Warrior Gold (TSXV:WAR) has been diligently working to assemble one of the largest land packages in the Kirkland Lake gold camp in Ontario, a region which has produced 47 million ounces of gold to date. Kirkland Lake lies in the world-famous Abitibi Greenstone Belt, and Warrior’s four properties host regional structural trends, numerous gold showings and reported copper, silver and kimberlite occurrences over their 19,307 hectares. A major upside to Warrior’s consolidation of properties in the region is the ability for the company to develop an integrated and comprehensive exploration model, which was impossible when ownership was dispersed.

The company’s 100% owned flagship property, Goodfish-Kirana, has benefited enormously from recent research showing that the Kirana Deformation Zone that crosscuts it is a shear-splay of the heavily-mineralised Cadillac-Larder Lake Deformation Zone. Mineralisation has been observed in multiple structural environments on the property, and Warrior has engaged in intensive mapping, sampling and drilling campaigns since 2018 in order to better characterise the structural and stratigraphic controls on gold. Highlights of the drilling campaign to date include visible gold and grades over 100 g/t Au over short intercepts, and an array of other high-grade and bulk tonnage-style intercepts on the property. Mineralisation at Goodfish-Kirana remains open along strike and at depth, and Warrior is planning to fly airborne geophysics as the next step to characterise the mineralisation on the property.

2021 saw a spate of acquisitions by Warrior, with the company gaining a 100% interest in the Arnold Lake property in July, and optioning 100% of the KL West and KL Central properties in August. Arnold Lake lies within 1.5 km of and in the same units as Agnico Eagle’s Upper Beaver deposit with 1.4 million ounces of probable gold, and adjacent to New Found Gold’s Lucky Strike Project and the past producing Victoria Creek mine. KL West and Central are contiguous with Goodfish-Kirana and Arnold Lake respectively, and are considered severely under-explored even by the standards of the Kirkland Lake region.