MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
1045
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PRODUCT
Zinc
NTS AREA
63K16SW
REF.
ZN 7
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Callinan Mine
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
1989-Hudson Bay Mining and
Smelting Co. Ltd.
1906-201 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3K6
OBJECT LOCATED
North orebody
MINING DIVISION
The Pas
Latitude
5447'10
Longitude
10153'15
Uncertainty (m)
500
UTM Zone
14U
Easting
314600
Northing
6074400
L.S./Quarter Section
12
Section
7
Township
67
Range
29WPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
The Callinan mine covers an area of 81 claims, which straddle the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border and cover parts of the city of Flin Flon. The zone consists of low-grade copper- and zinc-rich mineralized zones, carrying fragmental volcanic material.
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
Copper, gold, and silver.
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Callinan Flin-Flon Mines Limited formed in June 1946, with the discovery of the Callinan property. From 1945, until to the time at which the company officially formed, 4574 m (15 000 ft.) of diamond drilling was completed, with a further 3050 m (10 000 ft.) over the following year. By 1948, considerable surface work had been completed including 13 400 m (44 000 ft.) of diamond drilling. A gravimeter survey was completed (<1948) The exploration was done in search for gold values, which were found to be “interesting”. At this time, base metal possibilities were considered inconclusive.
In July 1956, Callinan Flin-Flon Mines Limited changed it’s name to Consolidated Callinan Flin-Flon Mines Limited.
Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company Limited (HBED) took a working option on the property in 1967. HBED agreed to spend $15 000 in exploration by August 31, 1968, $50 000 by August 31, 1970, and if the company elected to exercise the option, they agreed to spend $140 000 by August 31, 1977 or pay the difference to the new company formed.
In 1976, H.B.M. & S drove an exploratory drift into the property at the 1690 level, from the North Main shaft in the Flin Flon mine (See: Mind No. 693). The 1.5 km drift took 3 years to complete (Northern Miner, January 2, 1989).
In 1988, H.B.M. & S made a joint agreement with Manitoba Mineral Resources (MMR) to develop the property. H.B.M. & S would be the operator of the project with a 51% interest, and covering a $18 million development cost, to the 49% interest that MMR can earn on the investment of the remaining $9.7 million development costs. Callinan retained a 6.67% net profits interest and received a 23 cents/tonne royalty on all ore produced. (Northern Miner, March 21, 1988).
The deposit was only 915 m from the Flin Flon mine’s North Main shaft, but the decision was made to access the mine through the South Main shaft, 1.5 to 2.5 km to the south. Access for development, was made from the 1609, 2210, and 2750 levels. At this time, the property contained proven reserves totalling 2.4 million tonnes (t), averaging 4% Zn, 1.5% Cu, 1.90g/t Au, and 23 g/t Ag.
Callinan mine opened in 1990, at a production rate of 45 000 t/month. Shortly after opening, H.B.M. & S acquired MMR’s 49% interest for $7.5 million (Winnipeg Free Press, March 17, 1989)
Underground exploration drilling continued, and in 1993, a new ore-grade mineralization was intersected near the North and South zones (See: Mind No. 1044)(Northern Miner, March 7, 1994).
As of 2001, proven and probable reserves are 2.8 million t averaging 1.2% Cu and 5.0% Zn (Canadian Mines Handbook, 2001-02).
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
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REFERENCES
Borland, J. 1988: Hudson Bay to mine Callinan ground in ’89; Northern Miner, March 21, 1988.

Canadian Mines Handbook 2002: Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company Limited; Canadian
Mines Handbook 2001-02, p. 188.

Esposito, B., Prouse, D.E 1994: Exploration ’94 – Busy Manitoba exploration scene; Northern
Miner, March 7 1994.

Northern Miner 1950: Northern Miner, August 17, 1950.

Northern Miner 1989: Breaking new ground Callinan; Northern Miner, January 2, 1989.

Winnipeg Free Press 1989: Province sells mine interest; Winnipeg Free Press, March 17, 1989.
MAP REFERENCES
Lucas, S.B., Weber, W. 1983: Bedrock Compilation Series OFR 2581, 63K Cormorant Lake;
Geological Survey of Canada, geological map, scale 1: 250 000.

Surveys and Mapping Branch, Ottawa 1981: Map 63 K/13, Flin Flon; Surveys and Mapping
Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, geological map (3rd Edition), scale 1:50 000.
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REMARKS
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NOTES
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Compiled/Revised by:
JJJ
Date
06-02