Ménarik Est Project

 
 

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

Figure 2. Geological map of the Ménarik Est Property showing the abundance of gold and polymetallic mineralizations in and around the ultramafic-mafic layered Ménarik 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).

 

highlights

  • 64 claims (3,289 ha) 100% held by Harfang (33F06); no NSR;
  • Easily accessible; 12 km east of the James Bay 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;
  • Property in the Archean La Grande Subprovince (Superior Province); mainly intermediate to felsic intrusive rocks (Duncan Suite and/or Langelier Complex) and ultramafic-mafic layered intrusion (Menarik Complex); minor volcano-sedimentary assemblage (Yasinski Group);
  • Historical resources: 6.34 Mt @ 7.73 wt% Cr2O3, 398 ppb Pd and 105 ppb Pt; 1.06 Mt @ 0.38 wt% Ni and 0.15 wt% Cu (resources non-compliant to CIM standards as requested by the NI 43-101); excellent drilling database (with over 36,000 m);
  • Abundant gold and polymetallic mineralizations (As, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ag) associated with sheared contacts between the Menarik Complex-related gabbroic dykes and tonalitic host-rock; mineralized zones commonly associated with silica and fuchsite alterations;
  • Recent exploration work by Harfang returned gold-rich samples (up to 57.6 g/t Au);
  • Interesting location of the property at the northeastern extremity of the regional Amisach Wat antiform and at the intersection of E-W and NW-SE lineaments; some of these lineaments are probably deep-seated and may have acted as permeable conduits which allowed upward migration of 1) ultramafic-mafic magmas (Menarik Complex and lamprophyres) and 2) hydrothermal fluids that mobilized gold and other metals from the crust and precipitated them into chemically favourable lithologies; ideal setting for structurally-controlled gold and polymetallic mineralizations.

upcoming exploration program

  • Geological mapping (with prospecting, sampling and trenching) focussing on the metallogenic and structural contexts of the entire property.