Val D’or East

Geology and Mineralization

The Val-d'Or East Project is located in the Val-d'Or mining camp within the Southern Volcanic Zone in the southeastern part of the Archean Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The Val-d'Or mining camp is well known for its lode gold deposits with more than 25 million ounces of gold produced.

The Project is mainly underlain by tholeiitic mafic volcanic rocks of the Dubuisson Formation in the north and by tholeiitic lavas characterized by the appearance of very thick volcaniclastic deposits of the Jacola Formation in the south. The claims partly include the eastern contact of the synvolcanic Bourlamaque granodiorite Batholith and cover approximately 2.2 kilometres of the batholith. A series of NW-trending subvertical diorite intrusions, centimetre-scale to metre-scale in thickness, crosscut the two formations as well. Regionally, the gold mineralization seems to be associated with a main swarm of diorite dykes namely at the former L.C. Beliveau mine. The shear zones are generally 5 to 20 metres wide but locally up to 100 metres wide and have also been identified and exert some control on the mineralization.