The Warrior Gold properties are largely situated in the volcanic-dominated Blake River Group and are approximately 6 km – 8 km north of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Deformation Zone (CLLDZ) in the Kirkland Lake Gold Camp of the southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt (AGB).
The Goodfish-Kirana project area covers a portion of the prospective angular unconformity between the Blake River Group and the overlying clastic sediments of the Timiskaming Group. This angular unconformity and the preservation of synorogenic basins with gold mineralizing events along structural corridors is key to the numerous gold mines in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake gold camps (Bleeker, 2015). The volcanic stratigraphy is folded and crosscut by three regional-scale deformation zones: the Kirana Deformation Zone (KDZ), a 30 m wide gold-bearing shear zone; the westward projection of the Victoria Creek Deformation Zone (VCDZ) which is the controlling structure at the Upper Beaver Deposit and the Kirkland Lake Main Break which represents a second order splay off the Larder Lake-Cadillac deformation zone (LLCDZ). The LLCDZ is a crustal scale structure that extends for 100’s of km from Matachewan, ON to Val d’Or, QC and is associated with numerous gold deposits along its length (Robert 1989, Ispolatove et al 2008; Lafrance, 2015). The property has historically been overlooked both by industry and academia due to its distance from the CLLDZ. However, recent research conducted by Frieman et al. (2018) regarding the complex regional structural geology has concluded that the Kirana Deformation Zone is an associated shear-splay of the CLLDZ (Freiman, Kuiper, Monecke and Kelly 2017).
Detailed Goodfish-Kirara Property
Exploration is targeting shear-hosted lode gold.
Illustration of Kirana Break a 2nd Order Mineralized Structure to the Larder Lake Cadillac Deformation Zone.
(Modified from Frieman & Kuiper, 2019)
MINERALIZATION - Goodfish-Kirana Property
To date, mineralization has been discovered in several different structural settings. These settings include:
2nd Order, E-W trending shear zones (Kirana DZ)- e.g. Deloye
3rd Order shear zones developed parallel to the axial plane of the ‘S’ fold structure- e.g. Jo and Mel Zones (formerly A and C Zones)
Gold mineralization in the above settings is commonly located at the contact between host units of differing physical and chemical properties, mainly QFP dykes and mafic volcanics. Shear zones are associated with an abundance of QFP dykes, intense Fe-carbonate, sericite and silica alteration, multiple generations of shear quartz-carbonate ± pyrite veins and multi-phase quartz-pyrite breccias. The geometry of the mineralized shoots are still being interpreted. As new data is acquired and the model evolves, evidence suggests that shear zone intersections with key lithological units and other secondary structures as well as changes in shear zone orientation (rolls and jogs) likely control the geometry of the mineralized shoots.
Diamond drill hole GK19-022 from 246.94 m to 263.65 m illustrating local mineralization and alteration.
Zoom in of drill core above GK19-022.
Property-wide mapping and the acquisition of newly captured drill data is being used to continuously evolve the property geology and structural model for gold exploration targeting purposes.