GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION
The project is situated in the North belt of the Lynn Lake Greenstone Belt within the Churchill Structural Province of the Canadian Shield. The North belt is a north-facing homocline and consists of rhyolites, overlain by andesite and basalt, sedimentary rocks and an upper balaltic unit. Both deposits are located within this belt, which has been termed the “Rainbow Trend”.
MacLellan Mine Project
The mineralized system is hosted within a unique stratigraphic sequence known as the Agassiz Metallotect within the Wasekwan Group rocks of the North belt. The Agassiz Metallotect comprises interlayered siltstones, basalts, iron formations and minor felsic volcanics. The MacLellan Mine is hosted by an interbedded sequence of biotite-rich to siliceous siltstone and high magnesium basaltic flows and minor tuffs. Overlying and underlying this mine sequence are massive and fragmental mafic volcanic rocks. The mine is subdivided longitudinally into three mineralized deposits, from west to east they are the Rainbow-Dot deposit, the MacLellan deposit and the Nisku deposit. All of these deposits are located south of a major east-west trending fault structure known as the North Shear Zone.
Farley Lake Mine Project
The deposit is hosted in a Pre-Cambrian sedimentary iron formation. The iron formation in the Farley Lake area is 6 kilometres long by 600 metres wide and is predominantly composed of an oxide facies iron formation that is intercalated with clastic sediments. Mineralization is in discordant sulphide lenses within silicified, chloritized and sulphidized oxide facies iron formation. The Farley Lake deposit is thought to be an epigenetic iron-formation hosted gold deposit.