The Big Mac gold property is located approximately 70 km Northeast of Sudbury, Ontario with easy access from highways #539 and #805. A boat is required to cross the east shore of Cucumber Lake. The property is a single unit (16 hectares).
The gold showing on the property is hosted by a small outliner of Archean age volcanic rocks overlain by Huronian age sedimentary rocks and intruded by Nippissing diabase. The outliner is a portion of the Temagami Greenstone belt which hosts a variety of deposits including base metals, gold, copper-nickel, mineralization and diamonds.
The gold showing is described as 67 metres long and 0.30 to 1.5 metres wide. Significant assays include 49.90 g/t Au over 0.30 metres and 0.28 g/t Au over 1.22 metres. Other results include values of 23 g/t Au from a weakly mineralized quartz vein, and four samples of the host volcanics which assayed between 4.8 g/t Au and 16.7 g/t Au. Grab sampling by Anderson in 1998 returned values ranging from 1.42 to 664.80 g/t Au. This sampling program also returned values of up to 14.17 g/t Au from the disseminated sulphides in the wall rock.
Gold deposits found to date in this area tend to be small but high grade. However they are of the quartz-carbonate lode type, typical of the Timmins mining camp, suggesting that larger mineralized zones may be present.
The showing consists of a 0.30 to 0.90 metre wide quartz vein that has reported assays as high as 664.80 g/t Au. This property has had little work carried out on it due to the fact that it was part of the Temagami Land Caution since the mid 1970’s which prohibited all mineral exploration until recently. Sampling by the previous claim holders has shown that the wall rock which contains finely disseminated sulphides also returned gold values of up to 14.17 g/t Au. Depending on the extent of the mineralization within the wall rock, this may greatly increase the mining width should a resource be outlined.
MPH exploration crews have located the showing which consists of three heavily overgrown trenches. In June of 2009, an initial sampling program of the vein and surrounding volcanics was completed by the Company. Sixteen grab samples were taken from the property with assays up to 12.2 g/t Au from the quartz vein and assays up to 7.5 g/t Au from the surrounding volcanics. These results confirm the historical reported assays and indicate an exploration target beyond the extent of the quartz vein.