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Commander identifies targets at First Loon Gold Project and expands property near Pickle Lake

Jan 18, 2021

Commander Resources Ltd. has completed an initial geological and structural interpretation of the recent 800 line-kilometre airborne Magnetic and EM survey on its First Loon Project in the Pickle Lake Gold Belt of Ontario.  The interpretation successfully identified three principal target areas based on magnetic and resistivity features and similarities extrapolated from nearby gold mining operations.  As a result of this study, the company increased the property size by 60% to cover potential extensions of the new targets.  


  • 8,892 ha land position in Pickle Lake Gold Belt, Ontario

  • Property covers 27 km trend of iron formations and major structures including the northeast extension of the Pickle Crow mine trend

  • New interpretation suggests that the underlying rocks are the southern limb of major syncline comprised of favourable Pickle Crow Assemblage rocks

  • Anomalous gold values in rock samples from the northern target 

  • Geochemical till orientation survey results pending 

The Pickle Lake greenstone belt is part of the Uchi Sub-province which hosts many gold occurrences and past and current producers including deposits in the Red Lake gold district some 250 km to the west.  The First Loon Property (8,892 ha) is immediately southeast of the main cluster of past producing mines in the region 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). Bedrock exposure in this region is extremely limited.  The recent airborne geophysical survey with magnetic and resistivity data allows for an informed interpretation of underlying rock units and structures.  Historical drill holes and mapping from fall 2020 have guided the interpretation.  Results are presented in figures 1,2 and 3.  

Key conclusions from the survey indicate that the main Pickle Crow mine trend crosses onto the property east of First Loon Lake, wraps around a prominent fold closure, continues southwest through the length of the project, and wraps around another fold closure.  Major structures are inferred   from obvious breaks and truncations in the geophysical patterns. Limited rock sampling of carbonate-altered iron formation in the North target area returned anomalous gold values with a maximum value of 192 ppb.   Widely spaced till samples were collected over this area and are being processed for gold grain and associated indicator minerals as well as for geochemical analysis of clay fraction separates.  Results are pending.  

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