Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: $3.9M program to accelerate exploration at Eleonore South

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 explor ation 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