The Golden Star Mine, the most prolific gold mine in the Mine Centre area, produced 10,632 ounces in the 1890’s. The mine was accessed by two shafts, 537 feet and 87 feet deep and contained over 2,000 feet of lateral workings. Although numerous veins have been discovered, all gold was extracted from one vein, the Golden Star, which occurs within a felsic dike in metavolcanic rocks. The average grade reported was 0.56 ounces of gold per ton over a 3.5 foot vein width. A possible northwest extension of the Golden Star Vein is traceable on surface for a distance of 2,500 feet. Thirteen additional unexplored veins remain in the Golden Star Complex, one of which was recently assayed to yield 6.2 grams of gold/tonne.
Historical Resource Estimates
An extensive program of diamond core drilling and underground work conducted at the Foley Mine from 1923 to 1927 served as the basis for the OGS’s 2004 report on “Mineral Deposits Not Being Mined in the Kenora Mining District in 1997”, which reported the following resource estimates for the Gold Star Mine:
Note: The above listed resource and reserve estimates are historical in nature. They have not been verified by the Company's Qualified Person and are not compliant with National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"). The Company is not treating these estimates as current mineral resources or mineral reserves as defined in sections 1.2 and 1.3 of NI 43-101 and cautions that these estimates should not be relied upon.