10 – 15 kilometres of the property. The property comprises 352 claim units, 100% owned by the company, plus 16 claim units under option by the company. The claims cover a belt of mafic and ultramafic rocks in a curvilinear belt for some 22 kilometres southwesterly along the west flank of a southerly extension of the eastern part of the Archean Uchi subprovince. These rocks are distinctive due to their highly magnetic response on the aeromagnetic survey, have associated electromagnetic anomalies, and are crossed by aeromagnetic anomalies which are interpreted as being a Proterozoic dyke network.
Exploration in the 1950s – 1970s, targeting massive sulphide deposits, instead found nickel mineralisation “by mistake”. Since this result did not meet the stipulated economic criteria, the explorers never pursued the discoveries beyond a few drill holes into coincident ground-magnetic anomalies and soil copper anomalies. Highlights of this drilling by Getty Mines Ltd in 1973 and 1974 include intercepts such as:
|Hole||LL1||33.0 ft||0.52% Cu||0.66% Ni|
|LL-2||9.7 ft||0.59% Cu||0.30% Ni|
|and||9.6 ft||1.91% Cu||0.47% Ni|
|LB04-1||2.6 ft||0.8% Cu||0.9% Zn|
|LB04-3||3.3 ft||>1% Cu|
|LL4||5.0 ft||1.4% Cu||0.8% Ni|
|1.2 ft||3.2% Cu||1.3% Ni|
|LL-5||4.3 ft||1.2% Cu||0.96% Ni|
|NJZ||2.4 ft||1.75% Cu|
Analyses for platinum group elements are not reported for any of these intercepts. Initial work planned for the property includes grid cutting, relocating and surveying old exploration features, mapping, prospecting, geochemical and geophysical surveys. Drilling will be undertaken to relocate the mineralised zones drilled in 1973 and 1974 and sample them comprehensively.