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.
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.
The most easterly claims of the Senneville East group overlie the contact between the Lanaudiere Formation Volcanics and the Pascalis Batholith. The eastern border of this intrusive is the site of many significant gold showings. Apart from the Mackenzie Break deposit, the western side of the intrusive has, to date, not revealed a similar abundance. However, in the government document PRO-91-18, Moorehead J., 1991 p. 4, the first recommendation by the author is that the western boundary of the Batholith contact should be explored between the Mackenzie Break deposit southeast toward Lac Dondin. The Senneville East property covers about 7 km of this contact.
In 2012, the most recent drilling program by the previous claim holder focussed on defining the south eastward extension of the Cere gold showing onto the present Senneville East Group. Both the showing and the drill holes are now within the Senneville Groups of claims. Two of three drill holes reported values of 9.79 g/t/1m and 11.03 g/t/1m. These intersections remain to be followed up to the southeast.
Historic anomalous base metal values from drilling and surface sampling are sufficiently encouraging to warrant the drilling of untested geophysical anomalies. Additionally, these values may be the expression of deep mineralization which would require deep penetrating geophysical methods, such as magnetotellurics (MT),
The proximity to the Fiedmont PGE property to the north, where values from both drilling and surface sampling range from 1.5 to 6.7 g/t PGEs, requires that the gabbros and ultramafics on the property should be tested for PGEs.
In the northeast segment of the property there are a number of intriguing stripped areas thought to be from the 1980’s or 1990’s. No documentation for this work has been found. At this time, it is not known what the stripping was targeting.
On May 18, 2020, the Company entered into an option with a purchase letter agreement whereby the Company was granted the exclusive option to purchase 100% interest in the 62 mineral claims located in Val- d’Or, Quebec. Pursuant to the Letter Agreement and subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company will grant a 2% net smelter royalty