The new Cochenour Project is situated in one of the world’s most prolific gold camps, just south of the old Cochenour Mine site which ceased production in 1971. The project area is five kilometres west of Goldcorp’s flagship operation, Red Lake Gold Mines, and approximately 230 kilometres northwest of Dryden, Ontario. The area is accessible by Highway 105 which heads north from the Trans-Canada Highway, and by daily commercial air services which connect the local communities to both Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.
The Cochenour project is situated in the eastern part of the Red Lake Greenstone Belt in the Birch-Uchi Lake Subprovince of the Superior Province, within the core of the Canadian Shield. Similar to the nearby Red Lake Gold Mines, the Cochenour area is located in the oldest sequence of the belt, The Balmer Assemblage, consisting of a highly deformed Mesoarchean tholeiitic volcano-sedimentary complex which locally plunges steeply to the south. This volcanic package is in contact with the main regional unconformity up against the Neoarchean metasedimentary rocks of the Bruce Channel Assemblage.