- Metals of Interest: Gold
- Location: Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Quebec
- Surface Area: 1,582 hectares, bringing Northbound total land position to 2744.04 hectares
The Great Thunder Gold Corp. Northbound Extension extends our Northbound Property in the Abitibi Greenstone of Ontario and Quebec, one of series of gold bearing Archean Greenstone Belts of the Canadian Shield through Northern Quebec and Ontario. This acquisition more than doubles Great Thunder’s land position near the Fenelon deposit. The extension shares a 2.75km border with the Northbound Property.
About the Fenelon Gold Camp
Over the course of last year, Wallbridge Mining has had tremendous recent success in the Fenelon gold camp. Wallbridge drilled 75,000m on their project last year and planned to increase to 100,000 – 120,000m of drilling throughout 2020 en route to their maiden-resource calculation. The Fenelon Project could have the potential to host one of Quebec’s next major open-pitable high-grade gold deposits with the success Wallbridge is having. Last December, they reported drill intercept highlight grading of up to 22.73 g/t Au over 48.01 meters (Wallbridge Dec 3, 2019 press release) and a successful 33,233 tonnes at 18.49 g/t Au bulk sample result which met or exceeded their initial projections in terms of grade and gold recovery. This bulk sample also provided cash flow for their 2019 drilling of 75,000m.
The Jeremie Pluton Contact
Last year, Wallbridge’s exploration program tested their 4-kilometre strike length of the Jeremie Pluton contact which trends north-west onto Great Thunder’s Northbound Property. Wallbridge’s first drill hole (“FA-19-089”) tested the concept that the Jeremie Pluton does host high-grade mineralization similar to that of their Area 51 mineralization. Targeting a structural-geophysical target, Wallbridge successfully extended their high-quality exploration target far into the northern part of their Property.
Wallbridge’s Drill Hole FA-19-089: Located 800m northwest of the currently known western extent of the Fenelon Gold System resulted in 83.18 g/t Au over 0.51m
Wallbridge’s Drill Hole FA-19-095: Located 500m northwest of the currently known western extent of the Fenelon Gold System resulted in 5.05 g/t Au over 1.96m
Great Thunder’s properties (Northbound, Northbound Extension) are underlain by Jeremie Pluton, an intrusive body becoming increasingly important at the contiguous Wallbridge Fenelon property, as highlighted above. Wallbridge’s exploration in 2019 tested strike extensions to the north of the property of known mineralization from the metasediments and metavolcanics and gabbro into the Jeremie pluton. Wallbridge drilling to date has confirmed the extensions of the gold-bearing mineralized zones well into the pluton and the zones appear to be open further into the pluton.
Cautionary Statements: Great Thunder cautions investors that mineralization on Wallbridge’s nearby property is not necessarily indicative of similar mineralization on Great Thunder’s properties in the district.
Great Thunder’s strategic property package is along the detour belt that has hosted some world class mines and deposits:
- Fenelon (Wallbridge Mining Company Limited): 2018-2019 bulk sampling provided 33,233 tonnes at 18.49 g/t Au. 100-120,000 meters of expansion drilling planned for 2020. (Source: Wallbridge Website)
- Martiniere / Bug Lake Gold Zones (Balmoral Resources): “In March of 2018 Balmoral published an initial resource estimate for the Martiniere Gold System on the property which outlined 591,000 ounces in the Indicated resource category and an additional 54,000 ounces in the Inferred Category.” (Source: Balmoral Website)
- Detour Lake Mine (Kirkland Lake Gold.): The Detour Lake mine hosts gold reserves of 15.61 million ounces of gold.
- B-26 Property (SOQUEM Inc.): “A resource estimate was completed in March 2018. The indicated resources of the polymetallic deposit are estimated to be 6.97 Mt at 1.32% Cu, 1.80% Zn, 0.60 g/t Au and 43 g/t Ag, and the inferred resources stand at 4.41 Mt at 2.03% Cu, 0.22% Zn, 1.07 g/t Au and 9 g/t Ag. Favourable horizons elsewhere on the property remain untested.” (Source: SOQUEM’s web site).
Great Thunder’s Regional Map of the Detour Lake Trend
Cautionary Statements: Mineralization occurring at the mines and deposits listed above is not necessarily representative of mineralization that may be found on projects held by Great Thunder described within.
Donald Théberge, P.Eng., M.B.A, is the Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release on behalf of the Company.