Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Northern Superior finds two new structures at Croteau Est property

QUEBEC – Northern Superior Resources, based in Sudbury, Ont., has discovered two new gold-bearing structures at its Croteau Est property near Chibougamau. The new find is outside the boundaries of the Croteau Bouchard shear zone (CBSZ) previously reported.

Winter drilling at Croteau Est gold project in Quebec.

Five holes east of the Croteau Fault discovered a new zone of shear-hosted mineralization and associated quartz veining containing gold values ranging upwards of 7.39 g/t gold over 1.70 metres and 3.76 g/t gold over 1.22 metres. This 13 to 23 metre wide,  gold-bearing structure has been traced for  340 metres along strike and is open to the east;

Three holes drilled 1.0 km south of the inferred resource where the Croteau South shear zone and Croteau Fault intersect recovered gold-bearing bedrock chips from reverse circulation holes. The results suggest there is a 100-metre wide interval of brittle stockwork fracturing, shearing and quartz veining associated with assays of up to 3.47 g/t gold over 1.2 metres.

Results have allowed the company’s geologists to gain a better understanding of structural controls and emplacement mechanisms for the high grade shoots within the CBSZ. A second phase of drilling – 8,000 to 10,000 metres – is planned.

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