|Years of Operation:||1922|
|Ounces of Gold Produced:||483|
Kirkland Gold Rand Mine (Past Producer)
Immediately south of Kirkland Lake, in eastern Teck Township. Shaft in patented claim L2679. Latitude 48.120, Longitude 80.030 . Map reference: ODM 1945-1, Township of Teck.
The majority of the property is underlain by Timiskaming metasediments (including tuffs) intruded by irregularly shaped bodies of syenite porphyry. The southeast corner is underlain by Keewatin metavolcanics intruded by syenite and syenite porphyry. The rocks in the vicinity of the mine workings are Timiskaming metasediments intruded by syenite porphyry. The North, Middle, and South Harvey Faults, all trending N55-650E, cross the property. Crossfaults, known to occur in the Wright-Hargreaves and Sylvanite Mines, apparently continue south through the claims. Most of the known gold-bearing zones occur in the syenite porphyry. They consist of quartz stringers, striking east and dipping steeply north, in fracture zones. The gold appears to be associated with the pyrite and chalcopyrite mineralization which accompanies the stringers.
The company’s annual report, dated February 6, 1947, stated that, assuming continuity of ore between levels, a minimum stoping width of 3 feet, and a dilution of 15 per cent, there was “room to expect” approximately 45,000 tons of ore grading 0.22 ounce of Au per ton above the 800-foot level. The report empha sized that this estimate was only an expectation and that no ore had definitely been blocked out by raising.
Consolidated Canorama Explorations Limited.
1918-1922: No.1 Shaft to 450 feet, No.2 Shaft to 450 feet, and 5,395 feet of lateral develop ment on levels at 100, 150, 300 and 450 feet. In 1921, 100-ton mill installed and 3,000 to 4,000 tons of ore milled by February 1922 when opera tions ceased. Work by Ontario Kirkland Gold Mines Limited.
1922-1924: Winze from 450-foot level to a depth of 550 feet with a new level at 550 feet, approximately 3,000 feet of lateral development on the 300-, 450-, and 550-foot levels, and diamond-drilling by Mon treal-Ontario Mines Limited.
1924-1926: Shaft deepened to 800 feet with a new level at 800 feet and 3,030 feet of lateral develop ment on the 550- and 800-foot levels by Kirkland Rand Limited. 1927-1929: Underground workings dewatered and 2,890 feet of underground development by Kirk land Premier Mines Limited before operations ceased in June 1929.
1936-1938: Shaft dewatered and reconditioned, winze from the 800-foot level to a depth df 1,436 feet with levels at 1,175, 1,300 and 1,425 feet, 1,938 feet of underground development, and 11,658 feet of underground diamond-drilling by Kirkland Gold Rand Limited.
1946-1947: Mine dewatered to the 800-foot level, 1,420 feet of lateral development on the 675- and 800-foot levels, and 51 underground diamond-drill holes (5,582 feet) by Hudson-Rand Gold Mines Limited.
1951-1952: Under an agreement with Lake Shore Mines Limited, a crosscut from the Lake Shore 6,575-foot level was driven 902 feet into the property.
|Year||Gold||Silver||Ore Milled||Recovered Grade|
|(ounces)||(ounces)||(tons)||(ounce of Au per ton)|
ODM 1948, Vol.57, pt.5, p.42-44 (Hudson-Rand Gold Mines Limited).
ODM 1964, MRC3, p.40,41.
Resident Geologist’s Files, Ontario Ministry of Na tural Resources, Kirkland Lake.
Gordon, J.B., Lovell, H.L., de Grijs, Jan, and Davie, R.F.
1979: Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 2: Part of District of Cochrane, Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Timiskaming, and Counties of Southern Ontario; Ontario Geological Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 18, 253p.