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 #:

03778

Related Deposit:

COMPOUND

Related MDI:

No Data

Creation Date:

26-MAY-1980

Created By:

Q Unknown

Revision Date:

09-MAY-2014

Revised By:

D GUINDON

Organization Affiliation:

Converted from the original MDI


Commodity

Primary Commodities:

COPPER, NICKEL

Secondary Commodities:

PLATINUM, SILVER, PALLADIUM, GOLD


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:

FIELD VISIT WITH GPS

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

09/05/2014 The geology of the deposit is described by Bennett (1978) and Good (1989). The property area is underlain by northeast-trending south facing felsic to mafic metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks. The Kanichee intrusion is about 1070 m long and 760 m wide and is composed predominantly of layered olivine plus clinopyroxene cumulate rocks. The study by Good (1989) indicates that the magma is of komatiitic affinity and HREE- and Al2O3 depleted. It intruded interlayered conglomerate and calc-alkalic metavolcanic flows and pyroclastic rocks near the top of the Lower Volcanic Group. The intrusion contains layers ranging in composition from dunite to clinopyroxenite. A thin layer of gabbro is present at the contact with the surrounding metavolcanic rocks. The layering of the intrusion faces southeast, strikes about northeast and dips steeply to the south. The intrusion itself plunges to the southeast.
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 PYRITE ORE
1 CHALCOPYRITE 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

09/05/2014 Copper-nickel-precious metal mineralization is concentrated in vein sulphides at the north end or base of the intrusion. Good (1989) noted 4 settings for Fe-Ni-Cu sulphide mineralization: 1) sulphide-carbonate-quartz or sulphide-carbonate-talc-serpentine veins filling joints or faults, predominantly in the base or north end of the intrusion, 2) disseminated, fine to coarse bleb sulphides within the halo of the joint or fault mineralization, 3) fine disseminated net-textured sulphides within the peridotite at the base of the intrusion and 4) trace amounts of fine disseminated sulphides within the peridotitic cycles away from the ore and associated with alteration. Sulphides associated with the veins (Type 1) are chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite, and minor pyrite, sphalerite, galena, mackinawite, violarite and covellite. Type 2 sulphides consist of chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite and pyrite. Type 3 sulphides consist of pyrrhotite, pentlandite and chalcopyrite. Type 4 sulphides consist of pyrrhotite, pentlandite and chalcopyrite. On the periphery of the pit, a few veins of Type 1 mineralization are exposed in pyroxenite near the contact with calc-alkalic basalt. A 10 cm wide sulphide vein (Type 1), striking at 105 with a near vertical dip was sampled. The vein appears to be composed chiefly of pyrrhotite with about 15% chalcopyrite. Assays for precious-PGE metals returned 2.1 g/t gold, 10.6 g/t platinum and greater than 5.0 g/t palladium. A nearby fracture in pyroxenite with malachite staining returned 0.4 g/t gold, 0.6 g/t platinum and 1.5 g/t palladium. A sample of unmineralized pyroxenite returned less than 6 ppb gold, 19 ppb platinum and 20 ppb palladium.

Alteration

Rank

Mineral

Type

Habit

Intensity

1 HEMATITE HEMATIZATION REPLACEMENT UNKNOWN

Comments

No Data


Geochemistry

Reference #:

1

Sample #:

13G01A

Sample Type:

GRAB

Field ID:

13DLG01A

Test Source:

Property visit

Test Year:

2013

Geologist:

D GUINDON

Laboratory:

GeoLabs

Sample Rock Description:

VEIN

UTM Datum:

NAD83

Zone:

17

Easting:

587583

Northing:

5217381

Description:

sulphide vein

Assay Result:

Client ID 13DLG01A Au (Det Limit = 5_00) 2090 Pd (Det Limit = 8_00) >5000 Pt (Det Limit = 8_00) 10579.7 Client ID 13DLG01A units Ag (Det Limit = 0_50) Al (Det Limit = 100_00) 6757 Ba (Det Limit = 5_00) 179 Ca (Det Limit = 100_00) 12680 Co (Det Limit = 1_00) 190 Cr (Det Limit = 1_00) 10 Cu (Det Limit = 2_00) >15000 Fe (Det Limit = 5_00) 244238 K (Det Limit = 65) 7235 Li (Det Limit = 1_00) 2 Mg (Det Limit = 20_00) 11728 Mn (Det Limit = 0_10) 358 Na (Det Limit = 45) 392 Ni (Det Limit = 5_00) 1011 Pb (Det Limit = 0_10) 71 Sc (Det Limit = 0_50) 2 Sr (Det Limit = 2_00) 6 Ti (Det Limit = 10_00) 204 V (Det Limit = 1_00) 45 Y (Det Limit = 0_05) 1 Zn (Det Limit = 5_00) 1002


Reference #:

2

Sample #:

13G01B

Sample Type:

GRAB

Field ID:

13DLG01B

Test Source:

Property visit

Test Year:

2013

Geologist:

D GUINDON

Laboratory:

GeoLabs

Sample Rock Description:

VEIN

UTM Datum:

NAD83

Zone:

17

Easting:

587583

Northing:

5217381

Description:

Malachite stained fracture in host

Assay Result:

Client ID 13DLG01B Au (Det Limit = 5_00) 408 Pd (Det Limit = 8_00) 1504.2 Pt (Det Limit = 8_00) 630.7 Client ID 13DLG01B units Ag (Det Limit = 0_50) Al (Det Limit = 100_00) 46556 Ba (Det Limit = 5_00) 217 Ca (Det Limit = 100_00) 56618 Co (Det Limit = 1_00) 54 Cr (Det Limit = 1_00) >500 Cu (Det Limit = 2_00) 6854 Fe (Det Limit = 5_00) 88206 K (Det Limit = 65) 5468 Li (Det Limit = 1_00) 15 Mg (Det Limit = 20_00) >59000 Mn (Det Limit = 0_10) 1719 Na (Det Limit = 45) 15661 Ni (Det Limit = 5_00) 872 Pb (Det Limit = 0_10) <35 Sc (Det Limit = 0_50) 40 Sr (Det Limit = 2_00) 156 Ti (Det Limit = 10_00) 5619 V (Det Limit = 1_00) 240 Y (Det Limit = 0_05) 16 Zn (Det Limit = 5_00) 116


Reference #:

3

Sample #:

13G01C

Sample Type:

GRAB

Field ID:

13DLG01C

Test Source:

property visit

Test Year:

2013

Geologist:

D GUINDON

Laboratory:

GeoLabs

Sample Rock Description:

ULTRAMAFIC INTRUSIVE

UTM Datum:

NAD83

Zone:

17

Easting:

587583

Northing:

5217381

Description:

unmineralized ultramafic rock

Assay Result:

Client ID 13DLG01C Au (Det Limit = 5_00) <6 Pd (Det Limit = 8_00) 11.8 Pt (Det Limit = 8_00) 19 Client ID 13DLG01C units Ag (Det Limit = 0_50) Al (Det Limit = 100_00) 31387 Ba (Det Limit = 5_00) 11 Ca (Det Limit = 100_00) 58029 Co (Det Limit = 1_00) 83 Cr (Det Limit = 1_00) >500 Cu (Det Limit = 2_00) 59 Fe (Det Limit = 5_00) 79547 K (Det Limit = 65) 427 Li (Det Limit = 1_00) 19 Mg (Det Limit = 20_00) >59000 Mn (Det Limit = 0_10) 1917 Na (Det Limit = 45) 2046 Ni (Det Limit = 5_00) 738 Pb (Det Limit = 0_10) <35 Sc (Det Limit = 0_50) 32 Sr (Det Limit = 2_00) 30 Ti (Det Limit = 10_00) 3557 V (Det Limit = 1_00) 157 Y (Det Limit = 0_05) 10 Zn (Det Limit = 5_00) 92 Client ID 13DLG01C units wt% Al2O3 (Det Limit = 0_01) 6.23 CaO (Det Limit = 0_01) 10.029 Fe2O3 (Det Limit = 0_01) 13.14 K2O (Det Limit = 0_01) 0.06 LOI (Det Limit = 0_05) 4.65 MgO (Det Limit = 0_01) 18.55 MnO (Det Limit = 0_01) 0.249 Na2O (Det Limit = 0_01) 0.25 P2O5 (Det Limit = 0_01) 0.048 SiO2 (Det Limit = 0_01) 46.15 TiO2 (Det Limit = 0_01) 0.71 TOTAL (Det Limit = ) 100.05



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

Date

Geologist Name

Commments

11/06/2013 D GUINDON Property visited June 11, 2013 with Eric Whyte. Samples collected: Sample Number 13DLG01A 13DLG01B 13DLG01C NAME Kanichee Kanichee Kanichee TOWNSHIP Strathy Strathy Strathy NAD 83 83 83 UTM Zone 17 17 17 UTM East 587583 587583 587583 UTM North 5217381 5217381 5217381 PROPERTY Kanichee Kanichee Kanichee MDI Number MDI31M04SW00022 MDI31M04SW00022 MDI31M04SW00022 ANALYSES grab; Au, base metals grab; Au, base metals grab; Au, base metals, whole rock DESCRIPT sulphide vein malachite stained fracture in host unmineralized ultramafic Photos taken Key Word in Description Photo Number Year Township Description UTM Zone Easting Northing 731932 2013 Strathy Kanichee - sulphide stain on rocks along edge of pit 17 587583 5217381 731933 2013 Strathy Kanichee - pillowed basalts near intrusive 17 587583 5217381 731934 2013 Strathy Kanichee - malachite along fractures 17 587583 5217381 731935 2013 Strathy Kanichee - 10 cm sulphide vein 17 587583 5217381 731936 2013 Strathy Kanichee - blocks of seds between pillows 17 587583 5217381

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:

1142871

Source:

EMR MR223 - Northern Platinum Ltd. ? corporate profile - 1989

Comments:

No Data


Commodity

Grade

COPPER .462 Percent
NICKEL .313 Percent

Ore Zone Name:

Kanichee

Year:

1989

Category:

UNCLASSIFIED

Tonnes:

727789

Source:

Northern Platinum Ltd. ? corporate profile - 1989

Comments:

Drill indicated


Commodity

Grade

COPPER 0.335 Percent
NICKEL 0.171 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


BOOK:

Report of Activities 2013, Resident Geologist Program, Kirkland Lake Regional Resident Geologist Report: Kirkland Lake and Sudbury Districts

Pub.#:

OFR6295

Scale:

1:10 000

Date:

15/04/2014

Publisher:

OGS

Location:

KLRGO

Originator:

D.L. Guindon, D.G. Farrow, C.M. Daniels, R.L. Debicki, A.C. Wilson, S.E. Ha


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