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General

Mineral Record Identification
Record Name(s) Argosy - 1979, Casey Summit - 1979, New Jason - 1979, Jason - 1979
Related Record Type SIMPLE
Record Status Past Producing Mine Without Reserves or Resources
Date Created 1979-Aug-14
Date Last Modified 2021-Nov-19
Created By Q Unknown
Revised By Therese Pettigrew

Commodities

Primary Commodities: Gold

Secondary Commodities: Silver



Location

Township or Area: Casummit Lake Area

Latitude: 51° 28' 56.12"    Longitude: -92° 21' 13.6"

UTM Zone: 15    Easting: 544873.24   Northing: 5703653.75    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Red Lake

NTS Grid: 52N08NW

Point Location Description: Precise

Location Method: Data Compilation

Access Description: approx. 166 km ENE of Red Lake



Exploration History

Gold mineralization was found in 1929 and was explored by Casey Mountain Operating syndicate between 1929-1931. Approx 610 m of diamond drilling was completed and the No.2 shaft on the No. 2 vein was sunk to 25.9 m. Casey Summit Mines was incorporated in 1931 and in 1933 and 1933 No.2 shaft was deepened to 97.5 m, 551.7m of lateral development was completed, and a 50 ton per day mill was installed. Production was limited to this point and in 1935, Argosy Gold mines Ltd was formed to continue development on the property. The workings were dewatered and 125 ton/day mill was erected. Production continued from 1936-38. Argosy Gold Mines went bankrupt in 1938. Jason Mines Ltd acquired the mine and 22 surrounding claims in November 1938. The No. 1 shaft was sunk approx 457 m E of the No. 2 shaft. No production was recorded at this time. Shut down in October 1942. Jason Mines Ltd resumed operations in 1946-47. In 1948 Jason Mines Ltd, changed to New Jason Mines Ltd and resumed production in 1949. The known ore reserves were depleted in 1952 and the mine was closed in April 1952. Property was dormant until 1974 when Casummit Lake Mines Ltd optioned the property. 5 DDH totalling 490 m on the No. 5 vein system. 1975 Grand Bay explorations conducted DDH program in 1978, DDH3 assayed 300 g/t over 0.3 m at depth 61.3 m. Noranda Exploration Company Ltd 12 DDH totalling 1188 m in 1986. Goldfields Canadian Mining Ltd carried out DDH in 1988 and 1989. Wolfden Resources Inc, acquired the property in 1999 carried out an environmental assessment. Cangold Ltd drilled a 9 DDH program totalling 1513 m in 2001-02. 2003-04 Cangold Ltd. completed a 14 DDH exploration program.


Assessment Work on File

Assessment Work on File
Office File Number Online Assessment File Identifier Online Assessment File Directory
2.28198 52N08NW2018 52N08NW2018
2.20036 52N08NW2008 52N08NW2008
2.23071 52N08NW2012 52N08NW2012
2.4100 52N09SW0007 52N09SW0007
20000005595 52N08NW0038 52N08NW0038
2.20010 52N08NW2007 52N08NW2007
2.24877 52N08NW2015 52N08NW2015
63.3394 52N08NW0002 52N08NW0002

Geology

Province: Superior

Subprovince: Uchi

Terrane: North Caribou

Domain: Uchi

Belt: Birch-Uchi

Geological Age: Archean  



Geology Comments

Jul 15, 2014 (Therese Pettigrew) - A synclinal structure of interbedded and generally east-trending greywacke, quartzite, slate, iron formation and pyroclastics is surrounded by Keewatin intermediate to mafic lavas. The rocks have been intruded by occasional diorite and granite dykes. Most of the veins occur in N-S fractures dipping 30-85 to the west. Quartz is associated with variable amounts of arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, sphalerite, galena and native gold. Underground workings opened up initially veins No. 2 and 3, the width of which ranged from 2 to 7 and 1.5 to 4 respectively. In 1938, development work was also started on vein No.1. The average grade of the ore mined was 0.37 oz/t Au (Ferguson et al., 1971).




Lithology

Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
Mylonite/Fault Gouge/Pseudotachylite 1 Shear Zone Contains
Vein 2 Contains
Terrigenous-Clastic-Unsubdivided 3 Greywacke Adjacent
Claystone 4 Slate Adjacent

Mineralization

Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Alteration Style
5ArsenopyriteEconomicOre
10ChalcopyriteEconomicOre
15GalenaEconomicOre
20GoldEconomicOre
25PyriteEconomicOre
30PyrrhotiteEconomicOre
35SphaleriteEconomicOre

Mineralization Comments

Jul 15, 2014 (A MCKEE) - PRODUCTION 1934-52: 101,875 OZ AU;9,788 OZ AG FROM 276,573 TONS ORE MILLED, AVE.RECOV.0.37 OPT AU, GRADE 1986 DDH: GB-86-3:0.15 OPT AU (109.4-110),0.44,VG(252.75-253.3) GB-86-4:0.126 /8.6'. 2003/2004 Cangold Ltd, 14 drill holes totalling 2789.2 m. P-Vein below workings form the No.1 shaft. Intersections including 14.2 g/t Au over 1.65 m.


Jul 15, 2014 (Therese Pettigrew) - Shafts on claims KRL9681 and 9684.



Assay Samples

Mineral Record Details

Mineral Zones - Size and Shape

Rank: 2       Structure Type: Fold

Rank: 1       Structure Type: Vein

Zone Name: Detour Lake - Rank 1
Shape Length Thickness Depth Strike Dip Plunge Trend Age Reference
Unknown 1.5 18 40 90
Production Data
Year Tonnes Commodities Reference Comment
1934 4094 MRC 13 p. 231 888 oz Au, 87 oz Ag
1938 43249 MRC 13 p. 231 1936-38 prod: 14835 oz Au, 1433 oz Ag
1942 105318 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $1701923 value
1946 9956 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $77931 value
1947 18532 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $199920 value
1949 13509 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $241185 value
1950 38654 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $493476 value
1951 36441 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $468215 value
1952 6820 ODM Annual Report 1955, P. 25 $74192 value; 1949-1952 production: 86152 oz Au, 8268 oz Ag; Total production: 276573 tons milled, 101875 oz Au, 9788 oz Ag

References

Mono - Gold deposits of Ontario, part 1, districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Rainy River, and Thunder Bay

Publication Number: MDC013 Scale:     Date: 1971

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

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines and Northern Affairs


Book - Ontario Department of Mines 1933 Annual Report, v. 42, pt.6, pp. 30-34

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1934

Author: Furse, G.D.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Book - Ontario Department of Mines 1942 Annual Report, v. 52, pt. 1, pp. 120-121

Publication Number: Scale:     Date: 1943

Author: Tower, W.O. et al

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Book - Ontario Department of Mines 1936 Annual Report, v. 45, pt. 4, p. 28-29.

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1937

Author: Harding, W.D.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Book - Ontario Department of Mines 1937 Annual Report, v. 46, pt. 7, p. 17-25

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1938

Author: Horwood, H.C.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Book - Ontario Department of Mines 1940 Annual Report, v. 49, pt. 1, p. 134

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1941

Author: Tower, W.O. et al.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Book - 60 Ontario Department of Mines 1953 Annual Report, v. 62, p5. 2, pp. 59-60

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1954

Author: Field, D.J.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Book - Ontario Department of Mines 1955 Annual Report, v. 64, pt. 1, p. 25

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1956

Author: Arnold, M.G.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Mono - Volcanic studies in the Birch-Uchi lakes area of Ontario

Publication Number: MP006 Scale:     Date: 1967

Author: Goodwin A.M.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Map - Woman and Narrow Lakes Gold Area, District of Kenora, Ontario

Publication Number: ARM36E Scale: 1:126,720    Date: 1927

Author: Greig, J.W., Carnsell, C.A., and Burwash, E.M.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Publication - OGS 1991 CASUMMIT LAKE GDIF 601

Publication Number: N/A Scale:     Date: 1991

Author:

Publisher Name:


Map - Shabumeni-Birch Lakes Area, District of Kenora (Patricia Portion), Ontario

Publication Number: ARM42D Scale: 1:63,360    Date: 1933

Author: Furse, G.D.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


Map - Geology of the Casummit Lake area, District of Kenora, Patricia Portion

Publication Number: OFM0140 Scale: 1:15,840    Date: 1990

Author: Beakhouse G.P.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey


Map - Geological compilation series, Favourable Lake-Poplar Hill area, Sampson Lake-Shearstone Lake sheet, District of Kenora (Patricia Portion)

Publication Number: P0771 Scale: 1:126,720    Date: 1972

Author: Ayres L.D., Raudsepp M., Averill S.A., Edwards G.R.

Publisher Name: Ontario Division of Mines


Map - Compilation series, Trout Lake-Birch Lake sheet, Kenora District

Publication Number: P2386 Scale: 1:126,720    Date: 1981

Author: Thurston P.C., Bartlett J.R.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey


Map - Geological series, Precambrian geology of the Birch Lake area, Kenora District (Patricia Portion)

Publication Number: P2387 Scale: 1:50,000    Date: 1981

Author: Thurston P.C., Jackson M.C., Pirie J.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey


Map - Precambrian Geology, Casummit Lake Area, District of Kenora, (Patricia Portion)

Publication Number: P3245 Scale: 1:15,840    Date: 1994

Author: Beakhouse G.P., Mainville M.C., Wilson M.E.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey


Map - Casummit Lake Area, District of Kenora (Patricia Portion), Ontario, 1:14400

Publication Number: ARM46F Scale:     Date: 1937

Author: Horwood, H.C.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines


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