Early exploration was carried out on the Property in the middle 1930s and again later in the middle 1940s. There is little information available about work in these periods aside from reports regarding trenching, drilling and bulk sampling. Diamond drill hole results reported in The Northern Mine (1946), after converting gold values at $38.50 per ounce, include:
- 19.60 gpt Au over 1.52 m (0.63 opt over 5 ft)
- 12.44 gpt Au over 3.05 m (0.40 opt over 10 ft)
- 6.22 gpt Au over 2.74 m (0.20 opt over 9 ft)
- 7.78 gpt Au over 1.83 m (0.25 opt over 6 ft)
Gold is observed in quartz veins in drill core, outcrops and in trenches across the property. Alteration and wide-spread gold mineralization occur extensively within structurally and chemically favorable rocks. It is underexplored and has not been drilled below 300m vertically. Historically, the Rivard Property contains both visible gold in narrow high-grade veins as well as in broader zones of lower grade gold mineralization. Our technical team will commence an exploration program by updating and confirming the geological data from our predecessors ahead of a drill program planned for later this year.