The primary target at the Lac Chavingy project is a northwest trending magnetic anomaly, previously identified in government airborne surveys. The length of the anomaly is approximately 3.4 km and it corresponds to contacts between different geological domains. This forms the “target zone.”
In 1988, Orbite Exploration drilled a hole at the southern end of the anomaly; the best hole from that program was Pa-88-04, which was drilled to a depth of 186m at a geological fault/contact between Archean and Neo-Archean domains. The best interval of that hole was 0.6m of 1.2g/t Au and 0.3m 1.06g/t Au.
The purpose of the Nov 2020 program was to fully map and test the target zone with an induced polarization (IP) survey. A total of 7.8km of lines were cut and stationed. A total of 6.4-line km of survey were completed over 800m of strike, along the structure, beginning at the site of the 1988 drilling. Lines were spaced 100m apart and were surveyed on lengths sufficient to survey the interpreted fault/fold. Strong chargeability anomalies were observed in the field, corresponding to the target zone. An interpretation report has been commissioned and results are expected shortly.