MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
739
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PRODUCT
GOLD
NTS AREA
63K11NE
REF.
Au02
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Gurney gold mine (Dominion No.4)
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
1996- W. Bruce Dunlop Ltd.
Suite 201-2639 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0P7
OBJECT LOCATED
Mine Shaft
MINING DIVISION
The Pas
Latitude
5444'10"
Longitude
10111'40 W
Uncertainty (m)
100
UTM Zone
14U
Easting
358600
Northing
6067200
L.S./Quarter Section
1
Section
29
Township
66
Range
25WPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT

The property is underlain by a wedge of Amisk Group volcanic, and sedimentary rocks that are intruded by granite and quartz diorite plutons. Amisk Group rocks consist of andesite and basalt flows; and greywacke, arkose and quartzite interbedded with dacite to rhyolite flows. Mineralization consists of clusters of pyrite, chalcopyrite and galena in closely spaced quartz veins within shear zones; gold occurs as microscopic particles in quartz, associated with galena. Mineralization also occurs in quartz associated with drag folds within a tuff bed (Dawson, 1937). Gold predominantly occurs within sulphides and rarely as visible gold (Gale and Norquay, 1996).
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
N/A
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT


The property is located 20 km northeast of the town of Cranberry Portage, 5 km southwest of the Optic Lake siding on the Sherridon sub-division of the Canadian National Railways and 1 km northwest of Brunne Lake. It was first staked in 1919 by A.L. Stewart, W.J. Goodwin and R. Hassettas as the Dominion claims.
A land survey and trenching was conducted in 1925. Dominion leases, D.L. 800-801, were issued to W.J. Goodwin on July 19, 1927 for Dominion No. 2 and 5. The 21-year leases were cancelled in 1947.
An option agreement was established between A.L. Stewart, W.J. Goodwin and R. Hassett, on the one part, and Newton Wylie (capital Interests Limited), on the second part; in October 1933. Wylie-Dominion Gold Mines Ltd. was incorporated in November 1933, to develop the Dominion claims.
By the end of 1933, 82.5 tonnes (t) (91 tons) of quartz material was shipped to Flin Flon for processing and a small amount of gold was recovered (Manitoba Mines Branch, 6th Annual Report, 1933-34, p. 59). The sinking of a three-compartment vertical shaft began in early 1934. By the end of the year, the shaft was sunk to a depth of 51 m. One level was established at the 38 m level, and over 244 m of lateral work was completed. The company reported outlining an ore shoot 50 m by 1.2 m that averaged 18.56 grams/tonne (g/t) ($18.68/ton at $34.50/oz.) Au. Due to a lack of funds, development work was discontinued.
Gurney Gold Mines Limited was incorporated in 1935 to develop the property. They extended the shaft of a depth of 200 m. In 1936, the company carried out diamond drilling and underground development work. By early 1937, 1530 m of surface drilling, 509 m of underground drilling and 650 m of drifting and crosscutting were carried out. This indicated reserves of 67 000 t averaging 11.3 g/t (0.36 oz/ton) Au; probable reserves were estimated at 21 600 t. These estimates were for reserves above the 117 m level. They constructed a 125 t per day mill that commenced operation in October 1937. The mine continued operation until November 1939, when reserves were exhausted. Production for this period was 94 650 t of ore milled producing 872 kg (28 045 oz.) gold (Manitoba Mines Branch, Annual Report, 1937-39).
Following closure of the mine, no follow-up exploration or development work was done. In January 1947, the Camp, Camp Extension and Dominion leases were cancelled. The claims were then acquired by God's Lake Gold Mines Limited.
The property was transferred to R.J. Jowsey Mining Company Limited in September 1957. The claims were cancelled in April 1975.
The property was staked by W.B. Dunlop Limited as CB 7173 in 1975. The claim was cancelled in August 1977.
W.B. Dunlop staked the property again in March 1978 (CB 9040). Kerr Addison Mines Ltd. optioned the property in 1980 and carried out linecutting, EM-VLF and IP. In 1981, a 17-hole drill program was carried out. The option was dropped in 1983.
In 1988, Mid North Resources Ltd. and Granges Exploration optioned the property, earning 40% and 60% interest, respectively. The partners carried out a 10-12 drill hole program in 1989, results yielded 1.7 m (5.7 ft.) at 3.45 g (0.1 oz) Au, 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) at 9 g (0.259 oz) Au and 377 g (11 oz) Ag, and 1.2 m (3.9 ft.) at 6.8 g (0.2 oz) Au and 85 g (2.5 oz) Ag (Northern Miner, March 13, 1989).
Early in 1989, Canadian National Rail Lines announced the decision to remove 114 km of rail track, which went through the Gurney mine area, as a cost saving measure. The loss of the track negatively impacted prospective mine development in the area (Winnipeg Free Press, March 4, 1989).
The partners continued their exploration into 1990, completing 28 drill holes on zone anomalies. Gossan Hill zone returned 7.25 m of 6.09 g/t Au, and Contact Lake returned 9.62 m at 5.46 g/t Au.
Mid-North opted out of the partnership in 1993, and Granges was given the option to increase its’ stake to 100%.
W. Bruce Dunlop regained the property in 1996. No work has been done since he resumed ownership (Richardson and Ostry, 1996).
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
Year Tonnes Milled Gold Production kg oz.)
1937 4202 30.94 (995)
1938 42 910 399.39 (12 841)
1939 47 538 441.95 (14 209)
Total 94 650 872.28 (28 045)
Source: Manitoba Mines Branch, Annual Reports 1937-1939
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.

Canadian Mines Handbook 1991: Granges Exploration; Canadian Mines Handbook 1990-91, p. 213.

Davies, J.F., Bannatyne, B.B., Barry, G.S., and McCabe, H.R. 1962: Geology and Mineral Resources of Manitoba; Manitoba Mines Branch, Publication G46.

Dawson, C.B. 1937: Gurney Gold Mines Limited; Manitoba Energy and Mines.

Gale, G.H., and Norquay, L.I. 1996: Mineral Deposits and Occurrences in the Cranberry Portage Area, NTS 63K/11; Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services MDS Report 16, p. 51.

Hage, C.O. 1944: Geology of Gurney gold mine area, Manitoba; in Precambrian, v. 1, no. 4, p. 5-7, 26.

Manitoba Energy and Mines; Mines Branch: Corporation File, Gurney Gold Mines Limited.

Manitoba Energy and Mines; Mines Branch: Corporation File, Wylie-Dominion Gold Mines Ltd.

Manitoba Energy and Mines; Mines Branch: Mining Engineering File, Wylie-Dominion Gold Mines Ltd.

Manitoba Mines Branch 1935: Annual Reports; 1933-35.

Manitoba Mines Branch 1938: Annual Reports; 1938.

Manitoba Mines Branch 1940: Annual Reports; 1940.

Northern Miner 1989: Granges, Mid-North; Northern Miner, March 13, 1989.

Podolsky, T. 1951: Preliminary Map, Cranberry Portage (east half), Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 51-17.

Richardson, D.J., and Ostry, G. 1996: Gold Deposits of Manitoba; Manitoba Energy and Mines, p. 69-70.

Winnipeg Free Press 1989: Mining firms fear loss of track; Winnipeg Free Press, March 4, 1989.

Winnipeg Free Press 1989: Test drilling results called encouraging; Winnipeg Free Press, January 14, 1989.
MAP REFERENCES

Bailes, A.H. 1971: Map 41-1, Geologic Compilation of the Snow Lake-Flin Flon-Sherridon Area; 1:253 440 scale, geological map accompanying Manitoba Mines Branch, Geological Paper 1-71.

Geological Survey of Canada 1993: Bedrock Geology Compilation Series, Cormorant Lake, NTS 63K; Geological Survey of Canada, geological map, scale 1:250 000.

Manitoba Mines Branch and Geological Survey of Canada 1963: Map 2457G, Cranberry Portage; Manitoba Mines Branch and Geological Survey of Canada, aeromagnetic map, scale 1:63 360.

Podolsky, T. 1951: Map 51017, Cranberry Portage (East half); 1:40 000 scale, geological map accompanying Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 51-17.

Surveys and Mapping Branch 1966: Map 63K/11E, Cranberry Portage; Surveys and Mapping Branch, Ottawa, topographic map, scale 1:50 000.
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REMARKS

The object located is the mineshaft of the Gurney Gold Mine that is shown to be approximately 1 km NW of Brunne Lake on Map 51-17 (Podolsky, 1951), confirmed on Cormorant Lake Map, NTS 63K, location #25.
In 1938, reserves of approximately 54 400 t (60 000 tons), "less than one year's work" were reported (Mining Engineering File, Gurney Gold Mines, Limited).

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Compiled/Revised by: GRJ JR JJJ
Date
Date: 12-76 03-87 07-02 (Checked May 25, 2004 LJ)