|Deposit Type:||Orogenic shear-hosted gold|
|Size:||320 ha (3.20 km2)|
|Status:||Available for Option|
The Longrose Project is in the Beardmore-Geraldton Greenstone Belt (BGGB) which is located along the boundary between the Wabigoon and Quetico sub-provinces in the Superior province of the Canadian Shield. The belt has been subjected to three structural events. The second event of regional folding and shearing is often found to control mineralization. On the Longrose property mineralization is found within large shear zones that parallel the east-west trend of the belt and within fold structures. Historical gold mines and current gold exploration camps are located throughout the Beardmore-Geraldton Greenstone Belt. The belt is highly prospective with most mines being in associated with structures.
The region has a long mining history and has produced 4.1M ounces of gold production. One of the larger past-producer was the MacLeod-Cockshutt Mine which produced 1.5M ounces of gold. More recently the Hardrock Project held by Greenstone Gold has outlined mineral resources of 1.4M ounces gold in measured and indicated; and 1.36M ounces gold in the inferred categories. The Longrose Project is adjacent to The Leitch Mine, a high grade past producer: 920 thousand tons at 0.92 ounces/ton producing roughly 850 thousand ounces of gold.
Geraldton Greenstone Belt showing the location of Longrose,
Pichette and Oakes projects with past producing mines (4.1M Oz Au in past production)