Vortex is a project in the sector of copper, molybdenum and gold. Located 25 kilometers west of Murdochville with 130 claims and having an area of 68 square kilometers. This project is seperated in five blocks Madelaine de Vercheres, Courcy, B-O,Sullipeck East and Sullipeck which is historically known for its 5.5 Mt at 0.88% non-compliant with Rule 43-101 and shared with X-Strata. Over 46.535 meters of drilling spread over 347 surveys indicates the presence of Skarn and the possibility of open pit operation. Sullipeck occupies only 0.15 square kilometers of Project Vortex wich comprise of Sulipeck East where an announcement in 2012 showed announced a discovery of 29m @ .94 % copper at 5.20m from surface This property hosts a similar geologic environment as Gaspe Copper. Additionally, geophysics and soil surveys were completed in 2012 and 2013.
- Total claims : 130
- Square Kilometers: 68
- Type of project: Copper, Molybdenum, Gold
- Skarn-Cu or Mantos-Cu Type of mineralization within a hydrothermal system
- 25 kilometers west of Murdochville
- Known occurrences onVortex
- Discovery of 29m @ .94 % copper at 5.20m from surface
The Vortex Property is located inside the tectonic province of the Appalachians in the Gaspé Peninsula, specifically in the south of the McGerrigle Moutains, and is part of the NTS 22A13. Comprising 163 mineral titles, it is subdivided into five adjacent blocks: the B.O. block, the Sullipek block, the Sullipek-East block, the Madelaine-des-Vercherres block and the Vortex block.
The property overlaps the sedimentation units of the Siluro-Devonian age that were affected by the Acadian orogeny. The latter is responsible for the regional structures, namely the open folds facing E-NE with an EW-trending general attitude of the sedimentation units, and a dip between 10 and 45 degrees toward the south. According to the nomenclature (Wares, 1988), the rocks in this region may be grouped into three separate units. From bottom to top, they are: Le Groupe de Chaleurs, Les Calacaire Supérieur de Gaspé and Les Grès de Gaspé. This association of rock types are unconformably deposited on Cambro-Ordovician rocks that belong to the Supergroupe de Québec.
Two faults of regional scope appear: a) the Chic-Chocs fault, EW-trending and b) the Madeleine River fault, facing NE-SW. South of these regional faults, an unidentified series of parallel faults, facing NE-SW, are interpreted. NS and NW-SE fracture networks, and a NE-SW network that is far less well defined, have had powerful control on the location of magmatic intrusions vein in the region.
Other than the plutons of McGerrigle Mountains, Vallières de Saint-Réal and the sill of Mont Hog’s Back, intrusions generally appear in the form of EW-trending sills or dykes facing NW to NE. All these intrusions are of the syn to post Acadian ages, namely Middle Devonian to Late Devonian and are part of the Lemieux intrusive suite.
Metasomatism would have been affected by large volumes of rocks inside the metamorphic aureole of the McGerrigle Mountains. Metamorphism has transformed limestone into marble and siltstone into lime silicate hornfels, whereas metasomatism has modified marbles and hornfels into skarns and porcelanites. These two types of transformations are quite different, as the vast majority of mineralized occurrences observed in the area seem connected to one or several metasomatic hydrothermal systems.
Sullipek East showing Data
- Located at approximately 25 kilometres West of Murdochville
- Located within a hydrothermal system of roughly 1000 meters in diameter.
- The rock that is exposed appears in the form of porcelanite and is part of the “Formation Forillon” and the“Formation Indian Point”.
- The copper mineralization is observed in two forms:
1. Disseminated and inside certain centimetre and pluri-decimetre bands of calcarenite and related to the retrograde alteration with an association of carbonate chlorite and chalcopyrite minerals (C-C-C).
2. A late system of quartz-chlorite-millimetric chalcopyrite to centimetre veins of poorly defined direction.
- Their perimeters have been subject to boring operations:
- 21 historical exploratory drilling operations (1967 to 2001)
- 12 recent drilling operations
o 5 drilling operations in 2009 (2149 m)
o 7 drilling operations in 2011 (2572 m)
- The recent drilling analytical results indicate significant copper values for conclusive intervals with three stratigraphic levels that show good mineralization potential:
o The lower contact of the “Formation Forillon”:
• 29.8 m at 0.94% Cu: DDH 11-V-04
• 21.0 m at 0.13% Cu: DDH 11-V-01
• 35.7 m at 0.18% Cu: DDH 11-V-05
• 1.9 m at 0.54% Cu: DDH 09-K-04
o The upper contact of the carbonate-bearing “Formation Indian Point”.
• 10.3 m at 0.57% Cu: DDH L89-1
• 11.2 m at 0.24% Cu: DDH 11-V-04
• 9.0 m at 0.15% Cu: DDH 11-V-06
o The IP1 Horizon
• 17.0 m at 0.3% Cu: DDH 11-V-04
• 7.0 m at 0.5% Cu: DDH 11-V-04
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