INVENTORY FILE NO.
NAME OF PROPERTY
Moore (Penniac Reef)
1992 Arnold Mickelson
1009 Waller Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T
The deposit consists of scattered stringers of vein quartz in a
sheared zone of Archean dark, silicified, and mineralized agglomerate, on the
northwest flank of the Archean or Proterozoic Falcon Lake diorite intrusive
complex. The width of the mineralized zone is 61 m, and the parallel quartz
veins strike 035-45° NW.
MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
Silver, platinum, and iridium
EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The property is located about 0.8 km southwest of Star Lake and 3.2 km
north of the Trans-Canada Highway.
Tom Moore apparently staked the
20.9-hectare property as the Moore claim in 1890. A shaft was started and some
trenches made. An assay of a 3.2 kg sample was made in 1904 or 1905 and assayed
181.7 g/t (5.30 oz/ton) Au, with a trace of Ag.
In 1910, the property was
restaked by George Knudson, who, in the same year, assigned half interest to
J.H. Hicks of the Penniac Reef Gold Mines Limited (inc. all). Seven
assays were made in 1911, and of note is an assay of 404.2 g/t (11.79 oz/ton)
from a selected sample in the dump. Five more assays were reported in 1912, with
an average value of 12.0 g/t (0.35 oz/ton). At this time, the shaft had reached
19.8 m in depth.
In 1913 to 1914, a 9.1 t amalgam mill was operating. It was
reported that about 272 tonnes (t) of 15.4 g/t (0.45 oz/ton) material were run
through the mill, and a gold bar containing 130 500 in gold plus 5.4 t of
concentrate obtained (Star Lake Gold Mines Limited, Prospectors). Five gold bars
had three 0.2 gram assays performed on it and the average composition was as
iridium 0.25% or lower
(Written communication, A.G. French, Jan. 6,
George Knudson assigned his half interest to John Smith and Arthur
Grassby in 1915. Later in the same year, a bulk sample of 562 kg assayed 337.72
g/t (11.97 oz/ton) Au and 34.7 g/t (1.23 oz/ton) Ag. All interest in the
property was assigned to Star Lake Gold Mines Limited in 1917, and in the same
year a patent on the property was issued. At this time, the shaft was 2 x 2.5 m
and 26 m deep. About 28 m of drifting was done on the 25 m level. In addition,
an open cut 30 x 15 m and 3 m deep had been made.
In 1917, J.R. Marshall
selected a sample from the dump, which assayed 8.23 g/t (0.24 oz/ton) Au, trace
Pt, and trace Ag.
E.L. Bruce (1918) visited the property and removed three
samples for assay purposes. A channel sample from the fact of the drift assayed
4.80 g/t (0.14 oz/ton) Au. A sample from a pocket found only trace Au and mill
tailings assayed 2.74 g/t (0.08 oz/ton) Au. The property was inactive from 1918
until 1929, when the shaft was to be dewatered and the ore body sampled. In
1938, a total of 488 m of diamond drilling had been done on the property, and 20
years later, an additional 63 m was done.
In 1963, the Manitoba Mines Branch
covered the shaft to the mine for public safety with a 3.5 m x 3.5 m x 0.15 m
concrete slab. Four steel markers were left to show the corners of the
In October 1973, Star Lake Gold Mines Limited was renamed Winnipeg
Gold Limited and the latter company was dissolved in April 1976.
tax on the claim had been paid up until 1984 by H. Currie on behalf of Goldbeam
In 1992, A. Mickelson staked SAM (W53245) over this deposit,
however, there is no record of work being completed.
1913 - 1 gold bar
1915 - 1 gold bar
Bruce, E.L. 1919: Gold-Quartz Veins and Scheelite Deposits in
Southeastern Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report for 1918, p.
Davies, J.F. 1954: West Hawk Lake-Falcon Lake Area; Publication
53-4, p. 24; Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Manitoba, Mines
DeLury, J.S. 1927: The Mineral Resources of Southeastern
Manitoba; Industrial Development Board, Manitoba, p. 52-53.
Mines Branch: Annual Report on Mines and Minerals; 11th, p. 115.
Mines Branch: Corporation Files, The Penniac Reef Gold Mines
Manitoba Mines Branch: Corporation Files, Star Lake Gold Mines
Manitoba Mines Branch: Mining Engineering Files, Star Lake Gold
Manitoba Mines Branch: Mining Recording Files, Moore, File
Mineral Policy Sector: Corporation Files, The Penniac
Reef Gold Mines Limited.
Mineral Policy Sector: Corporation Files, Star
Lake Gold Mines Limited.
Marshall, J.R. 1918: Star Lake Area, Manitoba;
Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report 1917, p. 21-22 D.
D. J. and G. Ostry 1996: Gold Deposits of Manitoba; Department of Energy and
Mines, ER86-1, p. 17.
Springer, G.D. 1952: Geology of the Rennie-West
Hawk Lake Area; Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Manitoba Mines
Branch, Publication 50-6, p. 15.
Survey of Mines 1968: Published by the
Financial Post, p. 128.
Davies, J.F. 1954: Map 53-4, West Hawk Lake-Falcon Lake area; 1:12 000
scale, geological map, accompanying Manitoba Mines Branch; Publication
Geological Survey of Canada 1967: Map 1191G, Waugh; Geological
Survey of Canada, aeromagnetic map, scale 1:63 360.
Geological Survey of
Canada 1967: Map 1192G, Caddy Lake; Geological Survey of Canada aeromagnetic
map, scale 1:63 360.
Geological Survey of Canada 1987: Map 52E, Kenora,
(Bedrock Geology Compilation Series); Geological Survey of Canada, geological
map, scale 1: 250 000.
Springer, G.D. 1952: Map 50-6, Rennie-West Hawk
Lake area; 1:63 360 scale, geological map accompanying Manitoba Mines Branch,
Veins similar to that on the Moore occur on the Gem (See: Mind No.
112) and Sheba (See: Mind No. 113).
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