The Big Marsh Gold Project which is also known as the Carscallen Project is rather known as another gold discovery area. It was reported in 1926, that wired gold was discovered by Sydney Beanland, and Frank Hurst on the western section of the claim group. For the most part it became stated that this gold discovery was made in Carscallen Township, Porcupine Area, within the Cochrane District. Gold within the western section was also reported to had been discovered in shear zones within the granite formation. Prior to this discovery it was also stated that diamond drilling was carried out on this portion of the property. After a short time period It became stated that the Big Marsh Gold Project was later acquired by Dave Mackenzie, who reported visible gold in the old pits of the iron formation. By 1936, the whole entire Big Marsh Property was once again undergoing new ownership when it was staked by the Jowsey Denton Gold Mines, Ltd. Explorations which were conducted by Jowsey Denton Gold Mines had rather exposed new mineralized showings on the property.
1946 - Examined by Nelson Hogg - Regional Department of Mines Geologist for Timmins - Geology Report
The property was later reportedly visited between June,12-19, 1946, by Nelson Hogg, who was a Regional Department of Mines Geologist for Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Statements on the geology portion by Mr. Hogg had stated that much of Jowsey Denton Claims are underlain by grey granite, which forms a plug that's 1 mile in diameter. This is rather reported to be an east-ward extension of much larger granite mass within Keefer, and Denton Townships. Much of this granite was reported to have been intersected with several northerly striking quartz diabase dykes, and a few dykes of quartz porphyry strike south-east.
Other statements stated that in the north-east corner of claims 11538, 11539, 11541, and 11542, the rock is rather largely greenstone but shows very little outcropping. More statements on the geology portion had stated that the Granite Greenstone Contact is expose in claim 11541. The greenstone within this area is known to consist of andesitic lavas, agglomerate, and iron formation. No additional pillows are known to be exposed, but the iron formation rather has a north-south strike, and shows minor folding.. Gold values within the Big Marsh Gold Project are commonly known to be encounter in several different occurrences. Most of the development on this property had mainly been confined to shears striking north-south through the Grey Biotite Granite Schist. Further statements on the structural geology had also stated that this formation includes the 1010 vein in claim P-1010. and the Jowsey Vein in claim P-1385. In addition to this, it was also reported that both of these veins are known to strike north-south and dip steeply to the east, and both of these veins are more than one half mile from the contact between the granite and greenstone. Both of these veins were rather reported to have been traced on the surface for a total length of 700 feet They are commonly known to be marked by sharply defined rusty-weathering shears in granite.
A second type of gold occurrence is commonly known as the Wire Gold Showing on claim P-11538. At one point in time it was rather stated that this was a spectacular discovery, and a great amount of high-grade ore was taken from the surface pit. WIth good indications it was shortly after reported that the gold did not continue at depth, and repetition of the occurrence was not discovered at the time. Further examinations of this showing had reported that the gold had rather occurred in gash veins of quartz, and white calcite extending into the I.F from the footwall, at a minor fold.
Some more examinations were being done on the iron formation, which revealed it to be 10 to 30 feet wide, and had carried massive pyrrhotite, but no gold values. It was rather stated that the general strike of this iron formation was north-south, and had dipped to about 80 degrees east. This was also followed by surface stripping that had uncovered a tight fold in the iron formation, which was overturned and had dip east. Just below the nose of this gold in the west limb, a series of gash veins occur, and had extended from the foot-wall, and towards the hanging-wall. Much of these veins were reported to have been filled with quartz and were coarsely crystalline with calcite.
Another type of occurrence on this property is known to be a sulphide zone that's situated along the hanging wall of the second band of iron formation in claim 11538. This iron formation is commonly known for striking in a N-S direction, which is in acid lavas, and is known to follow the contact of the diabase dyke. Its very possible that this dyke maybe the same I.F. as that on the wire gold occurrence, bun no attempt was made to trace the two bands to the south in order to confirm their relationship. More statements on this area reported that it was 30 foot wide zone that carried massive pyrrhotite, and pyrite in seams or streaks. Further statements had stated that diamond drilling and bulk sampling had only returned low values in this type of deposit. At the time it was also reported that encouraging values were obtained from 1010 vein and the Jowsey Vein, but other showing within the greenstone had produce only low values. It was rather diamond drill hole No. 25 that had intersected 1.1 ft of 2.82 oz grade at a depth of 60 feet, and 2.4 ft of 0.165 oz grade at 141 feet on the Jowsey Vein. In addition to this, it was also stated that samples of pyrite, and arsenopyrite taken over widths varying from 6 to 12 inches on the 1010 vein had assayed 2.26, 0.46, 0.44, 3.31, 0.12, 1.72, and 1.42 oz of gold (Au) per ton and had average 1.39 oz. Sampling that was continued on the 1010 vein had rather showed 6.0 oz. over 0.7 feet, 3.1 oz. over 1.2 ft, 4.8 oz. over 0.8 ft, 0.22 oz. over 1.0 ft, and 5.44 oz over 0.7 feet. This sampling program was also followed by chip samples taken from several places on the vein, and had assayed 2.66 ounces of Gold (Au) to the ton. .
1946 - Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd.
Another ownership change was made in 1946, when Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd. had conducted their own diamond drilling program. At the time it was reported that the property owned by Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines had comprised of 18 unpatented claims. Most of the explorations which were carried out on the property had consisted of six diamond drill holes that were done to east and west of the Jowsey Denton Claims. Other statements from the company's reporting had stated that the former boundaries of the 1946, Hollinger Claim Group had inclueded the present Big Marsh Claim Group. Most of the drilling was also reported to have been confined to western portion of the claim group that was adjacent to the Jowsey Denton Claims. Much attention in doing this driling program was to test an unspecified electrical survey, which had outlined shear conditions trending east-west from the Jowsey Denton Claims. Each of the hole were reported to have been directed north-south, which intersected brecciated and carbonatized rhyolite, and returned anomouls assays of 0.005 to 0.03 ounces of gold (Au) per ton. Diamond drilling that was done on this portion of the property had intersected occasional sections of Iron Formation and pyritic-graphitic sediments.
1959 - Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd.
By 1959, it was reported that the property was undergoing more explorations by Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd. Most of this exploratory work had resulted in ground magnetic, and electromagnetic Surveys on ground, which included a part of the big Marsh Project. The most northern part of this survey had empassed what is now known as Big Marsh Lake Claim along the picket lines oriented north-south. Other statements had stated that these lines were parallel to the known geological trend in that area, which resulted in ineffective explorations. It was also reported that the electromagnetic survey had indicated the so called hook shaped conductor, which was outlined by Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines. This resulted in further exploration work when three diamond drill holes had intersected a graphitic tuff that contained nodules and bands of pyrite. Other statements had stated that the most southeasterly claim (P649959) in the BIg Marsh Lake claim group, covered a small portion of this anomaly. Most of this diamond drilling program was reportedly completed on present claim 4211013.
This was also followed by testing a north-south trending magnetic anomaly, which was assumed to be within claim P649959 At the time it was stated that this magnetic anomaly was also tested by diamond drilling, which encountered a cherty magnetite iron formation within an assemblage of intermediate to acid volcanic rocks. Other statements on this drilling program had also encountered disseminated pyrite, and pyrrhotite that was present within the iron formation. Much of this diamond drilling program was also done at very oblique angles to the strike of the iron formation.
1976 - Geophysical Engineering
By 1976, the property was being re-examined by Geophysical Engineering who had drilled two holes in east-central Carscallen Township, and south and east of Big Marsh Claims. One of these holes was drilled due north, and the other one west. It was rather reported that both holes had encountered ryholite tuff with graphitic and pyritic subsections. Most of the gold values obtained from assaying were reported to have been Nil. No other work was completed by the company as it was working on evaluating the potentials for several properties within different townships that surround the Timmins area. Much of the explorations which were completed by the company were done on the eastern edge of present claim 4213855.
1978 - Gold Shield Syndicate
Gold Shield Syndicate had rather stated this property in 1978, which resulted in further assessment work. Explorations which were undertaken during that year had resulted in magnetic, and electromagnetic surveys on a group of six claims that partially comprised of the Jowsey Denton Claim Group. It was also stated that the results from this work needed further assessments done that would included mapping, sampling, and shallow drilling.
1982 - Gowest Amalgamated Resources, Ltd.
The Big Marsh Property was also being re-examined by Gowest Amalgamated Resources, Ltd that had undertaken a magnetic, and VLF-EM Survey. At the time it was also reported that these surveys were being conducted on the same claims that were held by Gold Shield Syndicate in 1978. Most of this surveying work had all taken place within 1982, and had warranted for further mapping and drilling to be completed on the claims.
1983 - Cleyo Resource, Inc.
An extensive exploration program was conducted by Cleyo Resourcs, Inc., which the company had staked the Big Marsh Lake and Mahoney Lake Claims. The Big Marsh Lake area is commonly known to consist of 6 claims that are located in the southern half of Carscallen Township. The other claim group known as the Mahoney Lake area is strongly known to consist of 4 claims within Carscallen Township, and is seperated by a distance of one an half miles from the Big Marsh Lake Claim group.
Company reports from 1983 had reported that the Mahoney Lake Claims are easily accessed by the main haulage road of the Mallette Lumber Company. For the most part much of this claim group is strongly known to overlie a small hill which has been completely logged, and is covered by the dense growth of young polar. The Big Marsh Group is rather located one an half miles to the north, and is accessible by a newly constructed logging road leading from the main Mallette Haulage Road. Far more statements from Cleyo Resources, Inc. had rather stated that the Big Marsh Claim Group is covered by mixed fir, hardwood, and cedar. In addition to this, the company also stated that the Big Marsh Claim Group is also drift covered, and swampy in places.
Cleyo Resources was rather reported to have been incorporated in 1983, under the laws of Ontario, Canada. At the time it was also stated that the company was progressing with conducting further explorations on the Big Marsh Lake, and Mahoney Lake Claim Groups. Following this incorporation it was also reported that a contract was made between Cleyo Resources, and Thomas Skimming & Associates to further evaluate their properties. By doing this it was reported on February, 21, 1983, that a two stage program of Surface Exploration and Diamond Drilling was recommended.
Another contract was also granted in 1983, to C. Von Hessert & Associates, who became in charge of conducting this exploration program. Prior to this, it was also reported that the company would undertake line cutting, geological mapping, trenching and ground geophysics. Much of this whole entire exploration program was reported to have officially commenced from July, 7 to September, 13, 1983, in order to test the gold potentials on this property. The properties which were owned by Cleyo Resources are known to be divided into two groups, the BIg Marsh Group to the north, and the Mahoney Lake Group to the south of four claims with abundant outcrop.
Further statements from the company had reported that line cutting and a geophysical investigation was undertaken on the Big Marsh Group. This had rather resulted in a compilation of the results of the geophysical work , ground magnetics, VLF-Em and Horizontal Loop Em, had suggested that the property is underlain by one or more units of iron formation which may be gold bearing. Other company statements had also stated that the neighboring claims to the south are known to comprise of spectacular occurrences of iron formational gold..
At the time another program of geological mapping, trenching, Sampling, Ground magnetic, and VLF-Em was conducted on the Mahoney Lake Group. From this exploration phase it was also confirmed that the predominant country rock on this claim group is grandiorite. It was also stated that two small entries of volcanics with associated quartz porphyry dykes are known to be within line 9 and 16 trenches, which returned assays up to 0.46 ounces of gold (Au) per ton. But other statements from the company had stated that the Mahoney Lake Claim Group had limited volcanics of aerial extent, which also meant limited potential. It was rather at this point in time when the company had decided not to place any more exploration work on the Mahoney Lake Group..
Much of the rock that makes up this geological area were commonly reported by Cleyo Resources to be precambrian in age, and had also belong the Abitibi Supergroup of Volcanics, and associated granitic intrusives. For the most part it was rather stated that the Mahoney Lake Group is known to be underlain by Algoman Red Granite, granite, porphyry, and grey biotite granite. Other statements on the BigMarsh Group had reported that much of the rock in this geological area is acid intrusives. It was also reported that Carscallen Township is known to lie at the western terminus of the Porcupine Destor Fault. The structural geology of this future is rather considered to be a location of economic importance due to many discoveries within the Timmins area that lie within it or a few kilometers outside of it.
The property is known to permaninetly dominated by precambrian diabase dykes striking roughly north-south, and crosscutting both volcanic, and granitic intrusive within Carsallen Township. Not only is this formation within this township, but its rather known to be overlain throughout the entire TImmins Gold Camp.
Mahoney Lake Geology by Cleyo Resources
It was the geological mapping phase by Cleyo Resources that had gather geological data in understanding the geology of the area. WIthin this mapping phase it was reported that the rocks which underlie the Mahoney Lake Group are almost entirely granodioritic in composition and are apart of a regional granite intrusive But the geological area of Mahoney Lake is also known to be hosted by intermediate volcanics, and intercalated quartz porphyry outcrop. More so it was also reported by Cleyo Resources that the gold mineralization is known to occur in accompanyment with pyrite in shear porphyries. The best assy obtained from this section was known to have given gold grades up to 0.46 ounces of Au per ton. Other statements on the grade of the line 8 trench had reported assays from 0.005 to less than 0,001 ounces of gold per ton. Most of the geological host rock within this area was also reportedly known to have been an intermediate composition of metavolcanic. Within the earlier years of prospecting, it was also stated that sampling of these trenches was undertaken, which had an irregular dimension of approximately 8 to 20 feet wide, and 100 feet long, Cleyo Resources had reported that the best assays taken from the line 16 trench indicated 0,27 ounces of gold (Au) per ton, Further channel sampling that was taken from this trench had showed this mineralized area had graded between 0.03 to 0,05 ounces of gold per ton for a distance of 4 feet, Some more statements from Cleyo Resources had stated that this was the trench sampled by T. Skimming, who obtained a chip sample grading 0.15 ounces of gold per ton. Much of the host rock in this area had consisted of a sheared, chloritized quartz porphyry which grades into granodiorite, and overlying intermediate volcanics. At this point it was rather reported that due to the limited areal extent of the gold hosting volcanics and porphyries, which had appeared to have been the roof pendants set in granodiorite. This had rather gave limited extent in extending the trenches in the line 8 and 16 trenches.
Further prospecting was undertaken in the remainder of the Mahoney Lake Claim Group when extensive sampling was undertaken. Most of this sampling phase was aimed at testing the granodiorite within different sections which resulted in Nil to 0.002 ounces of gold (Au) per ton. This sampling phases had rather indicated that the granodiorite formation was rather barren. All samples taken from the company are indicated in the map above. There was also two other known area of outcropping volcanics, volcanic rock, that outcrop north of Mahoney Lake near the eastern property boundary. It was rather reported that this conclusion was made due to a 500 gamma magnetic anomally encountered in this area.
As explorations had continued it was reported that the Mahoney Lake was surveyed with a total field precession magnetometer providing an estimated precision of five gammas. It was rather reported that the magnetic topography of the claims is featureless which reflects the homogeneity of the underlying granodiorite. One of the best single ceptions from this survey was the previously mentioned magnetic high north of Mahoney Lake.
A VLF-EM Survey that was conducted on the same grid had rather shown four conductors, three of which trend northwest, and one which trends northeast. Further statements on these conductors had rather reported that they were probably caused by surficial features such as clay horizons, and water saturated soil. All reading to this survey were taken at 100 foot intervals using a Geonic's EM-16 radio receiver.
Geology of the BigMarsh Lake Group by Cleyo Resources
Explorations at the time were mainly focus on geophysics, VLF, HEM, and Mag surveys that were undertaken on the BigMarsh Lake Group. Further statements from the company had reported that the BigMarsh Lake Group is known to be entirely drift covered At the time it was also stated that the BigMarsh Lake Group was undergoing three geophysical surveys that were conducted on lines set 200 feet apart. It was rather reported that reconnaisance mapping was undertaken by C. Von Hessert & Associates Ltd. on a group of neighboring claims south of the BigMarsh Group. From this mapping it was rather stated that the contract company had discovered a well developed iron formation, which was set within enclosing volcanic rocks, and striking northwards on the property of Cley Resource Inc. More statements on this location had reported that these iron formations were also sulphide bearing, and had evidently been prospected throughly by prospectors judging by number and size of the exploratory trenches, and pits. At the time, it was rather stated that this area of attention was not fully examined on its potential for hosting gold values
Conclusions made by Cleyo Resources had stated that the opportunity for finding additional gold bearing zones are limited. Most of this was stated due to the predominance of barren granodiorite which is the prevalent rock type of this area. Further statements from the company had stated that likely improving the tenors of known gold occurrences on the claim is poor because hosting porphyries and shears are narrow. At the time it was also reported that this area was very limited in areal extent, and low in grade in 1983. This had resulted in no further work on the Mahoney Lake Group by the company due to the geology and the country rock being granodiorite that was barren. Diamond drilling that was undertaken by Cleyo Resources had amounted to nine surface holes, totalling 1,700 feet on four targets,
Much of the geology that was inferred by the geophysics had rather revealed a much brighter picture for gold occurrences within the BigMarsh Group. It was rather coincident VLF and HEM conductors that may possibly represent gold bearing sulphide zones that are hosted within the iron formations. Some more statements from Cleyo Resources had reported that this is a common setting for gold in general, and is exemplified in particular by the nearby occurrances in claim 11538, and claim 1010. The probable cross fractures which transgress the iron formation may represent dilatent zones which are infilled with gold bearing quartz and carbonate. For the most part, these structures are commonly known for hosting gold within the Timmins camp, and had been described to occur as tension gashes within the nose of folded iron formation at the site of the spectacular wire gold showing. This is the main reason why a program to test the gold potential was waranted by Cleyo Resourcess on the BigMarsh Group. .
1984 - Kid Creek Mines
The present Big Marsh Project was later option by Kid Creek Mines who were following up on an airborne survey with ground geophysical surveys on present claim 4204284. This whole entire follow up was rather apart of their iron sulphide exploration program that was done across several townships surrounding the TImmins Camp.
1988 - Placer Dome Incorporated
By 1988, the property was further undergoing more exploratory work when Placer Dome Incorporated had conducted line cutting, and geophysical surveys in Newmarket, Carscallen, Lucas, McCart, Cote, Loveland,, Jamieson, and Thorneloe townships. Most of the stakings within these township were taken up by the company due to the results of the Ontario Government Release of Airborne electomagnetic, and magnetic survey maps in March, 1988. This was taken from the Placer Dome Incorporated, Personal communications of 1988. This was also followed by the drilling of two holes on present claim 4202649 in 1989. Results from the drilling program had intersected a sequence of mafic to felsic volcanics with interbedded chert, but no assays were reported.
1988 - Ascaro Exploration Company of Canada, Limited
Ascaro Exploration Company of Canada, Limited had additionally drilled 17 reserve circulation holes in Carscallen Township on present claim 4211013 in 1988. This was also followed by several other diamond drilling campaigns which were undertaken in Macklem, German, Fallon, and Fasken Townships for gold explorations.
1993 - BHP Minerals Canada, Ltd.
Another staking on this property was made by BHP Minerals Canada, Limited in 1993. It was rather reported that the company had completed one diamond drill hole on their claims in the northern part and along the eastern boundary of Carscallen Township. Diamond drilling which was undertaken in present claim 4211013 was mainly apart of the companies base metal exploration program. Reports on this diamond drilling program had not intersected any mineralization,but altered ryholitic rocks were observe in the core samples. .
1995 - Hemlo Gold Mines, Ltd.
Even more explorations were undertaken on the Big Marsh Project when Hemlo Gold Mines, Ltd had optioned this prospect area. A total of 3 surface holes, totalling 2082 m, became drilled on their Cripple Creek Gold Property in the north-east corner of Denton Township. It was also stated that these claims were under option for three years from GoWest Amalgamated Resources, Ltd, and had hosted the Halpenny Gold Occurrence. Some more exploratory work was completed on the Mahoney Creek Property, which was also known as the Thunder Creek Property. More statements from the company had stated that this claimed area was under option from Band Ore Resources, Ltd. For the most part this whole entire exploration was being conducted at the corners of Bristol , Thorneloe, Denton, and Carscallen Townships. This whole entire exploration phase had included line cutting, Ip Surveys, and soil sampling.
1996 - Hemlo Gold Mines, Ltd merges with the Battle Mountain Company.
It was in March, 1996, when Hemlo Gold Mines, Ltd had merge with the Battle Mountain Company. By this time it was rather stated that Battle Mountain had diamond drilled 2 holes on IP chargeability anomalies on property optioned from GoWest Amalgamated Resources. One hole was reported to have intersected gold mineralization on the now called 16 zone, which was 450 m west of the Mahoney Creek Zone, also known as the Halpenny Showing.in the Center of Denton Township. Reports on drilling had aslo stated that another hole had intersected gold mineralization on the now known 17 zone, that was 500 m to the northwest of the no. 16 zone. Following these results it was reported that the company drilled follow up holes on these zones in August, 1996. The 16 zone is rather described as a series of altered , mafic volcanics bands up to 6 m wide, but average 1 to 2 m wide within a carbonated ultramafic horizon. These mafic bands were reportedly known to contain the gold mineralization and are known to be carbonatized, sericitized, albitized and silicifided that contained up to 15% pyrite and arsenopyrite. Gold assays from this section are known for averaging 1.03 g/t gold over a width of 58 m in the first hole, and the highest assay being 13.96 g/t gold over 3.3 m, that was intersected in a hole 100 m east.
The 17 zone is commonly known to occur at the contact between mafic volcanic rocks to the north and carbonatized ultramafic rocks to the south. Much of the gold mineralization is known to occur within the mafic rocks that contained disseminated pyrite and are caronatized , sericitized, silicified, and slightly hematized . Some holes were also drilled on 3 north-south sections, which returned gold values up to 4.40 g/t gold over 7 m.
Prior to this, it was also reported that Battle Mountain Gold had completed 6 surface holes on three targets optioned from Band Ore Resources, Ltd. in 1996. This was rather apart of the joint venture agreement that had taken place in Carscallen, Thorneloe, and Denton Townships. No gold values were obtained from this diamond drilling program. No further work was done on both properties due to the possibility of financial issues or disagreements.
1997 - Prospector's Alliance Corporation
The Jowsey Occurrence was later examined by the Prospector's Alliance Corporation in 1997. Statements from the company had stated that the Jowsey Occurrence is rather located in Carscallen Township, and was apart of the Timmins West Project. Early records had indicated that the property was covered by claims P11537 and P11542, which was apart of the larger Jowsey Denton Property. Another report by Hawley from 1926, had indicated that claim P11538 is also commonly known as the Beanland-Hurst Occurrence. This property is rather encompassed by claim 1212680. At the time of the property examination, a number of pits, and trenches were being excavated, which permitted a good view of the underlying geology.. Much of the area was reported to have been glacial overburden within vicinity of the trenches, that was 2 m or less.
Statements on the geology had stated that the property is underlain by mafic metavolcanic flows, and is commonly situated 3km east of the contact of supracrustal rock. This area is much rather known to be also associated with felsic, intrusives botholthic rocks that delineate a margin of the Abitibi Greenstone belt. These mafic metavolcanic rocks are commonly known to include pillow forms and associated pillow breccias. Much of the mafic flows are known to be light green in colour, and are metamorphosed to upper green schist facies. Other company statements had stated that the pillowed fragments in the breccia units are subrounded to angular, and are generally light green to white. Its rather stated that mafic dykes up to 20 cm wide are known to intrude the mafic flows, and the chert magnetite iron stone, up to 3m wide, interleaves with the mafic flows. For the most part the ironstone is thinly banded and contains approximately 80% chert, and 20% magnetite. Pyrite is commonly known to occur as irregular small pods and lenses within the ironstone, and is sometimes known to be associated with silification.. Statements on the main stripped area had revealed a 1 m wide quartz feldspar porphyry dike within mafic flows that parallels the trend of the iron formation. In addition to this, a 2 m wide, north-trending diabase dyke is known to crosscut the mafic flows, ironstone, and a silicified fault breccia on the east side of the outcrop.
1998 - Prospector's Alliance Corporation - Falconbridge, Ltd.- Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company, Ltd.
Prospector's Alliance Corporation was rather known to have also been in a joint venture with Falconbridge Lt. and Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company, Ltd. It was at this point in time when all three companies had held mineral rights to 1,196 claim units comprising of 48,000 acres covering felsic stratigraphy in 9 townships north, and west of Timmins. This was followed by an electromagnetic survey, which resulted in the identification of 13 high priority targets, 18 secondary targets, and 36 other targets. At the time it was rather stated that explorations were being confined to diamond drilling on the Half Moon Lake Property in Robb Township. Drilling had rather resulted in new base metal discoveries that were discovered in 1996. (Might be an extension to the much bigger deposits at Kam Kotia Mine, which is also adjacent to the property).
By 1999, Prospectors Alliance, along with Explores Alliance Corporation and a number of other companies continued exploration projects for both gold, and base metals in Robb, Godfrey, Carscallen, Denton, Bristol and Arbutus Townships. It was also rather reported that the companies had completed diamond drilling of 28 holes, totalling 5,108 m in all townships combined. Most of this was rather apart of the much bigger exploration projects on the Timmins West Properties.
2010 - Melkoir Resources Inc.
The Big Marsh Property or Carsellan Project was later acquired by Melkoir Resources Inc within 2010. It was rather reported by the company that the Carscallen Project is located at a distance of 5 km west of the TImmins Mine, and consists of 102 claim units covering 1603 acres. At the time it was rather reported that the company was focusing on investigating several local geophysical and geochemical anomalies on the property. Within this exploration program, Melkoir Resources had continued to extent the mineralized zones at the ZamZam, Shenkman, and 1010 zones. Three drill holes had rather tested the 1010 vein to a vertical depth of approximately 200m. This diamond drilling program had resulted in significant assays which included 17.28 g/t gold over 0.65 feet, and 0.92 g/t gold over 12.4 m from CAR-29-10. Other reports from the 1010 vein had indicated that it was a 5 to 30 cm wide multi-quartz vein containing visible gold.
A 15 hole diamond drilling program was also completed on the ZamZam-Shenkman Zone System. Further statements on this zone had reported that it was intersected at vertical depth greater than 500 m. Some more geological statements had reported that drill hole CAR-57-2010 had intersected 1.12 g/t gold over 0.50 m at a depth of 455.4 M. Melkoir had reported that the ZamZam and Shankman Zones intersect multiple high-grade subparallel Structures at depth. Other statements on the ZamZam and Shankman Zones were reported to have been traced from surface to approximately 500 m over a distance of 1,200 m.
2011 - Melkoir Resources Inc.
The Carscallen Gold Property is commonly reported to comprise of 21 claims totalling 104 claim units within Carscallen and Denton Townships. These claims had rather cover the contact between granodiorite to tonalite intrusive rocks of the Carlton Lake Pluton on the west side, and mafic volcanic rocks and chemical metaseidments to the east. Its in this section where quartz porphyry dykes are strongly known to intrude the pluton, and much of the plotonic rocks are cut by brittle faults. For the most part, these brittle faults are also filled with quartz-chlorine veins which are mineralized with auriferous massive to stringer sulphides.
Drilling during 2011 was mainly aimed at following up drilling in order to test induced polarization (IP) targets at 200 and 250 vertical depth. This was also done in order to test for the source of gold bearing massive sulphide xenoliths. Diamond drilling at the time had also tested the northern extension of the ZamZam and Jowsey Gold Zones The best intersection from this drilling program had assay10.14 g/t gold over 0.50 m, and other holes were aimed at testing the Shenkman Zone, with assays ranging from 0.63 to 39.40 g/t gold over widths of 0.50 m to 24.35 m. In total drilling it was rather reported that Melkoir Resources had completed 15 holes on the property with a combined length of 5,488.07 m. Further exploration work was also followed by twelve line kilometers of IP Surveying as well as down-hole IP surveying on the property.
2012 - Melkoir Resources Inc.
Reports from Melkoir Resources had reported that exploration on the Carscallen Property had rather returned favorable results. Drilling during 2012, was mainly confined to drilling two deep holes over the Shenkman area, which had pierced the Carlton Pluton felsic intrusives into mafic volcanic rocks. Much of this intersection was reported to have hosted VMS sytle copper mineralization. It was diamond drill hole CAR-7-2012 that returned assays up to 1.55 g/t gold, and 3.55% copper over 1.35 m. Another hole known as CAR-80-2012 had intersected gold zones, and elevated copper, counting an intersection of 3.70 m at 51.92 g/t gold. This drilling program had rather showed that the gold mineralization extended past the granite volcanic contact, and much deeper than earlier holes. From this drilling program, it was also reported that stringer chalcopyrite mineralization with associated chlorite altercation, and anomalous copper, and silver assays were obtained from drilling.
The company had rather followed plans in conducting a 3 hole, 1,566 m drilling program to extend a former hole, and to check extensions of the Shenkman Gold ZOne underlying the volcanic rocks. Reports on drilling had stated that diamond drill hole CAR-61X-2012 had intersected gold mineralization in the altered mafic volcanic rocks underlying the felsic intrusives. Holes CAR-81-2012 and CAR-82-2012 did not get to the Shenkman Zone as they were blocked by an unexpected fault zone. Other statements on the drilling phase had reported that it had rather intersected another geological environment with anomalous values in gold. These diamond drill indications had rather encourage Melkoir Resources to pursue a 1,616 m diamond drilling program.Drilling that was done had intersected a gold mineralization over 15 m at a grade of 1.46 g/t gold in granite, and quartz feldspar porphyry dykes near surface. Other statements on drilling had reported that these drill holes had encounter significant synvolcanic altercation, iron formations and coarse volcanic breccias at depth.
Surface Channel Sampling was also completed over the Jowsey, and ZamZam zones. The best assay results from the ZamZam Zone were 5.66 g/t gold and 2.18 g/t silver over 4.3 m, and the best channel sample over the Jowsey Zone assayed 6.43 g/t gold and 6.0 g/t silver over 1 m.
To be continued