Long-abandoned mining camps in Northern Ontario are proving to be far from dead. Two historic mining camps – the Thunder Bay silver district and an emerging gold camp on the outskirts of the town of Wawa – are proving to contain plenty of resources decades after they were believed to be mined out, or contained nothing significant.
Jean-François Montreuil, chief geologist for Honey Badger Exploration and Red Pine Exploration, gave a presentation on the respective properties, the Thunder Bay Polymetallic Silver Project, and the Wawa Gold Project, at a monthly meeting of the Sudbury Prospectors and Developers Association on Sept. 18.
The Thunder Bay camp, 25 kilometres west of the city, holds a special significance, as it is the home of 12 past-producing mines that produced 1.67 million ounces of silver and sits on one of two known silver-bearing geologic belts in the area. Continue Reading →