Since 2017 FireFox has used a combination of data compilation, till sampling and mechanized BOT sampling, to identify numerous promising targets at Jeesiö, and has currently prioritized the Utsamo and Katajavaara Targets. Utsamo is situated directly between Aurion’s recent Risti and Launi gold discovery areas, while Katajavaara is only two kilometres southwest from the gold-bearing quartz-sulfide vein system at Launi.
Utsamo Target: This target represents a 2.8 km long structurally distinct zone, associated with numerous gold anomalies in till, that follows the contact between mafic intrusive rocks and metasediments. This feature is believed to be the continuation of the Sirkka Shear Zone.
Katajavaara Target: TThis new target is located nine kilometres south of the Utsamo target. It hosts significant gold in surface samples, including one quartz-sulphide vein sample with 6.4 g/t gold. The target appears to be related to the Venejoki Shear zone.
2020 exploration work to advance these and other targets at Jeesiö includes geophysical surveying, bottom-of-till (BOT) sampling and additional surface sampling. The data from this work will be compiled to define additional drill targets.For details on the program in progress please refer to the News Releases or the latest Presentation.