Black Dog Project
The Black Dog property is located 60 km north of Nemiscau in the northernmost portion of NTS sheet 33C01 in Northern Quebec, a mining friendly jurisdiction ranked 6th in the world for mining investment and home of “Super Flow Through.”
Access and Infrastructure
The Property is accessible on well maintained gravel surface road and is located 7.5 km from power distribution lines. Leaving Nemiscau village the Property area is accessed via road heading approximately 60km to the north, to a junction which branches east and west. The eastern branch leads to Eastmain Resources’ Clearwater project while the western route crosses the Black Dog property. This road then meets the Matagami/Radisson road, another 55-60 km to the west.
Exploration & Mining
The 1,400 ha Black Dog property is comprised of 27 cells owned by Caprock Ventures held in the name of James Rogers. As a result of Goldcorp and Eastmain Resources’ activity in the area, the property is confined by Eastmain to the north and east, Dios Exploration to the south, and Osisko Mining/Baie James to the southwest. Eastmain, Osisko and Dios all have claims contiguous to the Black Dog Property.
Efficient Engineers Team
While there is minimal historic exploration on the property, exploration in the immediate area has focused on the narrow volcanic belt which hosts the Black Dog Lake Showing and most recently on Dios Exploration’s adjacent AU33 West project where the recently discovered Heberto gold showing is being drilled. The adjacent Black Dog Lake showing was discovered in 1988 when Eastmain resources re-sampled 1970’s Hudson Bay core which returned a value of 5.1 g/t Au over 1.52 meters. Subsequent geophysics, geochemistry and AQ drilling by Eastmain identified the Black Dog Lake zone with values of 15 g/t Au, 5.6 g/t Au and 4.3 g/t Au, each over close to 1m.
Most of the property overlies large granodiorite and gneissic intrusives with lesser pegmatite which are largely unexplored. Immediately east and south of the Black Dog property, Dios Exploration holds the AU33 property underlain by the same geology. Dios has had multiple recent discoveries of surface gold showings within silicified granodiorite and tonalite, as well as within quartz veins and has been following up on the showing with successful drill campaigns in 2015 and 2016. These same intrusive rocks carry onto the Black Dog property and warrant investigation.
The adjacent Black Dog zone is described in the MERN Sigeom files as an east-west trending zone, 600meters long, with a thickness varying from 1 to 3 meters. The host rock is a metamorphosed mafic to felsic tuff enclosing layers of chert with interbedded semi-massive sulphide. The chert is interpreted to be an iron formation. The semi-massive sulphides are predominantly pyrrhotite with lesser pyrite and minor chalcopyrite. Gold, silver, minor zinc and copper are the principal economic elements.
An adjacent project is actively being explored. Mineralization is structural controlled and associated with tonalite–granodiorite which can be potassic altered, mylonitized, silicified, chloritized and quartz injected. There can be up to 2% finely disseminated pyrite as well as traces of chalcopyrite and malachite. The Black Dog property has the same geology, magnetic signature and magnetic breaks as the the adjacent property but is yet to be explored. Grab and channel samples of the project range from 1.5 g/t Au to 21 g/t Au with the majority being above 10 g/t Au. The first drilling was carried out on on the adjacent project in 2015 with great success and has been followed up with subsequent drilling proving depth and consistency of the gold bearing structures.