The Maple Leaf Property was staked in the summer of 2020 and is located approximately 15km east-northeast of Tectonic’s Tibbs Gold Project and 50km east of the Pogo Mine. Maple Leaf is located adjacent to the Black Mountain Tectonic Zone, the same structural trend that hosts the Tibbs Project and Northern Star’s Brink gold prospect.
Limited exploration work in 2007 was unable to explain the source of the high-grade quartz boulders. The property has remained dormant for 13 years, and is primed for modern, systematic exploration guided by a new geological interpretation. In the summer of 2020 Tectonic completed a prospecting and mapping program focused on ridge tops beyond the Maple Leaf showing, including a sampling program at the American Eagle prospect located 5km to the northeast.
Historic sampling of quartz boulders returned values from trace to 19.1 g/t Au, with associated bismuth, arsenic, and tellurium, similar to the operating Pogo and Fort Knox gold mines. Prospecting work undertaken in the summer of 2020 included grab samples of biotite quartz monzonite with sheeted quartz veining which returned gold values from trace to 2.95 g/t Au with associated Bi from trace to overlimit (>2000ppm).
Along with Maple Leaf, Tectonic acquired a comprehensive dataset containing non-public data pertaining to both the Maple Leaf and Tibbs properties and the greater Goodpaster Mining District. Maple Leaf is 100% Tectonic owned, with no royalties or encumbrances.