Ménarik East

 
 

Figure 1. Location of the Ménarik East Property immediately east of the Lake Ménarik Property.

Figure 2. Geological map of the Ménarik East Property showing the abundance of gold and polymetallic mineralizations in and around the ultramafic-mafic layered Menarik Complex. Geology modified from Rivard (1985), Goutier et al. (1998) and Pro-Or’s exploration programs. Photo 1. Semi-massive arsenopyrite at Bontrio showing (best grab sample at this showing returned 57.6 g/t Au, 858 g/t Ag, 2.5% Zn and 22.4% Pb).

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Property covers 3,289 hectares (64 claims) and is 100% held by Harfang (33F06); no NSR
  • Located 12 km east of the Billy-Diamond road and 7 km north of the Transtaiga road; 35 km southeast of the La Grande airport; 50 km southeast of Radisson; powerlines near mining claims
  • Easily accessible by ATV, boat or air transportation
  • Located in the Archean La Grande Subprovince; mainly intermediate to felsic intrusive rocks (Duncan Intrusions and/or Langelier Complex) and the Menarik ultramafic-mafic layered Complex, minor volcano-sedimentary assemblage (Yasinski Group)
  • Over 200 drillholes (>36,000 m); excellent drilling database
  • Polymetallic showings and drillhole intervals with significant potential for magmatic chromitites (Cr-PGE) and massive sulphides (Ni-Cu-PGE), and orogenic gold deposits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Historical resources in the Menarik Complex: 6.34 Mt @ 7.73% Cr2O3, 398 ppb Pd and 105 ppb Pt; and 1.06 Mt @ 0.38% Ni and 0.15% Cu (resources non-compliant with CIM standards as requested by the NI 43-101)
  • Abundant gold and polymetallic mineralizations (As, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ag) in shear zones between gabbroic dykes and tonalite; commonly associated with silica and fuchsite alterations (listwanite-associated orogenic gold)
  • Exceptionally gold and silver-rich samples with significant base metal values; up to 57.6 g/t Au, 858 g/t Ag, 2.49% Zn, 2.24% Pb and 18.04% As in a grab sample, and up to 5.58% Cu in another sample
  • Regional and most probably deep-seated structural lineaments that may have acted as conduits allowing upward migration of ultramafic-mafic magmas (Menarik Complex and lamprophyres) and hydrothermal fluids; these fluids mobilized gold and other metals from the crust and later precipitated these elements into chemically favourable lithologies; ideal setting for structurally-controlled gold and polymetallic mineralizations

UPCOMING EXPLORATION PROGRAMS

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