1908 - Staked by Gold Reefs Mining Company
Prospecting on the Historical Barton Mine was considered to have taken place in 1908, when J.W Barton came across gold. He originally had came from another mining firm who became recognized as Temagami Gold Reef Company. Testing of this area was being conducted by test pitting before development would take place. It was at this time when two shaft were being sunk on claim T.R 12, which was located to the west of Net Lake. The No. 1 shaft at the time was reported to have reach a depth of 40 feet below the surface, and was driven on a ledge of quartz showing molybdenum.
1909- Gold Reefs Mining Company
In 1909, the company continued operations at a small scale, when the No. 1 shaft had now been extended to 75 feet, and the No. 2 shaft had reach 50 feet. Development work by the Gold Reefs Mining Company became ceased from further production. Structural development within this time period had consisted of a camp, hoist, boiler house, and Pump house. A small sized wooden head-frame was also place over the main shaft workings .
1910 - W.J Barton Acquired the claims from the Gold Reefs Mining Company
It was at this time period when the Barton Mine was changing to only Molybdenum production as World War 1 had increased the prices. A small amount of development work had occurred within this time period. Ore extractions within the Barton Mine became completed by hand cobbed methods..Production at the time had produce a total of 181 tonnes of ore from the mine workings. A small amount of gold was reported to have been associated with this deposit of low-medium grade molybdenum.
1918 - Property Staked by Net Lake Molybdenum Mines, Limited.
W.J Barton had additionally incorporated his own company, which became known as the Net Lake Molybdenum Mines, Limited. He additionally had change the name of this mine when it was being called the Net Lake Molybdenum Mine. Even shipments were becoming made when W.J Barton of Toronto had shipped 1,216 Lbs of hand cobbed ore to the mines branch in Ottawa. Processing of the ore had soon produce 42.6 kg of Molybdenum from the Barton Mine. Assaying of the ore was reported to have graded 8.42% Molybdenum. A devastating fire had soon occurred at the Barton Mine when the ore was shipped, and had destroy the mines camp, and boiler house. This devastating blow was considered to have mark the ending point for the legendary Barton Molybdenum Mine Project.
1956 - Other stakings on the property were shortly after made by Aumo Porcupine Mines, Limted.
Other explorations became carried out by this company when a self potential geophysical survey was conducted, which had consisted of 7 miles of picket lines. For the most part the company was mainly prospecting for Nickel-Copper Sulfides that were found to the east and west.
1966 - Staked by Myteque Mines, Limited
It was at this time period when the company had held a group of twelve claims in Strathy Township, Temagami area, Ontario. Canada. Prospecting at the time was mainly being done to outline any base metal deposits that could be associated with the molybdenum occurrences in this area. Explorations revealed the presence of sulpifide mineralizations of copper nickel to the east and west of the claim groups held.
Other exploration procedures included conducting geological, geomagnetic, and electromagnetic surveying.on the property. Even trenching was taking place at this time period as the company was working at further exposing the molybdenum veins. Further results indicated that this deposit of molybdenum could be work as an economical project with some association values in silver, gold and copper. Company officials also stated that the geomagnetic survey had detected a strong anomaly on the north-easterly parts of these claims. This also included claim T.554877-88, which was near a granite greenstone contact. Some old trenching which was probably completed by Barton, had exposed chalcopyrite, and pyrrhotite mineralization along the shore of Net Lake. These trenches are considered to be located on the east side of claim T55488. Some more company statements had also stated that these sulfides are similar to the copper-nickel bearing sulfides at the Norrie Property, which adjoins the Myteque Property to the east. Most of the high magnetic anomalies on this property are predicted to be cause from the pyrrhotite
Geomagnetic surveys also indicated three parallel faults on the property with a strike of N 40 degrees w. Another southerly point of a fault had disclosed a shear zone, which may indicated more gold deposits within the Net Lake (Barton) Mine Property. Much of the whole entire geological formation of this fault is known to be located in a carbonated quartz filled breccia zone that strikes northwest-southeast in the greenstone area. Even more statements from this company had also stated that several magnetic highs are known to be associated with the fault area. A second fault location was disclosed by the shaft area, and another one was indicated by the course of the creek, which drains into Net Lake from a pond on claim T.55486. Additionally the company had also held an option on claim H.P 3, which was within the shaft areas.
Geology of the Net Lake (Barton) Molybdenum Mine
Most of the geological formations within this property are considered to be accuppied by the Keewatin Volcanics, which are largely formed with Andesite, and bassalt lavas with well developed flow structures in some areas. These keewatin lavas were also known to have their own strike to the north-northeast, and are strongly stated to have steep dips. Mapping by W.W Moorehouse had shown that these Keewatin rocks are known to extend as a tongue into the granite formation, that's located to the north, east, and south of the claims held by Myteque Mines, Limited.
1970 - Staked by the Copperfields Mining Corporation - Explorations contracted out to Dighem, Limited.
Dighem, Limited. had additionally conducted an airborne survey for the Copperfields Mining Corporation in 1970. The whole entire airborne survey had been flown through 1,171 lines miles in the Temagami area of Ontario, Canada. It was also at this time period when a total of 27 line miles were stated to have been flown over claims owned by the Copperfields Mining Corporation. Other statements made by the contract surveyors had stated that the deep penetration channel seldom had a noise in excess of 2ppm. Surveying of the area had provided five chanels of data at 918 hz, and radioaltitude.
Much of the survey was reported to have been flown in a direction to the north-south. In addition it was also stated that line spacing was made 1/4 of a mile, which was done by an FH-1100 Helicopter CF-Gal. Other statements stated that the helicopter was also equipped with other aurxilury equipment that consisted of a Bonzer Radioaltimeter, a Traid Sequence Camera, an MFE six channel hot pen recorder, and a 60 hz monitor. Other anomalies also became detected near the claims but we're considered to have been interrupted according to conductivity-thickness in MHOS. For the most part the survey was only aimed at detecting bedrock conductors as surface exposures such as swamps became eliminated from the interruption.
The prospect shaft, which was sunken to a depth of 50 feet on the Molybdenum vein is considered to have exposed a zone that was 50 feet wide. Examinations of the zone revealed that it had largely consisted of gash veins of quartz carrying chalcopyrite, and molybdnum in a greenstone formation.
1997 - Staked by D.F. King
Further prospecting on this claim had continued on June 24, 1997, when explorations were being conducted to the west side of the claims near the high-way and pipeline. This prospecting procedure had results in determining the geology, surface sampling procedures, and beep mat testing. More ares were being prospect to the east side of this property, when geological determination, and sampling was done. Further stripping had also occurred on a moss covered carbonated quartz vein for further assaying. A beep mat was also conducted in this area. Explorations within this area had resulted in a discovery of another molybdenum vein, that was continuously prospect, and beep mat tested. Results from these prospecting procedures had also outline a sulfide deposit with the Molybdenum vein zone. A magnetic survey also became conducted in determining any deep kimberlite zones on this property.
Sample: K-1-869, in PPB and %
Au 453 PPB
Ag 4.0 PPB
1998 - Staked by Douglas King
Explorations had taken place on the north-central part of claim 1200808, which was done on the trails, traverses, and prospecting south on an exposed ridge. of contaminated phase of rock to the shore line of Net Lake. Prospecting later continued on the east shore line of net lake within a gossanous zone in mafic metavolcanics. This resulted in collecting samples for assaying procedures. Prospecting to the north of gossanous zone had revealed another gossanous zone with quartz stringers. A discovery of visible Mo, and Cu was uncovered from a small area which was stripped 2 m by 2 m.
Claim 1200808: A discovery of Molybdenum was uncovered in this claim
Claim 1202870 - The trenches, and pits which were discovered by Douglas King had been very gossanous. Further prospecting in these areas had discovered a massive sulfide zone with the use of a pick, and a hammer. Other statements stated that this mineralized zone had consisted of pyrite, chalcopyrite, and pryyhotite which attracts a magnetic needle. Gold results had indicated an assay of 82 PPB within this sulfide formation.