Domain Project

Overview

  • Strategic land position within a highly prospective greenstone belt in northern Manitoba
  • Joint Venture with Yamana Gold Inc., who as at January 31, 2017, had earned a 65.1% interest in the central property
  • Three scout drill programs completed - results include 4.61 Au g/t over 18.1 metres (2008 drill hole RR-08-23) and 4.52 g/t Au over 7.0 metres (2017 drill hole YG-17-41)
  • Priority targets remain open along strike and down dip
  • Multiple geophysical targets have yet to be drilled
  • Adjacent to Altius Minerals’ recent Lynx diamond discovery, the first diamond discovery in Manitoba

Location

Domain's strategic land position within the Gold's Lake greenstone belt in northern Manitoba has the potential for economic banded iron formation hosted gold deposits (Fig 1). The mineral concessions were staked by the Company in 2003 and are situated approximately 120 kilometres southeast of the town of Thompson.

The project is well located, with a major winter road and a regional power line transecting the property. It is proximal to a community that offers scheduled air and basic support systems.

Figure 1. Claim map for the Domain Project.  Relative project holdings as at January 31, 2017.

Overview and Geology

Mineralization on the Domain Project is associated with northwest-trending, steeply southwest-dipping, siliceous, sulphide-bearing, shear zones where drill holes intersect two or three separate intervals of mineralization. Drill holes within the shears commonly contain visible gold. These structures are associated within silicified zones containing variable amounts of pyrite, pyrrhotite, magnetite and arsenopyrite coincident with extensive ground and airborne geophysical anomalies. Results from this program have established that the gold values of the B Zone continue up and down dip from previously known intercepts and the target structures continue along strike to the northwest and remain open.

2017 Drill Program

The 2017 winter diamond drill program consisted of four diamond drill holes totaling 1,386 metres. The main objectives for this program were to test down dip and along strike extensions of the B Zone and test HLEM conductors for their gold bearing potential. Drill hole YG-17-41 intersected strong mineralization ~200 m down dip from historic hole RR-08-28 and returned gold assays including: 4.52 g/t Au over 7.0 metres. Higher grade mineralization within this interval (20.90 g/t Au over 1.0 m) is hosted in the same iron formation as identified in historic drill holes. Drill hole YG-17-42 intersected mineralization ~100 m northwest along strike from historic hole RR-08-32.

Previous Work

In 2008, two separate drill programs were completed. The first occurred in February and consisted of 2,654 metres of diamond drilling in 17 holes. Eight of the 17 holes were positioned in the B Zone and greatly increased its potential with significant results including 4.61 g/t gold over 15.25 metres in drill hole RR-08-20; and 4.61 g/t gold over 18.05 metres in drill hole RR-08-23. This drilling helped expand the B-Zone to a strike length of 700 meters, which also corresponds to strong ground electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical signatures. These anomalies continue on-strike to the northwest beyond the drilling for another 350 meters. Drill results suggested that gold mineralization in the B Zone was increasing in width and grade to the northwest with the better gold values occurring in the westernmost 220 meters of the drilled area. Hole RR-08-20 (4.61 g/t gold over 15.25 meters) was the most north-westerly hole completed and indicated that the B Zone remained completely open along strike and down dip.

A third phase of drilling on the Property was conducted in August of 2008. This program consisted of 2,420 metres of diamond drilling in 13 drill holes. Five of these holes were positioned on strike northwest of drill hole RR-08-20 and increased the drilled strike of the B-Zone an additional 150 meters. The B Zone has now been defined over a strike length of 850 metres and remains open along strike and down dip.

In 2005 the property was optioned to Mega Precious Metals Inc., (acquired by Yamana Gold in 2015), which completed three rounds of diamond drilling. There are two main parallel target areas, the A zone and the B Zone, that have received most of work to date. The initial phase of drilling occurred in March of 2006 and consisted of a ten-hole diamond drilling program which tested a 300-meter strike length of the A Zone. Drilling by others in 1984 on the A Zone returned gold values including 5.40 g/t over 4.1 metres, 5.03 g/t over 2.6 metres and 12.59 g/t over 1.32 metres. With the inclusion of 2006 drilling, the A Zone had been expanded to over 750 metres in strike length. Drill results included 30.90 g/t Au over 0.70 meters and 4.04 g/t Au over 2.55 metres, including 7.83 g/t Au over 1.00 metre.

Historical Work

Limited gold exploration was completed by others in the area in the 1960's and 1980's, as part of regional grass roots programs. This work included air and ground magnetic and EM surveys that defined multiple northwest trending anomalies associated with the gold bearing structures. Limited drilling was completed.

Expected 2018 Work Program

Yamana is the Project Operator and is currently in the process of formulating a work proposal for the 2018 field season. However, field work for this year is likely to be limited to further drill target generation work (geological mapping, sampling).

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