Mauken Greenstone Belt Gold Project
Scandinavian Highlands holds a 100% interest in the Mauken
Greenstone Belt Gold Project situated in Troms Fylke, Norway.
The Mauken Greenstone Belt Gold Project is situated in the inner
Troms mountainous region, northern Norway. The Project is currently
under an Exploration Permit and ownership is 100% Northern
Highlands ApS (NH). Prior to NH's exploration activities, only
little geological work has been done in the area. During regional
mapping campaigns in the late 1950's and early 1960's the
greenstone belt was briefly visited and mapped as Pre-Cambrian
basement window. No exploration company had prior to NH acquired
Exploration Permits in the area.
Project Highlights, major assets and facilities with the
- Proven gold mineralization in a classic Pre-Cambrian (>1800
Ma) greenstone belt setting.
- Gold mineralization along 1800 meter strike.
- Promising untested geophysical anomalies associated with
Au-Ag-Cu-As soil geochemical anomalies.
- Highly anomalous Au values in soil samples in large scale
structural controlled mineralization system.
- Highly anomalous As values in soil samples defining three large
- Exploration pro local and regional government.
- Bardufoss Airport situated only 7 km south of the license
- European route E6 running through the license area in a N-S
direction and port facilities only 56 km away in Finnsness,
- Power line running through the license area.
The Mauken greenstone belt is a previously unexplored
Paleoproterozoic basement window exposed in the Norwegian
Caledonides. The belt is dominated by a series of mafic to felsic
volcaniclastic formations with extensive hydrothermal alteration in
structural controlled systems. The dominant rock types hosting gold
mineralization are felsic volcanic rocks and lesser supracrustal
The discovery of the first larger gold mineralized zone was made
in late 2008 after several seasons with geochemical sampling in the
region. The gold mineralization is associated with arsenopyrite and
elevated antimony values. The gold mineralization is hosted in
1.0-6.0 metre wide, sub-vertical dipping felsic volcanic rock
within NW-SE trending shear zone (Main Zone) which can be followed
for more than 1800 metres. Open in both ends. A diamond drill
campaign was completed in late summer 2010 with very promising
results. The four drill holes intersect the gold mineralized zone
and proved the mineralization to continue down dip. The typical
grades sampled in Main Zone (surface rock grab samples) range
between 1−4 g/t gold. Presently the maximum grade in Main Zone is 6
Additionally up to 12 g/t gold (grab samples) were reported in
quartz veins and 6 g/t gold were sampled in elongate rust zones a
mafic volcaniclastic formation. This discovery is an entirely new
and prospective style of mineralization.
The first exploration activities in the area began in 2005, with
an initial stream sediment sample campaign designed to test the
unexplored greenstone belt. This was followed up in 2006-2007 with
further stream and rock grab samples. The gold mineralization in
Main Zone was discovered in late autumn 2008, and further developed
during the 2009 field season. The strike of the gold mineralized
zone is currently more than 1800 metre and open in both ends. The
extension in depth has been tested by surface drilling. Six drill
holes totaling 682 m has been drilled, where four holes intersected
the mineralization at depth. The sub-vertical mineralization is
open to depth.
During the 2011 field season more than 10,000 soil samples have
been collected on the license property. The sampling program not
only delineates the known gold-arsenic mineralisation but also
defines three new arsenic-rich geochemical anomalies, all of a
See News for update on the Mauken Greenstone Belt Gold
Last updated: March 10, 2014
Licence area: 71 km2
Status: Exploration license
Type of Ore body: Orogenic
Mauken Greenstone Belt Gold Project Exploration Licenses
2011. Red box showing the latest area enlargement.
Drill rig and other equipment
at drill site, Mauken Greenstone Belt Gold Project.
Close up of gold-bearing
arsenopyrite mineralised felsic volcanic rock.
Sample with massive
pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite mineralization in quartz vein hosted in a
highly carbonate altered schist.