The 7-hole program (2500 metres) will drill 5 Priority 1 massive sulphide targets and explore the gold potential reported at the Lorraine Mine.
Lorraine Mine site – planned drilling and gold potential
The Lorraine property is within the Belleterre Greenstone Belt that hosts the Belleterre gold mine 20 kilometres to the east.
The Belleterre mine produced 2.17 million tonnes of ore for 735,000 ounces of gold at an average recovered grade of 10.73 g/t gold (1936 to 1959).
Regional geology - Belleterre-Angliers Greenstone Belt
The first hole planned at Lorraine Project will target both the nickel-copper-PGE-cobalt and gold potential of the historical Lorraine Nickel-Copper Mine.
Notably, the high-grade gold potential at Lorraine Mine is becoming increasingly more prospective as historical data unfolds and the first 350-metre deep hole will add to the present database.
The first hole will test a 2004 downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) anomaly, interpreted to be a strike extension to the mined nickel-copper-PGE-cobalt massive sulphide lens.
The hole will then be extended into the ‘mine footwall’ to test for high-grade gold associated with quartz-chalcopyrite veins mapped and sampled on the 6-Level (300-metres depth) of the mine, which averaged 42 g/t gold and 3.19% copper over 28 metres.
Drilling will then target the Priority 1 VTEM anomalies commencing with hole CM-19-06 at the Lorraine mine site.