Property Geology

Much of the Property overlies a large quartz diorite intrusion (Howey diorite). The Howey diorite is host to several past-producing gold mines and numerous gold occurrences (Figure 7-3). A portion of the southernmost claim (1248398) overlies metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks that include rhyolitic and dacitic tuff, agglomerates and volcanic flows of the Confederation assemblage. The geology that underlies the northwest portion of the Property is largely inferred as most of these claims are covered by the water of Red Lake.

The Property is situated within and proximal to the northwest-trending Chukuni River Deformation Zone (Figure shown below), one of several major deformation zones in the region. These zones are considered primary target areas for gold exploration in the Red Lake area and may also hold potential for volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits.

Geology map of the Dome Property area.
Note the deformation zones indicated on the map. The Chukuni River deformation zone extends onto the Dome Property (cf. Sanborn-Barrie et al., 2000). Dz = deformation zone.