Drilling has targeted gold mineralization now interpreted to be associated with the Couteau and Brulis thrust faults that extend for 21 km.
The 2006 Courcy discovery hole drilled by SOQUEM, the Quebec government’s exploration arm, was the last of only 8 shallow drill holes ever completed at this under-explored project. These holes were geophysics targets as the geological setting was not well understood at the time.
Stelmine’s initial drilling in October 2021 has targeted gold-bearing zones at the core of a folded thrust fault exposing highly deformed and metamorphosed garnet and sulphide-rich iron formations and amphibolites at the hinge point of a broad antiform.
The hunt is on – Courcy has the potential to deliver gold mineralization over a very broad area.