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Commander completes airborne survey on Gold Project near Pickle Lake

Oct 21, 2020

Commander Resources Ltd. has completed an 800 line-kilometre airborne Magnetic and EM survey on its First Loon Project in the Pickle Lake Gold Belt. The First Loon Property (5,507 ha) is located immediately south and east of the main concentration of past producing mines that include the Pickle Crow, Central Patricia and Dona Lake mines with total reported historical production of 2,300,000 ounces (ref. 2015 Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Fieldtrip Guidebook).


  • 5,507 ha land position in Pickle Lake Gold Belt, Ontario
  • Property covers 27 km trend of iron formations and major structures
  • 800 line-kilometre airborne Magnetic and Electromagnetic (Dighem) survey completed
  • Geochemical orientation survey completed.

The First Loon property is underlain by the Confederation assemblage (intercalated mafic to intermediate volcanic rocks with iron formation) and the Kaminiskag assemblage (basalts and dacitic to rhyolitic pyroclastic rocks and iron formation).  Bedrock exposure in this region is extremely limited and detailed airborne geophysical surveys are required to guide a first pass evaluation of this property. There are at least 20 historical drill holes on the property from previous operators including UMEX, Placer Dome and Kerr Addison.  The central axis of the property is cored by an intermediate volcanic package within mafic volcanic rocks which are inter-layered with chert, iron formation, felsic volcanic rocks and pyrite and pyrrhotite lenses. The airborne survey was completed by CGG, a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geophysical capabilities.  A total of 800 line-kilometres of survey were flown at 100-meter line spacing covering the entire extent of the property. 

Processing of the survey data is expected to complete in the coming months.  Magnetic and resistivity products will be utilized to derive a structural and geological interpretation of the property that will guide detailed till sampling in 2021.  Concurrent with the survey a geochemical orientation survey was undertaken wherein basal till samples were collected for processing to determine the optimum sampling and analytical protocols for the follow-up program.  The property is dominated by extensive and complex till cover.


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