The Val d'Or Project started in 2006 as the Nordeau Bateman Project. The company has since acquired a total of 266 claims in the area representing 5,430 hectares strategically located adjacent to a number of historic gold deposits and past producing mines in the Val d’Or gold camp in Northern Quebec.
The original option agreement in 2006, refers to the Nordeau Gold deposits which are located on two claim blocks. The eastern block consists of 16 claims totalling 243.6 hectares and the western block consist of 5 claims totalling 54.4 hectares.
The 21 claims are located in Range 1, southeastern Vauquelin Township, Quebec approximately 50 km east southeast of Val d'Or, NTS 32C/3.
The property is easily accessible from paved highway 117. At a point, approximately 6 km south of the town of Louvicourt, an all season gravel road leads eastward to the Chimo Gold Mine and Mill as well as lumbering operations further to the east. Numerous secondary seasonal roads lead southward from this road providing access to both claim blocks.
The Nordeau gold zones occur in the Archean, Trivio Formation which consists of both sedimentary and basic volcanic units. Gold mineralization is associated with a shear corridor believed to be the eastern extension the prolific Cadillac-Larder, gold localizing, break.
In the mineralized areas, the Trivio Formation consists of a band of basic volcanics (Chimo Volcanic Unit) up to 400 metres wide which separates two sedimentary horizons composed principally of greywacke, siltstones and lesser conglomerate. A magnetite iron formation traverses both claim blocks within the northern sedimentary unit and previous calculations based upon diamond drilling have delineated approximately 90 million tons of +25% iron bearing material.
Metamorphism is within the limits of the greenschist facies but is near the amphibolite metamorphic facies. Stratigraphy trends N295, dips are roughly 70 to the north and tops face southward. Lineations, crenulations and small folds within the shear zones, plunge, give or take, 80 to the west.
Gold mineralization occurs in shear zones within the basic volcanic unit (Chimo Volcanics), in sediments at or near the northern volcanic-sedimentary contact and in association with magnetite iron formations within the northern sedimentary unit.
The gold is associated with quartz veins of various widths and is usually in the form of free gold at both the megascopic and microscopic scale. Associate sulphide minerals are common in particular, pyrite, arsenopyrite and pyrrhotite, varying from 1% to 5% in quartz veins and from 20% to 50% in association with sections the magnetite iron of formation.
The Nordeau East and West gold zones are significant gold deposits with the potential to be increased in size with further drilling either at depth or by detailing of parallel partially indicated gold zones.