A total of five patented mining claims had adjoined the Johnson Group of claims that were being explored. This became the initial spot for the discovery of gold bearing quartz veins cutting sheared mafic volcanics. One of the very first assays taken from this section had given off values of 0.02 oz. Au. Per/ton from pits that were excavated on the vein. Other sections of the property had been comprised of quartz stockwork and vein occurrences that were associated with shearing in the area.
1924 - Unknown
It was during 1924, when new interest was gained through exploration on the property in Sewell Township. Surface work had exposed a number of mineralized sections that consisted of pyrite, pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite. These were among the first noted copper-gold-nickel-silver occurances which were discovered in Sewell Township.
1971 – Falconbridge and A. N Wright
Some of the best samples taken from the Tremblay Property by Falconbridge/ A. N. Wright had include grab sample grades of 0.02 oz. Au, 0.26 oz. Ag, 0.03% Cu, and 0.27% Pb. These samples were taken from 74.8 to 82.0 feet over 8.8 feet from carbonated mineralization. This would also include a near surface samples that was taken from 20.0 feet to 22.5 feet grading 0.03 oz. Au, 0.06 oz. Ag, and 0.02% Pb over 2.5 feet. Another sample would also included 0.005 oz. Au, 0.07 oz. Ag, and 0.09% Pb from 19.0 to 20.0 feet over 1.0 feet, and 0.095 oz. Au, and 0.03 oz Ag per/ton from 15.0 feet to 19.0 feet over 4 feet.
1971 – Johnson A. W.
A magnetometer survey was carried out on the Tremblay Property by Johnson A. W. in Sewell Township, northeastern, Ontario, Canada. The survey was mainly carried out by establishing base station at 30 degrees N to 40 Degrees E. It was from this point that auxiliary stations were established and had tied to the main station. Readings during this time period were taken at 100-foot intervals on crosslines and the baseline. This would result in conducting check readings that were taken at the auxiliary base stations in order to determine a correction curve for the diurnal variation that could be established. Results from this survey indicated that the change to strike of the magnetic trend from east-west to southeast reflects on the general pattern of metamorphic fabri of the metavolcanics rocks. Intrusive rocks are also mapped in previous surveys that do not seem to exhibit a magnetic relief of sufficient contrast to distinguish them from the older flows. This had mostly like been caused from the intense, superimposed region metamorphism.
Further surveys had also resulted in carrying out an Electromagnetic Survey on the property in 1971. This was largely done by selecting sites for transmitter locations at convenient points throughout the property. Much of the plane of the loop was also kept as nearly as possible in a direction normal to location of each receiver station. A person would also operate the receiver in order to orient the coil at about a vertical axes until a null point is establish. Results from the Electromagnetic survey had produce no conductors of any magnitude. This had also indicated several weak cross-overs that had appeared to be of negligible interest. On the basis of data obtained there was no evidence that an important zone of metallic mineralization occur in the ground covered by Johnson claims.
1971 – Card Lake Copper Mines, Limited.
Card Lake Copper Mines had additionally carried out a diamond drilling program that indicated Nil to 0.01 oz. gold, Tr to 0.01 oz. Silver, 0.01% to 0.02% Cu, and 0.01% to 0.46% Zn per/ton. Some of the highest assays were 0. 10% Cu, 0.26% Zn, 0.03% Ni, 0.01 oz. Au, and 0.01 oz. Ag per/ton.
1972 – Card Lake Copper Mines, Limited.
Card Lake Copper continued to focus on exploring the area in vicinity of the Tremblay Property and in Reeves Township in 1972. A geophysical Survey was undertaken in Reeves Township that resulted in outlining five anomalous magnetic areas of interest. These anomalies were currently identified as A’, B’, C’, D’, and E’. The B anomaly rather coincides with the EM conductor which is about 2,000 feet in length. A total of two diamond drill holes that were drilled on a small portion of the anomaly had encountered sulphide mineralization in a felsic tuff with some visible chalcopyrite. Two short holes from the surface showing portion of the A anomaly had encountered sulphide mineralization in a felsic tuff horizon that yield minor values in antinomy. The C’ Anomaly would require further magnetic and electromagnetic detailing but is suspected to be caused be sulfide base mineralization.
1973 – Card Lake Copper Mines, Limited.
The company continued with its progressive exploration campaign in 1973, on the Tremblay Property. Most of the diamond drilling program had intersected quartz, pyrite, pyrite-biotite zones in graphitic tuff with minor cherty bands. Some sulphide mineralization that was intersected had included pyrite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite that ran as high as 15% to 20% Sulphide in quartz veining. Most of this mineralization was intersected from 29 feet to 47 feet. It was from 0 to 29 feet that medium, grey-green, fine grained massive uniform basic volcanic flows were intersected.