Orogenic Au, VMS
The 5,833 ha Settee Project was initially staked in February 2023. It is located in northern Saskatchewan within the Paleoproterozoic Trans-Hudson Orogen. The Settee Project encompasses a multi-element regional till anomaly, clustered over the closure of an apparent flower structure within the Kisseynew sedimentary domain. Several volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) occurrences and orogenic gold occurrences are present nearby, including the Brabant-McKenzie Zn-Cu-Au deposit and the +1 million oz Seabee Au deposit. The property has seen no historical systematic exploration and represents an excellent opportunity to make a discovery in a favorable mining jurisdiction.
Location and Access
The Settee Project is located ~110km northeast of the town of La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The property is located ~12km to the east of highway 102. Numerous lakes in the area provide easy access by float-equipped aircraft which can be charted in La Ronge.
Geology and Mineralisation
The Project is located within the Paleoproterozoic Trans-Hudson Orogen (THO) on the southwest arm of the metasedimentary Kisseynew Domain, otherwise referred to as the McLean Belt (MLB). The Kissenew metasediments are folded around the Glennie Domain, bordered by the La Ronge domain to the west and north. The Kissenew domain is dominated by amphibolite facies sedimentary and volcanic rocks, and represents a continental back-arc basin, now displaying inverted basin architecture. The Settee Project encompasses a regional multi-element till anomaly, including 49ppb Au in till, clustered over the closure of an apparent flower structure within the sedimentary package. A copper occurrence is situated at the head of geochemical anomaly which was first noted in 1966 where trenching exposed an extensive zone of chalcopyrite, pyrite and pyrrhotite mineralisation up to 0.96% Cu within an altered gneissic contact zone with granitic pegmatites. No follow-up work has been completed at this occurrence. A number of VMS occurrences are present regionally, including the +10 Mt Brabant-McKenzie Zn-Cu-Au deposit, along strike of the project. The Greywacke gold project located along strike, ~30km to the south-east is hosted in disseminated sulphides within the MLB sediments.
The area around Settee Lake was geologically mapped in 1961 by the Saskatchewan Department of Mineral Resources. Virtually no exploration work has been completed on the property, with a single assessment report filed in 1966 for trenching and ground EM.
Summary of exploration activities conducted by Kenorland Minerals
The 5,833 ha Settee Project was initially staked in February, 2023. A LIDAR survey is planned for the fall of 2023 to aid in surficial geological interpretation and planning of systematic geochemical surveys.