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Ontario Geological Survey

Year-to-Date Mineral-Related Activity in the Resident Geologist Districts
Activity in the Timmins District updated December 2017


Mining and Exploration Activity
Company
Property Name
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Exploration Activity
Amex Exploration Inc.
Gowan
Gowan
(Copper, zinc, gold, silver)
Acquisition
Amex Exploration Inc.
Gowan Property
Gowan
(Base metals)
Option agreement
Aurelius Minerals Inc.
Lipton
Lower Detour Lake Area, Atkinson Lake Area
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, Induced Polarization, diamond drilling
Canadian Arrow Mines Ltd.
Alexo and Kelex
Dundonald, Clergue
(Nickel, Copper)
Acquisition
De Beers Canada Inc.
Tango Extension
BMA 527 834
(Diamonds)
Pausing
De Beers Canada Inc.
Victor
BMA 527 834
(Diamonds)
Closure
Detour Gold Corp.
Detour Mine
Sunday Lake Area
(Gold)
Production report, mine development, diamond drilling, assays, induced polarization, Reserve calculation
Detour Gold Corp.
Zone 58N
Lower Detour Lake Area
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Detour Gold Corporation
Zone 58N
Lower Detour Lake Area
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, exploration update
Durango Resources Inc.
Baby-Baby
Jessop
(Gold)
Acquisition
Explor Resources Inc.
Kidd
Kidd, Wark, Carnegie
(Base Metals)
Acquisition, Diamond drilling, assays
Explor Resources Inc.
Ogden
Ogden
(Gold)
Acquisition
Explor Resources Inc.
Ogden Gold
Ogden
(Gold)
Acquisition
Explor Resources Inc.
Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project
Bristol, Ogden
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
GFG Resources Inc.
Pen Gold
Keith, Reeves, Penhorwood, Kenogaming
(Gold)
Acquisition
GFG Resources Inc.
Swayze
Swayze, Dore, Heenan, Marion
(Gold)
Acquisition
GFG Resources Inc.
West Porcupine
Ivanhoe, Foleyet, Muskego, Keith, Reeves, Penhorwood, Sewell, Kenogaming
(Gold)
Acquisition
Goldcorp Inc.
Borden
Cochrane
(Gold)
Exploration update
Goldcorp Inc.
Borden Lake
Cochrane
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, Geological modelling, overburden sampling
Goldcorp Inc.
Coniaurum
Tisdale
(Gold)
Assays, Diamond drilling, assays
Goldcorp Inc.
Dome
Tisdale
(Gold)
Closure
Goldcorp Inc.
Dome Century
Tisdale
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, Reserves update, exploration update
Goldcorp Inc.
Ethier
Matheson
(Gold)
Diamond drilling
Goldcorp Inc.
Hoyle Pond
Hoyle
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, Exploration update, Underground diamond drilling
Goldcorp Inc.
Owl Creek
Hoyle
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, Geological review
Goldcorp Inc.
Snowy Owl
Hoyle
(Gold)
Diamond drilling
Gowest Gold Ltd.
Bradshaw
Tully
(Gold)
Acquisition, Bulk sampling, Diamond drilling, assays, underground development, Geological mapping, Underground development, bulk sampling, diamond drilling, induced polarization surveys
Harte Gold Corp.
Sugar Zone
Hambleton, Odlum
(Gold)
Airborne electromagnetic, magnetic survey, diamond drilling, assays, Diamond drilling, airborne magnetic survey, airborne electromagnetic survey, induced polarization survey, sampling, mill construction, permitting, underground development, airborne magne
IAMGold Corporation
Côté Lake
Chester
(Gold)
Q3 update, Sale, pre-feasibility study
IAMGold Corporation
Côté Lake Project
Chester
(Gold)
Economic assessment
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc.
Genex
Godfrey
(Copper, Gold)
Diamond drilling
Matamec Explorations Inc.
Hoyle-Matheson Royalties
Matheson
(Gold)
Sale, Transaction
McEwen Mining Inc.
Black Fox Complex
Stock
(Gold)
Acquisition
McEwen Mining Inc.
Davidson-Tisdale, Fuller, Buffalo-Ankerite, Paymaster
Deloro, Tisdale, Whitney
(Gold)
Acquisition
McLaren Resources Inc.
Augdome
Tisdale, Whitney
(Gold)
Diamond drilling
Melkior Resources Inc.
Bristol
Bristol
(Gold)
Acquisition
Melkior Resources Inc.
Carscallen
Carscallen, Bristol, Sewell
(Gold)
Acquisition, Assays, diamond drilling, soil sampling, Diamond drilling, assays
Melkior Resources Inc.
Carscallen, Big Marsh
Carscallen
(Gold)
Acquisition
Metals Creek Resources Corp.
Ogden Gold Project
Ogden
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Nikos Explorations Ltd.
Borden Lake Extension
Borden, Gamey, Lackner, McNaught
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, Permitting
Niobay Metals Inc.
James Bay Niobium
West of Marbeg Creek Area
(Niobium)
Resource estimate
Niobay Metals Inc.
James Bay Niobium Project
West of Marberg Creek
(Niobium)
Assays, core logging, Metallurgical testing, Permitting
Noble Mineral Exploration Inc.
Lucas Gold
Lucas
(Gold)
Data review, report
Noble Mineral Exploration Inc.
Project 81
Aubin, Bradburn, Calder, Dargavel, Kingsmill, Lennox, Lucas, Mabee, Crawford, Carnegie
(Gold, Copper, Zinc)
Acquisition, Airbone geophysical survey, Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey, Gravity survey
Noka Resources Inc.
Tully West
Tully
(Gold)
Diamond drilling
Pacton Gold Inc.
Tully West
Tully
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Rainy Mountain Royalty Corp.
Brunswick
Brunswick
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays, prospecting, sampling, induced polarization, Geological mapping, Induced polarization, Prospecting, induced polarization survey, diamond drilling
Rainy Mountain Royalty Corp.
Brunswick Gold
Brunswick
(Gold)
Assay, trenching, Diamond drilling, induced polarization survey
Rapier Gold Inc.
Pen Gold
Keith, Reeves, Penhorwood, Kenogaming
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, permitting, Mapping, Prospecting
Richmond Minerals Inc.
Ridley Lake
Rollo
(Gold)
Acquisition, Assays, diamond drilling
Rogue Resources Inc.
Radio Hill
Keith, Penhorwood
(Iron, Gold)
Diamond drilling
Sage Gold
Clavos
Stock
(Gold)
Bulk sample, underground diamond drilling, airborne magnetic survey
Sage Gold Inc.
Clavos
Stock
(Gold)
Dewatering, diamond drilling, Diamond drilling, dewatering, assays, First production, Modelling, Underground diamond drilling
Sarissa Resources Inc.
Nemegosenda
Chewett, Collins
(Uranium, Niobium, Rare Earth Elements)
Diamond drilling, Preliminary economic assessment, Termination of sale agreement, partnership
Smooth Rock Ventures Corp.
Mattagami River Zinc
Agate, Tucker
(Zinc)
Acquisition
Sunvest Minerals Corp.
McKinnon-Hawkins
Hawkins, Walls
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Tahoe Resources Inc.
144 Trend
Thorneloe
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Bell Creek
Hoyle
(Gold)
Q3 update
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Bell Creek Mine
Hoyle
(Gold)
Production, underground development, Q2 report, Resources calculation, Underground expansion
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Bell Creek, Vogel
Hoyle
(Gold)
Underground drilling, diamond drilling, assays
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Gold River Trend
Thorneloe
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Timmins West
Bristol, Thorneloe
(Gold)
Production, underground development, Q2 report, Q3 update, Resources calculation, Underground drilling, assays
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Timmins West & Bell Creek Mines
Hoyle, Bristol
(Gold)
Production report
Tahoe Resources Inc.
Whitney
Whitney
(Gold)
Diamond drilling, assays
Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.
Albany Graphite Deposit
Pitopiko River Area
(Graphite)
Metallurgical testing, Product development, Testing

Assessment Files Received
Company : Property Name
Assessment File
Township or Area Work Type
1571925 Ontario Ltd : Hansen Lake Property
2.57395
Coppell Assays, Geochemical survey, Prospecting, Sampling
2254022 Ontario Ltd. : N/A: 17 414185.92 E 5273496.86 N
2.57884
Huffman Assays, Prospecting
Aecon Mining Inc. : N/A: 17 366784 E 5465110 N
2.57415
Cumming Assays, Metallurgical testing, Prospecting, Sampling
Allaire, G. A. : N/A: 17 492842 E 5308883 N
2.58117
Hutt Prospecting
Allaire, G. A. : Turnbull Property
2.58000, 2.58336
Turnbull Prospecting, Assays
Allaire, G.A., Lalonde, D.J. : N/A: 17 449432 E 5368611 N
2.57240
Turnbull Assays, Prospecting, Sampling
Blackrock Exploration Inc. : Cree Lake Project
2.57889
Swayze, Cunningham Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey, Airborne radiometric survey
Broomhead, F.A. and Broomhead, K.W. : Greenlaw/Cunningham Property
2.57814
Cunningham, Greenlaw Assays, Prospecting
C. Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd. : Dundonald Property
2.57292
Dundonald Ground magnetic survey
Camilleri, J. : Hambleton Property
2.57618
Hambleton, Gourlay Ground magnetic survey
Daxl, H. : East of Kamiskotia Lake
2.57569
Jamieson Geochemical survey
Detour Gold Corporation : Detour Lake
2.55551
Hopper Lake Area, Sunday Lake Area, West of Sunday Lake Area, Lower Detour Lake Area Geological mapping
Detour Gold Corporation : Lower Detour Lake
2.56816
Lower Detour Lake Area Assays, Diamond drilling
Discovery Fields Ltd. : Discovery
2.57209
BMA 533 843 Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey
Durango Resources Inc. : Whitney Northwest Property
2.57999
Whitney Assay, Geochemical Survey, Sampling
Explor Resources Inc. : Carnegie 655 East Property
2.58011
Carnegie Ground magnetic Survey
Explor Resources Inc. : Carnegie Township Property
2.57782
Carnegie Assays, Diamond drilling
Explor Resources Inc. : Kidd and Carnegie Township Property
2.57329
Kidd, Carnegie, Wark Assays, Diamond drilling
Explor Resources Inc. : Ogden Gold Project
2.57159
Ogden Assays, Diamond drilling
Explor Resources Inc. : Ogden Property
2.57383
Ogden Induced Polarization survey, Line cutting
Geotest Corporation : Deloro Property
2.58040
Deloro Assays, Prospecting, Sampling
Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. : TTM Property
2.58037
Deloro Ground magnetic Survey, Ground electromagnetic survey
Goldcorp Canada Inc. : Borden North Project
2.57266
Cochrane Assays, Diamond drilling
Goldcorp Canada Inc./Probe Mines Ltd : Borden Gold Project
2.57385, 2.57422
Borden, Cochrane Assays, Diamond drilling, Sampling
Goldcorp Canada Inc./Probe Mines Ltd : N/A: 17 354933 E 5348161 N
2.57328
Lincoln, Copperfield Geochemical survey, Sampling
Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines : Owl Creek
2.58174
Hoyle Assays, Diamond drilling
Goldcrop : N/A: 17 479670.97 E 5371271.02 N
2.58172
Tisdale Assays, Diamond drilling
GoldOn Resources Ltd. : Neville-Potier Property
2.57351
Potier Assays, Diamond drilling
Gowest Gold Ltd. : Bradshaw
2.58201
Tully Underground development, bulk sampling, Diamond drilling, assays, Bulk sampling, diamond drilling, induced polarization surveys, underground development, Acquisition, Geological mapping
Gowest Gold Ltd. : North Timmins Project
2.58208
Tully Assays, Diamond drilling
Harte Gold Corp. : Dayohessarah Lake Property
2.58332
Hambleton Assays, Diamond drilling
Harte Gold Corp. : Sugar Zone Extension
2.55782
Hambleton, Odlum Induced Polarization survey, Magnetometer survey, Linecutting
IAMGold Corp./Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. : South Swayze West-Schist Lake
2.57501
Yeo Assays, Diamond drilling
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : Genex Project
2.57859
Godfrey Assays, Diamond drilling
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : Monteith Project/Montclerg Property
2.57616
Clergue (LL Wilkie, Walker) Assay, Diamond drilling, Downhole geophysics
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : Lackner Lake
2.57556
McNaught, Lackner Assays, Petrographic analysis
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : Godfrey, Turnbull, and Halfmoon
2.57861
Godfrey, Turnbull, Robb, Loveland Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : East Claims, Ogden Property
2.57912
Ogden Assays, Sampling
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : Carscallen and A Block
2.57860
Carscallen, Loveland, MacDiarmid Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey
International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. : Jamieson
2.58128
Jamieson, Robb, Loveland, MacDiarmid, Thornburn Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey
International Explorers and Prospectors Ltd. : Lackner Lake Alkalic Complex
2.57869
Lackner, McNaught Geochemical survey
International Explores and Prospectors Inc. : Genex Project
2.57401
Godfrey Diamond drilling
International Explores and Prospectors Inc. : Kamiskotia Project
2.57507
Godfrey Assays, Diamond drilling
International Explores and Prospectors Inc. : N/A: 17 461288 E 5401404 N
2.57201
Reid Compilation, Geochemical survey
Joshua Gold Resources Inc. : N/A: 17 379500 E 5300957 N
2.57972
Rollo Geological Mapping
Kapuskasing Gold Corp. : Rollo Property
2.57652
Coppell Assays, Diamond drilling
Kapuskasing Gold Corp. : West Keefer Property
2.57700
Keefer Assays, Diamond drilling
Knick Exploration Inc. : Triple Lake Property
2.57206
McArthur Assays, Geochemical survey, Prospecting, Sampling
Labelle, M.F. and Labelle, E. : Lackner Carbonatite
2.57609
Lackner Prospecting, Sampling
Lake Shore Gold Corp. : Gold River Property
2.57829
Thornloe Assays, Diamond drilling
Lake Shore Gold Corp. : HWY-144 Project
2.57660, 2.57663, 2.57686
Denton, Carscallen, Thornloe, Bristol Ground magnetic survey, Linecutting, Induced Polarization survey, Ground gravity survey
Lalonde, D. : N/A: 17 455545.31 E 5366155.98 N
2.55377
Carscallen Assay, Prospecting, Stripping
Lalonde, D. J. : Carscallen and Turnbull Property
2.58001
Carscallen, Turnbull Prospecting
Larche, C. : Prosser Property
2.57703
Prosser, Wark Prospecting
Martel, T. : Dale Property
2.57572
Dale Induced Polarization survey
Martel, T. : N/A: 17 401688 E 5307425 N
2.57980
Dale Ground magnetic surveys
Melkior Resources Inc. : Big Marsh Property
2.57448
Carscallen Assays, Diamond drilling
Metals Creek Resources Corp. : Ogden Property
2.57444
Ogden Assays, Diamond drilling
Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. : North Tisdale Project
2.57157
Tisdale Diamond drilling
Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. : Nighthawk Lake Project
2.57339
Cody Assays, Diamond drilling
Mortimer, C.H. : Dore Gold Project
2.57506
Dore Stripping, Trenching
Mortimer, C.H. : Jasper Project
2.57493
Garnet Geological mapping, Stripping
Nikos Exploration Ltd. : Borden Lake Extenstion Project
2.57915
McNaught Assays, Diamond drilling
Nikos Explorations Ltd. : Borden Lake Project
2.57278
McNaught Induced Polarization survey
Nio-Star Corp. : Nemegosaenda
2.55063
Collins Assay, Diamond drilling
Northern Sun Mining Corp. : Groves Nickel/Gold Property
2.57422
Groves Induced Polarization survey, Line cutting
Northern Sun Mining Corp. : Groves Project/MATHU project
2.57447
Groves Downhole geophysics
Northern Sun Mining Corp. : Groves Property
2.57464, 2.58277
Groves, Togo, Brunswick, Champagne Assays, Ground electromagnetic survey, Prospecting, Sampling, Diamond drilling
Osisko Mining : Swayze Property
2.57942
Swayze, Dore, Heenan, Marion Assays, Geological Mapping, Sampling
Osisko Mining Inc. : Swayze Property - Heenan Grid
2.57873
Heenan Induced Polarization survey, Linecutting
Probe Metals Inc. : West Porcupine Project
2.57147, 2.57268, 2.57418
Keith, Reeves, Ivanhoe, Foleyet, Muskego Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey, Geochemical survey, Sampling, Assays, Induced Polarization survey, Line cutting
Probe Metals Inc. : East Block, West Porcupine Project
2.57958
Reeves, Kenogaming, Sewell, Penhoorwood Induced Polarization survey, Linecutting
Pyke, D.R. : Union Shaft Property
2.57631
Whitesides Geochemical survey
Rainy Mountain Royalty Corp : Brunswick Property
2.57632
Brunswick Geological Mapping, Assays, Petrographic analysis, Prospecting
Rainy Mountain Royalty Corp : Tremblay Property
2.57310
Brunswick Induced Polarization survey, Line cutting
Rapier Gold Inc : Pen Gold Project
2.57465
Penhorwood, Reeves, Kenogaming Assays, Prospecting, Sampling
Rapier Gold Inc. : Pen Gold Project
2.57837, 2.58041
Kenogaming, Penhorwood, Reeves Assays, Geological Mapping, Sampling, Striping
Richmond Minerals Inc : Ridley (Swayze) Property
2.57587
Rollo Induced Polarization survey
Richmond Minerals Inc : Ridley Lake (Swayze) Property
2.57290
Rollo Assays, Diamond drilling
Richmond Minerals Inc : Ridley Lake Property
2.57280
Rollo Compilation, Ground magnetic survey, Induced Polarization survey, Line cutting
Richmont Mines Inc. : Cripple Creek Gold Project
2.57157
Denton Assays, Geochemical survey, Prospecting, Sampling
Rio Tinto Canada Exploration Limited : Oskabukuta Property
2.57360
Hunt Airborne magnetic survey, Assays, Geochemical survey, Other, Prospecting
Shynkorenko, E. : N/A: 17 493399 E 5411477 N
2.58080
Duff Assays, Prospecting, Sampling
Skead Holdings Ltd. : Cunningham Property
2.57904
Cunningham Ground electromagnetic survey
Skead Holdings Ltd. : N/A: 17 372942 E 5286509 N
2.57913
Cunningham Assays, Sampling
Skead Holdings Ltd. : N/A: 17 374554 E 5286534 N
2.57975
Cunningham Assays, Geochemical surveys, Sampling
Sunvest Minerals Corp. : McKinnon-Hawkins Gold Property
2.57871
Hawkins Assays, Diamond drilling
Sunvest Minerals Corp. : Minnipuka Property
2.58045
Minnipuka, Walls Ground electromagnetic survey
Sutherland, Robert William : N/A: 17 378271 E 5289764 N
2.57459
Cunningham Stripping
Teck Resources Limited : Ridout Project
2.57998
Greenlaw Assay, Prospecting
Tre;awney Mining and Exploration Inc : Hiawatha Gold Property
2.57836
Lizar Ground Magnetic Survey
Trelawney Augen Acquisition Corp. : North Shore Property
2.57916
Huffman Assays, Geological Mapping, Sampling, Striping
Trelawny Mining and Exploration Inc : TME East and Watershed Projects
2.57735
Neville, Chester, Benneweis Induced Polarization survey, Linecutting
Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. : Detour West Property
2.57362
Marquis Lake Area, Newnham Creek Area Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey
Vallee, A. G. J. : 420 Mining Division Exploration Project
2.58072
Blaunt Striping, Prospecting, SEM Analysis
Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. : Albany Project
2.53615
Pembina Island, North of Pembina Island, East of Pembina Island, North of Feagan Lake, North of Rowlandson Airborne electromagnetic survey, Airborne magnetic survey

Mineral Deposit Updates
Deposit Name
MDI Identifier
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Mineral Deposit Status
Deposit Change Type
Hollinger Pit
MDI000000001666
Tisdale
Primary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Detour Lake Mine
MDI32L04SE00002
Sunday Lake Aea
Primary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Radio Hill, Crawford River Group
MDI42A04NW00003
Kenogaming
Primary: (Asbestos)
Discretionary Occurrence
Complete update
Lown Lake
MDI42A04NW00022
Kenogaming
Primary: (Asbestos)
Discretionary Occurrence
Complete update
Amax Ken-1
MDI42A04NW00038
Kenogaming
Primary: (Nickel)
Occurrence
Complete update
Akweskwa Lake
MDI42A04NW00046
Kenogaming
Primary: (Copper); Secondary: (Nickel)
Occurrence
Complete update
Noranda DDH DF93-9
MDI42A04NW00054
Sewell
Primary: (Gold)
Occurrence
Complete update
Timmins Mine
MDI42A05NE00008
Bristol
Primary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Dome Mine
MDI42A06NE00007
Tisdale
Primary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Updated resource estimate
Maple Minerals DDH Map-00-4
MDI42A07NW00019
Sheraton
Primary: (Gold)
Occurrence
Updated mineralization
Kidd Creek Mine
MDI42A11NW00002
Kidd
Primary: (Copper); Secondary: (Zinc, Lead, Silver)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Hoyle Pond Mine
MDI42A11SE00002
Hoyle
Primary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Pamour Mine
MDI42A11SE00014
Whitney
Primary: (Gold)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
Updated production
Bell Creek Mine
MDI42A11SE00119
Hoyle
Primary: (Gold)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Penhorwood Mine
MDI42B01NE00009
Penhorwood, Reeves
Primary: (Talc)
Producing Mine
Updated production
Victor Mine
MDI43B13SW00005
Bma 527 834
Primary: (Diamond)
Producing Mine
Updated production

Property Visits Made
Company
Property Name
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Comments

Acres
Acres
()
The area was visted to verify a radioactive anomaly in the area. No outcrop was seen on site, but a few boulders of an iron formation were observed.

Carlson Mines
Kipling
(Clay)
The location was visited to collect clay material which was near the surface. The purpose was to test the hypothesis that the clay material may hold rare earth elements adsorbed on its surface. Sources of rare earth elements are present upstream from the area (i.e. Clay-Howells and Cargill carbonatite complexes), and the kaolinitic clays are younger than these complexes.

Fontaine's Landing
Hanlan
()
Sample of white pegmatite was collected.

Keefer Float
Keefer
(Nickel, Copper, Cobalt)
The area was visited to locate the Keefer Float. A sample was collected from the boulder for analysis to follow up on historic cobalt, nickel, gold, and copper concentrations.

Lac de Coppell
Lowther
()
The property was visited to acquire more samples to consolidate data acquired last year. The property shows plenty of white pegmatite material, with some xenoliths of paragneiss.

Lecours
Pelletier
()
The outcrop sits on the site of the road. It shows deformed metagreywackes, with boudingaed quartz veins. Some of the boudinaged veins showed sulphides, giving an iron staining colour on the outcrop.

Long Rapids West
Kipling
(Clay)
The location was visited to collect clay material which was near the surface. The purpose was to test the hypothesis that the clay material may hold rare earth elements adsorbed on its surface. Sources of rare earth elements are present upstream from the area (i.e. Clay-Howells and Cargill carbonatite complexes), and the kaolinitic clays are younger than these complexes.

Miller-Mulligan
McCowan
(Gold)
The property showed some nicely deformed metagreywackes, with boudinaged quartz veins. A shear zone is present showing a ribboned quartz vein with some sulphides (arsenopyrite?). It is surprising to have a shear zone in that locality, knowing that no major structure (i.e. deformation zone like the Porcupine-Destor or the Larder Lake-Cadillac) was mapped in that area besides the Kapuskasing Structural Zone.

Shetland-1
Shetland
()
Samples of white pegmatite were collected.

Shetland-2
Shetland
()
Samples of white pegmatite were collected.

Sydere
Sydere
()
The location was targeted due to a radioactive anomaly. However, access was restricted due to the presence of a beaver dam and pond on the road.
Alain Lavallée
Blount
Blount
()
The property was visited with Alain Lavallée. The outcrops are adjacent to a bush road. They consists of white to pink pegmatitic dykes with some paragneiss xenolith.
Maurice Labelle
Lackner Complex
Lackner
(Rare earth elements, niobium, uranium)
The property was visited with Maurice Labelle. The rough terrain and the swampy lands prevented access to the main areas that were targeted. However, some carbonatite boulders were examined. A trail should be cut to favour access to this unique site. The presence of radioactive elements in the area is noticeable with a scintillometer.
Newaygo Forest Products
Templeton
Templeton
()
The property was visited to see some spectacular outcrop located at the boundary between Templeton and Landry townships. A washout regrettably prevented the access.
Northern Sun Mining Corp.
Hart
Eldorado
(Nickel, Copper)
The property was visited to locate and verify possible locations for the calibration of remote sensing devices that will be brought in by NASA.
Stéphane Deschamps, Northland Storage
Fauquier
Fauquier
()
The property was a former field that slopes gently to the north. A creek crosses it in the middle part. A diabase dike crosses the property from south to north, and a migmatitic quartz-plagioclase-biotite-amphibole was seen near the north boundary of the property. No economic mineralization or alteration was perceived.

For further information contact the Timmins District Resident Geologist Office

Updated December 2017