The Opawica Project is located 20 km East of Desmaraisville and is accessible via Highway 113 going from Val d’Or to Chibougamau, Quebec. The property consists of 14 contiguous claims covering 7.82km2 and are owned 100% by Imperial Mining Group Ltd.
The property lies within a major regional NE-SW deformation corridor that hosts several gold occurrences and some former gold producers, the Joe Mann mine (historical past-production 4.8Mt @ 7.56 g/t Au) and the Bachelor Lake mine (historical past-production 870,000t @ 4.66 g/t Au) located 90km to the east and 20km to the west, respectively. The rocks consist of the mafic volcanics of the Obatogamau Formation and the felsic volcanics of the Wachigabau Member and are stratigraphic equivalents to the Joe Mann South Zone. The contact between these two major units is host to a 75m wide corridor of deformation consisting of several shear zones with strong, pervasive carbonate, sericite, and fuchsite alteration with disseminated pyrite and several quartz veinlets with gold and silver mineralization. Previous work on the property identified a 350m long gold-bearing zone on the eastern part of the property which has never been tested below the 150m level. In addition to the high-grade gold potential at depth no exploration work was conducted west of the gold-bearing zone over a 1.5 km strike length. Little exploration and development work has been conducted on the property since 1985.
In 2018, Imperial Mining Group will conduct a 3D Induced Polarization and Mag survey followed by a 1,500 meters diamond drilling program on the western half of the property.
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