The two strong gold anomalies found on the October Gold Property were identified during the 2011 surface exploration program. This program comprised Soil Gas Hydrocarbon (SGH) sampling and reconnaissance level gravity geophysical surveys. The SGH program analyzed 4,785 soil samples along 11 km of strike length of the Ridout Deformation Zone.
The SGH survey is a deep penetrating geochemical method that involves the analysis of various hydrocarbons associated with ore bodies at depth using a forensic and comparative approach for identification. It has also been shown to accurately identify known mineralization beneath overburden and has contributed to recent gold discoveries in the Canadian Shield and elsewhere, including Trelawney’s resource expansion of the Jerome Mine.
The western anomaly at October Gold has a footprint of 1.5 km by 3.0 km and the eastern anomaly has a footprint of 2.0 km by 2.0 km. Both anomalies have a high degree of confidence according to Actlabs, the laboratory who performed the specialized interpretation. This confidence level is statistically based upon similar SGH results interpreted by Actlabs from surveys completed at other gold deposits. These two SGH anomalies coincide with a strong gravity break as well as anomalous gold grains in till (up to 25 grains) proximal to this break. These three coincident results of geochemical and geophysical indicators warrant additional follow-up surface work as well as future diamond drilling.