The property Red Brook newest acquire by Puma Exploration, has signed an option to acquire a project containing a newly discovered high grade Zinc showing. Puma’s new “Red Brook” project has only been prospected and never drill tested. The Red Brook project comprises 23 claims totaling 500 hectares located 20 km west of Puma’s Benjamin Project and 50 km west of Nicholas-Denys Project.
Red Brook option was acquired from a local prospector’s following his recent discovery of high grade Zinc Massive Sulphide outcrop grading up to 13% Zn, 0.23% Cu and 2.5g/t Ag. The initial excavated, 40 meters by 15 meters area, also contains a Gold and Copper zone grading up-to 1.3 g/t Au and 0.53% Cu.
In 2016, Puma has executed works of explorations, trenches, stripping and channels who has drive the extensions of the initial showing and three new mineralized showings. The initial showing was increased considerably until 50 meters by 50 meters. According the results, the Zone A show increase grade of Zn-Au-Cu. The zone B, is less mineralized in gold and zinc. But, there is a good correlation between the zones A and B concerning the low-grade mineralization who contain the massive sulphides.
An airborne magnetic anomaly was identified on the Popelogan property in 1951 following the release of a GSC survey. Stratmat Ltd. Flew an airborne EM survey in 9154 and drilled 25 holes totalling 10,938 feet.
Kenco Explorations limited carried out magnetic and IP surveys followed up by trenching and 24 drill holes totalling 14,156 feet in the early 1960’s.
Augustus Exploration conducted an IP survey in 1966 and six holes totalling 2,794 feet were drilled.
In 1968, Noranda performed soil geochemical, magnetometer, EM and SP surveys and drilled 3178 feet in six holes.
The property was stacked by AMAX Exploration in 1979 who drilled four more holes on the property totalling 2,582 feet. The property was again staked in 1989 by Peter Jamieson who assayed some of the old drill core for gold. The property came open in the fall 1992 before being staked by Noranda in 1993. The 1993 work program consisted of linecutting, soil geochemical and magnetic and electromagnetic geophysical surveys, and excavation of three trenches.
In 1997, Noranda drilled two holes totalling 200,86 meters.
The area is underlain by three groups of rocks from Ordovician to Silurian in age, and intruded by Devonian biotite granite and porphyritic to felsitic dikes. A major anticlinal axis through the area exposes Ordovician volcanics and sediments within a vast area of variably calcareous, clastic Silurian sedimentary rocks of the Chaleur Group.
The balmoral Group is the oldest rock unit in the area which mostly comprises the Goulette Brook Formation in the Popelogan area. The Goulette Brook Formation consist of palagonite tuff, basaltic agglomerate, vesicular basalt and massive andesite. The Goulette Brook Formation is overlain by the thin-bedded limestones and argillites of the Matapedia Group.
The Ordovician rocks are overlain by the Silurian Upsalquitch Formation comprising mudstone and minor argillaceous limestone and the Limestone Point Formation which consist of shale to sandstone and limestone. The LaVieille Formation, which underlies the eastern portion of the claim group, is younger than the Limestone Point Formation and consists of grey nodular limestone and minor shale or sandstone. Mafic volcanics of the northeast-trending Bryant Point Formation occurs to the south of the roughly 2 km wide band of LaVieille Formation limestone. The Ordovician and Silurian supracrustal rocks are intruded by a northeast-trending belt of biotite granite and associated porphyritic and felsitic dykes. Gabbro bodies and diabase dykes are also common.
The sequence is generally gently-dipping with shallow, undulating plunges of the fold axes. A well-developed metamorphic/metasomatic aureole surrounds the biotite granite on the Popelogan Lake Claims Group comprising hornfels, skarn and porcellanite.
Work explorations in 2016
Grab samples collected in Zone A
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Channels on the Zones A and B