Kirkland Lake, Bourkes group
The property is located thirty-five kilometers northwest of the historic Kirkland Lake Mining Camp, the site of North Eastern Ontario’s first gold rush and is second only to Timmins in Canadian gold production. Northern Gold owns, or has the rights to purchase via options, 100% of the property ensuring the highest potential profits for investors. It is conveniently located close to paved Highway 11 within a stable mining area with developed infrastructure including water supplies, electrical power and rail access. The Bourkes site surrounds the historic Bourkes Mine and is made up of 20 contiguous claims totalling 135 claim units or approximately 2,000 hectares.
The Bourkes site lies in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt along the northwest trending shear zone in the Keewatin Volcanics. The mineralized zone consists of a series of small lenses and disrupted veins of quartz-carbonate carrying native gold and tellride mineralization.
The Bourkes Mine was mined from 1918-20 and was developed to a depth of 125 meters with four levels of workings already in place. Historical data indicates that while the original mining operation showed concentrations of high grade gold, the vast majority of the ore mined during this time was never milled. Only 1,298 tonnes of ore were milled grading at .22 ounces per tonne of ore producing 227 ounces of gold.
In 2006, Northern Gold conducted a small stripping, sampling and mapping program that verified a southern extension. There is an additional 1,150 hectares or approximately 2,840 acres south and on strike of the current workings, indicating the potential for expansion. The Bourkes site has great potential to find additional gold resources due in part to the fact that visible gold has been found on the surface and the property has not been subjected to systematic modern exploration and resource definition programs.
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