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Record: MDI52J02NE00019


Mineral Record Identification
Record Name(s) Wagon Road - 1995, No. 7 Vein - 1936, East Zone - 1945
Related Record Type Simple
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Record Status Occurrence
Date Created 1995-May-26
Date Last Modified 2022-Jul-20
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Primary Commodities: Gold


Township or Area: Beckington Lake Area

Latitude: 50° 10' 38.42"    Longitude: -90° 36' 9.88"

UTM Zone: 15    Easting: 671162.585   Northing: 5561099.072    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Kenora

NTS Grid: 52J02NE

Point Location Description: Pits

Location Method: Conversion from MDI

Access Description: Access to the showing can be had from Hwy 599 which intersects the Beckington Lake road 1.5 km south of the Village of Savant Lake. Approximately 9km east a south trending trail leads to the east side of Thomas Lake. This trail extends south to Mine Lake and can be used by all-terrain vehicles under normal conditions.

Exploration History

The first work done on Mine Lake was probably carried out in the 1910 to 1925 period or earlier. E.S. Moore (1911) mentioned a large number of prospects in the vicinity of Ouillette Lake, lying north of Couture Lake; Many of these consist of little pits of no importance, but the Ouillette Lake Mining Company, with headquarters at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, have done much prospecting work on nine claims northeast of the Lake. Outside of the two old locations SV 421 and SV 422, none of the claims have been surveyed, but they adjoin on the east and south. One pit about 25 feet long runs across a mass of schistose diorite, and the rock is cut up by stringers of quartz. The quartz carries considerable pyrite and pyrrhotite, and a number of specimens of free gold were seen. In another pit about 15 feet long and 7 feet deep a mass of white quartz stringers about 10 feet wide may be seen lying along the hanging wall. The rock has about the composition of diorite. On the surface near this pit there is a quartz vein about 3 feet wide which may be connected with the mass already described. It pinches down to about 20 inches in a pit 10 feet deep. On location SV 422 there is a pit on a large mass of quartz. The pit is about 14 feet wide, and the quartz extends almost across it. On another claim a mass of stringers appearing on the surface unite in a pit to form a vein about 8 feet wide. The rock in which these veins occur is largely coarse greenstone, the gangue is mostly quartz, and the other minerals in the vein chalcopyrite and pyrite. The veins in some places form some of the largest in the region, and some carry gold, but they show a tendency to break up into small stringers or otherwise become irregular.

Assessment Work on File

Assessment Work on File
Office File Number Online Assessment File Identifier Online Assessment File Directory
52J02NE-0026B1 52J02NE9285 52J02NE9285


Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
Vein 1 Quartz Host
Diorite 2 Diorite Host


Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Alteration Style

Mineral Record Details


Book - CLIPPINGS 1909-1955

Publication Number: CLIPPINGS Date: 1996


Publisher Name:


File - Sioux Lookout Mineral Deposit Files

Publication Number: MIN DEP Date:


Publisher Name:

Location: Thunder Bay RGP office

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