Domergue : Cu, Zn, Ag, Au Project
- 27 contiguous designated claims covering 1006 hectares, situated 120 kilometres north of the Chibougamau mining camp.
- It is held 50% by Vior and 50% by SOQUEM Inc.
- An interval grading 212 ppm Zn over 22 m was encountered from a depth of 191 to 213 m in 2005
- an InfiniTEM survey was carried out over 8 line-kilometres and the results defined four anomalies that remain untested in 2006
The Domergue property is located 120 kilometres north of the Chibougamau mining camp and consists of 27 contiguous mining claims covering a surface area of 1,111.4 hectares. It is held 50% by Vior and 50% by SOQUEM Inc., who is also project operator. The Domergue property has strong potential for the discovery of volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits.
The property lies within the Frotet-Evans volcano-sedimentary belt, which hosts the former Troilus gold mine (71.2 Mt @ 0.11% Cu and 1 g/t Au) and several VMS deposits, including the Tortigny deposit (a NI 43-101 technical report on the resource estimate for the deposit is pending). Other VMS deposits include the De Maurès lens and the Lessard deposit (inferred resource of 740,000 t @ 1.88% Cu, 3.5% Zn, 38.62 g/t Ag and 0.84 g/t Au), respectively located 3 kilometres south and 10 kilometres southeast of the property.
The Domergue property contains several areas of interest that correspond to different conductors occurring along favourable horizons with sulphide stringers (pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite). Anomaly E, which constitutes the main showing on the property, was discovered in 1988 by SOQUEM. Drill holes targeting “Input” anomalies returned 17.4% Zn and 2.4% Cu over 0.1 metre (drill hole 038-88-01). Six additional holes (1,220 metres) drilled in 1995 and 1996 demonstrated the continuity of the favourable horizon to a vertical depth of 240 metres, with zinc and copper values that included 4.1% Zn, 3% Cu and 30 g/t Ag over 1 metre (drill hole D95-02). Anomaly C is associated with an intermediate tuff horizon enriched in zinc, with 2.6% Zn over 3 metres obtained in hole D95-05.
In the winter of 2006, an InfiniTem survey was carried out over 8 line kilometres and the results defined four anomalies that remain untested.