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ST ROBERTS PROPERTY

Overview

The property is made up of 139 claims, totalling 6,181 ha and is located in the Riseborough and Marlow Townships in St-Robert-Bellarmin, near Quebec City, Montreal and is approximately 8 km to the NW of the USA border. The property benefits from excellent infrastructure allowing for the potential to become a mine in the future.

The St-Robert Property is located in the Frontenac sedimentary formation, which is made up of metasedimentary rocks such as schists, grey quartzites, dark grey slates and limy metagreywackes, with some graphitic layers. The mineralization of the St-Robert Metals deposit is of the polymetallic type, with many occurrences of Ag, Au, W, Bi, Pb and Zn. These occurrences are in the form of decametric quartz veins mineralized in galena, pyrite, scheelite, cosalite, sphalerite and molybdenite.

History:

The history of the property dates back more than one hundred years, with gold discovered in the area around 1879. From 1879 to 1885, the Lacombe shaft (an adit) was developed and used to extract ore. Lachance Mines was the first company to report significant field work, including stripping and diamond drilling, up to 1952. 

In 1953, the property appeared under the name of St-Robert Metals Corp., which undertook more drilling and underground work, driving the Lee shaft (an adit). In 1958, St-Robert Metals erected a 108 ton-per-day mill. During that same year, it milled 1,000 tons of ore and shipped 5.4 tons of concentrate in Germany, which yielded a metal content of 60% Pb, 350-400 oz/t Ag, 0.1 to 0.5 oz Au/t and 4-5% Bi. St-Robert Metals appears to have held the property until 1969, when work was reported by Nouvelle Mining. In 1977, the property was held by J.A.G. Mines, which still owns the deposit today. 

Although the history of the deposit dates back to the 19th century, the first holes recorded were drilled in 1951-52. Over the years, 104 holes have been drilled and reported, including 39 holes drilled by Risborough Mining on the west part of the property, outside of the St-Robert Metals deposit. Many high-grade values for Ag, Pb, W, Bi and Cd were obtained over short widths, generally less than 30 cm, in quartz veins, associated with sulphides, mainly galena and pyrite. It should be noted that for many of the old holes, the description mentions that samples were taken, but no results are given. Several high-grade intersections were obtained, but over short widths, as reported for hole R2, drilled by St-Robert Metals in 1952, which returned 11.8 oz/t Au, 6.58 oz/t Ag and 1.94% WO3 over 0.27 m in quartz vein encased in sedimentary rocks. 

 Geology: 

From a geological perspective, the property lies in the Frontenac sedimentary formation, called the “Compton” formation in the 1950s, which on the property is made up of metasedimentary rocks such as schists, grey quartzites, dark grey slates and limy metagreywackes, with some graphitic layers. The mineralization of the St-Robert Metals deposit is of the polymetallic type, with many occurrences of Ag, Au, W, Bi, Pb and Zn. These occurrences are in the form of decametric quartz veins mineralized in galena, pyrite, scheelite, cosalite, sphalerite and molybdenite. Three mineralized zones, North, Center and South have been defined to date, of which only the Center zone appears to contain gold. 

The St-Robert Property was acquired for its gold and high technology (tungsten, bismuth) minerals potential. It contains two adits used for exploration and mining in the fifties. 

 

 

 

 

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