Blake Morgan, CEO of Opawica, said: "The additional 5,000m will really allow us to have a good look at Bazooka's gold mineralisation. After intersecting visible gold in four holes out of 22, the Opawica team is eager to follow up on the phase 1 drilling campaign. The first drill campaign looked great, and we eagerly await the assays as we move into phase 2 of drilling in the coming weeks."
The Bazooka Property occurs along one of the most prolific auriferous structures in the world, the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break/Fault. The Cadillac-Larder Lake Break/Fault, in part, marks the boundary between the Archean Abitibi sub-province in the north and the predominantly metasedimentary Pontiac sub-province south of the fault.
The Break/Fault zone, which is at the base, is characterised by a strongly graphitic fault up to 2m wide (estimated true width). The graphitic fault generally marks the contact between the sedimentary and ultramafic metavolcanic rocks.
The Main Zone is characterized by strong to intense quartz-carbonate-sericite and talc-chlorite-carbonate +/- quartz alteration and is generally mineralised with trace to three perc cent pyrite +arsenopyrite +/- chalcopyrite +/- pyrrhotite and locally contains fine specks of free gold in narrow quartz veins/stringers and highly silicified rocks. Patchy to locally pervasive fuchsite alteration (weak to strong) often accompanies the quartz-sericite-carbonate alteration. Quartz-tourmaline veins occur locally both within and adjacent to the Main Zone.