porcupine009Porcupine is a precious metal – base metal – rare earth elements property (REE), located in central New Brunswick. It covers an area of approximately 1280 hectares. The primary area of focus has been the northwest region where numerous individuals and companies explored dating back to the 1950s. Silver and base metal bearing float and bedrock is reported in this region, some boulders containing elevated gold. One boulder sample was reported to return 13.6% Zn and 12.5% Pb. Base metal geochemical anomalies were reported in this northwest region. Rare Earth element geochemical anomalies have been reported on the property. There has been limited diamond drilling on the property (10 holes total). Since 2011, Great Atlantic has confirmed base metal soil anomalies and confirmed silver and base metal mineralization in boulders and bedrock in the northwest region. A 2012 trench revealed a mineralized shear zone with the best channel sample being 5.48% Zn, 1.08% Pb and 0.36% Cu over 1 metre. Mineralized boulders were sampled from glacial till in trenches with one boulder sample returning 20.7% Pb, 6.89% Zn, 2.04% Cu and 122 g/t Ag. The host rocks are meta-sediments and meta-volcanics, often described as sheared and / or altered. Felsic intrusions are also reported. Great Atlantic management believe there is potential for both volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) and shear hosted deposits. It has yet to be determined if the volcanic rocks correlate with Bathurst camp rocks.