40.5 g/t Au over 1.68m (channel sample)
211.82 g/t Au grab sample
48.5 g/t Au grab sample
Location and Access:
The property is located in south-central Jacobson Township, District of Algoma, approximately 48 km northeast of the town of Wawa, Ontario, Canada and approximately 20 km southeast of the town of Dubreuiville. It is located within the Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division.
The property is composed six (6) contiguous claims representing a total of 43 units. Select Sands owns 100% of the mining rights.
Work Completed by Chalice Diamond (now Select Sands Corp.)
The geology of the Goudreau-Lochalsh area is part of the Michipicoten Greenstone belt and is comprised of a supracrustal succession of Keewatin volcanics and sediments consisting of interbedded intermediate to volcanic flows (tuff and dacite) which are overlain by basic lava flows (basalt and andesite). These flows are intruded by a northeasterly striking belt of diorites and granodiorites of Algoman age which occur as stocks and sills. The intrusions are generally narrow and lobate and strike in the same direction as the Keewatin volcanics. Porphyry dykes and diabase dykes crosscut both the volcanics and granodiorites generally striking in a northwest direction. Later quartz vein systems are generally found at the contacts of the volcanics and diorites and are usually associated with sericitic and chloritic alteration accompanying later shears. The porphyry dykes are generally discontinuous and narrow and are found in close proximity to these shear zones. Sulphides consisting of pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, magnetite and sphalerite are associated with the contacts and shear zones.
The dominant regional structure is the Goudreau-Lochalsh anticline which strikes generally E-W across the north boundary of the property. The Old Cabin property is situated on the south limb of the anticline.
The Goudreau-Lacholsh Deformation Zone (GLDZ) strikes southwest on the north limb of the anticline west-north-west edge of the property in the vicinity of the Edwards Mine. All producing and past producing mines in the area occur within the GLDZ. Mineralization typically occurs within gold bearing quartz veins system in strongly sheared deformation zones.
The Old Cabin property lies within an east-west striking succession of intermediate to mafic volcanic flows, fragmentals and high energy sediments, and gabbroic intrusions within the Goudreau-Lochalsh anticline whose interpreted axis strikes through the northern portion of the property. Historically, gold mineralization on the property has been described as occurring in a series of stacked en-echelon east-west trending quartz lenses and stringers relegated to shear zones which trend from northeast to southwest. The shear zones typically possess chloritic, carbonaceous (Fe) and sericitic schist material and are accompanied by pyrite, chalcopyrite and tourmaline.
The 2009 stripping exposed a kimberlitic unit in the south central portion of the property.
There are a number of past producing and producing gold mines north and west of the property. Area mines include:
The Old Cabin property has seen sporadic, preliminary exploration to date. Reliable diamond drilling and geophysical information is limited. The stripping program carried out by COD (now SNS) in 2009 and 2011 did not expose all the historical targets on the property including trenched and old shaft about which there is no historical information. Much of the property has been mapped but with little attention to structural detail. Recommended work prior to producing drill targets should include:
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