Margurete Gold Project

Project Overview: Margurete Gold Project

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The Margurete Gold Project covers 678ha of mineral claims, located in the Phillips Arm area, approximately 200 kilometers northwest of Vancouver in southwest British Columbia, in the Vancouver Mining Division. The project was last explored in 2015 with property-wide prospecting, mapping and rock chip sampling run in parallel with a targeted pack-sack diamond drilling program.

Project quick facts:

673 ha
of minerals claims

> 3,43 g/t
0.10oz / ton gold (Au)

Detailed project informations:

The technical information contained on this section of the website has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Peter Born, P.Geo. who is a Qualified Person with respect to Unity Metal Corp.’s Margurete Gold Project as defined under National Instrument 43-101.


Dr. Born is a highly respected senior geologist with over 30 years experience exploring and evaluating mining properties for senior and junior Canadian and US resource companies.

Status quo:

A short-hole, pack-sack, diamond drilling program was conducted on the project, utilizing a Shaw diamond drill (AQ sized core) with an effective penetration depth of approximately 12 metres.

Project target:

The primary target at the Margurete Gold Project is the FB Zone, where Falconbridge encountered gold bearing mineralization at shallow depth.  An initial exploration program was completed on the Margurete property in 1986 by Falconbridge.  This program consisted of geochemical surveys, ground-based geophysics and diamond drilling program, which was successful in identifying gold bearing veins, which are believed to be genetically related to the same mineralizing events responsible for the nearby Doratha Morton and Alexandria Gold mines. A summary table of historic drill intersections exceeding 3.43g/t gold (0.10oz/ton Au) are presented below*:    
86-1 47.1-48.0 3.63 0.88
86-3 4.1-5.0 8.19 0.85
11.3-13.7 9.5 2.35
86-10 27.4-28.3 6.21 0.92
30.15-31.4 7.1 0.86
32.0-32.2 8.19 0.15
36.6-37.4 9.32 0.80
86-11 30.0-30.5 58.35 0.47
32.3-32.6 4.05 0.34
42.8-43.1 6.31 0.30
86-12 30.0-31.0 5.59 1.00
34.6-35.4 11.69 0.82
42.7-42.8 30.41 0.13
(Note: Neither of these mines are covered by the Margarette land package. These mines are on strike)

Historical background:

The Doratha Morton and Alexandria mines, both located in the central part of the Phillips Arm gold camp, were the two largest gold producers in that camp. Production from the Doratha Morton mine from 1898 to 1899 was reported by be 4,434 ounces of gold and 10,222 ounces of silver from 9,707 tons of ore. The Alexandria mine produced about 773 ounces of gold and 1,340 ounces of silver from 1,915 tons of ore from 1898 until 1940. Gold prospects in the project area are alkalic intrusion-associated gold- and silver-bearing veins. They contain pyrite and a white-grey telluride, probably sylvanite, in quartz and occupy shear-induced dilatent zones in a panel of volcanic and intermediate intrusive rocks. Rocks variably enriched in molybdenum are exposed adjacent to the southwest margin of the shear zone hosting the Alexandria and Doratha Morton gold occurrences. (*Source – J. Ostler P.Geo, 2003)

Project geology:

The Margurete Property lies within a belt of a Mesozoic age mafic volcanic belt lying with a lithological package dominated by thin greywacke beds. Subordinate carbonate and carbonaceous sediments were subsequently deposited close to the volcanic rocks. The volcanic lithologies, by virtue of their higher densities than the surrounding sedimentary rocks, formed a keel during deformational periods post emplacement. This “keel” has been preserved within masses of granitic intrusions that preferentially ascended through and partially melted the surrounding sedimentary sequence. It is interpreted that during this deformational period, the gold was mobilized by fluids emanating from these intrusive bodies.

Post-cooling and partial un-roofing of the granitic intrusions during the early Tertiary Period, right-lateral shearing developed along the volcanic keel forming the Doratha Morton gold trend, within a preferential concentrations upon quartz bodies containing pyrite and sylvanite that formed in en echelon dilatant structures along the gold trend. Pyritic diorite stocks and molybdenum-bearing breccias were emplaced in the Picton-Margurete molybdenum belt at approximately the same time. Subsequent Late Tertiary-age normal faulting and mafic dyke intrusions disrupted mineralized structures in the property area.

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Paul Gray P. Geo speaking about the Margurete Project at the Doratha Morton Camp Zone.

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