Hemlo Explorers Inc. has come up with an update on exploration activities that started in late May at the company’s properties located in Marathon, Ontario.
The properties are situated in the Schreiber-Hemlo greenstone belt that includes the Hemlo Gold Deposit. This deposit has yielded more than 21 million ounces of gold from 1985 and has been in operation to date at Barrick’s Williams Mine. With more than 38,000 hectares of claims, Hemlo is the largest claim holder in the Hemlo Camp.
In early June, Hemlo started a 3D compilation program at the North Limb Project, where the initial focus was on the eastern portion—a geologically complex setting of ultramafic, mafic to felsic metavolcanics, tuffs, interflow sediments, and iron formation.
Four quartz-feldspar porphyry intrusives were set in a region of arcuate structural dilatancy inside a volcanic-sediment assemblage, surrounded by the Dotted and Musher Lake Plutons.
At the feldspathic units that are closely connected with the Lunny Lake Porphyry, earlier drill hole intercepts yielded 10.6 g/t Au over 1 m and 37.35 g/t Au over 1 m. The width of the Lunny Lake Porphyry is around 100 to 150 m, with 4 km strikes. Its origin and appearance are considered similar to that of the Moose Lake Porphyry situated at the Hemlo deposit.
The primary ore zone at Hemlo is focused on the northern margin of the Moose Lake Porphyry and is hosted by both adjacent fragmental rocks and sheared porphyry. It also consists of feldspathic ore that is normally of a higher grade compared to the sericitic ore.
Compilation measures will concentrate on anomalous gold occurrences with regards to quartz veining, lithological alteration and contact contrasts, fold-fault-shear trends, and mineralization characteristics.
Ground truthing of well-known stripped regions, outcrops, and positioning of present drill collars will be initiated this month to support target definition. It is expected that the interpretation and assessment of this region will produce objectives for drill testing in the future.
Also, data compilation has been initiated on the Pic Project, such as the Beggs Stock, Wire Lake, and Smoke Lake regions. As soon as it gets done, this data will also be evaluated for gold mineralized trends.
Besides this, field activities are in progress at Beggs Stock with mapping, prospecting, rock, and soil sampling to monitor high-grade grab samples of quartz veining around the edges of the intrusive. Such samples yielded values of 11.6 g/t Au, 14.7 g/t Au, and 109 g/t Au at the Goldshore, Tibia, and ABC occurrences, respectively.
In May 2020, a high-resolution magnetic airborne survey was performed over a part of the Pic Project, including the Porphyry Lake region. In 2019, assay findings from rock and soil surveys described a 450m x 400 m region of anomalous gold.
The magnetic survey will help with the interpretation of structural and boundary trends that are essential to gold deposition on this property.
We are excited to be identifying stripping and drilling targets from the results of these compilations and look forward to executing a comprehensive exploration program. We remain hopeful of the exploration permits being issued in the near future as restrictions from the Covid-19 crisis begin to get lifted.
Brian Howlett, CEO, Hemlo Explorers Inc.
Hemlo Explorers is financially supported by important shareholders like Northfield Capital Corporation and O3 Mining Inc., who jointly own around 40% of the company.