March, 6 2023 Kenorland Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KLD) (OTCQX: KLDCF) (FSE: 3WQ0) has announced the commencement of diamond drilling at the Chebistuan Project, located in the northern Abitibi greenstone belt of Quebec. The exploration project is held under an agreement with Newmont Corporation, and a total exploration budget of C$1.5 million has been approved for the 2023 winter program. The program will include 3,500m of diamond drilling, including three drill fences to test bedrock across a structural corridor at the Deux Orignaux target area.
Deux Orignaux Target Area
The Deux Orignaux target area was identified during property-wide systematic geochemical sampling in 2020, with subsequent infill sampling leading to an area of anomalous gold geochemistry and gold grains in glacial overburden. The target area is spatially associated with the regional contact between a clastic sedimentary basin (Opemiska Group) and volcanic rocks along a first-order basin bounding structure. Multiple second-order structures occur at oblique angles to the basin-bounding structure in the form of a “horse-tail splay” structural pattern, which is prospective for orogenic gold deposition.
2023 Exploration Program and Budget
The 2023 winter exploration program at the Chebistuan Project includes a total exploration budget of C$1.5 million approved by Newmont. The program will involve 3,500m of diamond drilling, carried out from late February to early April 2023, including three drill fences to test bedrock across a structural corridor at the Deux Orignaux target area.
QA/QC and Sampling Protocols
Soil samples were collected from the B-horizon of soil developed on a till substrate. Approximately 1 kilogram of material was collected from each sample site and shipped to Bureau Veritas (“BV”) in Timmins, Ontario for preparation. Samples were prepared for analysis according to BV method SS230; sieve individual samples to 230 mesh (-63 microns). Samples were analyzed at BV in Vancouver, British Columbia, with BV method AQ252_EXT; 30 grams of material digested in aqua regia with an ICP-MS finish.
About the Chebistuan Project
The Chebistuan Project (the “Project”) consists of 3,078 claims (161,025 ha) 100% owned by Kenorland. The property covers approximately 100 kilometers of a major east-west trending deformation zone which may represent the continuation of the Sunday Lake Deformation Zone. The zone is host to major gold deposits such as Detour Lake (Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.) and Fenelon (Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd.). The Chibougamau and Chapais mining camps, which have produced over 6.5Moz of gold and 1.6 billion pounds of copper historically, are located directly to the east of the Chebistuan property. The Project is largely covered with glacial till and is accessed through a network of logging roads and by helicopter.