Burrill Bay is located approximately 15 km NW of Jurgen Lake, just SE of the Wollaston-Mudjatik transition. The area is characterized by very tight synformal metasedimentary units sandwiched between granitic domes to the NW & SE. At least one Tabbernor fault cuts through Burrill Bay target area, and others may yet be identified though further analysis of existing geological and geophysical data. Bedrock consists of pelitic gneiss and psammite-arkose, and a dismembered calc-silicate unit occurs just south of Kivalliq's claims.
Strong EM conductors identified in 1969 and 2007 airborne surveys occur in favourable NE to ENE trends, and underlie an 8 km long linear trend of strong lake sediment geochemical anomalies up to 66.1 ppm U. Several historical uranium showings in the conductive trend are described as "felsic intrusion-hosted U", but need ground checks to determine if metasedimentary-hosted U mineralization is present. Currently, the strong EM conductors on the NW side of the Burrill Bay syncline appear most attractive for significant subsurface mineralization, as they occur in a similar geological setting to the Eagle Point and Collins Bay deposits.
The strength of anomalous lake-sediment geochemical anomalies in the area suggests that significant subsurface mineralization could be associated with one or more conductors on the flanks of the fold structures and intrusive margins.
Soil and lake sediment geochemistry plus detailed airborne geophysics will prove instrumental in prioritizing EM conductors for drill testing