One of the largest mineral land holder in Newfoundland with over 47,800 hectares (100%) of prospective land.
Our project is strategically located in close proximity to some of Newfoundlands largest gold discoveries by the likes of Marathon Gold (Valentine to the West), New Found Gold (Queensway & Lucky Strike, to the East), Labrador Gold and Sokoman (Moosehead, directly North).
The project is strategically located close to key infrastructure services including Trans-Canada Highways, 2x 230kV power intersecting our property (N-S), all of which are critical for project scale.
Aurwest combined Central Newfoundland properties consist of 47,800 (100%) hectares (478 km2)
strategically located within the ”Golden Corridor”.
Key Infrastructure – The project has year round access and located directly below the Trans-Canada Highway (“TCH”) intersecting Grand Falls and the 360 Hwy running in parallel to the property (N to S). The Labrador-Island Transmission Link -Twin 230 kV main generation and transmission system crosses the entire Aurwest property (N to S).
With over $5 million of working capital Aurwest is well funded to pursue its exploration plans.
Several large high-grade gold systems are currently being explored along these major structural zones, including New Found Gold Corp.’s Queensway project, Marathon Gold Corporation’s Valentine Lake gold deposit (4M oz Au) to the south, the Sokomon Iron Inc.’s Moosehead gold project, and K9 Gold’s Stony Lake gold property to the north.
Directly to North of Aurwest is Sokoman who's completed a drilling program to date which has constituted 23,378m in 106 holes in Phases 1 to 5, and 24,500m in 135 holes of a planned 50,000 m program in Phase 6. Drilling highlights: Phase 1 Discovery Hole MH-18-01 returned 11.90 firstname.lastname@example.org g/t Au, including 1.35 email@example.com g/t Au. Phase 2 MH-18-39 returned 5.10 firstname.lastname@example.org g/t Au, including 1.10 m@ 550.30 g/t Au, Phase 3 MH-19-62 cut 4.8 m of 33.59 g/t Au, including 0.90 m of 124.15 g/t Au, Phase 4 MH-19-81 cut 6.4 m of 17.34 g/t Au, including1.45 m of 75.50 g/t Au Zone remains open in all directions
Newfound Gold is currently underway with a 200,000m drill campaign utilizing eight drills, focused on a 7.8km corridor along the Appleton fault and a 12.4km corridor along the JBP fault. On the Appleton fault, following up on an initial discovery hole that returned 19 m of 92.9 g/t Au at the Keats Zone, drilling has returned wide intervals of high-grade gold mineralization starting at bedrock surface and extending 465m down plunge and open. At the Lotto Zone 2km north of Keats, from the initial discovery hole of 41.2 g/t Au over 4.75m and 25.4 g/t Au over 5.15m, follow up drilling is indicating continuity to depth with recent deeper results including 225 g/t Au over 2.5m and more recently 150.3 g/t Au over 11.5m.
On June 29, 2021 New Found announced an interval of 430.2 g/t Au over 5.25m at the Golden Joint Zone, a new discovery approximately 1km north of Keats.
Paradise Lake / Miguels/Pistol Lake
The Paradise Lake, Miguels and Pistol Lake projects are Epithermal Gold Projects consists of three sub-Project areas, all totalling 944 mineral claims in 18 Map Staked Licenses covering 23,600 hectares (236 km2). The Project is ~31 km long and ~9 km wide. Of these 944 claims, 824 claims are held 100% by Aurwest with no encumbrances. The other 120 claims (the Miguels Lake sub-Project) are contiguous and are under option (100%) to Aurwest as part of the Paradise Lake Epithermal Gold Project.
Stony Caldera Gold Project
The Stony Caldera property is a 24,200 hectare property (242km2) Epithermal Gold Project consisting of give gold exploration licenses. Situated along The Golden Corridor, which is a ~450 km long crustal scale fault/shear zone which hosts three gold deposits containing over 6 million ounces of gold and over 100 known gold showings along its length.
The Stony Caldera property is located within the Exploits Subzone of the Dunnage tectonic zone underlain by Ordovician and Silurian sediments of the Botwood Group, the Badger Group that are overlain by the volcanic units assigned to the Stoney Lake Volcanic suite. The Property covers approximately 15 kms of strike length of the interpreted trace of the Cape Ray-Valentine Lake fault system and subsidiary structures.
Paradise Lake & Stony Caldera projects are located 14 km south of Bishops Falls and 10 km south of Grand Falls in central Newfoundland, Canada. The Trans-Canada Highway is ~14 km to the north along the Baie d’Espoir Highway. A number of logging roads and skidder-logging trails give good access to most of the Project area. Several major high-tension hydro power lines cross the property.
The Botwood Basin area of the Paradise One Project is underlain by upper Silurian sandstones and siltstones of the Botwood Group. The slightly younger Stony Lake volcanics lie along the western side of the project and these volcanics and their hidden intrusive source rocks are very likely the structural and thermal source for local fault-shear zones, gabbroic, syenitic and quartz feldspar porphyry intrusives, and auriferous epithermal low-sulfidation quartz veins/breccias/stockworks and alteration zones.
The magmatic source intrusive for the Stony Lake volcanics likely underlies both the volcanics as well as beneath and within the Botwood Basin with a close spatial relationship to the regional, deep seated structural break discussed herewith. The Project overlies and is adjacent to an important regional structural zone (the Golden Corridor) striking through SW, Central and NE Newfoundland and comprised of the Cape Ray Fault,Valentine Lake Shear Zone, Rogerson Lake Structural Zone, beneath the Botwood Basin and the Projects claims, and NE to Fogo, a total strike length of ~440 km. It is readily apparent that this regional structural zone controls the distribution of gold mineralization in the region as it is the host to Matador Resources Cape Ray gold deposits, Quadro Resources Staghorn gold zones, Marathon’s Valentine Lake gold camp, Antler Gold’s recently discovered high-grade gold zones, the Twilight gold zones, Sokoman’s very high-grade Moosehead gold deposit and very likely the Paradise Lake Project gold showings. Well over 6 million ounces of gold in reserves and resources exist on three of these properties. It is also apparent that this major structural zone and its gold deposits represent emerging frontiers for gold deposit discoveries and development in Newfoundland.
Throughout the Project, many low-sulfidation, epithermal-style alteration areas host quartz
veining, stockworks and quartz breccias exhibiting crustiform, cockscomb and chalcedonic banding with low levels of sulfide mineralization including fine grained disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite and sulfosalts (boulangerite & bournonite); ginguro-style fine-banding has been observed at several localities with highly anomalous Au, Ag & Sb values. The silica-rich structures, reflected mostly in angular quartz-rich boulder trains, are located in elongate, linear zones with an apparent direct spatial relation to linear magnetic lows.
Prospecting and rock sampling by Tenacity during 2018 & 2019 over areas with known anomalous gold values has located new zones of angular, mineralized quartz boulders and sub-outcrop with assays up to 2.8g Au/t. Historical rock grab samples from three of the known eight prospects have assayed from 1.0, to 2.5, to 5.8 and up to 8.6 g Au/t.
During July 2019 a detailed fixed-wing, lowlevel (40 to 50 metres above ground level and on 100 m spaced lines) geophysical survey of magnetics, 3-axis gradient magnetics, spectrometry and VLF over the entire Project area and also on adjacent, open Crown Lands during; a total of 6,281 line-km covering 615 km2 were flown and processed. Preliminary results are excellent and show a huge number of striking and coincident anomalies. The magnetic-gradient shows a valuable spatial relation to anomalous gold values in boulder trains and tills in defining important gold-bearing structures along the edges of magnetic-gradient lows and adjacent to crosscutting magnetic features. This data will be critical in leading an advanced geological-prospecting program in 2020/21.
Newfoundland geology, crustal structures, gold deposits/showings and Aurwest claims“Golden Corrido
>400 km long structural zone, The Golden Corridor, hosts ~8 to 10 million oz of gold mostly discovered over the past 2 to 10 years. Three defined gold deposits grading >2 g Au/t and numerous newly discovered, high-grade gold zones/showings are known.
This newly defined structural zone has had very little exploration for gold along its extensive strike length.
This Structure hosts both orogenic and
Government geological mapping & regional magnetics clearly shows the Golden Corridor structural break and its close spatial relationship to gold mineralization.
Detailed geological mapping with careful prospecting and sampling and airborne geophysics will be important tools in all future work and gold deposit discoveries.
Paradise Golds Occurrences & High Till Sampling:
17. Pat’s Showing: Quartz vein/stockwork; 1-2 g Au/t.
18. Paradise Lake Road: Angular boulder of quartz vein assayed 8.96 g Au/t; tills up to 41 pristine grains of gold, numerous others in area 11 to 25 grains of gold. Gold in lake sediments to NE.
19. Loon Pond Showings: Angular boulders of intense silica-sericite alteration cut by quartz stockwork
Stony Caldera Project – Exploration Model
The Property is located between the Pistol Lake and Paradise Lake Project areas, which were acquired by Aurwest in November 2020. The exploration model developed for these areas applies to the Stony Caldera project. The 2019 airborne geophysical survey supports the interpretation that the Cape Ray-Valentine Lake structural trend underlies the Stony Caldera
The historical exploration data and analytical results reported in this news release were taken from assessment reports filed with the department of Mines and Energy Newfoundland and Labrador and the Vendor. Neither Aurwest nor a qualified person has verified the historical sampling, analytical, and test data contained in this news release. The historical grab sampling resu
2019 Airborne Geophysical Surveys
In 2019, the Vendor carried out an airborne geophysical survey (8,071-line km covering 760 km2) collecting triaxial magnetics & gradiometry, spectrometry (U, Th & K) and 2 channel VLF data over the Stony Caldera and surrounding area. The three surrounding properties were optioned by Aurwest in 2020. The Stony Caldera portion of the survey covered in this news rele