Discovers Gold And Copper In Quebec
Musk Metals Corp. (CSE: MUSK) has discovered gold and copper on its 100% owned Pluto properties in the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Quebec.
Gold and copper mineralisation was observed from 88 samples taken out of bedrock and subangular boulders throughout mineralised regional structures returned up to 1,070 ppm Cu and 0.405 g/t Au. The Kapunapotagen Shear Zone, hosting the Opemiska Cu/Au deposits to the east and the Lac Dolomieu Cu occurrence to the west of the Pluto property, runs through the northern boundary of both the West Block and the East Block at Pluto.
Programne highlights include the West Block where samples from a mineralised structure returned grades of 0.405 g/t Au in tectonszed ultramafics in bedrock, nearby float from a local silicified metasediment returned 1,070 ppm Cu.
CEO and Director, Charn Deol, said this area, with its large amount of outcrop, observed mineralisation (including both Cu and Zn sulphides) and potential structural and strike relationship to a major local deposit makes it a high priority for future exploration.
“We are extremely encouraged by the results of our Pluto work programme and the discovery and concentration of gold and copper in our sampling,” Mr Deol said.
“We are planning a follow up program on Pluto to commence shortly to further define these discoveries and to identify high priority targets for a potential upcoming drill programme.
“With highly prospective projects in some of the most prolific mining camps throughout Canada, Musk Metal anticipates an active period with multiple work programs in close proximity to recent significant discoveries throughout British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, as well as the evaluation of additional near-term acquisitions.”
The Pluto properties are located approximately 40km west of the Chibougamau mining camp and 15km west of the Chapais mining camp (6.5 M oz Au; 2.7 B lbs Cu of historic production). The Chibougamau camp has historically been mined and explored for Cu-Au mineralisation but the recent discovery of the Nelligan deposit highlights the regional potential for orogenic gold mineralisation which has been overlooked in the past.