WILSON PROJECT

LOCATION

Earthwise Minerals is 100% focused on its Wilson Gold Project that’s situated in the one of the world’s most prolific gold belts, the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Quebec. The Wilson property is located in the Verneuil Township of Quebec, approximately fifteen kilometres east of the town of Lebel-sur-Quévillon with Val d’Or situated approximately 150 kilometres southwest. Wilson consists of 42 contiguous mining claims totaling approximately 1,660 hectares.

Earthwise Minerals has positioned the company in a Tier 1 mining jurisdiction. Quebec’s Abitibi Greenstone Belt is one of the world’s largest and most promising gold mining regions that features geological and structural settings with over 100 years of mining history and expertise.

Formed 2.6 billion years ago, the belt has to date produced over 200 million ounces of gold, and it’s estimated that it contains at least another 100 million. Unsurprisingly, the region also boasts an rich mining history, with 124 established mines since 1901.

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RECENT EXPLORATION

In 2021, Hawkmoon Resources acquired the Wilson project from Cartier Resources and completed diamond drilling on 25 holes covering 8,573 metres in 2021 and 2022.

DIAMOND DRILLING AND MULTIPLE GOLD SHOWINGS

Between 1994 and 2017, Freewest Resources, Viking Gold and Cartier Resources completed diamond drilling on 113 holes covering 21,379 metres and expanded the Wilson project to seven gold showings. The largest gold showings are the Toussaint and Midrim. The other showings on Wilson are: Moneta-Porcupine Nord, Moneta-Porcupine Sud, Benoist, T&M and Parnor.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2021 DDH PROGRAM

  • Hawkmoon received the highest gold grade for the program in HMW 21-28 at 83.6 grams per tonne gold over one metre. This high-grade sample is the southernmost gold intercept discovered at the Midrim to date.
  • A near surface intercept was encountered in HMW 21-24 with 10.0 grams per tonne. This mineralized zone was discovered only seventeen (17) metres down hole. Hole HNW 21-25 returned 2 meters at 6.3 grams per tonne at 109 meters down hole.
  • These intersections appear to be an initial extension of the Midrim zone westward towards the Toussaint zone of the Property.
  • Work completed around the Toussaint showing on the property were found 58.8 grams per tonne (“g/t”) in Hole HMW 21-01 and 38.00 g/t in Hole HMW 21-09.
  • Holes intercepted in the Toussaint showing registered gold values of 30.9 grams per tonne (“g/t”) in Hole HMW 21-08 and 22.70 g/t in Hole HMW 21-13.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022 DDH PROGRAM

  • Holes HMW 22-32 and HMW 22-33 were drilled parallel to each other. Both of these 450-metre-long holes intersected gold at depth in the Toussaint Zone.
  • HMW 22-32 had a high-grade deep intercept. The core of this four-metre-thick zone assayed 13.9 g/t gold (‘Au’) over one metre (230 to 231 metres downhole).
  • Hole HMW 22-33 laterally extended a pre-existing gold intercept (WIL-17-04). One metre of this two-metre intercept assayed 3.40 g/t Au over one metre (363 to 364 metres downhole).
  • Extending shallower zones at depth creates additional tonnage potential at Wilson. The Toussaint mineralized gold system remains open at depth and to the southwest.
  • Hole HMW 22-38 was drilled on the north limb of the fold at Wilson. The Summer 2022 trenching program, revealed a volcanic tuff which had been moderately altered by silica, sericite and chlorite. This rock also had 2% pyrite, which appeared associated with stock work quartz veining. This area on the north limb of the fold appears similar to the Toussaint Showing on the southern limb of the fold.
  • Hole HMW 22-38 though, with 1.27 g/t Au over one metre (22 to 23 metres downhole), suggests that this area requires more exploration drilling.

WILSON PROPERTY GEOLOGY

The geology is roughly oriented NE-SW and can be divided into two distinct parts. These are the northwestern half and the southeastern half of the Property.

The bedrock geology in the northeast is dominated by the Quéver pluton. This pluton has a quartz porphyry to monzodiorite composition.  The Quéver pluton ranges from 3 to 5 kilometres in diameter. South of this pluton the geology is composed of intermediate volcanics and a gabbro sill. The bedrock geology of the southeastern half of Wilson is composed primarily of intermediate volcanics and volcaniclastics.

These volcanics are interspersed with gabbro sills. Also noted is a diabase dyke. This dyke is oriented NNE-SSW.

Metamorphism is primarily greenschist in grade. Along the margins of the Quéver pluton, metamorphic grade, amphibolite grade is observed. The primary alteration types are:  silicification, sericitization, and chloritization. The regional strike is NE-SW. Rocks dip subvertical to the northwest.

DISCOVERY

In 1992, The Toussaint Gold Deposit on Wilson was discovered during prospecting and stripping programs. By 1994, Freewest Resources produced a historical resources estimate for the Toussaint deposit of 187,706 tonnes at 7,1 g/t Au. The Toussaint deposit has been drilled to a depth of 250 m and can be traced along strike for more than 900 metres. The average thickness of the gold zone is 5 metres.

NEXT STEPS

Earthwise Minerals looks to advance the Wilson Gold Project by  exploration drilling to explore the depth and lateral extension of the deposit and to investigate the potential of the immediate vicinity for new gold mineralization.