The Carheil and Brouilan Project are located 120km north of the town of La Sarre, Quebec and 5km southwest of the former Selbaie Mine, a base metal producer with an historical production of 53 Mt @ 1% Cu, 2.0% Zn, 0.6 g/t Au and 41 g/t Ag. The properties can be accessed via Highway 393 going from La Sarre to Villebois and then north to the former Selbaie Mine. At the kilometer 88 and east-west forestry road goes to the property.
The Carheil and Brouillan property consist of two contiguous claim blocs of 100 claims and 13 claims, respectively. The Carheil and Brouillan claim block are contiguous and cover 53.7km2 and are owned 100% by Imperial Mining Group Ltd. All claims are currently under an option agreement with Soquem Inc, which can earn a 50% interest in the properties by spending $3.75M over a four-year period. Soquem is currently the operator of the exploration program.
The Carheil and Brouillan property lie along the major contact between the andesitic and rhyolitic volcanic rocks of the Brouillan Complex and the basaltic volcanic rocks, gabbroic to peridotitic sills, and sedimentary rocks of the Enjalran Domain. The top of the Brouillan Complex locally hosts thick sequences of rhyolitic flows containing Cu, Zn, Ag, and Au mineralized exhalitic and sulfidic horizons. In 2009, NQ Exploration Inc. discovered a silver rich zone named the AG1 polymetallic Zone (Historical estimate of 4.5M oz Ag). This zone also contains Zn, Pb, Cu and Au mineralization and shows potential at depth. In 2018, on the adjacent property to the east, Soquem reported a 43-101 mineral resources on their B26 Deposit with an indicated resource of 6.97Mt @ 1.32% Cu, 1.80% Zn, 43.0 g/t Ag and 0.60 g/t Au and an inferred resource of 4.41Mt @ 2.03% Cu, 0.22% Zn, 9.0 g/t Ag and 1.07 g/t Au. The stratigraphy hosting the B26 Deposit extends for several kilometers to the west onto Imperial’s ground. Imperial’s claims cover approximately 8 km of this favourable stratigraphy.