Claim block number (units): 9740 (32)
NTS Location: 21 H/12
Contact Information: 506-566-1962
The Taylor Brook Project is another overlooked historical gold occurrence that is now being explored by Geosearcher Inc. The SPRAGG BROOK 553 occurrence was from an anomalous gold assay received from a sample of aphanitic felsic dyke material with iron oxide staining with quartz/carbonate veinlets plus 1 to 2% disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite. Fancamp also assayed an outcrop that contained >1% As and 0.43 g/t Au (Mineral Report of Work 474380 – Fancamp 1993).
The importance of this discovery is its location on strike with the Devil Pike Brook gold deposit lying only 2.5 km to the west (see image 1). The Annidale Belt in south-central New Brunswick is located near the Gander-Avalon collisional boundary and is host to several occurrences that exhibit features typical of orogenic lode gold deposits. The Devil Pike Brook gold deposit contains the highest gold grades in a set of north-trending en echelon quartz veins hosted by mafic volcanic rocks. These en echelon veins contain visible gold, chalcopyrite, and tetrahedrite in brecciated quartz within altered mineralized quartz-carbonate veins. Halos are characterized by carbonatization, silicification, chloritization, and hematitization (Lafontaine 2007). One of the best drill results was an intersection of 18.7 g/t Au over 4.35 m (Fosters Resources 1995). Gold grades at Devil Pike Brook gold deposit ranging up to 200 g/t have been reported in grab samples from mineralized bedrock exposed in trenches (PGE Resources Corp. 1993).
Historical exploration of the Taylor Brook area has resulted in multiple gold assays of outcrop/subcrop and the identification of bedrock conductors that have yet to be trenched or drilled throughout this claim group (see images 1 and 2). Of particular interest are the bedrock conductors and faults that are associated with highly anomalous gold values. There is a Northeast Zone (image 2) and a Southwest Zone (image 3) in close proximity to the Devil Pike Brook gold deposit that have never been trenched or drilled.