The Project is underlain by Archean-aged metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks consisting of greywacke, arkose, and iron formation similar to the rocks known to host known gold deposits. To the west and north, the terrain is underlain by east-west striking metasedimentary schists and mafic metavolcanic flows belonging to the Quetico Subprovince. The south and east areas of the Project are underlain by hornblende-quartz feldspar gneiss and granite bodies belonging to the Wawa Subprovince. The Project also lies within the LePage Fault System. This system is part of the western margin of the KSZ and consists of a series of parallel northeast trending fault structures, which include the Rufus Lake and Opasatika Lake faults. Both faults cross the property and are easily identifiable on the regional government airborne magnetic survey sheets. Assuming these structural could be potential feeders the Company sees high prospectivity for discoveries of mineralization associated with past tectonic- magmatic evolution.
Figure 1: Geology superimposed on regional airborne mag
Figure 2: Simplified Cross Section
The next phase of proposed exploration includes ground-based geophysics building upon previous work to further refine the larger structures likely responsible for gold mineralization in the area. Past work included sonic drilling and basal till sampling which may be needed in areas of thick cover.
The Duc Project (“the Project”), located south of the town of Kapuskasing, within the Porcupine Mining District. The Project is roughly 600 hectares in size. The area has excellent infrastructure, with road access from the Trans-Canada Highway and only 10km from the past- producing Agrium Ltd. Mine. The Project also has nearby existing power and within a 40-minute drive from the town of Kapuskasing (pop. 8,300).
Interest in Ontario’s critical minerals sector has attracted new explorers to this region, which in our opinion can open up this area further to development through its rare earth element potential, along with the known gold endowment.