BIG DUCK LAKE
GTA acquired a 100% interest in the Big Duck Lake gold property in 2017 as part of its focus to prioritize gold opportunities in the Hemlo-Schreiber greenstone belt. This property covers an altered gold rich porphyry (Big Duck Lake Porphyry) which is analogous to the Moose Lake Porphyry host to the plus 30 million oz Hemlo gold deposits. The 65 claim property is located 25 km north of its Northshore property and 100 km west of the prolific Hemlo Gold Mines. Big Duck Lake covers six kms of prospective geology containing numerous gold and base metal showings including the Coco-Estelle deposit, which hosts a historic resource* of 53,700 tonnes grading 10.7 grams of gold per tonne ("g/t"). Additionally the claims are located 4 km west of the past producing Winston Lake Zinc Mine, which produced 2.68 million tonnes of 1.05% copper, 12.05% zinc, 1.07 g/t gold and 31.37 g/t silver.
Initial field work consisted of drilling four holes on the Coco-Estelle Zone in Nov-Dec 2017. The program was successful with three of the four holes intersecting significant gold grades and widths. Values include 5.89 g/t gold over 5.0 m within a wider zone of 1.96 g/t over 11.0 m. The zone varied from 8 to 30 metres wide and is characterized as an sulphidized highly altered (albite, sericite, chlorite) mafic volcanic at the hangingwall contact with the Big Duck Lake porphyry.
Additional drilling is planned to further test the Coco-Estelle Zone and a number of other gold prospects. An I P survey completed in 2005 by a previous owner and covering the main area of interest has been re compiled and a number of chargeability targets (both on known gold trends and isolated targets) will be scheduled for trenching and/or drilling.