- 140 km long greenstone belt.
- 40 mineral claims and leases covering 30,657 hectares encompassing approximately 40% of the greenstone belt and 90% of the known showings along it.
- In addition to the gold endowment, the belt hosts unexplored volcanogenic massive sulphide and magmatic nickel occurrences.
- Contains numerous gold and base metal showings.
The Providence Greenstone Belt is located approximately 250 km northeast of Yellowknife in the center of the Slave Craton. Exploration in the area dates from the 1970’s with Noranda following up GSC mapping and discovering several gold showings. In 2001, GGL Resources staked the length of the newly mapped 140 km long by 10 to 30 km wide greenstone belt and conducted the first systematic exploration in the area. In 2007, they made a significant nickel discovery in komatiitic ultramafic volcanics and followed this up with comprehensive airborne geophysical surveys and limited geological mapping and prospecting. Exploration since 2012 has been intermittent with several small ground geophysical surveys completed for diamond exploration purposes.
The Providence Greenstone Belt is a succession of ultramafic – mafic through felsic rocks capped by deepwater sediments, metamorphosed to upper greenschist – lower amphibolite grade. Structurally, the belt is largely an elongated, north-trending, north-plunging isoclinal syncline following the margins of younger plutonic rocks with a notable eastern and east-trending appendage in the Desteffaney Lake area.
The Providence Project hosts 4 known gold targets as well as numerous base metal (nickel, zinc, copper) occurrences.