Location & GeographyThe Champion Gold Mine property is a mining site discovered in 1898 that falls within Haycock Township near Kenora, in Northwest Ontario (UTM, NAD 83, Easterly 404799.37, Northerly 5513456.90). The site is located on Highway 17 in the Quartz Diorite over a strike length of 600-1000 metres.
Property RightsJoshua Gold Resources has a 100% ownership of this claim, which includes the rights to:
- Explore for minerals, and:
- Apply for a mining lease for their extraction
Exploratory History & AssessmentThe Champion Mine was discovered in 1898. Historical records are sketchy, but in 1926, 231 tons of ore was milled, producing 107 ounces of gold and 15 ounces of silver. Fred Sharpley, P. Geo, describes the Champion Mine’s geology: “The Haycock Gold Property consists of northeast trending Island Lake Quartz Diorite and mafic volcanics to the south. Shearing at 030 degrees later occurred in both rock types with banded quartz-tourmaline gold mineralization.” His description goes on to state, “The Champion Mine Shaft on the Silverman Zone was sunk to a depth of 235 feet with an inclined shaft, with levels at 120 and 220 feet. Six diamond drill holes in 1945-46 totalling 230 meters returned gold values over a length of 14 feet assaying 0.40 oz/t, 0.56 oz/t over 11 feet: 0.48 oz/t over 7 feet and 0.176 oz/t over 1.5 feet.
Next Steps & OpportunitiesJoshua Gold’s future exploration of this property include:
- The JSHG geology team will be sampling the shaft on the Champion Mine and will release the findings.