Mineral Deposit Inventory for Ontario

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Permanent Link to this Record: MDI52F04NW00010

Deposit: MDI52F04NW00010


Mineral Deposit Identification
Deposit Name(s) Burnt - 1945, Byberg - 1945
Related Deposit Type None
Deposit Status occurrence
Date Created 1991-Mar-02
Date Last Modified 2017-Oct-27
Created By Q Unknown
Revised By T Pettigrew


Primary Commodities: gold


Township or Area: Heronry Lake Area

Latitude: 49° 14' 16.99"    Longitude: -93° 54' 15.7"

UTM Zone: 15    Easting: 434169   Northing: 5454313    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Kenora

NTS Grid: 52F04NW

Point Location Description: Sample 902087 on map in AFRI 52F05SE2006

Location Method: conversion from mdi

Source Map: KAKAGI LAKE (EDITION 1) 52F04

Sources Map Scale: 1:25 000

Access Description: Access from Kenora is gained via Highway 71 for about 10 km SE to Kakagi Lake. A 20 minute boat trip is required to reach the property on the north side of Kakagi Lake.

Exploration and Mining History

1944-45: H. Byberg conducted prospecting and sampling. 1974: ground was staked by R. Martin and partners who carried out prospecting and trenching. 1981: ground was restaked. 1982: trenching, prospecting, and grid layout was conducted. 1983: Welcome North Mines Ltd. optioned the property and conducted prospecting, geological mapping and soil geochemistry. 2004: Cunniah Lake Inc. conducted geological mapping, prospecting, and sampling.

Assessment Work on File

Assessment Work on File
Office File Number   Online Assessment File Identifier   Online Assessment File Directory  
52F05NW, MMMM-2, Cunniah Lake, 2.27990     52F05SE2006     Open
52F04NW, C-2, Byberg, H. Group        
2.7868     52F05SW0076     Open


Province: Superior

Subprovince: Wabigoon

Geological Age: Archean   

Mineral Deposit Lithology

Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
intermediate intrusive 1 diorite
vein 2 quartz

Lithology Comments

05/18/2017 (C Ravnaas) - The host rock is a mafic to ultramafic intrusive (Kakagi Sill #1). In this area a zone of weak vertical shearing (with a 10 cm 'core' of strong shearing) was encountered with accompanying silica, chlorite, iron carbonate alteration and disseminated pyrite from 3 to 10%. This shear strikes at 163° (width unknown) and was witnessed for at least 100 meters.


Deposit Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Habit Description
2 pyrite economic ore
5 gold economic ore
silica alteration silicification 1 unknown disseminated
chlorite alteration chloritic 2 unknown disseminated
carbonate alteration carbonatization 3 unknown disseminated

Mineralization Comments

05/18/2017 (C Ravnaas) - Seven grab samples were taken by Cunniah Lake Inc.. Five of these samples returned values from 17 to 46 ppb Au, while two samples that contained 8 to 10*56 pyrite returned Au values of 2,325 and 2,056 ppb.

10/27/2017 (T Pettigrew) - Beard and Garratt (1976) describe the Burnt showing as narrow quartz veins in diorite. The No. 3 vein is 8-10 cm wide and was traced over 488 m. Several grab samples ran from 0.16 to 0.63 opt Au with one sample of 2.02 opt Au. In 1945, H. Byberg obtained an assay of 0.98 opt Au from a grab sample of a very narrow quartz vein (AFRI 52F05SW0076).


Publication - Gold Deposits of the Kenora-Fort Frances Area, p. 11

Publication Number: MDC016    Date: 1976

Author: Beard, R.C., and Garratt, G.L.

Publisher Name: OGS

Publication - Gold Deposits of Ontario, p. 240

Publication Number: MDC013    Date: 1971

Author: Ferguson, S.A., Groen, H.A., and Haynes, R.

Publisher Name: OGS

Report an Error

We are continuously updating the Mineral Deposit Inventory. If you notice errors in the data please contact us.

Terms of Use

Please review our Terms of Use agreement for this data product.

Ministry Contact Information

For detailed information regarding this mineral deposit please contact the Kenora Resident Geologist District Office