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.
The Garden Island sediments underlie the southern extremity of the property. These sediments are predominantly sandstone, siltstone and mudstone, and minor conglomerate. The greater part of the property overlies the Lanaudiere Formation which, within the limits of the property, is comprised of mafic flows and volcanoclastic, and lesser komatiites, gabbros and ultra-mafic sills. All of these units trend to the west- northwest and dip steeply to the north. Numerous west-northwest trending, dextral and reverse dextral faults are present and often coincide with the contacts between sub-units.
Between the years 2006 and 2009, an area roughly corresponding to the present property mainly east of the highway 397, was the focus of a number of airborne and ground geophysical surveys, limited trenching and mapping programs, with the principal target being massive sulphides. There are clusters of airborne anomalies and isolated airborne anomalies which were investigated with only one drill hole or were not drilled at all, due to limited budgets. In most cases the drilling explained the causes of the anomalies, being graphite or pyrite/pyrrhotite intervals with anomalous base metal values. However, according to J. Stephens, (GM 64915, p. 35) only 20% of the property had been investigated up to mid-2009, and opportunities remain for the discovery of a range of deposits including PGMs in the ultramafic bodies, molybdenum and rhenium in pegmatites, and base metals and gold associated with the untested airborne anomalies and structurally controlled gold.
Whereas past exploration highlighted the search for massive sulphides, the search for gold will be the main priority for Xander. The ongoing discovery of platinum group metals on the Fiedmont property just to the north of the Senneville Groups of claims increases the potential of the property for PGMs and gold.