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GAFFNEY EXTENSION / GAFFNEY PATENTS: OVERVIEW

Location

  • Lower Manitou Lake Area 60 kilometres south of Dryden, Ontario.
  • 26 unpatented claims covering 4,560 hectares (Gaffney Extension) and 12 patented claims totalling 174 hectares (Gaffney Patents).
  • All claims are contiguous.

Geology

  • Located along the southern portion of the Manitou Straits Deformation Zone.
  • Two historical operations:   Gaffney Shaft and the Bee Hive Shaft.
  • Gold bearing zone traced along 440 metres of strike extent to a vertical depth of 250 metres (open along strike to the northeast and to the southwest and down dip).
  • Gold within disseminated sulphides and small quartz veins within a quartz diorite intrusion and within feldspar porphyry dykes.

Exploration Program and Assay Highlights

  • Locating and sampling a series of trenches identified on a 1943 Sylvanite Gold Mines Ltd. sampling assay plan map underway at Gaffney Patents.  Trenches are spaced along a 375 metre long trend and are heavily overgrown. (see news release November  7, 2013)
  • Ground magnetometer surveys completed (Gaffney Extension)
  • Approximately 12,000 metres drilled (48 diamond drill holes) as of September 2012. (Gaffney Extension)
  • Drill program demonstrated the presence of significant gold mineralization over substantial widths and indicates the presence of a large gold system (see news release December 6, 2012)
  • Re-interpretation of geophysical data, newly identified targets

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