General Information

MDI Number:

MDI31M04SW00022

Old MDI Number:

N 0061

Deposit Name:

Kanichee Mine - 1973, Ajax Minerals Property - 1969, Trebor Property - 1948, Cuniptau Mine - 1933, Claim TR3187 - 1910

Deposit Status:

PAST PRODUCING MINE WITH RESERVES

SMDR #:

811

AMIS #:

No Data

Related Deposit:

COMPOUND

Related MDI:

No Data

Creation Date:

26-MAY-1980

Created By:

Q Unknown

Revision Date:

28-NOV-2012

Revised By:

A WILSON

Organization Affiliation:

Converted from the original MDI


Commodity

Primary Commodities:

COPPER, NICKEL

Secondary Commodities:

SILVER, GOLD, PLATINUM, PALLADIUM


Location

Township

Lot

Concession

Section

Legal Desc.

STRATHY No Data No Data No Data No Data

Latitude:

47° 6' 13.85"

UTM Zone:

17

UTM Easting:

587596

Longitude:

79° 50' 44.03"

UTM Northing:

5217351

UTM Datum:

NAD83

Resident Geologist District:

KIRKLAND LAKE

Mining Division:

SUDBURY


NTS Grid Name

Qualifier

31M04SW P

Claim Map:

G-3451

Point Location Description:

open pit

Location Method:

AMIS SITE VISIT

Source Map:

No Data

Source Map Scale:

No Data

Source Map Accuracy:

No Data

Access Description:

Kanichee Lake access road from Goward on highway 17 north for approximately 6km. On main travelled tracked main open pit and building structures on the site.


Exploration History

28/11/2012 1910-1915: H.C. Watkins and W.C. Langley - property staked, lease acquired. 1915: unknown company - bulk sampled (17,000 lbs) 1919: C.C. Filteau - DD-300 ft. 1928: Gibson Mining Ventures Limited - trenching. 1933-36: Cuniptau Mines Development Company - U/G development, ore shipment, U/G and open pit development. 1937: Ontario Nickel Corporation - property acquired. 1948-71:Trebor Mines Limited - DD - 128-40,915 ft., dewatering, mapping, ground geophysics. 1961-73: Ajax Minerals Limited - ground geophysics, DD. 1970: Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited - property optioned, DD-1754 ft, bulk sampling. 1973-76: Kanichee Mining Incorporated - ground geophysics, mapping, sampling, DD-24-12,691 ft, in production. 1987-89: Northern Platinum Ltd. -- property acquired, DD-5-2231 ft, pit dewatering, 18 tons of pit material crushed and sent to Lakefield Research for metallurgical testing, mapping. 1988-89: property transferred to Toburn Gold Mines Ltd. - dewatering, mill up grade, sampling, ground geophysics, trenching, mapping. 1998: Sudbury Contact Mines Ltd. and Falconbridge Ltd. - mapping, soil geochemistry, ground geophysics. 2007-2008: Amador Gold Corp. - ground geophysics

Assessment Files

Assessment Number

Assessment File

CO-1985 No Data
CO-2041 donated
CO-2041 / 2.1286 31M04SW0101
CO-2063 donation
CO-2063 / 63.5231 / OM87-8-L-243 31M04NW0011
CO-2063 / 63.5364 31M04NW0010
CO-2081 donated
CO-2591 / 2.20352 31M04SE2005
CO-3208 / 2.35064 No Data
CO-3209 / 2.34993
CO-3419 / 2.40772

Geology

Province:

SUPERIOR

Sub Province:

WESTERN ABITIBI

Belt:

TEMAGAMI

Geological Age:

No Data

Intrusion:

KANICHEE

Geochronological Age:

No Data

Terrane:

No Data

Geochron. Age Ref:

No Data

Metamorphism Type:

No Data

Metamorphism Grade:

No Data

Tectonic Assemblage:

No Data

Formation:

No Data

Structure

No Data

Comments

No Data


Lithology

Deposit Rock Name:

MAFIC INTRUSIVE

Rank:

1

Composition Modifier:

gabbro

Textural Modifier:

No Data

Relationship to Deposit:

HOST


Deposit Rock Name:

ULTRAMAFIC INTRUSIVE

Rank:

2

Composition Modifier:

peridotite

Textural Modifier:

serpentinized

Relationship to Deposit:

HOST


Deposit Rock Name:

MAFIC METAVOLCANICS

Rank:

3

Composition Modifier:

No Data

Textural Modifier:

No Data

Relationship to Deposit:

ADJACENT


Deposit Rock Name:

INTERMEDIATE METAVOLCANICS

Rank:

4

Composition Modifier:

No Data

Textural Modifier:

No Data

Relationship to Deposit:

ADJACENT


Comments

19/11/2012 The major mineralized zones have been found within a northwest-trending extension of the main gabbro mass or within the gabbro body near the extension. The extension consists of serpentinized peridotite and serpentinite with local amphibolitic areas. It is approximately 240 m long by 90 m wide and plunges 23 SE.

Mineralization

Rank

Mineral

Type

1 PYRRHOTITE ORE
1 CHALCOPYRITE ORE
1 PYRITE ORE
2 PENTLANDITE ORE
3 SPHALERITE GANGUE
4 CALAVERITE ORE
5 TETRAHEDRITE ORE
6 CHROMITE GANGUE
7 SPERRYLITE ORE
8 MICHENERITE ORE
9 MARCASITE GANGUE

Comments

No Data


Alteration

Rank

Mineral

Type

Habit

Intensity

1 HEMATITE HEMATIZATION REPLACEMENT UNKNOWN

Comments

No Data


Geochemistry

No Data


Deposit Information

Deposit Classification

Rank

Description

1 MAFIC-ULTRAMAFIC INTRUSION

Deposit Characteristic

Ranking

Description

1 DISSEMINATED

Deposit Structure

No Data


Deposit Shape and Size

No Data


Deposit Visit

No Data


Production

Production Name:

Kanichee Mine

Year:

1976

Tonnes:

251437

Depth of Works:

35

Mining Method:

OPEN PIT

Mill Capacity:

No Data

Rehabilitated Flag:

No Data

Production Source:

OFR5705

Comments:

average assays of mill concentrate for 1974 and 1975 contained 11,140 ppb Pd, 2,023 ppb Pt, 2,049 ppb Au, 2.84%o Ni and 9.56% Cu;calculated from grade of 0.72% Cu AND 0.5% Ni, total 1974-1976

Commodity:

COPPER

Mass:

1810346

Commodity:

NICKEL

Mass:

1257185


Production Name:

Cunipitau

Year:

1936

Tonnes:

3010

Depth of Works:

No Data

Mining Method:

OPEN PIT

Mill Capacity:

No Data

Rehabilitated Flag:

No Data

Production Source:

OFR5705, p. 4

Comments:

Ni 29.7 t, Cu 45 t, Au 1151 g, Ag 28304 g, Pt 2572 g,, Pd 6106 g



Reserves

Ore Zone Name:

Kanichee

Year:

1989

Category:

PROVEN

Tonnes:

1259800

Source:

EMR MR223

Comments:

No Data


Commodity

Grade

COPPER .46 Percent
NICKEL .33 Percent


References

BOOK:

Res Geo Clippings - Ajax,Cuniptau,Kanichee, N Platinum, Trebor

Pub.#:

Clippings

Scale:

No Data

Date:

25/01/1996

Publisher:

KL RGO

Location:

No Data

Originator:

No Data


BOOK:

MR223 ONT 60

Pub.#:

MR223

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1989

Publisher:

DEMR

Location:

No Data

Originator:

No Data


BOOK:

Geology Of The Northeast Temagami Area, p. 75-78

Pub.#:

R163

Scale:

No Data

Date:

02/01/1978

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

No Data

Originator:

G. Bennett


BOOK:

SUMMARY OF FIELD WORK AND OTHER ACTIVITIES, 1987, p 276-280

Pub.#:

MP137

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1987

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

No Data

Originator:

Good, D.J.


BOOK:

Report Of Activities, 1988, Resident Geologists, p. 319

Pub.#:

MP142

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1989

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

No Data

Originator:

L. Owsiacki et al.


BOOK:

Report of Activities, 1989, Resident Geologists, p. 277

Pub.#:

MP147

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1990

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

No Data

Originator:

L. Owsiacki et al.


BOOK:

Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Deposits of Ontario, p.204-205

Pub.#:

MDC012

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1969

Publisher:

ODM

Location:

No Data

Originator:

R. Shklanka


PUBLICATION:

NMI FILE, 31M/4 CU 1

Pub.#:

No Data

Scale:

No Data

Date:

25/01/1996

Publisher:

No Data

Location:

KL RGO

Originator:

No Data


BOOK:

Platinum group element distribution in the Kanichee intrusion, District of Nipissing

Pub.#:

OFR5705

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1989

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

No Data

Originator:

D.J. Good


BOOK:

SMDR FILE, #00811

Pub.#:

SMDR

Scale:

No Data

Date:

25/01/1996

Publisher:

No Data

Location:

KL RGO

Originator:

No Data


MAP:

Chambers and Strathy Townships

Pub.#:

M2323

Scale:

1:31 680

Date:

01/01/1975

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

No Data

Originator:

No Data


BOOK:

The Northeasten Portion of the Timagami Lake Area, p. 24

Pub.#:

ARV51-6

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1942

Publisher:

ODM

Location:

No Data

Originator:

W.W. Moorhouse


MAP:

N.E. Portion, Timagami Lake Area

Pub.#:

M0051e

Scale:

1:63 360

Date:

01/01/1942

Publisher:

ODM

Location:

No Data

Originator:

No Data


BOOK:

Part of Strathy Township, p. 54-55

Pub.#:

ARV44-7

Scale:

No Data

Date:

01/01/1935

Publisher:

ODM

Location:

No Data

Originator:

W.S. Savage