Hébécourt - Yorbeau Resources



The Hébécourt property straddles the boundary between the Quebec and Ontario provinces. The property is accessible via public and logging roads which run across the project area.

It is underlain by volcanic rocks that are at the base of the prolific Blake River Group of the Abitibi Subprovince and is also located about 4 km south of the regional Destor-Porcupine Break which controls many world class gold deposits, including the Timmins gold camp. The core of the Hébécourt property is marked by a 200-300m thick rhyolite unit that is found across the center of the property. Recent age dating done by the Government shows that the Hebecourt rhyolites are of the same age as those hosting the world class Horne mine in Rouyn-Noranda (54 Million tonnes produced at a grade of 2.2% copper and 6.1 g/t gold). The Hebecourt rhyolite is locally weakly to strongly altered to sericite and chlorite with local carbonate. The property encloses a series of VMS-style zinc and copper showings that are found mostly in felsic rocks but also locally in mafic flows. Previous work has been focused mostly on footwall-type stringer mineralization but no systematic exploration has targeted the top of the felsics where massive sulphides are more likely to occur. Several cherty horizons mineralized with pyrite and carrying anomalous copper and zinc values have been identified near the top of the felsics and also within mafic rocks, indicating the presence of promising hydrothermal systems.


Yorbeau owns a 100% interest in the property which is composed of 48 claims. The property is subject to a back-in right with First Quantum Minerals LTD.


Cogitore Resources has drilled about a dozen holes specifically targeting the top of the Hébécourt rhyolite unit and associated conductors. Encouraging mineralization was obtained in hole HEB-02 which yielded 1.2% Zn over 7.2 metres, including 3.58% Zn over 1.0 metre. The mineralization in HEB-02 consists of "classic" stringer-style mineralization with chlorite alteration such as is typically found around VMS deposits. In the east sector of the property, hole HEB-05 intersected 1.1% zinc and 599 ppm copper over 9.7 metres. Finally, at the west end of the property drill hole MD-03 intersected a narrow quartz vein enclosing a 10 cm massive sphalerite pod and which assayed 21.0% zinc and 0.95% copper over 25 centimetres. This vein may represent remobilization of metals from a nearby massive sulphide lens. Research work is currently in progress in cooperation with government and university research teams with the objective of better understanding the volcanic environment in order to define future drilling targets.