Bachelor Extension

The Bachelor Extension property is located 7 km North-east of Desmaraiville and 90 km North of the town of Lebel-Sur-quévillon, in the Le Sueur and Lespérence townships, NTS 32F08, 32F09 and 32G12. The property is located within the Cree communities of Waswanipi (Category III lands) in the Eeyou Istchee James-Bay territory and there are no exploration constraints neither on the property nor in its near vicinity. The property consists of 41 mining claims covering 2,292 hectares

The review and compilation of historical exploration data reveals that Bachelor Extension claims host the same stratigraphic sequence as the Bachelor Mines located five (5) km to the west and the former Lac Shortt mine some 13.5 km to the east, well outside of the Bachelor Extension claims. The property hosts the Lamarck-Wedding deformation corridor and several other gold prospective shear zones. In addition, the Perry gold structure, which extends on the property on both sides of the Perry Showing, shares many characteristics with the Bachelor and Lac Shortt gold deposit and also with the gold showing of the Boyvinet syenite by exhibiting :

  • a reddish alteration linked to hematization associated with a strong silicification;
  • a fine dissemination of pyrite;
  • the presence of breccias spatially associated with alcalines intrusions;
  • the presence of K-feldspar into the veins (Lac Bachelor).

In addition to the gold potential, the property host anomalous concentration of molybdenum associated with hematized breccia zones with quartz carbonate veining and k-feldspar alteration, similar to the Perry gold showing, located on adjacent claims. The small intrusive to the northwest of the Perry occurrence show a metamorphic aureole similar the O’Brian intrusive at Bachelor, which suggest a synchrone relation between both intrusives. The gold potential is also enhanced by the presence of the Delime Formation conglomerate having a compositional similarity with the polygenic Timiskaming type which includes japilite, intrusive and both mafic and felsic vocanics, which, in association with crustal scale fault, are frequently associated with world class gold deposit.

An IP survey has identified several high-chargeability anomalies scattered over the whole property. At least five (5) of these anomalies, not tested by drilling, are associated with Mo-Au-Cu-Zu enrichment in bedrock. Other anomalies occur in non-outcropping area but their stratigraphic and structural context indicate a significant potential.

The last drilling program was completed between March 17th and March 25th, 2017 and consisted in 2 NQ sized drill holes, totaling 417 meters. The main objective of this program was to test for a Bachelor Mine model by drilling attractive surface IP chargeability and resistivity anomalies outlined in the 2013 geophysical compilation completed by Joel Simard, P.Geo on Eastern and Western side of a small syenitic intrusive located South of the Bachelor Pluton. No significant gold results were obtained during this program. However, multiple plurimetric zones of epidote, magnetite, chlorite and minor sulfides (mostly pyrite and chalcopyrite) altered breccias were encountered, demonstrating an interesting environment for gold and/or copper deposit.

The 2017 winter drilling program established that the area requires more follow-up. Litho geochemistry, mechanical trenching and detailed mapping is suggested for the future in the vicinity of the syenitic intrusive.