Located within the Cape Ray/ Valentine Lake structural trend in Central Newfoundland

Project covers 13,025 ha and 27 kilometers of favorable trend between Sokoman’s Moosehead discovery to the northeast and Marathon's Valentine Lake deposit to the southwest.


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The 2021 program focussed on using a combination of mapping, sampling and airborne and ground geophysical surveys to locate auriferous leakage halos from buried hydrothermal centres in outcrop on which to focus our maiden drilling program. The program has successfully located a number of mineralized re-activated structural zones within the Botwood Sediments. Full results have now been received from the first three holes, as well as partial results form hole JP21-012. Diamond drill hole JP21-012 intersected 1.03 g/t Au over a core width of 7.9 meters, along with over 8000 ppm As, in a zone of intense quartz veining and shearing. This hole was drilled on the Jumper’s Pond target located immediately south of the Sokoman’s Moosehead gold project. Additional analytical results are pending.


a) Phase I drilling consisted of 24 drill holes (6865m) testing potential mineralized targets in the Lawrenceton Volcanics below the Botwood sediments

b) Multiple wide zones of shearing, brecciation with quartz veining exhibiting a pyrite-arsenopyrite-stibnite mineral association have been intersected in the volcanics below the Botwood sediments.

c) It is anticipated that drilling will recommence after the Christmas break.

d) Channel sampling of B horizon soil material at Moonlight returned an average of 809 ppb (0.81 g/t) Au over a width of 15.0 meters.


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Deposit Models:

  • Widespread low grade (0.5 to 4.0 g/t Au) mineralized pyritic sandstone, quartz veins and quartz stockwork as seen exposed in the Silurian-age Botwood Group sediments; and
  • A high-grade gold environment (similar to Sokoman’s Moosehead and New Found Gold’s Queensway
    projects) in the basement rocks below the Botwood sediments.


  • Located on the interpreted Cape Ray – Valentine Lake (“CRVL”) structural trend.
  • CRVL covered by Oxidized Silurian Sedimentary rocks
  • Significant post-sediment felsic intrusives

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  • An extensive field program in 2019, focused on prospecting, mapping and sampling along with a property wide airborne magnetometer and radiometric survey to map bedrock lithologies, structural features and areas of structurally controlled potassic alteration identified numerous target areas.


  • Eight areas of highly anomalous to high grade gold(15.05 g/t) mineralization have been identified
  • The gold mineralization is hosted in quartz feldspar porphyry, pyrite and arsenopyrite bearing reduced sandstone, quartz stockworks and quartz veins.
  • Mineralization exhibits arsenic-antimony-molybdenum geochemical associations with high gold to silver ratios
  • Gold mineralization is characterized by sericite, silica, ankerite, carbonate and chlorite alteration typically as pervasive alteration and envelopes around quartz stockwork and quartz veins.
  • Pyrite and arsenopyrite (1-3% total sulfide) are common to the gold mineralization in all samples greater than 50 ppb gold. 

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  • The 2019 airborne survey and subsequentinterpretation clearly show that the structural trend of Sokoman's Moosehead discovery crosses onto the Stony Lake East property. This appears to be a primary basement structure, with multiple splays off it. This defines a high priority exploration target in the basement below the Botwood Group.
  • In addition, the interpretations indicate thatconcentration of zones of gold mineralizationdiscovered in the Botwood sediments in 2019 is along a NNE structural trend in the Botwood. Although this is a different, parallel, trend to that discussed above, the model is the same. i.e. a major structure with goldbearing fluids emanating from a basement structure depositing low grade mineralization in the Botwood.
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The Stony Lake Project is contiguous to and covers the southwest extension of Sokoman Mineral’s Moosehead high-grade gold discovery. It also lies North East of Marathon’s Valentine Lake Deposit and West of New Found Gold’s Queensway discovery. 

Regional Significance

  • indicates gold potential in this portion of Newfoundland
  • classified as orogenic style gold setting
  • intersections of high-grade gold mineralization

Selected Drilling Results

  • Sokoman; MH-18-01 returned 11.9 m of 44.96 g/t Au (news release July 24, 2017), MH-20-86 returned 4.70 m of 18.60 g/t Au (news release July 15, 2020) MH-18-08 returned 1.05 m of 207.1 g/t Au from 8.50 m to 9.55 m and 2.28 m of 42.36 g/t Au from 33.07 to 35.35 m (Sokoman news release Aug. 28, 2018)
  • New Found Gold NFGC-19-01 returned 92.9 g/t Au over 19 m incl. 285.29 g/t Au over 6 m (corp. presentation 2020)
  • Marathon Gold; VL-20-823 returned 3.33 g/t Au over 120.0 m incld. 11.83 g/t Au over 10 m (news release July 2020)REGIONAL DISCOVERIES9

* The gold mineralization on the Moosehead property may not be indicative of the gold mineralization on the Stony Lake property