Lake Ménarik

General Information

  • Property covers 5,653 hectares (110 claims) and is 100% held by Harfang (33F06); 2% NSR Osisko Gold Royalties on most claims
  • Located 5 km east of the Billy-Diamond road, 30 km southeast of the La Grande airport; 45 km south of Radisson; 2 powerlines transect the mining claims
  • Easily accessible by ATV, boat or air
  • Located in the Archean La Grande Subprovince; includes volcano-sedimentary rocks (Yasinski Group), intermediate to felsic intrusive rocks (Duncan Intrusions), sedimentary rocks with a Timiskaming-type conglomerate (Ekomiak Formation), and ultramafic and mafic lamprophyres
  • Greenschist and amphibolite facies (metamorphic contrast across the Lac Menarik Fault)
  • High-grade gold commonly associated with quartz-carbonate veins hosted in several types of lithologies: porphyritic monzonitic suite, mafic volcanics, gabbro, wacke, arenite, iron formation, polymictic conglomerate
  • Complex alterations: chlorite, hematite, quartz, calcite, ankerite, sericite, albite, K-feldspar
  • Disseminated sulphides: commonly pyrite, local chalcopyrite, and rare pyrrhotite and arsenopyrite
  • Only 17 drillholes done in 2000 in a small part of the property


Ménarik Projects Overview

Figure 1. Location of all showings discovered on the Lake Ménarik Property.


  • More than 500 surficial sampling sites grade between 1 and 1,918 g/t Au
  • Mineralization characterized by high-grade gold veins (with visible gold) and low gold tenors over large widths; some of the best results include:
    • 0.89 g/t Au over 68.25 m (DDH) [Pierre showing]
    • 12.46 g/t Au and 25.5 g/t Ag over 3.60 m (channel) [Gordie showing]
    • 18.75 g/t Au, 31.1 g/t Ag and 0.41% Cu over 0.88 m (channel) [David showing]
    • 110.83 g/t Au (grab) and 1.06 g/t Au over 4.51 m (DDH) [Ekomiak showing]
    • 1,918 g/t Au (grab) [Massé showing]
    • 1.04 g/t Au over 24.9 m (channel) [Greco showing]
  • Two possible metallogenic models: orogenic gold and monzonite-associated gold models
  • Geological and metallogenic contexts sharing strong similarities with Malartic, Young Davidson, Beattie and Douay gold deposits

Upcoming Exploration Programs

  • Additional prospecting and detailed mapping concomitant to a geological compilation of the historical data
  • A drilling campaign anticipated  during winter 2023