Lake Ménarik

Figure 1. Location of all showings discovered on the Lake Ménarik Property.

Figure 2. Sericite and quartz alterations with pyrite overprinting the hematitized monzonite at the Pierre showing (5.83 g/t Au over 0.28 m, DDH1404-03)

Figure 3. Intense sericite alteration and quartz veining overprinting the hematitized monzonite at the Pierre showing (3.45 g/t Au over 0.35 m, DDH1404-03) Figure 4. Strongly hematitized quartz monzonite with pyrite-rich veinlets (17 ppb Au, DDH1404-11)



  • Property covers 5,653 hectares (110 claims) and is 100% held by Harfang (33F06); 2% NSR Osisko Gold Royalties on most claims
  • Located 5 km east of the Billy-Diamond road, 30 km southeast of the La Grande airport; 45 km south of Radisson; 2 powerlines run through the mining claims
  • Easily accessible by ATV, boat or air transportation;
  • Located in the Archean La Grande Subprovince; includes volcano-sedimentary rocks (Yasinski Group), intermediate to felsic intrusive rocks (Duncan Intrusions), sedimentary rocks with a Timiskaming-type conglomerate (Ekomiak Formation), and ultramafic and mafic lamprophyres
  • Greenschist and amphibolite facies (metamorphic contrast across the Lac Menarik Fault)
  • High-grade gold commonly associated with quartz-carbonate veins hosted in several types of lithologies: porphyritic monzonitic suite, mafic volcanics, gabbro, wacke, arenite, iron formation, polymictic conglomerate
  • Complex alterations: chlorite, hematite, quartz, calcite, ankerite, sericite, albite, K-feldspar
  • Disseminated sulphides: commonly pyrite, local chalcopyrite, and rare pyrrhotite and arsenopyrite
  • Only 17 drillholes done in 2000 in a small part of the property


  • More than 500 surficial sampling sites grade between 1 and 1,918 g/t Au
  • Mineralization characterized by high-grade gold veins (with visible gold) and low gold tenors over large widths; some of the best results include:
    • 0.89 g/t Au over 68.25 m (DDH) [Pierre showing]
    • 12.46 g/t Au and 25.5 g/t Ag over 3.60 m (channel) [Gordie showing]
    • 18.75 g/t Au, 31.1 g/t Ag and 0.41% Cu over 0.88 m (channel) [David showing]
    • 110.83 g/t Au (grab) and 1.06 g/t Au over 4.51 m (DDH) [Ekomiak showing]
    • 1,918 g/t Au (grab) [Massé showing]
    • 1.04 g/t Au over 24.9 m (channel) [Greco showing]
  • Two possible metallogenic models: orogenic gold and monzonite-associated gold models
  • Geological and metallogenic contexts sharing strong similarities with Malartic, Young Davidson, Beattie and Douay gold deposits


  • Additional prospecting and detailed mapping concomitant to a geological compilation of the historical data
  • A drilling campaign could be deployed during winter 2023