Blanche and Charles
QPM’s 100% owned Blanche and Charles project comprises 317 claims (162.1 km2).
These projects are adjacent to the Mythril high-grade gold-silver and copper-gold-molybdenum-silver discoveries of Midland Exploration Inc.
Blanche and Charles show a similar geological setting to Mythril.
The Blanche project (256 claims, 130.9 km2) is located at kilometre 230 of the Trans-Taïga Road. The Trans-Taïga Road extends east from the Billy Diamond paved road at kilometre 544.
This project consists of a volcano-sedimentary belt striking ENE, present within a tonalite, quartz monzodiorite and granite intrusive domain. Quartz-feldspar porphyry dykes are present within the tonalite and granodiorite intrusions. The volcano-sedimentary belt consists of a horizon of amphibolitized basalt interlayered with ultramafic rocks, banded iron formations and wackes. Sulphides (pyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite) are observed locally and reach up to 10% in volume.
Prospecting and selected grab sampling campaigns returned anomalous copper and gold values.
The Charles project (61 claims, 31 km2) is located approximately 15 km east of the Blanche project, along the Trans-Taïga Road. The projects consists of a NE-striking horizon of amphibolitized basalt interbedded with banded iron formations and biotite-garnet paragneiss bands. Ultramafic rocks have been observed. Linear magnetic highs have been identified in the SE portion of the project and show a spatial correlation with the iron formations.
The prospecting work carried out to date returned two grab samples with anomalous values of 0.96 g/t Au in pyrite ± chalcopyrite mineralized basalts and 0.62 g/t Au at the contact between iron formations and an ultramafic sill. In addition, several grab samples containing anomalous nickel values (0.1% to 0.16%) located in an ultramafic sill suggest some potential for future base metal discoveries.
Additional prospecting will be required to identify a gold-bearing horizon to better understand the mineralization controls with a focus on the contact between volcanics and sediments.