Iserhoff Gold Property
- 51 claims totaling 2,852 ha or 28,52km2., 100 %-held by Genius, 2% NSR
- 55 km NNE of Lebel-sur-Quévillon
- Accessed by a network of forestry roads some of which join provincial highway 113 connecting Lebel-sur-Quévillion with Chibougamau.
The property is underlain by the Imbault Formation constituted of basaltic flow-derived schists, intermediate amphibolite rocks and metamorphosed felsic volcanic rocks. The formation rests on the Bell River volcanic rocks and is overlain by the Taibi Group metasedimentary rocks. The latter consists of an assemblage of turbiditic mudrocks, greywacke often separated from other units by shear zones. The rocks are highly deformed and metamorphosed to the amphibolite grade.
Iserhoff was acquired in view of the encouraging drill results obtained in 1955 by O’Brien Gold Mines Limited showing five short DDH extending for 3.5 km yielding anomalous gold values (Figure 1), with locally some associated silver, lead and zinc content. Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd. later carried out detailed ground geophysical surveys (magnetics and VLF-EM), geological mapping and geochemical humus surveys. In 1994-1995, Phelps Dodge Corporation of Canada established a 54 km grid on the property and completed a 31 line-km IP/resistivity survey. Strong IP anomalies in the central portion of the Iserhoff property are related to narrow (0.5 to 3 m), somewhat discontinuous, bands of massive to semi-massive pyrrhotite and pyrite-rich-rocks which returned low base metal values.
Five historical short drill holes over a 3.5 km strike length returned anomalous gold values :
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2019 – 2020 Exploration Program
The Corporation completed induced polarization, magnetic and VLF geophysical ground-based surveys totalling 25 linear km on the Iserhoff Property