6.32g/t Au over 12.2m (Planet Syenite) - Historical
As previously stated - Northstar has proven there is gold in them rocks.
No 1 vein: 274 g/t Au, 139 g/t Au, 119 g/t Au
7. Geology, geology, geology - did I say geology?
a reminder, I'm not a geologist - so I'll let others speak to it for this
CEO in this case...Brian Fowler puts it into perspective, that should be
understandable by most.
From Brian Fowler, the CEO of Northstar (source: Proactive Investors article, link below):
But it’s the geology that excites Northstar’s CEO the most. “The Miller Gold Property has very compelling geological similarities to the Macassa SMC (South Mine Complex) and other Kirkland Lake gold deposits,” explains Fowler. “Miller has the same style of vertical and flat, high-grade gold-telluride veins that are a unique feature of the Kirkland Lake District. Furthermore, gold mineralization on the Miller Property is controlled by a ‘first order’ fault structure (the Catharine Fault) that joins the regional Kirkland Larder Break and similar first order structures within the Kirkland Gold District. These fault structures acted as channels and traps for gold deposition.”
Fowler goes on to explain that it has been determined that gold mineralization at Miller was emplaced at the same time as that at the Kirkland Camp gold deposits, or some 2.6 billion years ago. These similarities and geological features suggest Miller could be tapping the same gold source as the Kirkland Gold District. The Macassa mine has been in production since the 1930s and owner Kirkland Gold continues to find and produce high-grade gold more than 2 kilometres below surface. The Miller Property is essentially unexplored below 300 metres.
“We're really excited having both Kirkland-style high grade gold-telluride veins and broad low-grade intrusion-related gold mineralization in significant quantities on the Miller Property,” Fowler says. “Our main job now is to do some drilling on these targets and bring them to 43-101 status. If you stand back and look at it, we could be knocking on the door of around 700,000 to 800,000 ounces here.”
“We're very confident that we're going to make new discoveries at Miller, possibly within the Catherine Fault zone itself, which amazingly has never been drilled,” Fowler says. “It's comparable to Kirkland Lake Gold’s Amalgamated Break where they’ve found an incredible amount of high-grade gold mineralization that remains open at depth. These structures can be incredibly rich and with kilometre-scale strike and depth continuity. We believe we have all the makings of a Macassa SMC- like gold mineralizing system at Miller and we're really anxious to get the drill spinning.”
Tellurides - why are those important? This was a question answered by
a CEO.ca user;
@Jefe_de_Oro Tellurides are associated with extreme / bonanza grade
gold. They bond VERY well with gold and can bring more gold with them to
the surface than any other minerals. upwards of 4,000 g/t.....macassa has
lots of tellurides.
and the NorthStar property has lots of them ….they have stated many times they have extremely similar or identical geology to Macassa property with lots of Tellurides....
"Intersected 2,458.6 g/t Au over 1.8 m at Macassa Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. News Release – May 2,2019"
A samples photo of tellurides and visible gold from 2014 drill core at the Miller Gold property