The Cadillac Break property group stretches for 35 km along the Cadillac Break, a regional fault zone separating a mostly volcanic terrain and related intrusive rocks on the north, from a sedimentary terrain on the south. Several past producers and recent discoveries are spatially associated with the Cadillac Break and the region has produced one hundred million ounces of gold since the early 1900’s.
Alexandria’s large property package hosts a variety of geological environments favourable to gold mineralization including shear-zone, gold-rich massive sulphide, porphyry gold-copper and skarn, and disseminated gold. The property group hosts four historic gold deposits: Orenada, Mid-Canada, Akasaba, and Sleepy.
Recent exploration work has focused on the Orenada property, located approximately 4 km southeast of Val d’Or. Orenada hosts two near surface vein-type gold deposits, Zone 2 and Zone 4, and Alexandria’s 45,000 metre drill program in 2017 intersected the gold vein system for more than 2.5 km along strike, centered around the Zone 4 open pit. The drilling has increased the strike length of the deposits by more than 300% over the previously known dimensions and the gold mineralization remains open along strike as well as at depth.
In June 2018, Alexandria released a resource estimate at Orenada Zone 2 and Zone 4 with Indicated Resources of 3.8 Mt at a gold grade of 1.6 g/t and an Inferred Resource of 2.1 Mt at a grade of 1.9 g/t. A 0.4 g/t gold cut-off grade was used for open pit ore and a 2.0 g/t cut-off for underground material.
Updated resource contains approximately 194,500 ounces Indicated at 1.6 g/t gold and 126,300 ounces Inferred at 1.89 g/t gold from Orenada Zones 2 and 4 (0.4 g/t to 2.0 g/t cut-off).
New gold zones west of Orenada return assay results of up to 1.8 metres of 36.6 g/t gold from 337.1 metres.
Assay results from 14 holes completed at Orenada Zone 2 include 5.1 g/t gold over 8.5 metres from 24.5 metres.