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Ontario Geological Survey

Year-to-Date Mineral-Related Activity in the Resident Geologist Districts
Activity in the Sudbury District updated December 2015


Mining and Exploration Activity
Company
Property Name
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Exploration Activity
First Nickel
Lockerby Mine
Denison
(Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
2014 review, Restructuring plan, 2015 forecast, Charges laid by Ministry of Labour, Closure of Lockerby Mine, Discontinuation of Lockerby Mine ramp development, Explosion at the Lockerby Mine, Lockerby Mine 2015 outlook, Production report
GeoNovus Minerals Corp.
Shakespeare Gold Mine
Shakespeare/Baldwin
(Gold)
Company leaving mineral exploration business
Ginguro Exploration Inc.
Pardo Gold Property
Pardo
(Gold)
2014 review, Company name change
Ginguro Exploration Inc. and Endurance Gold Corp.
Pardo JV Property
Pardo
(Gold)
2014 review, 2015 forecast, Diamond drilling, Assays
Glencore Canada
All properties in Ontario, Quebec and Scandinavia
Falconbridge
(Nickel, Copper, Cobalt)
2014 year-end production
Glencore Canada
Falconbridge Office
Falconbridge
(Nickel, Copper, Cobalt)
First quarter production results, Q3 2015 production report
Inventus Mining Corp. and Endurance Gold Corp.
Pardo JV Property
Pardo
(Gold)
Drilling results
KGHM
McCreedy West Mine
Levack
(Copper, Nickel)
Mine shutdown
KGHM
Victoria
Denison
(Copper, Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Announced expenditure of $30 million on the Victoria Project in 2015, First quarter production results, Metis Nation engagement, Q3 2015 quarterly report; Preparations at Victoria Property
Lonmin Plc (JV with Vale)
Denison 109 Zone JV (with Vale)
Denison
(Nickel, Copper, Platinum Group Elements, Gold)
2015 final results announcement
Lonmin Plc (JV with Wallbridge)
North Range JV (with Wallbridge)
Cascaden, Totten, Ermatinger, Cartier, Levack
(Nickel, Copper, Platinum Group Elements)
2015 final results announcement
Northern Graphite Corp.
Bisset Creek Property
Maria
(Graphite)
Analytical results, Commercial sample production report, Independent materials testing
Pacific North West Capital Corp.
River Valley PGM Project
Dana, Pardo
(Platinum Group Elements)
LiDAR image, Report, Memorandum of Understanding, Private placement funding
Pacific North West Capital Corp.
River Valley Property
Dana, Pardo
(Platinum Group Elements)
Diamond drilling, Assays
Royal Nickel Corp.
Aer-Kidd Property
Denison
(Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Provincial award for Health and Safety Innovation
Sudbury Platinum Corp.
Aer-Kidd Property
Denison
(Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Diamond drilling, Assays
Sudbury Platinum Corp. (Royal Nickel and Transition Metals)
Aer-Kidd Property
Denison
(Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Drilling results
Transition Metals Corp.
Aer-Kidd Property
Denison
(Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Update on 2015 activities
Vale
All properties in Canada
Snider
(Nickel)
2014 year-end production
Vale
Sudbury Office
Snider
(Nickel)
2015 first quarter production results, 3Q15 Production report, Emissions reduction from the Sudbury Smelter, Reduce iron ore and ramp up nickel production, Second quarter production report, Update on Clean AER Project, Vale SA's Sudbury Smelting operation
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd.
Broken Hammer
Wisner
(Copper, Platinum Group Elements, Nickel)
2014 review, Financial and Operating Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, First quarter production results, Restart of mining activities, Summary of results for the first two quarters of 2015 at Broken Hammer, Temporary work stoppage
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd.
Parkin Property
Parkin
(Copper, Nickel, Platinum Group Elements, Gold)
Diamond drilling, Assay, Borehole EM, Joint venture funding announcement, Mechanical stripping, Updates on Parkin JV

Assessment Files Received
Company : Property Name
Assessment File
Township or Area Work Type
407043 Ontario Ltd. : Mining Claims 4209837, 4209838
2.55649
Capreol Prospecting, Line cutting
Boreal Agrominerals Inc. : Spanish River Carbonatite Complex
2.55483
Venturi Assays, Sampling
Canadian Continental Exploration Corp. : McCarthy Property
2.55780
McCarthy Diamond drilling, Assays
Energold Minerals Inc. : The Stralak Zinc-Silver Property
2.56090
Moncrieff Geological mapping, Other, Prospecting, Sampling
G. G. Kealey, A. Howden, J. N. Cripps : Claims 1197239 and 1197258
2.55507
Butler Stripping, Prospecting
J. G. Brady & M. M. Brady : Jovan Gold Property
2.55489
Davis Stripping, Geological mapping, Assays
P. E. Price, J. G. MacWilliams : #4271468
2.55325
Widdifield Prospecting, Assays
Precambrian Ventures Ltd. : Glass Hills Silica Property
2.55890
Clarkson, Garrow Blasting, Sampling, Other
R. Fielding : Eagle's Nest Property
2.55636
Scadding Geological mapping, Sampling, Prospecting, Assays
R. G. Aviles : Evangeline Lake Property
2.55641
McKinnon Stripping, Prospecting, Ground electromagnetic survey, Assays
R. G. Komarechka : Wavy Lake Property
2.55535
Eden Prospecting
S. D. Anderson, Geonovus : Corona Project
2.55356
Shakespeare Diamond drilling
T. H. Sheppard : Sheppard Claims 4216910, 4216909
2.56121
Aylmer Geological mapping, Prospecting
T. H. Sheppard : Sheppard Claim 4203306
2.55981
Aylmer Prospecting
T. P. Martel : Parkin Limestone Property
2.55881
Parkin Prospecting, Sampling, Stripping
Teck Resources Ltd., Canadian Continental Explorations Ltd. : TeckMag1 Project
2.55727
Afton Diamond drilling, Assays
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Foy North Property
2.55995
Tyrone, Leinster Assays, Beep mat, Geological mapping, Ground electromagnetic survey, Ground UTEM survey, Trenching
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Hess Property
2.56071
Harty, Hess Assays, Geological mapping
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Iron Mask West Property
2.55915
Hart, Ermatinger Geological mapping, Prospecting, Ground electromagnetic surveys
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Ministic Lake and CBA Ermatinger
2.55875
Ermatinger, Cascaden Geological mapping, Prospecting, Sampling, Assays
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Ministic Property
2.56069
Ermatinger Horizontal loop electromagnetic survey
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Rudy's Lake Property
2.56070
Morgan Beep mat, Geological mapping, Prospecting
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. : Ruza Levack Property
2.55806
Levack Assays, Geological mapping, Prospecting
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd., Glencore Canada Company : Wisner Property
2.55776
Wisner, Bowell Prospecting, Sampling, Stripping, Assays, Geological mapping, Diamond drilling, Downhole geophysics

Mineral Deposit Updates
Deposit Name
MDI Identifier
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Mineral Deposit Status
Deposit Change Type
Lower Coleman Mine
MDI000000000129
Levack
Primary: (Copper, Nickel)
Producing Mine
Complete update, Deposit status changed
Podolsky Mine
MDI000000000774
Norman
Primary: (Copper); Secondary: (Nickel, Platinum Group Elements, Gold)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
Complete update, Deposit status changed
Broken Hammer Mine
MDI000000000780
Wisner
Primary: (Copper, Platinum Group Elements, Nickel); Secondary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Complete update, Deposit status changed
Nickel Rim South Mine
MDI000000001851
MacLennan
Primary: (Nickel, Copper, Platinum, Palladium, Cobalt); Secondary: (Gold, Silver )
Producing Mine
New
Copper Cliff South Mine
MDI41I06NE00004
Snider
Primary: (Copper, Nickel)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
Complete update, Deposit status changed
Gertrude Mine
MDI41I06NE00013
Creighton-Davies
Primary: (Nickel, Copper)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
Complete update, Deposit status changed
Chicago Mine
MDI41I06NW00003
Drury
Primary: (Copper, Cobalt); Secondary: (Nickel, Lead, Zinc)
Developed Prospect without Reserves
Deposit status changed, Updated exploration history, Updated geology, Updated mineralization, Updated deposit information, Updated production
Lockerby Mine
MDI41I06NW00013
Denison
Primary: (Nickel, Copper, Cobalt); Secondary: (Gold, Silver, Platinum Group Elements)
Producing Mine
Complete update, Deposit status changed
Coleman Mine
MDI41I11NW00002
Levack
Primary: (Copper, Nickel)
Producing Mine
Complete update
Craig Mine
MDI41I11NW00049
Levack
Primary: (Nickel, Copper)
Past Producing Mine with Reserves
Complete update, Deposit status changed
McCreedy East Mine
MDI41I11NW00060
Levack
Primary: (Copper, Nickel)
Producing Mine
Complete update

Property Visits Made
Company
Property Name
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Comments
Fisher Wavy
LaCloche Island Depot
McGregor Point Area
(Silica flux)
Quarry visit to the Fisher Wavy shipping depot and quarrying operation on Lacloche Island. Both Huronian Lorraine Formation quartzite and Ordovician Bobcadgeon Formation fossiliferous limestone have been quarried on this property.
Inventus Mining Corp.
Pardo Property
Pardo
(Gold)
Property visit to see setting of the Paleoproterozoic paleoplacer gold deposit hosted in the Mississaugi and Matinenda formations of the Huronian Supergroup.
LafargeHolcim
Meldrum Bay Quarry
Dawson
(Metallurgical stone, aggregate)
Quarry visit to the Meldrum Bay Quarry and shipping facility. Rock is being extracted from the Silurian Goat Island and Gasport formations for use as metallurgical rock and aggregate.
Odawa Stone
Odawa Quarry
Robinson
(Dimension Stone)
Quarry visit to see the Odawa Quarry on Manitoulin Island. Rock is being extracted from the Silurian Goat Island Formation for the purposes of dimension stone production.
Richard Daigle
Daigle Property
Hess
(Nickel)
Sudbury Platinum Corp.
Aer-Kidd Property
Denison
(Copper, Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Property visit to see the mineralization exposed on stripped outcrops on the Worthington Offset Dike. Exposures of sulphide mineralization in the matrix of the Amphibolite Inclusion-bearing Quartz Diorite (AIQD) phase of the dike are well exposed in these strippings.
Taillefer Quarries
Taillefer Quarry
Aylmer
(Building Stone, Landscape Stone, Cut stone)
Property visit to the expanded quarry to see developments on the property. Will result in a new MDI point.
Vale
Lawson Quarry
Whitefish Falls Area
(Quartzite)
Quarry visit to see Vale's operation at the Lawson Quarry. Quartzite of the Huronian Lorraine Formation is extracted for use as flux in Vale's smelting operations in Sudbury.
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd.
Parkin Offset Properties
Parkin
(Copper, Nickel, Platinum Group Elements)
Property visit to see the mineralization exposed by recently stripped outcrops on the Parkin Offset Dike. 7 zones of hitherto unknown sulphide mineralization in the Inclusion Quartz Diorite (IQD) have been exposed over a strike-length of approximately 350 m.
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd.
WM-Glencore Wisner JV
Wisner
(Dimension Stone)
Sudbury DGO is investigating the megacrystic phase of the Cartier Batholith for its potential as a dimension stone.

For further information contact the Sudbury District Resident Geologist Office

Updated December 2015