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Record: MDI52J02NE00023


Mineral Record Identification
Record Name(s) Moose Creek Zone - 1995, DDH Beck #9,10,11,21,21a - 1995
Related Record Type Simple
Related Record(s)
Record Status Occurrence
Date Created 1995-May-26
Date Last Modified 2022-Sep-02
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Primary Commodities: Gold


Township or Area: Beckington Lake Area

Latitude: 50° 10' 58.25"    Longitude: -90° 35' 49.97"

UTM Zone: 15    Easting: 671537.577   Northing: 5561724.078    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Kenora

NTS Grid: 52J02NE

Point Location Description: Diamond drill holes

Location Method: Conversion from MDI

Access Description: The Beckington road is usable in the summer and may be plowed in winter. It may be possible to use snowmobiles in winter.

Exploration History

1984: Union Miniere Explorations and Mining Corporation drilled 21 DDH.

Assessment Work on File

Assessment Work on File
Office File Number Online Assessment File Identifier Online Assessment File Directory
52J02NE-0016C1 52J02NE0022 52J02NE0022
52J02NE-0048 52J02NE0016 52J02NE0016
52J02NE-0058 52J02NE0015 52J02NE0015
52J02NE-0057 52J02NE0020 52J02NE0020
52J02NE0056 52J02NE0015 52J02NE0015
52J02NE-0051 52J02NE0037 52J02NE0037
52J02NE0046 52J02NE0013 52J02NE0013
52J02NE-0033B1 52J02NE0029 52J02NE0029
52J02NE-0020B1 52J02NE0025 52J02NE0025
52J02NE-0017 52J02NE0033 52J02NE0033
52J02NE-0019 52J02NE0048 52J02NE0048

Geology Comments

Dec 07, 2005 (R Tuomi) - In the area near Thomas Lake the felsic zone is approximately 1.5 km wide and is intruded by gabbro bodies conformable with the north to northwest trend of foliation. The felsics mapped include tuff, lapilli-tuff and tuff breccia with porphyritic to fine grained flows. At depth, quartz porphyry is common in most of the drill holes. Both surface and drill hole samples contain chloritoid and staurolite with pyrite and pyrrhotite. Kyanite been been found in at least 1 location.


Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
Intermediate Tuff 1 Tuff Host
Intermediate Tuff 2 Lapilli Tuff Near
Porphyry-unsubdivided 3 Flows Near
Mafic lava flow-unsubdivided 4 Garnet Bearing Near

Lithology Comments

Dec 07, 2005 (R Tuomi) - Mineralization occurs in silicified zones in driil core.


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

Mineralization Comments

Dec 07, 2005 (R Tuomi) - Union Miniere carried out extensive sampling of surface and drill rock as part of their program. Major, minor and trace elements were analysed from samples collected over a wide area and analysed by the best available methods. Gold was assayed to ppm and ppb levels of detection. The ppm level of analysis for gold was not adequate. One sample from drill hole DDH B-16 was assayed to contain 13.8 grams gold per ton. Several samples contained gold at the parts per billion level, giving values from 350 to 800 ppb gold.

Jul 27, 2022 (Q Unknown) - 1983 DDH #BE-9 (AF-0051,0019): section assays 410 ppb Au/12 ft at 448 ft. 1984 DDH #BE-10 (AF-0020-B1,0033-B1): section assays 610 ppb Au/1m at 275, hole is 350 m N of #9.

Mineral Record Details


File - Sioux Lookout Mineral Deposit Files

Publication Number: Min Dep Date:


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Location: Thunder Bay RGP office

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