|Years of Operation:||1958 – 1959|
|Ounces of Gold Produced:||1,921|
Kirkland Townsite Mine (Past Producer)
Located in the northeastern part of the town of Kirkland Lake, in eastern Teck Township. Patented claim L1438, L1635, and L2192. Shaft
in patented claim L1635. Latitude 48.150 , Longitude 80.030 . Map reference: ODM 1945-1, Township of Teck.
The large mass of syenite porphyry extending east from the Lake Shore Mine through Wright-Hargreaves and Sylvanite Mines to the To-
burn property also occupies most of the northern quarter of the Kirkland Townsite property. The remainder of the property is underlain by Timiskaming greywacke cut by dikes of the syenite porphyry. Several north-trending post-ore faults cross the property.
A zone of alteration and mineralization with occasional low gold values was indicated by drilling. Production has been entirely
from a subsidiary vein of the Wright-Hargreaves South Vein system where it crosses a corner of the Kirkland Townsite property between the 2,850- and 3,000-foot levels.
K.T. Mining Limited.
1923-1924: Two-compartment shaft to 317 feet with 1,175 feet of lateral development and two short winzes on levels at 150 and 300 feet by Anglo-
Canadian Explorers Limited (under option from Kirkland Townsite Gold Mines Limited).
1926-1927: Shaft deepened to 695 feet, 436 feet of crosscutting to the south of the shaft on a new level at 675 feet, and considerable surface and under ground diamond-drilling (including a 1,600-foot hole from surface and a long hole from a drift on the Wright-Hargreaves 1,250-foot level) by Kirkland Townsite Gold Mines Limited.
1931: Shaft enlarged from two to three compartments to a depth of 150 feet by Kirkland Townsite Mines Limited.
1956-1960: Agreement made with Wright-Hargreaves Mines Limited that any ore extending from their workings into the property would be mined by them with 25 percent of the net profit going to Kirkland Townsite Mines Limited. In 1956, 112 feet of drifting from the Wright-Hargreaves 3,000-foot level and 4,776 feet of diamond-drilling carried out by Wright-Hargreaves Mines Limited.
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These figures may represent less than the total amount extracted from the Kirkland Townsite property, since production figures have been included with those of the Wright-Hargreaves Mine.
Northern Miner, February 9, 1956, April 14,1960.
ODM 1928, Vol.37, pt.2, p.149, 150.
ODM 1948, Vol.57, pt.5, p.50.
ODM 1964, MRC3, p.44.
Resident Geologist’s Files, Ontario Ministry of Natural 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.