RT Minerals files NI 43-101 report for Norwalk
2020-07-15 13:05 MT - News Release
Mr. Donald Clark reports
RT MINERALS CORP. FILES UPDATED NI 43-101 TECHNICAL REPORT ON NORWALK GOLD PROPERTY, WAWA, ONTARIO
RT Minerals Corp. has filed an updated National Instrument 43-101 technical report on SEDAR of its 100-per-cent-owned Norwalk gold property located near Wawa, Ont., and contiguous to the southern property boundary of the Alamos Gold Inc. and Red Pine Explorations Inc. strategic alliance on the Surluga property.
Mr. Garry Clark, P.Geo., of Clark Exploration Consulting of Thunder Bay, Ontario was contracted by RT Minerals to review historic data for the Property, identify its merits, propose an appropriate exploration program and budget for gold exploration on the Property, as well as complete a NI 43-101 report.
The Property is comprised of 12 single cell claims and 21 boundary cell claims, covering an area of 460 hectares and is subject to a 2% net smelter returns royalty retained by the original property vendors.
Gold discoveries were made within the Property boundaries starting around 1904. Subsequent work in the early 1900's included shaft sinking and limited underground development at Norwalk Gold Mine and Fred C Shaft, tunnelling at Gananoque Vein and driving adits at the Barton Occurrence. Limited gold production occurred from the Norwalk Gold Mine in 1904 and 1910 totalling 60 ounces of gold from 820 tons milled. A few small scale exploration programs including diamond drilling, geophysics, bedrock sampling, till sampling and geological mapping were completed in the period from 1962 to 1997.
The Property is located in the southern part of the Wawa Greenstone Belt. Gold, silver, zinc, copper and iron mineralization are the common associated metallic occurrences found in the belt. On the Property the predominant rocks are Keewatin Volcanics and Algoman Intrusives.
Fracturing and faulting play a most important role in the area. The known gold bearing veins are spatially and structurally related to these features. The two main directions of weakness strike N20-45W and N45-70E. The gold bearing quartz veins trend nearly parallel to the major lines of weakness and are located in close proximity to these structures.
The historical reports document several old shafts, adits and trenches within the Property boundary including the four main gold bearing mineralized zones. At the former Norwalk Gold Mine, gold occurs within pyrite and arsenopyrite mineralized quartz, that lies in sheared granodiorite, and mineralized schist composed of sericite, pyrite and arsenopyrite. At the Fred C Shaft gold is associated with numerous massive pyrite-pyrrhotite fracture fillings within intermediate metavolcanics. Gold also occurs in-feldspar porphyry. At the Gananoque Vein gold occurs in quartz veins with approximately 2% disseminated pyrite, within strongly carbonatized intermediate volcanic rocks. At the Barton Occurrence gold occurs in quartz veins mineralized with pyrite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite, along two parallel bands of iron formation approximately six feet (~2 metres) wide and four feet (~1.3 metres) wide with green schist in between. A dike of biotite picrite (kimberlite?) was also observed at the site.
The magnetics and induced polarization carried out by past and current operators have reinforced the geological mineralized trends. Numerous historic showings are coincident to the geophysics and the sampling and stripping verified gold mineralization and led to the discovery of the gold bearing 2 metre to 5 metre wide quartz complex of the Red Carbonate Zone ("RCZ") in 2017. The sampling completed to date shows that there is low and high grade gold mineralization with a gold nugget effect in the over mineralized system. Gold mineralization is hosted by narrow high grade sections with visible gold as well as low grade mineralization in quartz and in the schist of the footwall and hanging wall of the overall gold bearing section.
The extensive gold showings throughout the Property and the 2018 discovery of the RCZ indicates the potential of economic gold mineralization and warrants further exploration. The known gold nugget effect in the gold bearing host rocks will need to be properly assessed and sampled. In addition, the structurally controlled gold mineralization and genesis needs further examination.
A $610,000 exploration budget is recommended for the Norwalk Property. The integrated program will be comprised of data compilation, modelling, trenching, channel sampling, detailed mapping, assaying and diamond drilling.
The large database needs to be compiled further and the final drill collar locations for diamond drilling on the Red Carbonate Zone should be now initiated by the RT Minerals Corp. Qualified Person. To enhance the extensive data base further stripping and channel sampling should provide additional data on the gold distribution and association. Detailed mapping of newly stripped areas and previously stripped areas is also recommended.
An initial 1,000 metre (phase I) and up to 2,000 metre (phase II) diamond drill programs (10 to 20 holes) may be carried out now to fill in gaps of the Red Carbonate Zone's prospective 600 metre strike length between the 2017-18 drilling and the historical Gananoque gold showing. The drill core samples from this initial 2020 drilling will provide samples to assist in defining geology, gold mineralization and define the extent of the gold mineralization within this 600 metre long target area of the Red Carbonate Zone. This drilling is follow up to the discovery from RT Minerals Corp. drilling from 2017-18 which intersected the RCZ zone. The results of this drilling were previously announced by the Company on March 2, 2018.
Finally, in the event that the drilling recommended on the RCZ does not yield positive or economic gold results then the Company should then focus on the remaining +60 potential geophysical drill targets on the eastern half of the Norwalk property identified in 2017. Most of these targets and anomalies can be tested by drilling holes of 100 metres in core length or less.
Gold mineralization on Red Pine's adjacent Surluga property is not an indication of same being present on the Norwalk property. The gold zones known to exist on RT Minerals Corp. Norwalk property are separate and distinct from those situated on the Surluga property to the north.
Mr. Garry Clark, P.Geo., is an Independent Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and he has prepared and completed the NI 43-101 report for the Norwalk gold property at the request of the Company. Mr. Garry Clark, P.Geo., has reviewed and approves the technical content of this press release.
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