Canadian Mining Journal


CORRECTION: Azimut Exploration is operator of Eleonore South program

Last week we assigned the role of operator at the Eleonore South gold project to the wrong partner. Azimut Exploration called and asked for a correction because they have undertaken the important role of project manager. The change has been made on our website. The corrected item follows:

QUEBEC – The partners exploring the Eleonore South gold property are stepping up work with a $3.9-million program that includes 8,000 metres of drilling. The project is a joint venture of  Azimut Exploration (26.6% owner and manager) of Longueuil, Que., Toronto-based Eastmain Resources (36.7%),  and Vancouver’s Goldcorp (36.7%). It is located adjacent to Goldcorp’s Eleonore mine in the James Bay region.

The Eleonore South JV property. (Credit: Eastmain Resources)

The results of the 2016-17 exploration program outlined a 4-km-long by 500-metre-wide gold-bearing corridor. Significant results included 4.9 g/t gold over 45.0 metres of drilling and 49.2 g/t over 4 metres in channel sampling.

Azimut will conduct 8,000 metres of diamond drilling, a heli-borne high definition magnetic survey, a lake bottom sediment geochemical survey, property-scale prospecting, and stripping of the Moni prospect.

The main targets at Eleonore South are shallow, sub-cropping stockwork zones or disseminated mineralization and gold-bearing high grade pegmatite dykes or swarms. Both types are hosted in a tonalite intrusion.

Details of the Eleonore gold project and partnership are available at