The Blue Ribbon Property is a part of the Fenelon Gold Camp, located about 11km south-west of the Fenelon Mine Project of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. The Property is contiguous with Probe Metals, Midland Exploration and Great Thunder Gold properties.
The Property is made up of 34 claims which cover approximately 1,885.25 hectares (18.88km2). Access to the Property is by road 810, off Highway 109, and thereafter by a series of logging roads. The northern portion of the Property overlies the Broullian-Fenelon Group of rocks, which is comprised of felsic to mafic volcanics and sediments and is located in the northernmost greenstone segment of the Abitibi Sub-province, a region which is underexposed and underexplored. The southern part of the Property overlies the northern edge of the Broullian Intrusive complex. The intrusive/volcanic contact is coincident with the west-northwest trending Bapst Fault. The Bapst Fault trends NW-SE through the Property and is characterized by brecciated and sheared dacite, often with disseminated pyrite.
Xander Resources currently has three separate properties that make up the Senneville property within the Val-d’Or gold camp within the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. They consist of the Senneville Group of Claims South Property, the Senneville West Property, and the Senneville East Property, which combine into the land claims seen below. Further details on the individual makeup of these properties can be seen below.
Senneville Group of Claims South Property
Xander Resources currently holds the option of the Senneville Group of Claims Property, contiguous to the North of Probe Metals Val-d’Or East Project, located 20 km North East of Val-d’Or, Quebec. Xander can acquire 100% subject to a 2% net smelter royalty returns in the mineral claims.
Contiguous to Probe Metals recent land package expansion to the South, May 5, 2020 (Probe Metals Press release). The Property is comprised of three complete cells, five partial cells, and one old-style lot, totalling an area of 370 hectares. The northern portion of the property includes a section of the southwest flowing Senneville River. Relief increases away from the river, presenting a plateau of often deep overburden east of the highway, where there are several gravel pits. Although outcrop exposure is limited, it is most abundant west of the highway.
Senneville West Property
The Property is contiguous with the Senneville Group of Claims South Property that is North of and contiguous to Probe Metals Val-d’Or East Project, located 20 km North East of Val-d’Or, Quebec (Xander May 28, 2020 release). The Senneville West claim comprises 80 claims which extend from the Eastern arbitrary boundary of Hwy 397, to the northwest for 10km.
The Abitibi Greenstone Belt is renowned for its many gold occurrences and gold mines. In any direction from the Senneville Property, both historic and newly recognized occurrences abound. The same Archean greenstones which underlie the Senneville Group of Claims are cut off at the western end of the Senneville West claim group by the La Corne Batholith. However, they extend in a sinuous, eastward band almost to the Grenville Front and are endowed all along that trend with gold showings and old mines.
Senneville East Property
The Senneville East Property is located in the eastern part of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, about 30 km north of the gold mining centre of Val-d’Or. It is comprised of 62 claims which extend from just east of Highway 397, where it adjoins the Senneville West and South Groups of claims, to the contact area of the Pascalis Batholith.
The extreme southwest corner of the Senneville East ground is underlain by the Garden Island sediments which are primarily wackes, siltstones, and conglomerates. To the south, these are in contact with the narrow eastern end of an east trending salient off of the La Corne Batholith. To the north, these sediments are in contact with the Lanaudiere Group which is predominantly basalt and mafic volcaniclastics, within which are narrow units of komatiite, and ultramafic and gabbroic sills. All of these units trend west-northwest and their contacts are usually dextral or reverse dextral faults, with steep dips to the north. Intruded into all of these units are northeast trending Proterozoic Diabase dykes.
On January 8, 2021 Xander announced that pursuant to an Option Agreement agreed to acquire a 100% interest in the 35 mineral claims located in Waswanipi, Quebec known as the Bachelor North Property, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
The Bachelor North Property is contiguous to and north of Midland Exploration’s Lewis property, and to the southwest are Soquem, Goldex and Bonterra. The property is located a little east of the Lamarck-Wedding deformation corridor where several mining sites such as the Shortt Lake mine (2.7 Mt at 4.6 g/t Au), the Bachelor mine (869,432 tonnes at 4.7 g/t Au), the Coniagas mine (718,465 tonnes at 10.77% Zinc) and the Langlois mine (65 Kt Zinc concentrate, 2,1 Kt copper concentrate, 553 troy ounces Silver concentrate and 1,9 K troy ounces Gold concentrate) have been exploited. The corridor includes rhyolites said to be fertile with respect to VMS mineralization and a panoply of intrusions ranging from synvolcanic tonalites to late alkaline intrusions (syenites, carbonatites, kimberlites). The rocks covering the property are of felsic to mafic compositions favourable to orogenic gold with granitic masses around the claims. A silver showing of 8.6 g/t Ag was discovered in 1980 by drilling (80-LRC-1) in an H.E.M. conductor identified by geophysics.