Location: 22 km south of Gander, approximately 20 km SE of New Found Gold’s Keats Zone.
Size: 125 sq. km – property package extends west-east for as much as 15 km.
Geological Setting: Located in the prospective Gander tectonic zone immediately east of the GRUB Line, a major fluid conduit linked to the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt.
Exploration Target: Structurally controlled orogenic gold mineralization and base metal potential. No previous systematic exploration had ever been carried out at Mint Pond prior to Galloper’s 2022 work program due to very limited outcrop exposure.
Early Success: Highly encouraging reconnaissance soil sampling completed in 2022 and 2023 revealed multiple gold anomalies, and some base metal anomalies, crossing major lithological contacts and fault zones on the property. Anomalous gold values are clustered in the north-central, northwestern and southeastern parts of the property. Major and minor faults, delineated by a successful Galloper LiDAR Survey and a review of regional magnetic data, are interpreted to be prone to focus orogenic, Au-bearing fluids.
Next Steps: Additional prospecting, mapping and sampling are required to outline potential first-ever drill targets. If soil anomalies are reflected in the bedrock, Mint Pond could rapidly emerge as an exciting new grassroots discovery in the heart of an increasingly important gold district.