MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
103
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PRODUCT
GOLD
NTS AREA
52E11
REF.
AU 4
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Moore (Penniac Reef)
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
1992 Arnold Mickelson
1009 Waller Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1P3
OBJECT LOCATED
Shaft
MINING DIVISION
Winnipeg
Latitude
4944'04
Longitude
09515'08
Uncertainty (m)
100 m
UTM Zone
15U
Easting
336800
Northing
5512900
L.S./Quarter Section
13
Section
32
Township
9
Range
17 EPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
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.
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
Silver, platinum, and iridium
HISTORY OF 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 follows:
gold 49.25%
platinum 2.25%
iridium 0.25% or lower
copper 15.50%
iron 32.75%.
(Written communication, A.G. French, Jan. 6, 1915).

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 shaft.
In October 1973, Star Lake Gold Mines Limited was renamed Winnipeg Gold Limited and the latter company was dissolved in April 1976.
The mining tax on the claim had been paid up until 1984 by H. Currie on behalf of Goldbeam Resources Ltd.
In 1992, A. Mickelson staked SAM (W53245) over this deposit, however, there is no record of work being completed.
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
1913 - 1 gold bar
1915 - 1 gold bar
REFERENCES

Bruce, E.L. 1919: Gold-Quartz Veins and Scheelite Deposits in Southeastern Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report for 1918, p. 11 D.

Davies, J.F. 1954: West Hawk Lake-Falcon Lake Area; Publication 53-4, p. 24; Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Manitoba, Mines Branch.

DeLury, J.S. 1927: The Mineral Resources of Southeastern Manitoba; Industrial Development Board, Manitoba, p. 52-53.

Manitoba Mines Branch: Annual Report on Mines and Minerals; 11th, p. 115.

Manitoba Mines Branch: Corporation Files, The Penniac Reef Gold Mines Limited.

Manitoba Mines Branch: Corporation Files, Star Lake Gold Mines Limited.

Manitoba Mines Branch: Mining Engineering Files, Star Lake Gold Mines Limited.

Manitoba Mines Branch: Mining Recording Files, Moore, File No. 833.

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.

Richardson, 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.
MAP REFERENCES
Davies, J.F. 1954: Map 53-4, West Hawk Lake-Falcon Lake area; 1:12 000 scale, geological map, accompanying Manitoba Mines Branch; Publication 53-4.

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, Report 50-6.
URL
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Images
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REMARKS
Veins similar to that on the Moore occur on the Gem (See: Mind No. 112) and Sheba (See: Mind No. 113).
NOTES
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Compiled/Revised by:
JB AJ JA JJJ
Date
02-68 07-73 09-81 06-85 07-02