- Transected by the GRC Line offset, which is believed to be spatially associated with significant gold mineralization in the region
- Gold deposition in the Exploits Subzone is found in secondary and tertiary structures crosscutting siliciclastic sediments bounded by the GRC line
- A combined airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey completed by McPhar Geophysics Ltd in 1969 on behalf of Noranda Exploration Ltd. defined discrete conductive zones
The Middle Ridge property consists of 1,536 mineral claims covering an area of approximately 384 km². The property is accessible by traveling south from the town of Bishop’s Falls on the Bay d’Espoir Highway for 75 km where the property can be accessed by a network of forest service roads.
The property is primarily underlain by Early to Late Ordovician sediments intruded by various mafic to felsic units.
Structurally, the property is transected by the interpreted southward continuation of the GRC Line offset, a regional scale trans-compressional thrust fault marked by a discontinuous belt of ophiolitic rocks that forms the south easternmost boundary of the Exploits Subzone.
The Middle Ridge property was covered by Exploits’ 2021 extensive VTEM survey.