Roma Project

The Roma project encompasses 10,405 ha of mineral claims and an Mineral Exploration Agreement that totals 4,119 ha in the northern section of the High Lake Greenstone Belt. These properties cover high grade gold showings discovered by previous explorers, notably BHP Minerals from 1988 to 1994. 

Multiple significant gold showings are present within a 6.5 km x 2.4 km area on the historic Roma claim block. The original showing is a 0.30 to 3.0 m wide quartz vein exposed in outcrop and boulders for 2.0 km. In 1991, BHP drilled 10 shallow holes totalling 465 metres to test 1.72 km of strike of the vein. All drill holes intersected quartz veins from 15 m to 37 m vertically below surface. Visible gold was noted in three of the drillholes and the best results were 12.38 g/t Au over 2.31 m (including 64.0 g/t Au over 0.37 m) from DDH MD-01 and 8.69 g/t Au over 1.87 m from MD-03. No drilling was conducted downdip of the high-grade intersection in DDH MD-01 and no step out drilling to the north from this intercept was conducted. No follow up drilling is known to have been completed on this property since BHP’s initial drill program in the 1990’s.

Additional discoveries on Roma were made in 1993 approximately 4 km southwest of the original quartz vein in a structurally complex area with polyphase deformation. Twelve showings were found in a 1.6 km x 0.55 km area on the east limb of an anticlinal fold structure adjacent to the Kennarctic Shear Zone. Gold values up to 5.6 g/t Au were reported from a 1.0 to 2.5 m wide, north trending quartz-ankerite vein traceable for 350 m. Several additional showings are present between the zones mentioned above and the highest-grade sample assayed 5.52 g/t Au. All of these gold showings in the anticline remain undrilled. Other gold showings with gold grades up to 6.1 g/t Au are found between the anticline hosted mineralization and the original Roma vein.