Hawkmoon Resources’ Wilson Gold Property
The Wilson property (the “Property” or “Wilson”) is situated in the one of the world’s most prolific gold belts, the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Two government-maintained roads R1053 and R1050 cross the Property which provides year-round access. Wilson is located in the Verneuil Township of Quebec approximately fifteen kilometres east of the town of Lebel-sur-Quévillon.
The gold mining city of Val d’Or is situated approximately 150 kilometres southwest of the Property. The Wilson property consists of 42 unpatented un-surveyed map designated mining claims totaling approximately 1,660 hectares. The claims are in good standing until various dates from March to December, 2022. There is a well-developed local road and trail network to access the Property. Refer to the figure 1, a base map of the Property. Refer to figure 2 to see the location of Wilson with relation to neighbouring companies.
REGIONAL GEOLOGY (Quévillon Group) (Lebel Formation)
The regional geology is almost entirely Archaean in age with the exception of a series of Proterozoic aged diabase dykes. The vast majority of the rocks are volcanics belonging to the informal Quévillon Group. The Quévillon Group consists of five informal units whose stratigraphic position is uncertain. These units are: primitive basalt unit, andesitic unit, rhyolitic unit, intermediate to felsic tuff unit, and a felsic volcanic unit. The Wilson Property is in the upper part of the Quévillon group. More specifically a sequence of andesitic porphyry and tonsil lavas of calc-alkaline affinity.
These rocks have been informally assigned to a new unit, the Lebel formation. This formation occupies the core of a large synclinal structure in the central part of the region. The regional metamorphism is in the facies of the greenschist grade except around large plutons and to the south of the Kiask river where the metamorphism increases to amphibolite grade. The central part of the region is part of a large southwesterly plunging syncline, the centre of which is composed of the Lebel Formation.
Regional Deformation Corridors
The region is crossed by three large east-west striking deformation corridors with the following general characteristics:
- Strong subvertical or steeply dipping schistosity to the north
- A stretching lineation with a well-developed dip component
- Commonly intensely altered by ankerite
Regional Gold Showings
Several gold showings located in the eastern part of the region are associated with the Toussaint deformation corridors and the Kiask river. The mineralization is localized in quartz veins or in zones strongly altered in silica, ankerite and sericite.
The latter are contained in shear zones one to five metres thick. The Toussaint showing on Wilson is the largest such showing in the immediate region.
Geology of the WILSON Property
The geology is roughly oriented NE-SW and can be divided into two distinct parts. These are the northwestern half and the southeastern half of the Property.
The bedrock geology in the northeast is dominated by the Quéver pluton. This pluton has a quartz porphyry to monzodiorite composition. The Quéver pluton ranges from 3 to 5 kilometres in diameter. South of this pluton the geology is composed of intermediate volcanics and a gabbro sill. The bedrock geology of the southeastern half of Wilson is composed primarily of intermediate volcanics and volcaniclastics. These volcanics are interspersed with gabbro sills. Also noted is a diabase dyke. This dyke is oriented NNE-SSW.
Metamorphism is primarily greenschist in grade. Along the margins of the Quéver pluton, metamorphic grade, amphibolite grade is observed. The primary alteration types are: silicification, sericitization, and chloritization. The regional strike is NE-SW. Rocks dip subvertical to the northwest.
Figure 3: Geological map of the Wilson Property
MULTIPLE GOLD SHOWINGS ON THE WILSON PROPERTY
There are a total of seven gold showings on Wilson as shown in figure 4.
The largest gold showings are the Toussaint and Midrim Showings. The other showings on Wilson are: Moneta-Porcupine Nord, Moneta-Porcupine Sud, Benoist, T&M and Parnor.
|1992-1993||Freewest Resources||40||4857||GM52146 & GM52147|
|1994-1995||Freewest Resources||20||3007||GM52557 & GM55006|
|2011-2012||Viking Gold||34||5468||GM68527 & GM68445|
|TOTAL DIAMOND DRILLING WILSON||133||24,050|
EXPLORATION TARGETS on the WILSON Property
In addition to significant diamond drilling, Cartier Resources (TSX.V: ECR) outlined a series of exploration targets by conducting an induced polarization (“IP”) survey in 2016. IP is a geophysical exploration method which measures the chargeability and resistivity of the rock and generates a metal factor. The data is displayed in pseudo sections.
The IP completed by Cartier delineated areas of moderate to high chargeability as outlined in figure 5. Chargeability is caused by elevated metals in the rock being surveyed.
Cartier has outlined a series of exploration targets that need to be followed up and examined. These anomalies are shown in figure 6 (western portion) and figure 7 (eastern portion).