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Norwalk Property Map and Photo Gallery


The Norwalk Gold Property is located only 3.2 kilometres by road from Trans-Canada Highway 17, and about 7 road kilometres south of the Town of Wawa, which has skilled labour to support mineral exploration and mining. Wawa also has a Municipal Airport.


The Norwalk Gold Property is adjacent and contiguous to the southern border of Red Pine Exploration Inc.’s (“Red Pine”) Surluga Property which hosts the “Surluga Deposit” with a 43-101 inferred resource of 1,088,000 ounces of gold at 1.71 g/t grams per tonne using a 0.50 g/t gold cut-off grade, contained in 19.82 million tonnes open along strike and at depth.

Recent drilling conducted by Red Pine 3,000 metres south of the Surluga Deposit and 1,500 metres north of RT Minerals Corp.’s Norwalk Property, includes significant gold mineralization in at least 5 drill holes, which have yielded up to 57 g/t Au over 3.1 metres. Gold mineralization on Red Pine’s Surluga Property does not indicate similar mineralization is present on RTM’s Norwalk Property.

A 10 kilometre corridor of past producing gold mines, gold bearing structures and gold occurrences align south from Wawa Lake, through Red Pine’s Surluga Property and includes some 2,800 metres of the Company’s Norwalk Property where several historical gold occurrences are known.


Gold mineralization is spatially associated with the major shear zones on the Norwalk Property. Gold is present in quartz veins, lenses and pods within shear and breccia zones of various rock types. Recrystallized quartz and minor amounts of sulfide minerals (pyrite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite) are present in gold zones, along with strong silicification of adjacent host rocks.

Several mineralized zones occur on the Property including the Norwalk Gold Mine (Au), the Fred C Shaft (Au), the Gananoque Vein (Au), and the Barton Occurrence (Au, Fe). There are no mineral resources or mineral reserves within the Property boundaries. Historical production occurred at the Norwalk Gold Mine in 1904 and 1910 totalling 60 ounces of gold from 820 tons milled (Fergusen, Groens and Haynes 1971). A few small scale exploration programs including diamond drilling, geophysics, bedrock sampling, till sampling and geological mapping were completed in the period from 1962 to 1997. The ground eventually came open and was staked by Michael Tremblay and Philip Escher in June 2016. The Company entered into a property option agreement to acquire the Property on September 20, 2016.


The Company completed sampling of muck piles at Norwalk Gold Mine and Gananoque Vein on October 26, 2016. Nine samples of broken rock were obtained. Four of the samples were taken from an old muck pile near the Norwalk Gold Mine workings east of Norwalk Lake on claim 4279547. Five of the samples were taken from an old muck pile near the Gananoque Vein workings on the NW part of claim 4279546. The assays ranged from 0.23 g/Mt to 70.0 g/Mt Au. (Please refer to the Company's news release dated November 22, 2016).

Norwalk Gold Project - Photo taken of historic 110 year old rock dump from one of several adits on the property. A total of five grab samples off the rock dump assayed 0.96, 5.92, 7.30, 6.19, and 0.57 grams of gold.

Norwalk Gold Project - Gananoque Adit quartz vein with altered bleached wall rock that assayed 18.14 gmt gold with check assay of 17.35 gmt gold.

Norwalk Gold Project - Gananoque Adit quartz vein grab sample that ran 70 gmt gold with check assay of 63.88 gmt gold.


On May 8, 2017, the Company announced that a surface geophysics program has commenced on the Norwalk property. Exploration targeted auriferous Greenstone-Hosted Quartz-Carbonate Vein Deposits. Line cutting and ground geophysics will determine if historical gold mineralization is related to geophysical trends which may expand exploration potential to other parts of the Norwalk Property.

A 31 line kilometre Ground Magnetic and Induced Polarization (“IP”) geophysical program was completed in August 2017. This program has identified over 70 near-surface IP anomalies on 27 east-west lines that occur throughout the Property. For total field magnetics and induced polarization maps, please click here.


On September 7, 2017, the Company announced that a Phase I drill program has mobilized.

On October 19, 2017, the Company announced that it had completed 10 shallow NQ core drill holes (807 metres) on 5 of 69 IP targets, power stripping, prospecting, geological mapping and sampling of geophysical targets and historical gold showings on the Property.


On November 27, 2017, the Company announced that it had completed further surface exploration including trenching of a new target area called the Red Carbonate Zone (“RCZ”). A total of 15 grab samples were collected from the RCZ and have been submitted for pulp and metallic sieve analysis and fire assay.

An area of approximately 25 metres wide by 25 metres long was excavated and trenched on the RCZ. This area consists of a red-brown crystalline carbonate body which is approximately 2 metres to 5 metres in width and hosts approximately 25% quartz veining. The hanging and footwall walls of the RCZ consist of an intermediate to felsic schist.

The hanging wall, footwall and the carbonate vein are mineralized with locally up to 2 to 3% sulfides and all units have potential to be gold bearing. Historical assays from the RCZ have returned up to 0.43 ounces per ton gold.

Carbonate zones and veins of this nature are present in the Timmins and Campbell Red Lake gold camps, and are one of several host units associated with gold deposits in these camps. These carbonate veins are a significant fluid channel for gold mineralization, and normally are 30 centimetres to 60 centimetres wide.

The Company’s Red Carbonate veining at Norwalk is 2 metres to 5 metres wide in the trenched area, which is uncommonly wide when compared to carbonate veins and zonation of this type in the Timmins and Red Lake gold camps.

The strike of the RCZ is east-southeast which is generally consistent with the strike of local geophysical features detailed in the Company’s 31-line kilometre geophysical program completed in September 2017 from which 64 targets remain untested. The RCZ is situated approximately 600 metres south-southeast of the high grade Gananoque showing and accordingly, the Company will initiate work to test this 600 metre gap. The RCZ is open on strike in both directions along the local geophysical trends and is open to depth.


On January 29, 2018, the Company announced initial assay results from the four HQ core diamond drill holes (93 metres) drilled in December 2017. Hole N17-11 returned 1.61 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 1.0 metre from 10.2 metres depth, and Hole N17-12 returned 1.89 g/t Au over 1.0 metre from 13.7 metres depth. Hole N17-14, drilled down-dip, returned 1.82 g/t Au over 1.0 metre from 3.0 metres depth and 11.8 g/t Au over 1.0 metre from 21.0 metres depth. Other samples from the RCZ returned low to trace gold values.

On March 2, 2018, the Company announced final assay results from the ten HQ core holes and deepened Hole N17-14 (813 metres) completed in January 2018. Drilling targeted the Red Carbonate Zone and consistently intercepted structurally controlled quartz veining hosted within the RCZ, and the footwall and hanging-wall of the RCZ structure. Seven of the drill holes intersected significant gold mineralization (Table 1).

p> Table 1: Gold assays from split HQ core.
Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Core Length (m) EOH (m) Au (g/t) (Weighted Average)
N17-14 3.0 4.0 1.0 66 1.82
N17-14 21.0 22.0 1.0 - 11.8
N17-14 37.0 38.0 1.0 - 27.4
N18-17 34.3 34.7 0.4 48 1.99
N18-18 52.2 53.2 1.0 75 1.44
N18-19 44.1 45.1 1.0 63 0.58
N18-19 48.1 49.1 1.0 - 2.68
N18-21 74.6 75.3 0.7 114 4.26
N18-21 91.9 96.4 4.5 - 2.25
Incl. 91.9 92.9 1.0 - 3.53
Incl. 93.9 94.4 0.5 - 9.49
Incl. 95.4 96.4 1.0 - 1.51
N18-22 117.7 118.7 1.0 129 1.17
N18-22 121.0 121.6 0.6 - 2.44
N18-22 122.6 123.6 1.0 - 1.04
N18-23 44.1 44.6 0.5 78 1.02

Drilling demonstrates high- and low-grade, near surface gold mineralization along the tested strike-length of the target structure, which remains open along strike and depth. Drill holes were positioned to intersect gold-mineralized quartz veins at near right angles, so core length and true width of mineralized zones are similar.

The RCZ is situated approximately 600 metres south-southeast of the high grade Gananoque showing and accordingly, the Company plans to evaluate the Gananoque as well as the 600 metre gap between the RCZ and Gananoque. The program is estimated to consist of an aggregate of up to 7,500 metres in drilling at core lengths of up to 150 metres and is subject to further financing being secured by the Company.

For complete property disclosures and Quality Control on the Norwalk property, please see the Company’s news releases.