Government of New Brunswick

Richard Mann

Tower Area

Commodity: Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper

Claim block number (units): 10449, 10450 (24)

NTS Location: 21 O/08

Contact Information: 506-546-5718
[email protected]




A geologically favorable Zn-Pb mineralized horizon was only partially tested by drilling in the period between 1978 to 2006 with low grade intersections up to 1.66% Zn+Pb / 18,6m. This favorable Nepisiguit Falls Fm mineralized north-northeast trending horizon has untested exploration potential along strike, both north & south of the original Dungannon prospect, (URN 416) and at depth along the entire mineralized trend (to test gravity anomaly). The portion of the trend north of Line 400 m East to Line 1500m East has never been drill tested.  

The proposal is to drill test at depth this volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) target area shown on the compiled images. The folded sediment and its coincident Pb & Zn quantum soil geochemical anomalies with coincident gravity + EM anomalies is a particularly interesting target.

According to Walker (2002), “The Upsalquitch-Dungannon Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu occurrence comprises low-grade vein and disseminated sulphides hosted by an intercalated sequence of chlorite- to sericite-altered ash- and quartz-crystal tuff of the Nepisiguit Falls Formation. Sulphide mineralization is dominantly pyrrhotite with subordinate pyrite and minor sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite. Combined Pb + Zn assays reach a maximum of 4.0 wt. %. The mineralized zone has been drill tested over a short strike length of approximately 200 m and has been intersected to depths of 120 m with widths up to 30 m. The zone is open at depth and along strike” (p. 105).

Walker (2002) concluded that, “Although the Upsalquitch-Dungannon sulphide occurrence is not significant in terms of tonnage or grade, it represents proximal autochthonous pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite stringer mineralization within the Nepisiguit Falls Formation. The proximity of this style of mineralization to sedimentary rocks of the Nepisiguit Falls Formation suggests the potential for discovery of a Brunswick-type deposit in this area” (p. 123).

Walker, J.A. 2002. The Upsalquitch-Dungannon Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu occurrence, Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick (NTS 21 O/08W). In Current Research 2001. Edited by B.M.W. Carroll. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy; Minerals, Policy and Planning Division; Mineral Resources Report 2002-4, pp 105-127.