Manicouagan Property DESCRIPTION OF THE MANICOUAGAN PROPERTY Ex-In property consists of 75 claims (fig.2) in the NTS 22K16  subdivisioncovering electromagnetic (EM) conductors situated  some 50 km North-East of the Manic 5 electric power dam (fig.  1). Because of the rugged terrain the property is easily  accessible only by helicopters even if the North limit of the  claims is only 10 km south of the road leading from Manic 5 to  Goose Bay. A ten day Beep Mat project by Ex–In  made in  August 2011 confirms both the presence of nickel mineralisation  and the feasibility of sampling with Beep Mats a 40 km long  sequence of nickel bearing conductors surrounding a basic  intrusive.  MINERALIZED SHOWINGS 1) A compilation map by Soquem (Figure 3) shows four sites sampled in 1996-97  and one in 1998: Site 1: On the site situated at the south east, around line 32S, 11 mineralised surface blocks were collected probably in 1998 the best one grading 2.8% Cu, all the other assays being about 0.5% or less.  Site 2: 1.5 km north of site 1, on line 16S, 2 samples on adjacent lines were sampled, 0.3% Ni. Site 3:  3 km north of site 2, on line 1S, a trench was channel sampled on a Beep Mat conductor and the DDH under the trench intersected 1.3: nickel over 2.1 meters. But no other trenches seem to have been attempted in the vicinity and no assays are reported from the 5 DDH drilled to extend the first intersection. Site 4: 8 km north-west of site 3, on line 85, a sample gave 0.4% nickel. Site 5: Situated 5 km west of site 4, on line 85W, assayed 1.4% Ni. Perhaps tired of drilling garnets the last DDH of the program of checking gravity anomalies the geologist  instead confirmed this showing by intersecting 1,3% Ni and 0,4% Cu. over 0.61 cm. 2) The 2011 exploration program run by Ex-In:  Ex-In ran this 11 days field program to familiarise with the area  and to test the local conditions in which to run a large Beep Mat  prospecting program. Once dropped by helicopters the three  men crew plus the cook cum writer worked from a fixed camp  localized close to the showing of Jean Fortin. Two specific aims  were achieved: a) The lateral extension of the mineralized Bob Fortin Ni  showing, was sampled by five trenches at a 75 meters interval.  The mineralisation was continuous, as expected. The best  assays obtained from grab or chip samples after a trench was  blasted perpendicular to the conductor revealed: 1.1 % Ni with  0.4% Cu. Traces of cobalt were also present. A lot of samples  graded around 0.5% Ni.  b) The crew was able to discover, trench and blast an average  of slightly better than a sample a day. The overburden was  shallow, usually less than a meter deep. Some of the horizons  were graphitic, but two of the new sites sampled were  nickeliferous. One of the two, situated near the top of the hill  some 500 meters North of the known Bob Fortin Ni showing,  revealed 0.7% Ni and 0.2% Cu from a grab sample. There the  bedrock sampled was very altered by weathering.  c) Nearly a third of the he hill side was covered by windfalls, the  big trees lying one over another. To move with a 30 kg drill on  your back one has to cut a trail with a chain saw. One of the  three crew members spent half of his time doing just that,  assisted by the cook. If one plans to work from a camp one will  have to cut a trail parallel to the direction of the conductors that  we intend to sample. A compilation map (fig.3) for 22K16 region shows the potential  of the area: Only a few rock samples in the areas have been  collected by previous companies working in the area. Most of  the territory is virgin and remains to be explored, sampled and  tested. The second compilation map (fig. 5) shows the different  showings found by Explorateurs-Innovateurs de Québec inc. but  also from previous exploration programs held by SOQUEM.  Geological direction and dip of the bedrock, claims in good  standing, topography and lakes, DDH, samples assays, EM  conductors and other pertinent data  superposed on the same  map.   GEOPHYSICS The area surrounding the basic intrusive has been covered by  airborne surveys perhaps not of today’s quality but the  numerous targets that they defined have been confirmed by the  MaxMin survey, and the resulting conductors warrant follow up.  The gravity survey done in an area of such a rugged topography  and on flagged lines is of little help to search nickel targets,  especially that the eight most evident anomalies were already  drilled, and nothing of value was discovered.   The Beep Mat appears a valid alternative approach to test all  these conductors in this area covered generally by shallow  overburden. Early models discovered in 1996 and 1998  discovered the only two significant Nickel showings, both  confirmed by DDH as shown on map. As EM conductors are  caused also often by layers of graphite or pyrrhotite, one must  accept  to sample also many barren ones caused by graphite or  pyrrhotite.   and cobalt associated with Pyrrhotite, Graphite,  Gold, Silver, Copper (Chalcopyrite), and many other minerals  may be found with the Beep Mat. A few showings were  described by SOQUEM and were coming to the surface with  nickel mineralization. These showings were indicated on the  second map in appendix. The fact that pyrrhotite is present in  the field and described in the discovery logs suggests that it  could be possible to find more showings prospecting with Beep  Mats from the surface. This method has been tested during  2011 prospecting program and has proven to be very successful.  A few graphitic horizons were also found and tested. Using this  method is cost effective and allows to better delineate the  horizons and to get to know which ones reveal sulphurs and  which one is barren. As it was the case in 2011, it seems  different horizons contain Nickel potential.   ABSTRACT This nickel promising property was not properly explored by  Soquem. The numerous conductors carefully localized should be  sampled at a reasonable interval. To confirm our impression Ex-  In ran a 10 day  Beep Mat prospecting campaign in 2011 which  confirmed that  1) MaxMin conductors often respond to the Beep Mat;  2) They are easy to sample with a shovel and plugger   with dynamite;  3) The nickel enriched conductors could be followed  laterally for 300m;  4) Among the five virgin conductors sampled by Ex-In, two were mineralized in nickel.       © Copyright 2014 - All rights reserved Figure 1: Location Map  of the Manicouagan Project Click thumbnail to enlarge  © Copyright 2015 - All rights reserved Figure 4: Frédéric Gaucher and Edwin  Gaucher in a trench done with explosives.   A grab sample returned 1.3% Ni and 0.4% Cu.  Figure 7: Access by helicoptere to the  base camp, situated 10km from the closest  road.  Figure 6: The Nickel horizon was confirmed  to be continous on at least 300m. Trenches  each 100m were dug and blasted to verify  the continuity of the mineralization. The  extensions are open and the EM horizon is  continous on a 40 km long sequence of  nickel bearing conductors surrounding a  basic intrusive  Figure 2: Claims held by  Explorateurs-Innovateurs de  Québec in the NTS 22K16 area Figure 3: SOQUEM 1978 Compilation Map of the  entire property showing MaxMin  conductors,  position of all DDH and grab samples with assays.   Figure 5: Ex-In compilation map of work  conducted in 2011. Figure 8: Drilling the outcrop to introduce  sticks of dynamite and sample the bedrock.