Ontario Geological Survey
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|Record Name(s)||Victoria Creek - 1994, Walhanna Property - 9999, Lac-Gauthier Property - 9999|
|Related Record Type||Compound|
|Record Status||Developed Prospect With Reported Reserves or Resources|
|Date Last Modified||2022-Oct-12|
Primary Commodities: Gold
Township or Area: Gauthier
Latitude: 48° 11' 12.18" Longitude: -79° 51' 21.81"
UTM Zone: 17 Easting: 585024 Northing: 5337686 UTM Datum: NAD83
Resident Geologist District: Kirkland Lake
NTS Grid: 32D04NW
Point Location Description: Shaft - Au deposits sub-crop south of shaft
Location Method: Field Visit with GPS
Access Description: Esker Lake Road (Hwy 672) 5.5 km north from T junction with Hwy 66 turn east along bush road for approx 500 m.
Sudbury Contact Mines Limited discovered the Victoria Creek deposi(s) in 1993.
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Geological Age: Precambrian Geochronological Age: 2.7 GA Geochron. Age Ref.: GEOLOGY OF ONRARIO, OGS SP VOL 4
Dec 07, 2005 (G Meyer) - Gold mineralized zones and host lithologies strike 80-85 degrees and dip 65 degrees north, locally flattening to 55 degrees. The Victoria Creek gold zones occur within calc-alkalic volcanic rocks of the Gauthier Assemblage. A sharp contact apparently concordant with the lithologies exists between Gauthier volcanic rocks and stratigraphically overlying tholeiitic flows of the Kinojevis Assemblage, which locally have well developed pillows with tops facing north. Gold mineralization is generally confined to three zones: 4A, 4C and 4D. In these zones gold mineralization is well defined and appears to follow hydrothermally altered shear zones controlled by S1 deformation. These zones tend to be well defined and well banded in the 4C Zone on the 350 Level where narrow sericite-chlorite and semi-massive pyrite bands separate strong silicified-albitized bands up to 1.5-cm wide. The 4A Zone, where observed, silicification and albitization are well developed and pyrite mineralization tends to occur more commonly in blebs and stringers. The gold zones are enveloped by sericite-carbonate and moderately to weakly silicified and albitized volcanic rocks containing anomalous gold values apparently associated with minor pyrite blebs and stringers. There are mainly two superimposed structural deformation zones (S1 & S2). The S1 deformation zone more or less parallels stratigraphy, strikes at approx. 80-90 degrees and dips 55-70 degrees north. Strong sericitization, carbonatization, silicification, albitization and gold mineralization are associated with this shear direction. The S2 deformation zone, a penetrative shear zone, strikes at 60-70 degrees and dips 30-45 degrees north-northwest. Banding caused by S1 deformation is deformed by S2 deformation into Z style banding with south side up relative to the north side. See Report of Activities, 1998, OFR 5991, p 13 - 15.
|Rock Type||Rank||Composition||Texture||Relationship||Felsic lava flow-unsubdivided||1||Calc-Alkalic Volcanic Rocks||Host|
Dec 07, 2005 (G Meyer) - Mineralized zones are silicified, albitized, carbonatized, sericitized and pyritized calc-alkalic volcanic rocks with minor quartz veins parallel to S1 deformation zone. Mineralized zones hosted in broad hydrothermally altered alteration zone with similar minerals as in mineralized zone. Anomalous gold values are widespread.
|Rank||Mineral Name||Class||Economic Mineral Type||Alteration Mineral Type||Alteration Ranking||Alteration Intensity||Alteration Style|
Date: Mar 10, 2004
Geologist: G Meyer
Notes: The lithologies on the 350 Level N to S: Kinojevis tholeiitic flows; 350 m+ pillow lava, locally variolitic with tops to the N; towards S contact, massive and coarse-grained, S contact sharp and conformable; Gauthier calc-alkalic volcanic rocks; 5 m top 1 m dark grey, fine grained, well layered unaltered tuff locally beige in colour where hydrothermally altered; minor graph. bands; grading into 2 m of lapilli tuff with flattened fragments; grading into 2 m of lapilli-agglomeratic tuff with angular fragments 45 m intermediate, strongly sericitized | carbonatized (se | carb) ash tuff; 3 m QFP; 1m graph-qtz-carb zone; Victoria Creek Pyroclastic Sequence (63 m wide in drift); 19 m felsic, fragmental volcanic rock; 1 m qtz-carb alteration zone; 12-m felsic ash tuff with fine-grained py stringers and blebs, Au values range from 50 ppb to 400 ppb - southern contact with graphitic shale bands; 2 to 3 m 4A Zone - silicified (si)and se volcanic rock with fine grained py in stringers and dissemination, higher gold values associated with grey qtz veins, north side chloritized ash tuff with qtz veinlets and 4 to 5% py returning the best gold values ranging up to 2 to 8 g/t and averaging approx. 4 g/t/2m; 16 m strongly altered felsic lapilli crystal tuff - with minor qtz/py stringers and gold av. 0.75 to 0.85 g/t Au; 3 m 4C Zone - two darker coloured units up to 60 cm wide, each finely banded with alternating bands of strong si-albitization (alb), with chlorite and semi-massive py - two dark coloured units separated from each other by less altered volcanic rocks grade 5 to 6 g/t Au and the rock between them, up to 1.5 m wide grade 2 to 3 g/t Au - drift width averages out at 1.5 g/t Au - steeply south-dipping fault, post-dates gold min. event; 10 m se, carb | locally apparently strongly alb felsic lapilli/agglomerate (bomb) tuff; 11m chloritic intermediate volcanic fragmental crystal tuff to end of drift.
|Victoria Creek||1998||Unclassified||4272062||J. Kevin Montgomery, Dec. 15, 1999 - KL-5231||Gold 3.27 NA|
|1998||3538||----1998 UNDERGROUND DEV. -------J. KEVIN MONTGOMERY, DEC. 15, 1999 - KL-5231||SHAFT DEPTH 524.6 M (1721 FEET), DRIFTING AND BULK SAMPLING ON 350 LEVEL|
Book - 1998 UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT AND DIAMOND DRILLING PROGRAM
Publication Number: KL-5231 Date: 1999
Author: Montgomery, J.K. et al.
Location: ASSESSMENT FILE KL-5231
Map - 350 level plan
Publication Number: 350 Level Scale: 1:250 Date: 1998
Location: ASSESSMENT FILE KL-5231
Map - Township of Gauthier, District of Timiskaming, Ontario
Publication Number: ARM50C Scale: 1:12,000 Date: 1998
Author: Griffis A.T., Thomson J.E.
Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines
Map - Geological Compilation of the Kirkland Lake Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt
Publication Number: P3425 Scale: 1:100,000 Date: 2000
Author: Ayer J.A., Trowell N.F.
Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey
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