The east-northeast-trending Jupiter Shear Zone (JSZ) is located in the eastern portion of the Luna Greenfields project approximately 22 kilometers southeast of the Aurizona mine. Eleven separate artisanal workings have been mapped to date within the 8 kilometer long JSZ. These workings range from old flooded pits, where artisanal miners extracted gold from quartz veins (such as artisanal pit JPT01), to surface lateritic workings where gold nuggets were mined using metal detectors. Luna has conducted a reconnaissance stage exploration program within the JSZ that involved surveying of pits and excavations, geological mapping, and soil, rock and tailings sampling. These data are presented on maps below and collectively they define a mineralized shear corridor. Gold mineralization is predominantly contained in quartz vein sets hosted by Paleoproterozoic intrusives consisting of tonalites and granodiorites. However, low-grade gold mineralization was also identified within some intrusives. Grades from surface geochemical sampling range from below detection limit to 38.90 g/t gold. The adjacent table called Jupiter Rock Sampling contains a summary of Luna’s reconnaissance rock and tailings sampling program along the JSZ.
Luna will advance the understanding of this new shear zone through focused sampling programs, structural mapping and interpretation. The Company’s objective is to rank these new targets against the existing targets at Luna Greenfields. The diverse geology and association of gold mineralization with regional-scale shear zones are significant targets.