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MacCormack

The original Cartier project.  Demonstrated gold and VMS mineralization and robust targets that could lead to the next significant discovery.

Highlights

UPDATED : JUNE 5th, 2017

PROJECT

MacCormack

STATUS

Exploration drilling to explore extensions of the massive sulphide zone and the peripheral potential for massive sulphides and gold.

COMMODITIES

Zinc, copper, gold and silver

LOCATION

80 km northwest of Val-d’Or and 70 km northeast of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec (Figure 1)
Townships : La Pause and Manneville
SNRC 32D07
Latitude : 49° 20′ 06” N
Longitude : 76° 22′ 23” W

CLAIMS

The property consists of 89 claims (Figure 2) covers 3,808 hectares.

STATUS

Owned 100% by Cartier Resources Inc. A total of 19 claims have a buy back clause from Glencore under certain conditions.

ROYALTIES

No royalty on the property.

KEY POINTS

Massive sulphide zone with a length of 180 m and with a vertical extentof 180 m located on a favorable horizon of 3 km in length (Figures 34 and 5). The best values measured along the core are the following:

  • Mc-09-01 : 11,1 % Zn, 1,23 % Cu, 66, 2 g/t Ag et 0,29 g/t Au / 0,4 m;
  • Mc-14-10 : 7,15 % Zn, 0,20 % Cu, 4,1 g/t Ag et 0,11 g/t Au / 0,4 m;
  • Mc-14-11 : 1,92 % Zn, 0,93 % Cu, 24,3 g/t Ag et 0,30 g/t Au / 0,5 m;
  • Mc-14-12: 11,73 % Zn, 0,21 % Cu, 44,2 g/t et 1,98 g/t Au / 0,6 m.

Massive sulphides are located in contact with two felsic lavas of tholeiitic composition altered to chlorite-sericite (Ishikawa alteration index > 80%).

Gold zones along the deformation corridor Destor-Porcupine observable in outcrop and drill core over a distance of 1.5 km (Figures 34 and 6).

  • The northern north dyke zone consists of albitized dykes located within a fuschite-chlorite-ankerite shist corridor . The best intersection was 0.34 g/t Au / 67.0 m including 6.50 g/t Au / 1.0 m.
  • The southern south dyke zone consists of felsic dykes hematized located within a fuschite-chlorite-ankerite shist corridor. The best intersection was 0.33 g/t Au / 29.0 m including 2.36 g/t Au 3 1.4 m.

The 3D OreVision geophysical survey data generated 2 new drill target areas. A program and budget for 2000 m has been developed to explore this potential.

Presentation

UPDATED : April 28th, 2016

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS

Mineralised favorable horizon to the accumulation of volcanogenic massives sulphides (VMS) intersected in drill holes over a distance of 3 km. This horizon is characterised by :

  • The presence of massive sulphide zone (Pictures 1 and 2) of a length of 180 m length by 180 m of vertical extent(Figures 34 and 5). The best values measured along the drill core are the following:
    • Mc-09-01 : 11,10 % Zn, 1,23 % Cu, 66, 2 g/t Ag et 0,29 g/t Au / 0,4 m;
    • Mc-14-10 : 7,15 % Zn, 0,20 % Cu, 4,1 g/t Ag et 0,11 g/t Au / 0,4 m;
    • Mc-14-11 : 1,92 % Zn, 0,93 % Cu, 24,3 g/t Ag et 0,30 g/t Au / 0,5 m;
    • Mc-14-12: 11,51 % Zn, 0,21 % Cu, 44,2 g/t et 1,98 g/t Au / 0,6 m.
  • Massive sulphides are located in contact with two felsic lavas (Figure 4) of tholeiitic composition (Zr/Y < 2,8), signing FIIIb, alterated to chlorite and sericite with d’Ishikawa index > 80% (Figure 5);
  • The age of the rock formations, supported by the close spatial and temporal association between the ultramafic lavas and the contemporary rhyolitic complexes, suggest that the geological context of MacCormack can be correlated with the geological context of the world class Kidd Creek Mine located in Timmins, Ontario.

Gold zones (Photo 3) located along the Porcupine-Destor deformation corridor observable in outcrop and in drill core over a distance of 1.5 km (Figures 34 and 6).

  • The northern dyke zone consists of albitised dykes located within a fuchsite-chlorite-ankerite schist corridor. The best intersection was 0.34 g/t Au / 67.0 m including 6.50 g/t Au / 1.0 m.
  • The southern dyke zone consists of felsic hematised dykes located within a fuchsite-chlorite-ankerite schist corridor. The best intersection was 0.33 g/t Au / 29.0 m including 2.36 g/t Au / 1.4 m.

The geological setting of ultramafic lavas strongly deformed in a schist and alterated in fuschsite and chlorite has similarities to the context of Kerr-Addison Mine located in Larder Lake, Ontario.

A total, for 3 mineralised zones, 37 drill holes totaling 13,313 m have been realised. A total of 33 other drill holes totaling 6,296 m have been made on the rest of the property.

Figures 56 and 7 present the discovery potential for VMS and gold on the property. This potential is based on data collected to date.

BEST RESULTS table shows you the best values intersected to date on the property.

PREVIOUS WORK

1944-51 – Nortyne Gold Mines Ltd:
  • Magnetometric survey;
  • Mapping revealed a green carbonates zone of 2 km cute by a network of quartz veins and syenitic dykes with values of 7,89 g/t Au, 4,11 g/t Au and 1,37 g/t Au (GM42299);
  • Campaign of 14 drill holes (1-9 and 13-17) followed by a campaign of 3 drill holes to explore the rhyolitic lavas (GM01094B);
1970 – Sullivan Mining Group Ltd:
  • Electromagnetic and magnetometric surveys (GM25810);
  • One drill hole of 132 m intersecting rhyolitic tuffs (GM26823);
1973 – James Mount Mines Ltd:
  • Electromagnetic and magntometric surveys (GM28518 and GM42299);
1974 – Valdex Mines Inc.:
  • Campaign of 2 drill holes (VM-74-1 and 2) totaling 81 m which intersected pyrrhotite and graphite (GM30331);
1976 – M. Guthrie:
  • Line cutting of 50 km and VLF survey of 46 km (GM31858);
1980 – G.J. Hinse:
  • In a report, description of similarities between the geological settings of MacCormack and Kerr-Addison Mine in Ontario (GM36259);
1982-86 – SOQUEM INC.:
  • Line cutting, mapping and collect of 1,825 humus samples highlighted the MacCormack showing (GM38998, GM38999 and GM40061);
  • Campaign of 9 overburden drilling (Mt-8-16) totaling 452 m which intersected komatiitic and syenitic rocks with a value of 5.4 g/t Au (GM41120);
  • Prospecting and compilation (GM42299);
  • Max-Min and IP surveys (GM42917);
  • A drill hole (86-1) of 91 m intersecting graphite (GM43339);
1984-85 – Utah Mines Ltd:
  • IP survey (GM41517);
  • Campaign of 4 drill holes (K-3-85, K-4-85, K-5-85A and K-5-85B) totaling 330 m (GM43322);
1986-87 – Queenstone Gold Mines Inc.:
  • Airborne surveys DighEM, VLF and magnetometric surveys and compilation (GM44495, GM44515);
1987 – Cambior Inc.:
  • Helicopter-borne electromagnetic and magnetometric surveys (GM45689);
1988 – Orex Exploration Inc.:
  • Mapping and sampling (GM47364);
1994 – Terence O’Connor:
  • Prospection discovering pyrite, pyrrhotite and graphite in intermediaire volcanic rocks (GM55163);
1999 – Anglaumaque Explorations Inc.:
  • VLF and magnetometric surveys of 38 km (GM56801);
2002 – 170364 Canada Inc.:
  • Beep-Mat survey, prospecting and collect of 11 selected samples (GM61595 and GM62120);
2005 – Noranda Inc.:
  • Electromagnetic and magnetometric ground surveys and drill holes (GM61847).

ACCESS TO PROPERTY

The property is located 80 km northwest of Val-d’Or (Figure 1). Access is easy via Val-d’Or on 117 West Highway for 60 km. Then, north on 395 road for 30 km. On north side of the bridge, a 20 km gravel road, leads west to the property.

GEOLOGICAL SETTING

The property is located within the Archean Subprovince of Abitibi in the Superior Province. From north to south, the regional geology consists of a volcano-sedimentary assemblage, divided into two volcanic cycles: The Deguisier Formation (Kinojévis Group, 2718-2730 Ma), the Lanaudière Formation (Kinojévis Group, 2717-2718 Ma) and a sedimentary cycle: The Caste Lake Formation (Kewagama Group < 2691 Ma). This sedimentation episode is cut by two multiphase intrusions: La Motte Pluton (2640 Ma) and La Corne Pluton (2670 Ma). The general level reaches the metamorphic facies of the upper greenschist and locally amphibolite near batholiths. These Groups and Formations are separated by major fault zones or deformation zones oriented E-W. The intensity of the regional deformation varies considerably along these structures.

The Deguisier Formation (2718-2730 Ma) behoves to Kinojévis Group and is characterized by basaltic and andesitic lavas, felsic centers, volcanoclastic of varied composition and porphyry tonalitic dykes (Figure 3). Voluminous gabbro sills come truncate the sequence, wich abruptly segment stratigraphic continuities of markers units. Many oblique and longitudinal tectonic discontinuity fit into this geology. The Deguisier Formation is separated from the Lanaudiere Formation to the south by the Aiguebelle Fault. This fault marks the northern limit of a separate structural domain distinguishes itself by a moderate and steady dip to the north at 35 to 45 degrees of the regional foliation and stratification; both subparallel.

The Lanaudiere Formation (2717-2718 Ma) belongs to Kinojévis Group and has the characteristics of basaltic and komatiitic lavas accompanied by several felsic volcanic levels of tholeiitic composition and many late intrusions of tonalitic to monzonitic composition (Figure 3). The age of this Formation, supported by the close spatial and temporal association between the ultramafic lavas and the contemporary rhyolitic complexes, indicates that it can be correlated with the lower assemblage of the Kidd-Munro (AKM) in Ontario. The Aiguebelle fault wich borders the north of the Lanaudiere Formation along a procession of several small sedimentary basins containing locally conglomeratic facies of quartz sandstones and graphitic argillites. These points recall certain aspects of the Casa Berardi Fault. The North Manneville Fault (steep dip to the north) separates the Lanaudiere Formation of the Caste Lake Formation.

The Caste Lake Formation (<2,691 +/- 8 Ma) is part of the Kewagama Group and sedimentary facies has an exclusively composed of sandstone and claystone with pyritic black turbiditic mudrocks. It represents the sediments deposited in deep basins on the outskirts of volcanic centers (Figure 3). The La Motte and the La Corne plutons are intruded in the sedimentary sequence. The La Motte pluton (2640 Ma) is monzogranite, monzonite to muscovite and biotite, quartz monzonite hornblende and/or biotite granite, granodiorite, aplite and pegmatite granite and shows for its part magmatic texture of same orientation that the Aiguebelle Fault. The La Corne pluton (2670 Ma) consists of hornblende monzonite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite, aplite and pegmatite. The Caste Lake Formation is bordered to the south by South Manneville Fault, of E-W orientation dipping north.

WORK COMPLETED BY CARTIER RESOURCES

2006
  • Staking of the property;
  • Prospecting with sampling 58 grab samples;
2007
  • Prospecting with sampling selected 115 samples;
  • Magnetometric and radiometric airborne surveys of 645 km;
  • Campaign of 12 stripping exposing 4,190 m2 of rock surface with 850 samples;
  • Campaign of 5 drill holes totaling 1,594 m (Ki-07-01 to Ki-07-03);
  • Pulse-EM surveys of 8 km in-loop and deep-EM modes;
2008
  • Prospecting with sampling of 145 grab samples;
  • Campaign of 6 strippings exposing 3,939 m2 of rock surface with 343 samples;
  • Campaign of 14 drill holes totaling 4,629 m (Ki-08-21 to 24 et Ki-08-28 to 37);
2009-10
  • Line cutting and IP survey of 59 km;
  • InfiniTem survey of 13 km;
  • Campaing of 14 drill holes totaling 4,666 m (Ki-08-32 Ext to 33 Ext, Mc-09-01 to 05 and Mc-10-06 to 09 and Xta-10-01 to 03;
  • Prospecting with sampling of 19 grab samples;
  • Campaign of 6 stripping exposing 1,954 m2 of rock surface sampling 292 samples and selected samples.
2011
  • InfiniTem survey of 15 km;
  • Campaign of 12 drill holes totaling 3,414 m (Xta-11-06 to 10 and Xta-11-12 to 18).
2014-15
  • Campaign of 7 drill holes totaling 2,435 m (Mc-14-10 to 12 et Mc-15-13 to 16).
2015
  • InfiniTem II Survey : Two loops of 800 m x 900 m over the massive sulphides deposit;
  • Two 3D OreVision calibration Survey over the massive sulphides deposit;
  • Magnetometric survey of 29 km;
  • 3D OreVision Survey of 40 km.

PLANNED WORK

Exploration drilling around the massive sulpides deposit.

Documents

Main results
  • BEST RESULTS Download
  • Figure 1 - Property Location Download
  • Figure 3 - Property Geological Plan View Download
  • Figure 4 - A-A' Cross Section Download
  • Figure 5 - B-B' Longitudinal Section Download
  • Figure 6 - C-C' Longitudinal Section Download
  • Figure 7 - Potential Area Download
  • Picture 1 - Grouping of core to observe the Massive Sulphides Texture Download
  • Picture 2 - Grouping of core to observe the Massive Sulphides Texture Download
  • Picture 3 - Gold Mineralisation and Alteration Download
  • Samples to determine the geophysical characteristics of the Mineralisation Download
  • Physical Properties MacCormack.pdf Download
  • Geophysical Ground Calibration Tests Results Download
  • Dill Hole Target Zones_March 2016 Download
  • Western Potential Download
  • Massive Sulphides (Zn, Cu, Ag, Au) Download
  • Massive Sulphides (Zn, Cu, Au, Ag) Download
  • Figure 2 - Claim Map Download

Photos