Properties covered in overburden can be tricky to explore without employing the use of geophysics or shallow drilling methods. With little outcrop exposure and only a few known gold occurrences it’s tough to say if much will come out of a mapping program, but it’s a somewhat obligatory first step in exploration.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Sept. 16, 2014) – Kapuskasing Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:KAP) (the “Company” or “Kapuskasing”) is pleased to announce that it has commenced prospecting and mapping activities on its Rollo Gold Property. The intent of the prospecting and mapping program will focus on the areas surrounding the historic Hanson Lake and Coppell Gold Occurrences (see July 8, 2014 news release) and will examine large-scale zones of prospective alteration associated with quartz feldspar porphyries, identified by the Geological Survey of Canada. The latter setting is akin to numerous productive gold systems in the nearby Timmins and Kirkland Lake gold camps. Plans are to complete this work prior to snowfall. All samples will be sent for assay at the end of the program and results will be announced when received.
Kapuskasing gold plans on mapping it’s Rollo property in search of alteration “footprints” that are linked to gold mineralization in “quartz feldspar porphyries”. Quartz feldspar porphyries are a type of igneous rock composed of large quartz and feldspar crystals. The property has been described as a “greenstone hosted quartz-carbonate vein deposit”. These veins form as hydrothermal fluids infill faults and joints during periods of local or tectonic activity.
According to a 43-101 compliant technical report filed in April 2014, the property is considered to be a “grass roots”, or very early stage prospect and little previous work is recorded. Previous explorers did note that the area contained very little bedrock exposure and nearly 90% of the area was covered in overburden. The report concluded that a VTEM survey was the best option to identify any conductors in the area. The company has yet to complete this survey but has decided to explore some known gold occurrences based on work from geological survey of Canada report from the early 1950’s.
Properties covered in overburden can be tricky to explore without employing the use of geophysics, shallow drilling or soil sampling methods. With little outcrop exposure and only a few known gold occurrences it’s tough to say if much will come out of a mapping program, but it’s a somewhat obligatory first step in exploration.
The Blackwater gold deposit in British Columbia is an example of a discovery that required drilling through thick overburden.
The Rollo property is situated along a projected extension of the Destor-Porcupine fault zone, which hosts several multi-million-ounce gold producers in the nearby Timmins camp, and sits between IAMGOLD’s Cote Lake gold deposit and Probe Mines’ Borden Gold project.
Ontario Government documents from 1948 and 1950 indicate the occurrence of visible gold mineralization at Hanson and Coppell Lakes. No record can be found of drill testing of these occurrences. The two discoveries are approximately 4 kilometers apart and appear to be located along a corridor of deformation cutting a regional scale fold.
Kapuskasing Gold controls 6 gold properties located along extensions of the Destor-Porcupine, Borden Lake and Kapuskasing structural zones. The Company’s 6 properties surround Probe’s discovery to the north, east, south and west. A detailed map and property descriptions can be viewed on the Company’s website.