The 2,100 hectare Belanger property is located within the 2.73-2.75 Ga Confederation Assemblage. The property is located 9 km northeast of Infinite Ore’s polymetallic Copperlode “A” deposit, 2.2 km north of Infinite Ore’s polymetallic Garnet/Arrow deposit and 6 km southwest of the historic South Bay Mine VMS deposit.
Historic exploration on the property in the 1990’s identified three significant surface exposures of gold, copper and silver mineralization in the southern portion of the property, referred to as the Williamson Occurrences. These three surface showings, referred to as trenches “C”, “D” and “E” would appear to be on-strike of each other, with approximately 550-600 meters separating trenches “C” and “E”.
Historic grab samples from Trench "C" have returned up to 25.0 g/t Au, and up to 5.47% Cu and seven grab samples collected from this trench in 2012 averaged 6.8 g/t Au (range 1.01 to 25.0 g/t Au) and 0.446% Cu (range 0.114 to 0.820% Cu). Trench C has yet to be tested by diamond drilling.
Historic grab samples from Trench "D" have returned up to 3.41 g/t Au and up to 3.85% Cu. A limited diamond drilling program completed in 2002 also returned significant intercepts, such as 1.10 g/t Au, 6.6 g/t Ag and 0.69% Cu over 10 ft (including a narrower higher grade intercept of 7.66 g/t Au and 2.06% cu over 1 ft) in drill hole GL-14, drilled by King's Bay Gold Corporation.
Historic grab samples from Trench "E" have returned up to 60.44 g/t Au. A limited diamond drilling program completed in 2002 also returned significant intercepts beneath Trench E, including 2.20 g/t Au over 5.8 ft (GL-03).
As each of the three trenches has been mechanically stripped of overburden in the 1990’s, there exists an opportunity to further study and interpret the underlying structural controls on gold-copper mineralization with the intent of targeting zones of higher grade along strike and at depth.
Several other gold or base metal occurrences occur throughout the property, including the Hemming Occurrences, which are located within the northeast trending Confederation Lake Narrows Deformation Zone. A property examination by the Red Lake Resident Geologist in 1997 suggested the showings associated with the Hemming Occurrences are found within a 060o trending shear zone that is potentially more than 100 m wide and extensively silicified.
In 1992, three separate surface exposures, referred to as the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 showings were described.1
The No. 1 or Main showing consists of a large trench sunk on an 8 to 12 inch wide quartz vein trending 030/70SE. The vein contains abundant chlorite stringers and minor amounts of disseminated galena and fine visible gold. Two grab samples taken by A.P. Pryslak from the quartz vein at the No. 1 showing assayed 0.11 ounce Au per ton and 0.13 ounce Ag per ton; and 0.59 ounce Au per ton and 0.41 ounce Ag per ton2.
The No. 2 showing is located about 2000 feet southwest of the Main showing. The No. 2 showing consists of a small trench sunk on a massive, white, quartz vein striking 040/90 along an exposed strike length of 35 feet. The vein is 9 feet wide at its northeast end and branches into 2 separate veins, which are 5 and 12 feet wide, at its southwest end. The vein contains chloritic inclusions of wall rock and minor amounts of galena. The vein occurs at a gabbro/tuff contact which is on strike with the No. 1 showing.
The No. 3 showing is situated about 3400 feet east-northeast of the No. 1 showing and is located on the north shore of a small lake. The showing consists of a 1 to 7-foot wide quartz vein which has been traced along a gabbro/tuff contact for 82 feet. G. Hemming reported that a diamond drill hole targeted on the quartz vein at the No. 3 showing
intersected 0.10 ounce Au per ton across 3 feet (Pryslak 1975).
Subsequent work on the Hemming Occurrences in the 1990’s exposed several other quartz or mineral occurrences associated with the aforementioned shear zone over a potential strike length of 2.5-3.5 km, however, to date precious or base metal values have been erratically distributed among the various showings (Blackburn, et.al. 1998)
1 Blackburn, C.E., Hinz, P., Storey, C.C., Kosloski, L. and Ravnaas, C.B. 1998. Report of Activities 1997, Resident Geologist Program, Red Lake Regional Resident Geologist’s Report: Red Lake–Kenora Districts; Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5969, 61p.
1 Parker, J.R. and Atkinson, B.T. 1992. Gold occurrences, prospects and past-producing mines of the Birch- Confederation Lakes area; Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5835, 332p.
1 Pryslak, A.P. 1975. Report of the Red Lake Resident Geologist, 1974 in Annual Report of the Regional and Resi- dent Geologists 1974, Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Paper 60, p. 25-42.