Mineralization at Duffel Lake occurs is quartz vein-, breccia zone- and shear zone-hosted within pillowed mafic metavolcanics. Chip sampling of shears exposed in historical trenches yielded 2.8 g/t Au. Samples from arsenopyrite-bearing veins returned 3.7 and 2.8 g/t Au (6). In 1984 Noranda identified a strong magnetic anomaly associated with an oxide and sulfide facies iron formation (1) and subsequently drilled 91 holes. Only 11 logs are publicly available, no assays reported (2).
In 2000 Iron Lake Minerals drilled 16 holes encountering visible gold in hole 00-12 (not on EMX ground) at 8.9 m depth hosted by a quartz-carb vein (not sampled). In the same hole, sample 3747 (58.6 – 58.75 m) returned gold values of 18.1 g/t hosted in a bluish-grey quartz vein (3).
EMX has not performed sufficient work to verify the published assay data reported above, and these data cannot be verified as being compliant with NI43-101 standards. These historically reported data should not be relied upon until they can be confirmed, but EMX believes this information is considered reliable and relevant.
*True widths unknown.
**The nearby occurrences provide geologic context for EMX’s Properties, but this is not necessarily indicative that the Properties host similar mineralization.