Northwestern Ontario, Canada
The Attwood Project is located in northwestern Ontario approximately 60 km southwest of the Eabametoong First Nation Community of Fort Hope and 320km north of city of Thunder Bay. The property lies within five kilometres of the all-weather Ogoki Forestry Road and is accessible by float plane.
- Project area covers high-interest “greenstone” geology with precious & base metal potential
- Numerous occurrences of sulfide mineralization indicate the potential for precious metals
- No exploration since 1970’s / less than 20 historical drill holes in project area
- Extensive untested bedrock conductors are priority targets for base metals
- Pervasive faulting and folding evident throughout the property
Attwood comprises 1,151 mineral claim cells covering 23,262 ha. The project lies within one of the least explored parts of the Miminiska – Fort Hope greenstone belt; however, the greenstone assemblage underlying the claims includes iron formation and other high priority host rocks which have undergone folding and faulting events like those of other greenstone belts in the Superior Province. These events, when coupled with the geological units mapped on the claims, are known to be a driver of significant gold mineralization. The comprehensive database of existing information compiled by Lithoquest suggests that there is excellent potential for the presence of precious and base metal mineralization on the Company’s claim block.
Lithoquest has compiled a comprehensive database of the existing information. Abundant technical information previously collected by the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) suggests a high potential for gold and base metal mineralization on the Company’s claim block. This includes geological mapping which identified several sulphide occurrences on the property including one of arsenopyrite (OGS Report 203), a mineral often correlated with the presence of gold. A regional lake and stream sediment sampling program carried out by the Government of Ontario in 2000 (Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Report MRD089) returned anomalous gold, copper, nickel, and molybdenum values at numerous locations on the property, particularly significant given the poorly drained nature of the project area. Finally, a government-sponsored airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey was flown in 2001 (OGS Geophysical Data Set 1108) identified numerous iron formations and several strong bedrock conductors on the property.