The Antikanpera Property covers a 10 km2 area containing numerous gold anomalies in till and bedrock associated with a geophysical signature similar to other gold properties in the area. The Outcrop in the area is less than 5% with the remainder covered by glacial deposits 3-10 metres thick.
A significant new gold discovery was made on the Antikanperä Gold Property, located 35km north of the Hitura Nickel Mine. The property covers a 10 km2 area containing numerous gold anomalies in till and bedrock associated with a geophysical signature similar to other gold prospects in the area. In September 2012, results from a sixteen hole, 1,367 metre drill campaign were announced. Drilling at the Pöntio target to date has intersected consistent gold mineralisation over considerable widths, which is a good first indication of size potential. In September 2012, twelve new holes were drilled along a 2.5 km strike for a total of 1167 m along the M2 geophysical trend.The drilling was successful in intersecting mineralised diorite and plagioclase porphyry of similar style to the initial Pöntio discovery in all but three of the drillholes.
The Pöntio gold mineralisation is hosted primarily in Proterozoic aged dioritic sills/dykes intruded into interpreted turbidite sequences that have been metamorphosed to upper amphibolite facies. Gold mineralisation appears to be associated with quartz veins and silicification, is highly strained and appears to predate peak metamorphism. Overall sulphide content is low with chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite being associated with gold mineralisation ± trace arsenopyrite. Mineralisation sub-crops under 3-5m of overburden, strikes in a northerly direction and appears to dip steeply to the east. The mineralisation is largely confined to the diorite sills/dykes, with the mica gneiss being mineralised only in the contact zone. Indications to date are there are multiple mineralised intrusives, with drillholes BelAnp023 and 024 intersecting mineralisation hosted by plagioclase porphyry gabbro diorites rather than the typical diorite dyke/sills of the Pöntio mineralisation.
- Open in all directions – mienralisation has been intersected by drilling over a 2.5 km strike of the M2 geophysical trend
- Best intersection to date is 62 m @ 1.1 g/t Au including 14.8 m @ 2.3 g/t Au
- High grade gold in quartz veins (0.33 m @ 15.4 g/t Au intersected in BELANP007 on M1 geophysical trend 1.3 km to NE
- Many anomalies on property remain to be tested
Relevant New Releases
Antikanpera is a grassroots discovery and as such there is no resource available as yet