MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
481
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PRODUCT
COPPER
NTS AREA
63J13SW
REF.
CU 3
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Rod Mine (Little Stall Lake)
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
2000 Stall Lake Mines Ltd.
22nd Floor, 333 Main St
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4E2
OBJECT LOCATED
No. 1 Shaft
MINING DIVISION
The Pas
Latitude
5451'38
Longitude
09955'12
Uncertainty (m)
100 m
UTM Zone
14U
Easting
440900
Northing
6078900
L.S./Quarter Section
6
Section
1
Township
68
Range
17 WPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
Chalcopyrite, sphalerite, gold (Au), and galena occur with carbonate, quartz, and sulphide gangue minerals in two ore zones in Archean quartz porphyry. The zones lie east of the northeast offset (the Miller Lake syncline) of the Threehouse syncline, on the north branch of the Berry Creek fault.
Both zones plunge about 30N at N28E. They strike northeast and dip 50-60NW. The plan length of the No. 1 zone was less than 122 m (400 ft), but it lengthens with depth along plunge. It was 0.6 to 7.6-m (2 to 25 ft) thick and died out between 61 and 91 m (200 and 300 ft) below surface.
The No. 2 zone is 671 m (2200 ft) long along plunge, with an economic length of 594 m (1950 ft). Its true width is up to 91 m (300 ft) and its true thickness is 6 m (20 ft).
Both orebodies are zoned, having high-grade central cores and rims of barren pyrrhotite. Chalcopyrite sometimes contains inclusions of sphalerite and other sulphides. Sphalerite may contain exolved chalcopyrite. Au and silver (Ag) quantities increase with increasing amounts of sulphides. Cobalt (Co), noted in the No. 2 zone is associated with arsenopyrite and pyrite.
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
Gold, zinc (Zn), silver, cobalt, and lead (Pb).
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The deposit is located along the east side of Miller (Stall) Lake. The CN railway and Provincial Road 393 are within 0.5 km of the property.
P.D. 7 was staked in the late 1920's, but nothing further is known about this claim.W.E. English staked T.E. 1, 4 and 5 (P6293, P6294, and P6296) in 1942. Surface work was done before their cancellation in 1948. Joe 1 and 4 (P 19593 and P19596) were staked by W. Johnson in 1948, but cancelled the following year.
Rod 4 and 5 (P23831 and P23832) were staked by Pete Stewart in 1951, to cover a Cu-Au showing. The claims were immediately assigned to Kay Lake Mines Limited. A magnetometer survey was made in 1952, and other Rod claims were trenched in 1953.
Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company Limited (H.B.E.D.) optioned the property in 1955. H.B.E.D. made a Boliden hoop electromagnetic survey along a 48-km (30-mile) base line, including this area. A strong, short conductor and many smaller ones were found in the property. The diamond drilling of the strong anomaly averaged 3.88% Cu and 1.50% Zn over 4.7 m (15.5 ft) in one hole. Other holes drilled nearby returned a maximum of 5.12% Cu and 1.17% Zn. The drilling indicated the economic zone to be less than 61 m (200 ft) long along strike. Further drilling, to check the zone, totalled 7528 m (24 698 ft) in 36 holes, but did not find any more extensive economic mineralization. The zone had been drilled for 488 m (1600 ft) of strike along plunge. A horizontal loop electromagnetic survey was done by H.B.E.D. in 1956-1957 (Non-confidential Assessment File No. 90119). The option was dropped in 1958. Most of the economic mineralization was located beneath Rod 5.
In 1959, the claims in this area were assigned to Stall Lake Mining Syndicate, which was formed about this time. Shortly afterward, the syndicate became Stall Lake Mines Limited, and the claims were transferred to the new company. Stall Lake drilled to check the main H.B.E.D. discovery hole, the second Stall Lake hole cut ore-grade mineralization. G.A. Russell directed the step-out drilling on 15-m (50-ft) centres which totalled 5212 m (17 099 ft) in 55 holes. The drilling defined an orebody 18 to 61 m (60 to 200 ft) deep, although later reports (Northern Miner, April 4, 1964) indicate that up to 8% Cu was found between 122 and 152 m (400 and 500 ft). The "No. 1" or "A" ore zone was estimated to contain approximately 30 000 tonnes (t) (33 000 tons) grading 5% Cu, 4-5% Zn, 2.74 grams/tonne (g/t) (0.08 oz/ton) Au, and 34.29 g/t (1.0 oz/ton) Ag (Coats et al., 1970, and G.A. Russell, Personal Communication, August 11, 1976). A Turam survey was made in 1960. Rod 4 and 5 were leased in 1960 as M-5821, M-5822, respectively. A power line to the property was completed in 1962.
As shaft sinking began, surface drilling indicated 27 000 t (30 000 tons) grading 5.62% Cu and 3.58% Zn. Higher grade ore was found during underground development. Drilling showed the ore to extend between the 61 and 91 m (200-ft and 300-ft) levels. The shaft was bottomed at the 61 m level, where most of the work was done. A 15 m (50-ft) raise was driven above the 61 m level. Surface drilling had indicated 844 t (930 tons) of ore on the 61 m level. By January 31, 1962, over 2180 t (2400 tons) had been mined on that level, with 44.5 m (146 ft) of ore yet to be developed. Width of the ore zone was also greater than was expected. Samples were taken by Mines Branch personnel, and were assayed by the Mines Branch laboratory. Two grab samples yielded 1.03 g/t (0.03 oz/ton) Au, 19.02% Cu and 2.06 g/tonne (0.06 oz/ton) Au, 13.40% Cu; one sample from the face of a crosscut contained a trace of Au and 0.32% Cu.
In 1962, 1856 t (2045 tons), averaging 5.9% Cu, 4.8% Zn, 2.74 g/t (0.08 oz/ton) Au, and 29.14 g/t (0.85 oz/ton) Ag were shipped to Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited (H.B.M. & S.) in Flin Flon. The ore was trucked to the H.B.M. & S. from Stall Lake mine and transported to Flin Flon by train (Northern Miner, January 31, 1963).
During the first three months of 1963, a total of 4540 t (5000 tons) of ore was shipped. Mining progressed at about 136 t/day(150 tons per day) averaging 7% Cu, 4% Zn, with 2.74 g/t (0.08 oz/ton) Au, and 29.14 g/t (0.85 oz/ton) Ag. Approximately 3180 t (3500 tons) were shipped in April and May. The average mining grade was 6.1% Cu, 3.7% Zn. A raise or escapeway was completed to surface from the 61 m level. Deepening of the shaft began in June and in August, 1815 t (2000 tons) were shipped. Four stopes were being mined, west of the shaft on the 30 and 61 m (100 and 200 ft) levels, and on the 70 m (230-ft) level east of the shaft. In September, the shaft was completed to about 99 m (325 ft) with the bottom level at 91 m (300 ft). The 70 m (230-ft) sublevel was being driven toward the area where surface drilling had indicated that the ore zone had been removed by faulting. September shipments averaged 6% Cu, 3.80% Zn, 2.74 g/t (0.08 oz/ton) Au and 25.71 g/t (0.75 oz/ton) Ag (for total production see History of Production).
The No. 1 or A zone was mined out in 1964 and all mining ceased in April 1964. Legal problems developed between Stall Lake Mines Limited and its managing company, Stallore Ltd., when the former wanted to terminate its agreement with the latter. Legal action was also brought by shareholders of Stall Lake Mines, against the company.
Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited made an agreement with Stall Lake Mines in 1965, in return for work done on the claims, Falconbridge was to earn an interest in the property. If production was warranted as a result of the exploration by Falconbridge, a new company would be formed to do the mining. The new company would be controlled jointly by Falconbridge and Stall Lake Mines. The CN railway was extended across the property in 1965.
By the end of September, Falconbridge had completed geological, geochemical, magnetic and AFMAG surveys. Underground mapping was also done in the old shaft. The first five diamond drill holes, all vertical, cut relatively low sulphide values. One hole assayed 0.70% Cu, 2.75% Zn, 13.37 g/t (0.39 oz/ton) Ag, and 5.49 g/t (0.16 oz/ton) Au, from 109 to 109.8 m (359.0 to 360.2 ft). Another hole, 213 m (700 ft) deep, cut a 3.1 m (10.2 ft) section, which assayed 1.84% Cu, 1.33% Zn, 8.57 g/t (0.25 oz/ton) Ag and 0.69 g/t (0.02 oz/ton) Au at 133 m (436.5 ft) (Northern Miner, December 16, 1965).
At least 9 holes were drilled by Falconbridge, by the end of 1965, to test the 'A' zone at 152, 305, and 457 m (500, 1000, and 1500 ft) depths along plunge. The last holes drilled that year, yielded assays of up to 18.7% Cu with 35.66 g/t (1.04 oz/ton) Ag over 0.8 m (2.6 ft) and 14.7% Zn across 0.6 m (1.9 ft). These two intersections were part of a 3.5 m (11.5 ft) section which averaged 8.51% Cu, 10.01% Zn, 18.86 g/t (0.55 oz/ton) Ag, and 2.39 g/t (0.07 oz/ton) Au below 305 m (1000 ft) (Stall Lake Mines, 1965 Annual Report) and were the first indication of the No. 2 ore zone. The zone was delineated by drilling between 1965 and 1968. One hole in 1966 returned 9.1 m (29.9 ft) of 1.85% Cu.
Based on economic mining necessities of 2% Cu and a true width of 1.5 m (5 ft) with 10% dilution, the No. 2 zone was estimated to contain 275 120 t (303 180 tons) of ore grading 5.79% Cu and 2.88% Zn, with recoverable Ag and Au (Stall Lake Mines, 1966 Annual Report). Drilling, in 1967, recovered the best ore to that date. One hole cut 14.00% Cu with over 4% Zn across a true width of 4.1 m (13.5 ft), over 366 m (1200 ft) below surface. Another yielded 7.4 m (24.2 ft) grading 11.25% Cu.
In 1968, a diamond drill program was jointly undertaken by Falconbridge and H.B.M. & S.. The joint deep drilling included some wedged holes. Good values of base metals, Au and Ag were found. Down plunge Falconbridge diamond drilled 3 holes which averaged up to 13.70% Cu, 5.17% Zn, 2.39 g/t (0.07 oz/ton) Au and 30.17 g/t (0.88 oz/ton) Ag between 437.8 and 441.7 m (1436.5 and 1449.3 ft). Reported Cu assays ranged from 0.07% to 13.70% in the 1968 drilling (Coats et al., 1970, p. 973). The first assays for Co were made. One hole averaged 1.72 kg (3.8 lbs) Co over 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and another yielded 1.09 kg (2.4 lbs) across 5.2 m (17 ft). Both Co-bearing intersections were just below 426 m (1396 ft) (Stall Lake, 1968 Annual Report).
Reserve estimates were increased in tonnage to 571 190 t (629 452 tons) grading 4.76% Cu and 2.15% Zn, allowing for 10% dilution, an economic grade of 1.5% Cu, and a true mining width of 1.5 m (5 ft) (Stall Lake Mines, 1968 Annual Report). This figure was revised to 610 382 t (672 641 tons) averaging 5.38% Cu and 2.28% Zn, also allowing for 10% dilution (Stall Lake Mines, 1969, 1973 Annual Reports; Northern Miner, August 14, 1969, January 21, 1971, March 8, 1973). The centre of the zone contained a high grade section which assayed 8.75% Cu, 2.05% Zn, 1.37 g/t (0.04 oz/ton) Au, and 23.99 g/t (0.70 oz/ton) Ag across a true width of 8.2 m (27 ft) (Northern Miner, August 14, 1969) (See Remarks for other reserve estimates).
Falconbridge resumed drilling, in 1969, to test 50 of the 100 anomalies on the property, and to see if the orebody extended up-plunge. Some chalcopyrite was found in the drilling. Feasibility studies considered bringing the orebody into production. By 1970 Co assays reached a maximum of 0.35% Co, but averaged only 0.09% Co (Coats et al., 1970, p. 982). Falconbridge had earned 50% interest in the property by their exploration expenditures.
Power lines and access roads were brought in to Rod 4, where the No. 2 zone was located. A 3-compartment shaft was collared to a depth of 15 m (50 ft), but,lans to sink the shaft 503 m (1650 ft) were never realized. Falconbridge became unwilling to commit itself to financing further developments. Explored Area Lease No. 31 was issued, as of January 1975.
To test the down-plunge extension of the ore, H.B.M. & S. joined Stall Lake and Falconbridge in a joint drilling program along the property boundary. "A drill hole intersected ore at 1500 ft (457 m )" (Bell, 1978, p. 72). In 1979, the property, jointly held by Stall Lake and Falconbridge, was leased for 10 years to H.B.M. & S., which will pay quarterly "advance royalties of $400 000 annually" until the start of commercial production; and after production is achieved "quarterly royalty payment equal to 7% of the net value of the minerals recovered". H.B.M. & S. spent $10 million to develop the mine and anticipated production was to commence in the second half of 1982 (Northern Miner, January 3, 1979).
As of January 1980, measured and indicated ore reserves were 610 382 t (672 641 tons) grading 5.38% Cu, 2.28% Zn, 13.71 g/t (0.4 oz/ton) Ag and 0.96 g/t (0.028 oz/ton) Au (Laughlin, 1980, p. 16).
In 1980, Stall Lake shareholders approved the 10 year lease agreement in which "both Stall Lake and Falconbridge will receive advance royalties of $100 000 on signing and continue at the rate of $400 000 annually to each partner until production". Initial production, to begin within three years, was to be 113 400 t (125 000 tons) per year with Falconbridge monitoring the agreement and passing production information along to Stall Lake (Northern Miner, March 13, 1980).
As of January 1981, proven ore reserves were 324 200 t (412 600 tons) grading 7.21% Cu, 3.0% Zn, 18.51 g/t (0.54 oz/ton) Ag and 1.85 g/t (0.054 oz/ton) Au (Laughlin, 1981, p. 17).
In January 1982, the shaft reached the 229 metre (750 ft) level with the objective being 686 metres (2250 ft) (Northern Miner, January 21, 1982). The cost of bringing the mine into production was revised to $15 million, and shaft sinking reached 330 metres (1082 ft) by the end of 1982. Production at 454 t (500 tons) per day was scheduled to begin in 1983 (Canadian Mines Handbook, 1983/84).
Falconbridge changed its name to Falconbridge Limited in 1982.
As of January 1983, ore reserves at Rod No. 2 zone were reported as 517 799 t (570 614 tons) grading 6.74% Cu, 3.0% Zn, 18.17 g/t (0.53 oz/ton) Ag, 1.68 g/t (0.049 oz/ton) Au, and 0.185% (estimated) Pb (Laughlin, 1983). Hudson Bay had also constructed the shaft to a depth of 689 m (2261 ft) (Canadian Mines Handbook, 1984-85).
Initial production began in March 1984, and H.B.M. & S. worked on six levels in the mine with production from the Rod mine being applied to reduction of the advanced royalties (Northern Miner, August 30, 1984). Reserves were estimated at 517 800 t (570 600 tons) averaging 6.74% Cu and 3% Zn (Canadian Mines Handbook 1984-85). Ore from the mine is treated at the Snow Lake concentrator (see remarks in Mind 480). As of December 31, 1984 ore reserves at Rod No. 2 zone were reported as 602 406 t grading 6.13% Cu, 2.9% Zn, 15.8 g/t Ag, 1.61 g/t Au, and 0.016% (estimated) Pb (Lemieux and Laughlin, 1985).
The following measured and indicated reserves were reported:

Year
Tonnage
tonnes
(tons) Average Grade
Cu (%) Zn (%)
1986 424 000 (467 000) 7.0 3.0
1987 301 860 (332 650) 7.0 3.0
1988 244 860 (269 830) 7.0 3.0
1989 186 000 (205 000) 6.6 3.0
1990 (98 565) 6.6 3.0

Source: Canadian Mines Handbook, 1987-88; 1988-89; 1989-90; 1990-91, 1991-1992.

The following work was done by the Manitoba Government:
1) An experimental Aurex-cup mercury gas survey by Fedikow (1986);
2) A humus geochemical survey by Ferreira and Fedikow (1988), in which 66 humus samples were collected and a 365 x 240 m multi-element geochemical anomaly was outlined;
3) Detailed mapping by Fedikow et al. (1990); and sampling of till for geochemical analyses by Gobert (1990).

H.B.M. & S. planned to do some exploration drilling in 1989. Underground drilling tested the area between the Stall and Rod mines at the 590 m level (Northern Miner Magazine, March 1989). H.B.M. & S. took the option to extend the lease by 5 years, in 1990, and leased the property until 1995 (Canadian Mines Handbook, 1990-91, p. 411).
In 1991, the mine closed, as the resources were depleted, and no further work has been done. The lease expired in 1995, and the property reverted back to Stall Lake Mines Ltd. (50%) and Falconbridge Limited (50%). Stall Lake sold it’s Manitoba properties, including Rod mine, in 2001, for $74 999 to Aur Resources (Canadian Mines Handbook, 2001-02). In 2002, Aur plans to do 3000 m of exploratory diamond drilling on the property.
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
Year Tonnes (tons) Grade g/tonne Ref.
Milled % Cu % Zn Au Ag

by end 1962 1856 (2045) 5.9 4.8 2.74 29.14 NM630131

1963
Jan.-Mar. 4540 (5000) 7.0 4.0 2.74 29.14 NM630404
Apr.-May 3180 (3500 approx.) 6.1 3.7 2.74 29.14 NM630613
Aug. 1815 (2000) 6.0 3.80 2.74 25.71 NM630912

Total 1963 production: Cu 1 691 075 lbs Au 1086 ozs NM640130
Zn 765 631 lbs Ag 8 058 ozs
Average 1963 mining rate - 90.7 tonnes (100 tons) per day.

Tonnage figures mined, reported by Esposito (1986), follow for the Rod mine which was still in production in 1986:

Deposit Year Tonnes Cu (%) Zn (%)
Rod No. 1 1962-64 22 675 5.0 4.5
Rod No. 2 1984 42 621 6.39 2.2
1985-90 Unknown
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Mihychuk, M. 1988: Preliminary Map 1988 SL-1 Herb Lake, Manitoba Mineral Resources Division
surficial geology and aggregate resources, scale 1:50 000.

Province of Manitoba and Geological Survey of Canada 1965: Map 2566G Herb Lake, Province
of Manitoba and Geological Survey of Canada, aeromagnetic, scale 1:63 360.

Province of Manitoba, Geological Survey of Canada 1979: Map 36063G: Wekusko Lake;
Province of Manitoba, Geological Survey of Canada, airborne gamma ray spectrometry, scale 1:250 000.

Russell, G.A. 1957: Map 55-3, Structural studies of the Snow Lake - Herb Lake area; 1:31 680
scale, geological map, accompanying Manitoba Mines Branch, Publication 55-3.

Surveys and Mapping Branch 1990: Map 63J/13, Herb Lake; Surveys and Mapping Branch,
Ottawa, topographic map, scale 1:50 000.
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REMARKS
The No. 2 zone continues on Astra 34 which is owned by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited. That company is mining its portion of the orebody via an 1 829 m (6000 ft) drift from the 594 m (1950 ft) level of its Stall Lake Mine. The geological description on this card details the portion of the deposit on the Rod claims. Also: see 63J/13 CU 2.
Other reserve estimates:

Tonnes (tons) % Cu % Zn Source
401 784 ( 442 766) 4.75 2.21 Northern Miner, March 14, 1968.
630 000 ( 690 000) Winnipeg Tribune, October 20, 1969.
275 300 (*303 400) 7.10 2.88 Coats, et al., 1970, p. 971, with avg. 1.71 g/tonne (0.05 oz/ton) Au, 16.11 g/tonne (0.47 oz/ton) Ag.
680 000 ( 750 000) 5.38 2.53 Northern Miner, October 23, 1969.

*Reserves as of Jan. 1, 1968. Estimate similar to 1966 figure on front of card.

Similar mineralization is shown on Map 55-3, 5.6 km southwest along the north branch of the Berry Creek Fault. This gold-pyrite-copper showing appears as a gold occurrence on Map 665 A.
Copper also occurs between the northern and central branches of the Berry Creek Fault 1.5 km and 4 km southwest of the Rod deposit and 2.4 km north between the central and southern branches of the fault.
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