property covers two NUMIN showings (Yandle and Aruat) which were explored by
Comaplex Resources Ltd. (“Comaplex”) and Cumberland Resources Ltd. from the
early 1990’s until 2002. Numerous
historical grab samples grading up to 16
g/t Au were collected from a zone of arsenopyrite and pyrite bearing schist
developed along the contact between Archean mafic and intermediate volcanic
rocks. The zone is 4.5 kilometres long, up to 100 m wide, and is the most extensive
alteration zone documented by Comaplex in this portion of the Ennadai Rankin
Greenstone Belt. Best reported
historical grab sample analyses along the contact zone were 25 g/t Au at Yandle and 59 g/t Au at Aruat. Comaplex completed airborne and ground
geophysical surveys, and detailed prospecting and mapping over a wide area
prior to drilling their portion of the zone in 2002. The 9 hole drill program initially targeted
sulphide horizons in the overlying rhyolitic volcanics. These returned low gold values and Comaplex
then switched their attention to the contact zone where they intersected 3 m @ 11 g/t Au. The property was subsequently optioned to
Placer Dome who drilled at Yandle in 2003.
A total of 12 drill holes (1,766 meters) were completed in the Yandle
area with the only reported results being 1.25
m @ 17.5 g/t Au and 2.8 m @ 2.5 g/t
Au from separate zones in a single hole.
The Aruat Zone remains un-drilled.