INVENTORY FILE NO.
NAME OF PROPERTY
Centre of Claim
9 + 8
The deposit is situated within pegmatite dykes and quartz veins
occurring in Archean metavolcanic rock, close to a contact with a porphyritic
granite. A 4-foot wide pegmatite dyke, striking N 60° E and dipping slightly to
the southeast, contains molybdenite in lamellar masses up to 2 or 3 inches in
diameter and in scales and small crystals. Where a very acid layer cuts across
the dyke, fine grained molybdenite occurs as clots, several inches in diameter.
A flexible greenish coloured mica is prominent in parts of the dyke.
MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The deposit is located approximately one mile north of the west end of
Falcon Lake. The Gull claim was staked by Jas. Cuddy in 1917 probably for
gold. Molybdenite crystals were hand-cobbed during World War I until the high
grade material was exhausted. In places the molybdenite content was estimated to
run as high as 1%.
This property has been restaked many
Claim Name Number Year Staker
Gull - 1917 Jas.
Assigned to Falcon Lake Mining and Milling Co. Ltd. in
Molly W6071 1935 J. H. Inkster
21 year lease M1689 to A. W.
Mitchell in 1946
Petro W38100 1965 S. Clarke
Assigned to Petromine
Ltd. in 1965
Part of Molly #7 W39797) and 1966 John Donner
Molly #5 W39795)
- Assigned to General Resources Development Limited in
Cancelled in 1967
As of 1925, two small pits and four shallow
open cuts had been made on the Gull property. The longest open cut was 37
feet. A total of 60 tons of rock had been mined.
As of 1925, the total production from the Gull and Tom Boy (Mo
6) properties was ½ ton of 10% ore from 250 tons of rock mined. In addition, 200
pounds of pure flake molybdenite was distributed for sample purposes.
1919: Gold-Quartz Veins and Scheelite Deposits in
Southeastern Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada, Summary Report For 1918, p.
1942: Molybdenite Occurrence in the Boundary
Area, Manitoba; Unpublished Report in Non-confidential Assessment
1927: The Mineral Resources of Southeastern Manitoba;
Industrial Development Board, Manitoba; p. 51.
Molybdenite at Falcon Lake, Manitoba; The Canadian Mining Journal; v. 38, p.
1925: Molybdenum; No. 592, p. 54-57; Mines
Gull (Molly, W6071); Tom Boy (Bendum, W6070); Sumugler,
25832; Lucky Jack, 25856; Union Jack, 25833; Winnipeg, 25857; NW11, 52E in
Non-confidential Assessment Files, Manitoba Mines Branch.
No. 1482 in Mining Recording Files, Manitoba Mines Branch.
1952: Rennie-West Hawk Lake Area; Publication 50-6, pp. 18-19; Manitoba
Map 52E/11, West, Waugh (Topo.), Sc. 1:50,000.
Map 1191G, Waugh
(Aeromag.), Sc. 1” = 1 mile.
Map 50-6, Rennie-West Hawk lake Area (Geol.),
Sc. 1” = 1 mile – Accompanied Report by Springer (1952).
Molly and Bendum M.C., Falcon Lake Area (Geol., 1939), Sc. 1” = 100’, Mining
Engineering, Manitoba Mines Branch.
Map (Unpublished), Molly M.C., W6071, Lot
No. 148, Group 74, Plan No. 3196, ( Survey, 1935), Sc. 1” = 200’.
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