MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
0657
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PRODUCT
Copper
NTS AREA
63K12NE
REF.
Cu01
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NAME OF PROPERTY
White Lake mine
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
1982 Hudson Bay Mining and
Smelting Co. Ltd.
1906-201 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3K6
OBJECT LOCATED
Location #31
Geological Survey of Canada, 1993
MINING DIVISION
The Pas
Uncertainty (m)
100
Northing
6064200
Latitude
5441'40
Longitude
10143'25
UTM Zone
14U
Easting
324500
L.S./Quarter Section
8
Section
11
Township
66
Range
29WPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
The White Lake mine is enclosed within typical Amisk volcanic terrain of the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt. The country rocks consist of Archean tuff, cherty tuff, conglomerate, andesite and diorite (Buckham, 1940).
The deposit consists of several lenses of predominately solid sulphide. The sulphides dips at 80 to 85W at the surface and dip to 85 at depth (Gale and Eccles, 1992). The sulphides are both massive and disseminated in character and are found in a tuff bed within andesite (A.H. Bailes, July 4, 1975).
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
Zinc (Zn), lead (Pb), gold (Au), and silver (Ag).
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The deposit is located east of White Lake, and near the northeast arm of Schist Lake.
E.A. Mortimer first staked the deposit as Byng (29044) on April 29, 1919. On October 27, 1919, he transferred one-half interest to G.V. Armer. The claim was allowed to lapse on ninth of May 1925.
G.V. Armer restaked the Byng in 1929. The same year, he transferred one-half of his interest to Harry J. Hacker. The claim was cancelled March 25, 1933. Only minor rock cutting work was done on the Byng claim from 1919 to 1933.
In 1939, Alf 42 (P4677) was recorded by Irene W. Carr. Later that year, all interest was transferred to Eldon L. Brown. The claim was cancelled March 11, 1941.
Jason G. Thompson recorded HBED 5 (P5854) in November 14, 1941. All interests were transferred to Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Co. Ltd. (HBED) on December 23, 1941. The following developments have since taken place:

Date Activity

1942 15 m (50 ft.) of diamond drilling ( x-ray Core Drill)
1943 Geophysical survey. Four diamond drillholes, total of 1381 m (4530 ft.)
July 26, 1946 The claim was leased (M-1735) (File #25173)
Apr. 26, 1948 All interests passed to HBMS.
1963 Discovery of the orebody (Northern Miner, June 15, 1972).
1964 Seven diamond drillholes – total of 1463 m (4800 ft.)
Feb. 14, 1967 Renewal of lease for 21 years.
Nov. 26, 1969 Two diamond drillholes – total of 212 m (695 ft.)
1970 Sinking of a production shaft.
1971 Shaft to 418 m (1373 ft.) with six levels
June 15, 1972 The mine was brought into production. At that time reserves were calculated at 299 370 tonnes (t) (333 000 tons) grading 5.4% Zn and 2.62% Cu (Northern Mines, May 4, 1972).
1974 Reserves of 190 200 t (209 700 tons) grading 2.54% Cu, 5.4% Zn, 33.3 g/t (0.97 oz/ton) Ag and 0.58 g/t (0.017 oz/ton) Au (Cranstone and Hamilton, 1976).
1975 Production Lease 6 issued.
1976 Production halted in August to allow development of ore below the bottom lever. Production shaft deepened.
1976 Reserves of 211 700 t (223 400 tons) grading 1.89% Cu, 5.1% Zn, 28.1 g/t (0.82 oz/ton) Ag and 6.9 g/t (0.20 oz/ton).
(McIntosh and Cranstone, 1977).

Production continued at White Lake until 1982, when the mine was closed due to ore depletion (Canadian Mines Handbook 1983-1984). From beginning of production in 1977 to closure, White Lake produced 849 598 t of ore grading 1.97% Cu and 4.63% Zn.
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
The White Lake mine went into production on June 15, 1972. Production was suspended in August 1976 to allow deepening of the shaft.

Year.........................Tonnes...(Tons).....%Cu.......%Zn.....Au..g/t (oz/ton)..........Ag g/t.(oz/ton)
1972.........................74 827......(82 500)...1.90.........4.40......0.69 (0.020)..................30.86.(0.900)
1977.........................11 035......(12 167)...1.93.........3.17......0.96 (0.028)..................19.20 (0.560)

TOTAL 1972-77... 445 027.(490 659).....2.04........4.48.......0.693 (0.020).................30.526 (0.890)

1978.......................118 200..(130 297).....1.92........4.99.......0.93 (0.027)....................24.7 (0.72)
1979.......................117 500..(129 506).....1.83........4.76....... 0.86 (0.025)....................22.3 (0.65)
1980........................57 100....(62 944)......2.04........5.39....... 0.96 (0.028)....................17.8 (0.52*)

*HBMS Annual Reports: 1978-1980.
REFERENCES
Bailes, A.H., 1971: Preliminary Compilation of the Geology of the Snow Lake-Flin Flon-Sherridon Area; Manitoba Mines Branch, Geological Paper 1-71.

Bruce, E.L. 1918: Amisk-Athapapuskow Lake District, Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 195, p. 77.

Buckham, A.F., 1940, Athapapuskow Lake; (Marginal Notes), Geological Survey of Canada, Map 807A.

Buckham, A.F., 1942: Athapapuskow Lake; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 42-16, 5 p.

Coates, C.J.A., Quirke, T.T., Bell, C.K., Cranstone, D.A., and Campbell, F.H.A. 1972: Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Flin Flon, Lynn Lake and Thompson Areas, Manitoba and the Churchill-Superior Front of the Western Precambrian Shield; 24th International Geological Congress.

Cranstone, D.A. and Hamilton, S.A. 1976: Canadian Reserves of Copper, Nickel, Lead, Zinc, Molybdenum, Silver, Gold; Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada, M.R. 166, p. 13.

Gale, G.H., and Eccles, D.R. 1992: Mineral Deposits and Occurences in the Schist Lake Area, NTS 63K/12; Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services MDS Report No. 11, p. 26-28.

Gale, G.H., Baldwin, D.A., and Koo, J. 1980: A Geological Evaluation of Precambrian Massive Sulphide Deposit Potential in Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources Division ER 7901.

Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Limited: Annual Reports, 42nd - 44th.

Manitoba Mineral Resources Division: Corporation Files: Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Limited, NE 12, 63K.

Manitoba Mineral Resources Division: Mining Recording Files: H.B.E.D. #5 (White Lake Mine), File 25173.

McIntosh, J.A, and Cranstone, D.A. 1977: Canadian Reserves of Copper, Nickel, Lead, Zinc, Molybdenum, Silver, Gold; Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, MR 174, p. 13.

Sangster, D.F., 1972: Precambrian Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide Deposits in Canada: A Review; Geological Survey of Canada Paper 72-22, p. 7.
MAP REFERENCES
Bailes, A.H. 1977: Map 71-1, Preliminary Compilation of the Snow Lake-Flin Flon-Sherridon area; 1:63 360 scale, geological map, accompanying Manitoba Mines Branch Geological Report 71-1

Buckham, A.F. 1942: Map 42-15, Athapapuskow Lake; 1:31 680 scale, geological map, accompanying Geological Survey of Canada Paper 42-15.

Geological Survey of Canada 1940: Map 807A, Athapapuskow Lake; Geological Survey of Canada, Geological map, scale 1:63 360.

International Geological Congress 1972: Map 1972, Geology of Snow Lake-Flin Flon-Sherridon Area, geological map, accompanying International Geological Congress, Guidebook A31-C31.

Manitoba Mines Branch and Geological Survey of Canada 1963: Map 2453G, Athapapuskow Lake; Manitoba Mines Branch and Geological Survey of Canada, aeromagnetic map, scale 1:63 360.

Survey and Mapping Branch 1983: Map 63K/12E, Schist Lake; Survey and Mapping Branch, Ottawa, topographic map, scale 1:50 000.
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REMARKS
The deposit is located on the edge of a magnetic “low”.
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Compiled/Revised by:
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Date
07-75 01-78 01-82 09-83 08-02