The Weebigee-Sandy Lake Gold Project (the “Project”) is located 227 kilometres north of Red Lake in Northwestern Ontario. The project is adjacent to Sandy Lake First Nation (population approx. 3,000) which has excellent infrastructure including an airport with daily direct flights to Winnipeg, Red Lake and Sioux Lookout and winter road connection to Red Lake. All weather access roads are located within one kilometre of the Knoll, Bernadette and RvG4 areas. The NW Arm claim block hosts the highest density of gold showings in the Sandy Lake Greenstone Belt.
The Project is a large, relatively unexplored property which covers the most prospective portions of the Sandy Lake Greenstone belt, with similarities to the geology of several mines (Red Lake, Madsen and Starratt-Olsen) in the Red Lake District. In the Northwest Arm area, numerous gold showings occur within shoreline exposures of quartz-rich felsic pyroclastic units, proximal to a major deformation zone. Where strained, the felsic units show biotite-silica or chlorite-fuchsite alteration, quartz veining and patchy silica flooding, along with the development of distinct blue quartz eyes. It should be noted that much of the geology is obscured by shallow lakes and clay deposits, and the 2,219 m drill program completed in 2014 is the first significant drilling at the Project, followed by G2’s 2019 drill program.
In the past, shoreline mapping and prospecting located a number of auriferous quartz tourmaline veins and silicified zones controlled by mafic-ultramafic dyke filled splays or high strain zones crosscutting regional foliations. Crack and seal textures, drag folded and dismembered veins, multi-stage quartz veining and local strong silica replacement zones indicate that hydrothermal alteration occurred during periods of active brittle- ductile deformation along the high strain zones. Geophysics indicates that a folded ultramafic horizon is located just offshore of several of these auriferous high strain zones.
Joint Venture Agreement
On April 15, 2015 Goldeye entered into an option agreement with GPM Metals (Since the date of the original 2015 Option Agreement, GPM’s property interests were acquired by Sandy Lake Gold Inc. as per Sandy Lake Gold press release on July 21, 2016, and Sandy Lake Gold Inc. has since been renamed G2 Goldfields Inc. (“G2” in April 2019). The option agreement originally provided, among other things, that G2 could earn up to a 70% interest in the Project by achieving certain milestones. In November 2020, G2 notified Treasury that it had fulfilled the requirements under the option agreement to earn a 50.1% legal and beneficial interest in the Project. As such, Goldeye and G2 have signed a Joint Venture Agreement that provides that, among other things, G2 will forgo its rights to acquire any further interest in the project under the option agreement. Both companies have also settled outstanding arbitration and are keen to move forward in a supportive relationship with the Sandy Lake First Nation in order to advance the project. Through the Agreement, G2 and Goldeye will continue to work collaboratively with SLFN and build on the existing relationship for the mutual benefit of all parties. Sandy Lake First Nation will be an important source of personnel, infrastructure and services for the Project during the early exploration phase, and as the project advances.
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Goldeye press releases and technical reports prior to Nov. 25, 2016 can be viewed under Goldeye Explorations profile on www.sedar.com. Press releases related to 2013 to 2104 exploration results can also be found on www.sedar.com.
At Knoll, zoned alteration consisting of outer biotite and inner silica-carbonate-sericite assemblages host gold-bearing multiphase quartz flooding and quartz tourmaline veining. Sulphide assemblages range from pyrite dominant, to pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite dominant. Arsenopyrite is a very minor sulphide phase, occurring locally as very fine needles associated with grey, pervasive quartz flooding.
Drilling during the 2014 program extended the strike and depth extent of the Knoll Zone. Knoll consists of a steeply dipping, highly altered and quartz veined high strain zone within a package of broadly biotite altered felsic quartz-feldspar crystal tuff. The hanging wall contact of the main gold zone at Knoll is marked by a late, mafic to ultramafic dyke that has exploited the extensional structure hosting the intense alteration and quartz veining.
At Bernadette, crack and seal style quartz veins returned significant gold values (drill hole BK14-03). Silica-carbonate bleaching styles of alteration are restricted to relatively narrow haloes, or are entirely absent around each discrete vein. It is now apparent that selective sampling at Bernadette could easily miss significant gold mineralization.
A significant gold intersection (23.15 g/t over 3.97 metres) was drilled at RvG4, located on strike and 500 metres NW of Knoll. The relationship between RvG4 and Knoll zones is not yet known, however alteration, quartz veining, and host lithologies are similar. There are a number of occurrences of visible gold in drill core between 43 and 62 metres downhole in drill hole BK14-18 (RvG4).
Another area of interest tested during this program was a large fold nose located beneath the Northwest Arm of Sandy Lake. This structure has been defined by ground and airborne magnetic surveys. Hole BK14-19 was drilled from the ice across a discordant feature along the fold nose. Highly altered (hematite, serpentine, magnetite) ultramafic and biotite-rich sedimentary rocks were intersected throughout the hole. Detailed magnetic surveys are planned to further refine drill targets along this regional structure.
Tully and Tully West
Strong spectral chargeability anomalies with associated narrow resistivity highs indicating fine grained sulphides were discovered in an area known as the Tully-Burton gold showings. Historic work at Tully-Burton consisted of shallow trenching and eight short diamond drill holes, targeting iron formation and sulphidic sediments. Historic gold values reported were anomalous up to 1,000 ppb. Freewest Resources sampled several trenches in this area in 1988, returning gold values between 149 and 958 ppb, with one value of 8,410 ppb. The 8410 ppb value is coincident with a strong spectral IP anomaly outlined by the 2013 geophysical surveying (Line 23+00W).
Two of the eight historic holes tested a VLF conductor further west of the original trenched area just south of the iron formation, in altered blue quartz eye bearing lithologies similar to the Bernadette and Knoll showings. Gold values of 1,150 ppb over 5 feet, and 930 ppb over 5 feet were reported, associated with 5-10% pyrite and pyrrhotite. This zone coincides with the flank of a strong chargeability/resistivity anomaly (Line 27+00W).
Numerous folded and boudinaged quartz and quartz tourmaline veins are exposed 1.7 km northwest of the Knoll Zone at Wavano. Visible gold was observed in a tight double drag fold on the westernmost set of veins. Channel sampling confirmed a two metre wide zone of highly anomalous gold mineralization in this area that included assays of 17.5 g/t Au over 0.4 metres, 8.59 g/t Au over 0.5 metres, 2.54 g/t Au over 0.55 metres and 1.73 g/t Au over 0.25 metres.
Quartz-tourmaline veins and associated silicification occupy a narrow high strain zone 600 metres southwest of Wavano. A channel across the main vein at the shoreline returned 5.62 g/t Au over 0.3 metres.
Sandborn Bay and Canoxy
The other areas of interest on the Project include Sandborn Bay, which hosts numerous Cu-Zn showings, some with highly elevated silver values in cherty and cordierite-rich horizons. The Canoxy area hosts gold mineralization related to sulphide and sulphidized iron formation.
Goldeye press releases, technical report and financial statements prior to Nov. 25, 2016 can be viewed under Goldeye Explorations profile on www.sedar.com. Press releases related to 2013 to 2104 exploration results can also be found on www.sedar.com.