Government of New Brunswick

Richard Mann


Commodity: Zinc, Silver, Gold

Claim block number (units): 10287 (7)

NTS Location: 21 G/08

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





  • Lenses of sub-massive garnet-diopside skarn in Late Silurian calcareous sediments and propylitized andesite
  • Abundant blebs and stringers of epidote, pyrite, pyrrhotite, and locally massive sections of magnetite
  • Highest grade zinc in garnet-diopside skarn but also in altered sediments and volcanics
  • Best gold intersection is in altered sediments(?) with abundant magnetite
  • Possibly in part, a remobilized pre-existing structurally related deposit e.g. URN 0323 DDH JD-1,2,6,8,9 intersected this skarn zone
  • For more info see URN 1407
  • Near the intersection of north-trending Deep Lake Fault and an east-west-trending shear zone
  • The skarn zone strikes east-west and dips 60° to 70° S
  • DDH ASSAYS: Hole JD-2 (source: Mineral Report of Work 470158)
    387 ft to 392 ft: 0.52 Ag + 7.50% Zn/5 ft
    392 ft to 397 ft: 0.60 Ag + 9.08% Zn/5 ft
    402 ft to 418 ft: 22.6 g/t Ag + 0.43 g/t Au/16 ft


  • Lenses of siliceous garnetiferous-magnetite skarn in Late Silurian sediments immediately adjacent to Late Devonian granite
  • Highly altered stockwork veined sediments with chloritic/magnetite veinlets cut by pyrite/pyrrhotite stringers, in turn, cut by quartz veinlets contain the best gold intersection
  • Skarn intersected in DDH JD-3,4, and 7 DDH JD-5 (300 m west of JD-4) cored barren granite marking the maximum extent of mineralization to the west
  • Skarn zone strikes east-west and dips 60° to 70° S
  • The east-west-trending West Brook Fault may have provided a conduit for mineralizing fluids. (Source file 475422)
    DDH-3 from 265 ft to 294 ft elevated Au  i.e., 28 to 2640 ppb Au, average 666 ppb Au/29 ft.     


A siliceous greisen zone containing sporadic blebs of moly extends along the contact of the Mount Douglas Granite from West Lake southeast to Deep Lake. A 30 cm to 40 cm (12 in to 16 in.) wide siliceous vein in an east-west-trending shear zone in hornfels at the southeast end of this zone contains semi-massive to massive cobaltite and arsenopyrite with specks of wolframite, molybdenum, and cassiterite. Mineralization is in patches of tourmaline, topaz, fluorite, and epidote. Just east of the main vein, fine veinlets and stringers of quartz in Silurian hornfels contain blebs and specks of molybdenum, cobaltite(?), pyrite, and pyrrhotite. Greisen occupies an area 760 m by 120 m (2493 ft  by 394 ft); veins trend 070 to 095 at right angles to the granite contact. For the most part, the veins dip steeply and average 1 m (3.3 ft) in width.

A cobalt bearing siliceous vein, 10 in to 20 in wide was sampled “over 14 inches” and found to grade 0.61% to 0.64 % Co. Grab samples containing semi-massive to massive sulfide graded up to 0.99% Co (Mineral Report of Work 472786).

Targets: Major fault zones, magnetic anomalies , and weak Au-Ag mineralization reported in several drillholes were never followed up with further drilling. Proposed exploration would involve follow-up diamond drilling to test the potential extent and grade of the Ag-Au zones found by earlier drilling. Also, the extent of the ten foot wide zinc-silver zone intersected in hole JD-2 has never been extensively tested.

Summaries & assays are sourced from the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development (NBDNRED) government website and Mineral Reports of Work.