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Ballard Lake Property Map and Photo Gallery

BALLARD LAKE PROPERTY LOCATION


The Ballard Lake diamond and gold property is located approximately 50 km northeast of Wawa, Ontario, Canada, within the Michipicoten Greenstone Belt, Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division.

PROPERTY LOCATION MAP


The Ballard Lake property covers 366 square kilometres (36,592 hectares; ~141 square miles) of ground that is prospective for diamonds and gold.

BALLARD LAKE IS ROAD ACCESSIBLE


Most diamond mines and exploration prospects in Canada are remote, but the Ballard Lake property is located along Provincial Highway 651 and the CNR railway, and is widely accessible by regional logging roads.

BALLARD LAKE PROPERTY CLAIMS



The Ballard Lake Property is located in Bader, Bruyere, Collishaw, Copenace, Echum, Dolson, Long and Marsh Townships within the Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division of Ontario, Canada. The Property was acquired by way of a property acquisition agreement in 2015 and by staking recorded in November 2016 and March 2017.

BALLARD LAKE PROPERTY GEOLOGY AND OCCURRENCES



The Company’s Ballard Lake property covers two diamond-bearing kimberlite dikes: GC1 (16 diamonds from 93.1 kg) (in the Mantle Lake property occurrence area) and Fletch (6 diamonds from 51.48 kg) which were discovered by previous explorers on surface. Historical diamond results were reported by Chalice Diamond Corp. in February 2008. The Company’s Qualified Person had direct involvement in sampling and diamond recovery of the GC-1 occurrence following its discovery in 2001 by Mike Tremblay (vendor of the Ballard Lake property and 2013 Ontario Prospector of the Year).


The mineralized zones that occur on the Property include the Ballard Lake Showing (Au), Davies Lead Occurrence (Pb, Au), Davies Gold Occurrence (Au), Cordell Occurrence (W, Au), Hand Lake Occurrence (Cu), M.P.D. Showing (Zn, Cu), Robert Showing (Au), Dalton Project (Cu, Fe), Geodex No. 2 Dike (Diamond, Kimberlite), Fletch Occurrence (Diamond, Kimberlite), Mantle Lake Property (Diamond, Kimberlite), and Tremblay Sample AA-1 (Kimberlite). There are no mineral resources or mineral reserves within the Property boundaries.

REGIONAL GEOLOGY


The predominant rocks on the Property are mafic to intermediate volcanics, massive granodiorite/granite and gneissic tonalite. Some smaller bodies of sedimentary rock, felsic to intermediate volcanic rock, mafic to ultramafic rock and kimberlite dykes are also present. Several mineral occurrences have been documented on the Property including gold, base metals, kimberlite and diamond.

RT MINERALS CORP. STRIPPING, SAMPLING AND ASSAYING PROGRAM 2016


Manual stripping, power stripping and sampling were completed by RT Minerals in June 2016. Assaying was completed by Swastika Laboratories of Swastika, Ontario.

The program was carried out to test for gold mineralization along the contact of the granodiorite stock and metavolcanics south of Ballard Lake. Historical work reported gold values along the contact within a zone referred to as the Ballard Lake Shear Zone that is characterized by ribbon banded schists, quartz veining and sulphides (galena, chalcopyrite and pyrite).

RT MINERALS CORP. DRILLING PROGRAM 2016


During September and October 2016, RT Minerals completed 435 metres of diamond drilling in three holes on claim 4260533. One hundred and thirty one samples of split drill core were shipped to Swastika Laboratories Ltd. for gold assay and multi-element analysis. The diamond drilling program was designed to test for gold mineralization within and adjacent to the Ballard Lake Shear Zone. The initial diamond drilling focused on historical gold mineralization returning anomalous gold values. The diamond drilling intersected alkali ultramafic dikes interpreted to be potentially associated to deep crustal or mantle tapping conduits. These conduits are verified by the alkali ultramafic and kimberlite rocks located within the claim block.


Sayona Mining diamond drilling rig.


Alkaline ultramafic dikes and prospective Au zone.


Alkaline ultramafic dikes and prospective Au zone.


QP reviews Ballard Lake core.


Core pile Ballard Lake drilling.