Early exploration stage
Detour Gold Trend, 6 kilometres northwest of Bug Lake (Wallbridge)
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The Doigt project is part of the 739 km2 Detour Gold Trend land package acquired with the acquisition of Balmoral Resources Ltd. The project is located between the Company’s Detour East and Martinière projects, and 6 kilometres northwest of Wallbridge’s Bug Lake and Martinière West gold discoveries.
At the current time there are no known significant occurrences of gold or base metals mineralization on the Doigt project.
Balmoral Resources Ltd. (“Balmoral”) staked the property in 2011 and has carried out geophysical surveys and a drilling program of two holes in 2013.
Exposed bedrock is dominantly mafic volcanic or intrusive in origin with prominent magnetic features corresponding to gabbroic or magnetic-bearing basaltic rocks. Interpretation of district-scale magnetic patterns suggest the local stratigraphy correlates with rocks in the northeast corner of the Detour East property. The stratigraphic sequence is dominantly north-south oriented and is locally affected by both north-south and northwest directed corridors of faulting and deformation.
Balmoral’s first two drill holes on the Doigt Property both intersected narrow intervals of anomalous, structurally controlled, gold mineralization confirming potential for mesothermal gold mineralization on the property. Hole DOT-13-01 intersected a biotite-rich shear structure which returned 0.27 g/t Au over 2.74 m. Gold mineralization is hosted in several narrow, highly deformed quartz stringers within the broader shear structure. Hole DT-13-02 intersected a similar, but narrower shear structure which returned 0.81 g/t Au over 0.47 m. Neither of these occurrences warranted additional consideration at the time.
Base metal mineralization was also observed in one of the holes from a 0.38 metre wide semi-massive sulphide vein that returned 1.01% Zn and 0.70% Cu. The setting did not appear to be conducive to the formation of Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization but there may be some VMS potential in areas of the property.
Given the distance of the property from the regionally significant deformation corridors (i.e. Sunday Lake Deformation Zone), future targeting would focus on secondary structural corridors or splays, in particular where these intersect known lithological contacts.
No other gold occurrences are currently known on the property.