Spearmint launches work program at Quebec gold project

The Perron-East gold project is located in northwestern Quebec, pictured here. (Image by Artur Wozniak, Wikimedia Commons).

Spearmint Resources (CSE: SPMT) announced that it has kickstarted an initial work program at its Perron-East gold project in Quebec, which is in the direct vicinity of AMEX Exploration’s Perron property.

In a press release, the miner said that the phase 1 work program will include a complete compilation and evaluation of historical data, a high-resolution magnetic survey, an extensive sampling program, and the identification of the highest priority drill-hole targets for phase 2.

Perron-East covers prospective ground for orogenic gold and polymetallic VMS-style mineralization

“We are pleased to be underway with operations on our Perron-East gold project in Quebec which has multiple fault lines running through our property,” James Nelson, president of Spearmint, said in the media brief.

“The team at Laurentia Exploration has developed significant experience in the area having done work for AMEX Exploration as well as Starr Peak Exploration and we look forward to what this phase 1 work program will uncover.”

The Perron-East gold prospects consist of five mineral claim blocks covering 11,608 acres located in the Abitibi greenstone belt of northwestern Quebec.

Besides being situated in the direct vicinity of Amex Exploration’s Perron property, the claims are also adjacent to the past-producing Normetal mine, from which approximately 10.1 million tonnes grading 2.24% copper, 5.41% zinc, 0.526 g/t gold and 44.45 g/t silver were extracted periodically between 1937 and 1975.

According to Spearmint, the property covers prospective ground for orogenic gold and polymetallic VMS-style mineralization in a region well known for its gold occurrences and historical production.

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