Great Bear Resources Ltd. is a well-financed gold exploration company managed by a team with a track record of success in mineral exploration. Great Bear is focused in the prolific Red Lake gold district in northwest Ontario, where the company controls over 300 km2 of highly prospective tenure across five projects: the flagship Dixie Project, the Pakwash Property, the Dedee Property, the Sobel Property, and the Red Lake North Property – all of which are accessible year-round through existing roads.
The flagship Dixie Project is 100% owned, and consists of 9,140 hectares of contiguous claims that extend over 22 kilometres, and is located approximately 25 kilometres southeast of the town of Red Lake Ontario (a 15 minute drive). The project is accessible year-round via a paved highway which runs the length of the northern claim boundary, and through a network of well-maintained logging roads.
The Dixie property hosts two principle styles of gold mineralization:
- High-grade gold in quartz veins and silica-sulphide replacement zones (Dixie Limb and Hinge). Hosted by mafic volcanic rocks, and localized near regional-scale D2 fold axes. These mineralization styles are also typical of the significant mined deposits of the Red Lake district.
- High-grade disseminated gold with broad moderate to lower grade envelopes (LP Fault).Interpreted to traverse the Dixie property for approximately 18 kilometres of strike length and currently drilled along 4 kilometres of strike length. High-grade gold mineralization is controlled by structural and geological contacts, and moderate to lower-grade disseminated gold surrounds and flanks the high-grade intervals. The dominant gold-hosting stratigraphy consists of felsic sediments and volcanic units.
Following the recent drill success at Dixie, the total staked area within the Red Lake district increased by over 150 percent, constituting the area’s largest staking rush in decades. Great Bear has completed a model-driven geological review of the district using the Dixie property’s D2 fold and deep-seated structural gold controls as guides. This work suggests additional prospective areas for gold mineralization, which GBR has now secured.