The Fuchsite Lake project comprises approximately 3,750 hectares 20 km north of the town of Armstrong, Ontario.
The target is Archean shear zone hosted gold within deformed and altered ultramafic (fuchsite altered) and mafic volcanic rocks. This setting and rock type association is a major indicator of gold mineralization in many world-class gold camps in the superior province of Ontario and Quebec.
The prospective shear zones each extend more than 5 km along trend and were first identified by regional mapping programs in the 1970’s by the Ontario government (OGS Report 251). The region, however, has largely been overlooked by exploration companies. The only recorded work for gold comprises five short drill holes (all less than 40 m deep) completed on the Lett occurrence in 1981. Drill logs detail extensive hydrothermal alteration, brecciation, quartz veining and sulphide mineralization, however, no assays are available. The Ontario government sampled this outcropping zone (OGS Report 251) and obtained 1.7 g/t Au and 1.4 g/t Au from two separate samples. No follow up work has been recorded in nearly 30 years.
The presence of anomalous gold in outcrop samples within shears suggest a systematic structural and targeting program on the claim block will help assess the gold potential. Initial work will consist of ground truthing the shear zone model followed by an airborne magnetic survey designed to map out the structural geometry at the property scale.