Around 12km west of the Lewis property, the former Lac Shortt mine historically produced 2.7 million tonnes at a grade of 4.6 g/t Au
Midland Exploration is pleased to announce the acquisition, by map designation, of 100% interest in a block of 172 claims (96 km2) located approximately 60 kilometres southwest of the town of Chapais in Abitibi, Quebec. The new Lewis project consolidates Midland’s strategic position near the Guercheville-Opawica deformation zone.
This new acquisition is located approximately 60 kilometres northwest of the Nelligan deposit, jointly held by Iamgold Corporation (51%) and Vanstar Mining Resources (49%), where inferred resources total 96.99 million tonnes at 1.02 g/t Au for 3.19 million ounces of gold (Source: Iamgold Corporation website; as at December 31, 2019). Approximately 12 kilometres west of the Lewis property, the former Lac Shortt mine historically produced 2.7 million tonnes at a grade of 4.6 g/t Au (Source: MERN-SIGEOM).
The Lewis property covers, over a strike length of more than 10 kilometres, a structural nexus and a major regional flexure along the Opawica Fault. Several segments along this structure have seen very little or no previous exploration. In addition, this new acquisition lies in the east-northeast extension of several historical gold occurrences closely associated with the Opawica Fault, some of which are located less than one (1) kilometre west of the Lewis property.
Savane showing: 7.9 g/t Au over 0.9 m and 6.3 g/t Au over 1.2 m (channel samples; GM40740)
Relique showing: 3.8 g/t Au over 4.2 m channel sample; GM48897)
Butte showing: 21.3 g/t Au over 0.6 m and 6.5 g/t Au over 0.6 m (*channel samples; GM40757, GM48897)
(Source: MERN-SIGEOM; NTS sheet 32G12)
Midland is currently conducting a detailed compilation of all previous work. To date, a few historically underexplored areas strategically located along the Opawica Fault have been targeted for follow-up ground work over the course of the 2020 field season.
Source: Company Press Release