Contained within the Encana joint venture holdings the Lynx gold zone is one of two advanced gold prospects on the Detour East Property. The Lynx Zone is an east-west striking, shallowly west-plunging zone of quartz-veining with associated pyrite and rare visible gold hosted along the contact between andesitic and mafic volcanic rocks, proximal to a diorite intrusion.
To date drilling has traced the Lynx Zone for approximately 250 metres along strike at shallow depths. The Zone exhibits widths of 50 to 100 metres and drill indicated thicknesses of 0.40 to 13.40 metres. The western margin of the Lynx Zone is currently marked by a late diabase dyke which appears to have filled a regional north-south trending fault. Limited work west of the diabase dyke has intersected low grade gold mineralization within the overlaying basalt sequence but has thus far not intersected the favourable andesite contact which appears to be down faulted.
Initial geological modeling by Balmoral suggests that the gold mineralization at Lynx may be associated with faulting in the nose region fold structure drag folded along the margins of the Lower Detour Deformation Zone. This model would be similar to that associated with the multi-million ounce high-grade Casa Berardi gold deposit to the south.