Property Location and Access
Tombill Original Mine holds 6 patented claims [T.B 10643-10648) totalling 262.60 acres in Lindsley Township along the Lindsley-Errington boundary line. The property is readily accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway and is approximately 11.3 km west of Geraldton and the Greenstone Mine.
The Tombill Original Mine lies about 350 feet south of a major fault zone (approximately 6 miles long) known as the Bankfield – Tombill Fault. The orebodies are hosted in steeply dipping volcanic and sedimentary rocks striking approximately east-west and surrounded by younger granites.
The discovery of gold by W.W. Smith in 1931 on Discovery Point in Kenogamisis Lake South of Geraldton, led to a major staking rush and the eventual production of 3 million ounces of gold from 1934 to 1968 in the Little Long Lac (Geraldton) camp. The eastern portion of the Beardmore-Geraldton Greenstone Belt is host to 11 past-producing gold mines, including the Tombill Mine Property. Recent advanced exploration work (2015 to 2019) by Greenstone Gold Mines GP Inc. on the Hardrock Project at Geraldton (which includes the Hardrock, MacLeod-Cockshutt and Bankfield mines) has resulted in a mineral resource estimate of 10.2 Moz Au (Measured + Indicated +Inferred) (Premier Gold Mines Limited, news release, October 3, 2019). Development of the Greenstone Mine is currently underway.
Drilling on the Tombill Original Mine has taken place in 1938, 1942 and 1955 and we plan to drill approx. [3,000] metres in 2022.
Approximately 74,000 ounces of gold was recovered from 190,217 tonnes of ore (average 0.39 oz/t) from February 1938 to October 1942. Thirty-five surface drill holes aggregating about 20 000’ were completed to test the ‘North Zone’, the’ Central Zone’ and the ‘South Zone’.