Durango owns a 100% interest in a 1,200 hectare property located 90km east of the town of Lebel-sur-Quevillon and about 100km southwest of Chibougamau. It is situated in the Urban Barry greenstone belt at the southern margin of the Urban Barry segment which is included in the North Volcanic Zone of the Abitibi Subprovince.
VMS deposits in the area are Metanor’s Barry deposit which hosts 7.7m indicated tonnes at 1.29 g/t Au and 10.4m inferred tonnes at 1.65 g/t Au. Oban Mining Corporation’s Windfall lake project adjoins the Trove property.
The Trove has had geological mapping and sampling, magnetomer and VLF – EM surveys, and detailed humus grid sampling completed. Fourty nine outcrops were mapped and identified with 19 rock samples sent to analysis where they underwent 59 element ultra-trace ICP analysis. Anomalous values included 2 gold values of 9 and 24 ppb Au and one zinc value of 1290 ppm (0.13%). The anomalous values, although low, are located along the contact between a volcano-sedimentary belt and plutonic complexes. This area is particularity interesting to the Company since it has a high potential for fault-controlled gold-bearing deformation zones. A 26 line kilometer grid with 200 meter line spacing was established for the detailed humus sampling and magnetic and VLF-EM survey. A total of 1046 samples were taken at 25 meter stations using a soil auger, which were sent for 59 element ultra-trace ICP analysis. One sample, at L2+00/S7+75S, gave a highly anomalous gold value of 171 ppb Au. The VLF-EM survey identified four distinctive conductors all trending southwest to northeast which Durango would like to complete follow up work on in the summer of 2017.