Detour West Gold | Ontario, Canada
The Detour West Property is 39,217 hectares in size and located approximately 300 km northeast of Timmins and 185 km northeast of Cochrane by road in the northwestern part of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt within the southern part of the Superior Province in Ontario.
The Detour West Property is located approximately 20 km west of the open-pit Detour Lake Gold Mine acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in February 2022 and directly adjoins the holdings of Agnico Eagle. Gold mineralization at the Detour Lake Gold Mine is characteristic of greenstone-hosted orogenic lode gold style deposits. The Detour Lake Gold Mine produced 712,824 ounces of gold in 2021 and has proven and probable mineral reserves of 20.4Moz (835.1 million tonnes at 0.76 grams per tonne (“g/t”) of gold) as of July 2022.
The Detour Lake area is comprised of thick sequences of mafic to ultramafic volcanic rocks referred to as the Deloro Assemblage (DA) in structural contact to the south with the younger sediments of Caopatina Assemblage (CA). This contact between the DA and CA is characterized by a crustal scale deformation zone referred to as the Sunday Lake Deformation Zone (SLDZ). The structures of the SLDZ are spatially related to most of the gold mineralization observed in the Detour Lake area. Exploration work on the Detour West Property by previous operators appears to indicate that the property may be underlain by previously underexplored and unrecognized extensions of the rock units contained within the Sunday Lake, Massicotte and Lower Detour deformation zones that host the adjacent Detour Lake gold deposit.