Property, Location, & Access
The project is located in a 700‐kilometre long belt across the Canadian Shield from Lake Winnipeg to the James Bay Lowlands, that is well endowed with gold. Total gold produced from this belt is ~36 million ounces. The property covers 15,185 hectares (37,500 acres) on both flanks North Trend and South Trend) of the Misehkow arm of the Pickle Lake greenstone belt. The Pickle Lake belt hosted 3 million ounces of historic production from five underground mines with average recovered grades from 9.00 to 23.89 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au).
The 2019 discovery of the LP Zone gold deposit by Great Bear Resources has generated widespread interest in the area due to the large size of the deposit and its relatively new geological environment that indicates gold potential in areas previously thought to be less prospective for gold.
The Gold Crow claim block consists of two separate, more or less linear groups of claims in slightly different directions, that unite at their northeast ends. They cover different geological features, with different histories, that have potential for different styles of gold mineralization. For convenience, they are referred to with the terms “North Trend” and “South Trend”.
The North Trend covers a 28‐kilometre length of mafic volcanics with multiple iron formation horizons. It was explored by several companies during the 1980s flow‐through gold exploration boom. Drill holes with gold intercepts are scattered along the length of the trend, but concentrated in a 3.5 kilometre long area referred to here as the Jackpot Zone.
The Jackpot Zone was further explored in the 2010‐2012 period by Jiminex Inc. Drill results include Hole MIS11‐03, which returned a 5.44 metre core length of 10.86 g/t Au, including 2.40 metres of 18.26 g/t Au, which in turn included 0.30 metre of 116.0 g/t Au.
The North Trend, including the Jackpot Zone, is relatively under‐explored and has substantial exploration potential. A high resolution magnetic survey may generate hundreds of structural targets in iron formation, which would need refining by prospecting, geochem surveys etc.
The South Trend, by contrast, is essentially unexplored. It covers a 34‐kilometre length of geology that mimics the environment of the LP Zone. The South Trend and LP Zone are 250 kilometres apart, but both cover splays off the same regional‐scale, deep crustal structure, and both cover felsic to intermediate volcanic units that are juxtaposed against these fault structures.
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The Gold Crow property has significant gold potential, and warrants a major, multi‐year exploration program with focus on
(1) Drilling in and on strike with the Jackpot Zone
(2) High resolution helicopter‐borne magnetic survey of the North Trend
(3) Property‐wide till sampling, analysis and gold grain counting
(4) Conventional and MMI soil geochemistry as needed to refine targets
(5) Geological mapping and prospecting, reconnaissance with detail as required
(6) Stripping, if an excavator can be brought to the property
(7) Drilling new targets as they are defined
(8) Lithogeochemical studies to assess VMS potential (follow up of 2012 alteration)