The Granada Gold Property is easily accessible and surrounded by all the necessary infrastructure to support a possible large open-pit, bulk tonnage gold deposit. The property is five kilometers south of the city centre of Rouyn-Noranda, a famous mining community which hosts the Xstrata Smelter. Rouyn-Noranda has a population of 41,000 and is 500 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
The Granada Property is accessed by highways running south from Rouyn-Noranda through Granada municipality on the west and to Bellecombe on the east, and connected by east-west range roads.
Rail transportation is available at Rouyn-Noranda. A 25,000-volt transmission line parallels Granada Avenue, leading to the site, and can provide up to 1,200 horsepower to the property. A natural gas pipeline services the village of Granada and the headwaters to the La Bruyère River originate along the western margin of the property. Water supply, depending on volume required, could be available from Lake Pelletier and/or Beauchastel. All necessary services and manpower are readily available in Rouyn-Noranda. The local airport is just a short drive (less than 20 minutes) from the property.
The topography at Granada is characterized by low-lying lightly forested areas separated by low ridges and traversed by rare creeks which occupy swampy, shallow valleys. Old tracks, contemporary with the exploration activities of the 1930’s and 40’s, occur throughout the property and are only lightly overgrown. Granada Gold is in the process of constructing roads throughout its large land package to provide quick and efficient access for drill rigs, especially as drilling proceeds further eastward.
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