Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Azimut and SOQUEM to explore in James Bay region

QUEBEC – Azimut Exploration of Longueuil, Que., and provincially owned SOQUEM are partnering up to explore four gold properties in the James Bay-Eeyou Istchee territory. The four properties – Pikwa, Pontois, Desceliers and Munischiwan – have 13 geochemical targets and five geophysical targets to be tested.

Azimut’s holdings in Quebec. (Credit: Azimut Exploration)

The four properties have seen little or no historic exploration for gold. Pikwa has three priority targets generally marked by an arsenic and bismuth footprint and other parameters. Pontois has three targets highlighted by a polymetallic footprint that always includes arsenic. There are three kilometre-scale targets at Desceliers including one that displays a strong copper anomaly. There are two main target types at Munischiwan: 1) structurally hosted gold mineralization related to shear zones and folding; and 2) volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization supported by electromagnetic conductors with a cumulative strike length of 8.5 km.

The current program involves on the ground follow-up of the targets. Azimut will manage the $523,000 program.

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Update July 13, 2017: Azimut and SOQUEM have added seven additional properties to their partnership – Galinee, Sauvolles, Dalmas, Orsigny, Synclinal North, Synclinal South and Corvet. All the properties are 100% owned by Azimut.