In August, 2012 Western Troy staked claims on an Iron-Titanium prospect in the North Shore area of Quebec. The claims cover Grenville-aged anorthosite intrusions that have historically been found to host iron-titanium-vanadium mineralization.
The property is located approximately 8 kilometers north of the Lac Tio titanium mine owned by Rio Tinto. The Lac Tio deposit is a massive, coarse grained, sub-horizontal igneous sheet more than 60 m thick. It is essentially composed of coarse ilmenite (75%) and hematite (25%). The extracted ore contains 32 to 36% TiO2. Since 1950, an estimated 60 Mt of ore at 38.8% Fe and 33.6% TiO2 have been extracted from the open pit.
The claims staked by Western Troy cover half of the Lac au Vent deposit where historical reserves are estimated to be 27 million tonnes with an iron-titanium content of 75-80% (GM-40109 Quebec Assessment Files)
Two other properties with similar geophysical characteristics to the Lac Tio and the Lac au Vent have also been staked.
Work on the property in 2013 may include complete ground investigation of the properties including geophysical surveys and possibly diamond drilling.