Eagle Plains' Kettle Falls and Eisler Lake projects have been incorporated into the much larger Fisher Project in the Seabee Gold Mine/Santoy Lake area as discussed in a news release dated April 2, 2016. As a result, these project boundaries have changed significantly. Project highlights and the current mineral exploration dispositions can be viewed at the interim Fisher Project map.
During mid 2016 the Fisher project underwent a comprehensive data compilation resulting in the delineation of four underexplored areas of significant interest, this compilation highlihghts map illustrates these areas which are now the focus of the 2016 exploration program.
The website and this project page will be updated to reflect the changes in tenure boundary and the results of the 2016 exploration efforts.
Consolidated in 2016, Eagle Plains had completed a number of individual agreements with third-parties and received title to individual dispositions in the area north and south of Claude Resources’ Seabee Mine property located 125km west of LaRonge, Saskatchewan. Combined with Eagle Plains’ existing tenures in the area, Kettle Falls and Eisler lake, the total land area is now 33,460 ha. The project is transected by the Churchill R. and is accessible by boat or fixed wing aircraft from Missinipe/Otter Lake, located 100 km west of the property and serviced by an all season gravel road.
- Excellent geology favourable for gold deposits
- Significantly underexplored with encouraging early results
- Adjacent to the currently producing Seabee Mine
- Multiple untested geophysical anomalies associated with favourable geology
- Numerous high-grade showings focused along a major structure
The Fisher Property is located approximately 10 km ESE of the Seabee Gold Mine within metavolcanic, metagabbroic, epiclastic and metagreywacke units of the Glennie Domain. Its proximity to the major crustal Tabbernor Fault and style of mineralization in relation to this structure, gold associated with quartz veins and shearing with carbonate, chlorite and potassic alteration, the property fits well into an Orogenic Gold deposit model with a greenstone host.
The Seabee/Santoy mine complex and adjacent Eagle Plains claims are hosted within the Pine Lake greenstone belt. The belt comprises two distinct arc-derived supracrustal sequences. The lower sequence comprises mainly mafic, intermediate and felsic volcanic rocks, while the upper sequence is dominated by volcaniclastic and clastic sedimentary rocks. Mineralization at the Mine Complex is affiliated with the more westerly oriented Laonil Lake shear zone which is a splay of the north-trending Tabbernor Fault. Field and underground observations at Seabee indicate that shear structures nucleated at contacts between felsic intrusive and mafic intrusive lithologies, with high grade zones forming at fault intersections that formed zones of transtension or dilation.
The new land package consolidated by Eagle Plains is well situated by virtue of straddling both the Tabbernor Fault and upper and lower sequences of the Pine Lake greenstone belt. Furthermore, several westerly-trending splay faults have been identified in the Eagle Plains tenure, some of which are associated with known and underevaluated gold occurrences.
Between 1956 and 1987, several exploration programs were carried out in the project area by 4 separate companies. These included airborne and ground-based geophysical surveys, prospecting, geological mapping, sampling and a significant amount of diamond-drilling focussed north and west of Uskik Lake. Most notable were historical values of 640 ppb and 490 ppb Au from grab samples collected from a showing 2.4 km south of Kettle Falls and from metavolcanics north of the falls.
Eagle Plains Exploration
Prospecting in 2013 revealed predominantly very fine to medium grained mafic to intermediate volcanics and subordinate rhyolite tuff along the central axis of the property. At a showing 2.4 km south of Kettle Falls returning up to 588 ppb Au, 592 ppm Cu, and 1.2 ppm Ag. North of Kettle Falls and just east of the Tabbernor Fault a rusty mafic volcanic sampled as high as 1.12 g/t Au, 0.7 g/t Ag and 74.5 ppm Cu. The most encouraging results, 9.19 g/t Au, 94.6 ppm Cu, and 0.7 g/t Ag, were from rusty sericite schist in sheared metavolcanics, 300 m west of the Tabbernor fault. This visually distinct 1-3 m wide rusty shear was traced for more than 300 m along a NNE strike.
2014 work focused along the NW part of Uskik Lake where a continuous chip along a mineralized zone exposed in a trench returned an average grade of 1.4 g/t Au over 8 m including 5.8, 5.0, and 4.5 g/t Au over 0.5 m widths. A geochemical survey over the showing area defined a broad Au soil anomaly 100 m from the main showing area.
In addition to its proximity to a major crustal structure, the associated style of mineralization and the fact that significant Au mineralization was rapidly found in the same geological setting as the nearby Seabee Mine lends credence to this project as having good Au potential. The close proximity and similar geology to recently discovered diamond bearing kimberlites along the Tabbernor Shear Zone warrant consideration for diamond exploration.
Recommendations include compilation of historical data, a modern airborne geophysical survey, prospecting, geological/structural mapping and geochemical surveys to assist in drill targeting.
Eagle Plains - A Project Generator
Eagle Plains Resources is a project generator with mineral exploration properties of merit that meet qualifying transaction requirements. The Kettle Falls Property, while not a project of merit, is available for option to joint-venture partners. We facilitate the listing process for capital pool companies and initial public offerings while providing technical expertise for exploration programs. Companies interested in co-operatively exploring any of these projects please contact: Tim Termuende at email@example.com or Mike Labach at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 866 Hunt Ore (486 8673).
Updated July 27, 2016