The 2090 ha Justice Property is located in the northern Mackenzie Mountains of the NWT, 209 km SW of Norman Wells. Access is by helicopter from the Willowhandle exploration camp, 18 km to the north. The camp is supplied by float plane from Norman Wells.
Mineralization on the property is exposed in two base-metal showings, discovered by Eagle Plains in 2007. These are hosted in limestone and correlative to Mississippi Valley-type and Irish-type deposits.
The property is owned 100% by Eagle Plains with no underlying royalties or other encumbrances.
- Excellent geology favourable for carbonate hosted base-metal deposits
- Significantly underexplored with encouraging early results
- High-grade mineralized occurrences
- Untested geochemical anomalies
- New early-stage discovery warranting further exploration
The Justice Property is underlain by Devonian carbonate strata of the Grizzly Bear and Hume formations and underlying clastic basinal strata of the Devonian Earn Group. The property contains two mineralized occurrences: the Justice and Sass. The Justice Showing is hosted in a thin layer of Grizzly Bear limestone that is surrounded by underlying siltstone and shale of the Earn Group. The mineralization is found along the base of a 30 m cliff in pods of green-orange sphalerite and to a minor extent galena in large recessive nodules. The Sass Showing was discovered in a drainage basin that was the source of multiple highly anomalous Zn silt samples. It is hosted in a thin layer of Hume Group carbonate rocks within the underlying Earn Group siltstone and shale. The mineralization is found at 2 locations 300 m apart in a fold hinge and consists of pale yellow sphalerite in a crackle breccia dolostone. The mineralization at both showings appears to be regionally centered on the fold hinge of a broad anticline.
During the 1970’s, Rio Tinto collected 5700 stream sediment samples over a 19,000 sq/km area in the Mackenzie Mountains. Eagle Plains obtained the pulps and sample location maps in 2006, and they were re-analyzed and used to guide a regional reconnaissance program in 2007.
Eagle Plains 2007 Exploration Program
Discovered in 2007, work at the Justice and Sass showings included initial geological mapping, prospecting and geochemical sampling.
Mineralization at the Justice Showing is found intermittently over a strike length of 230 m in high-grade pods, grab samples returned up to 27% Zn and 1.3% Pb and 36% Zn in another.
Mineralization at the Sass showing, consisting of pale yellow sphalerite in a crackle breccia dolostone, returned up to 7.6 % Zn in grab samples. In the same paleo sub-basin, 12 soil samples returned highly anomalous values for Zn potentially representing further mineralized pods. Furthermore, silt samples from the next creek to the west of the Sass showing returned anomalous values in Zn, Ag and Cu.
Recommended work at the Justice Property includes geological mapping, prospecting and geochemical sampling to further define the extent and control on the mineralization and define targets for diamond-drill testing.
Eagle Plains - A Project Generator
Eagle Plains Resources is a project generator with mineral exploration properties of merit that meet qualifying transaction requirements. The Justice Property is available for option to joint-venture partners. We facilitate the listing process for capital pool companies and initial public offerings while providing technical expertise for exploration programs. Companies interested in co-operatively exploring any of these projects please contact: Tim Termuende at email@example.com or Mike Labach at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 866 Hunt Ore (486 8673).
Updated May 10, 2016