8 km west of Kirkland Lake, Ontario


100% Hinterland, NSR royalties pending


100% Hinterland

Work to date

Ground geophysical surveys, 21 drill holes (3,923 metres)


Westward Extension of Kirkland Lake Camp

2018 Goal

Sell property


The Teck Property consists of 47 mineral titles (1,148 hectares). Some of the titles are mineral claims and some are mineral patents. There are two distinct parts of the Property referred to as the Northeast block consisting mostly of claims, and the Southwest block made up mostly of patents. The seasonal Gold Thorpe road provides relatively easy access to the Property, with old bush roads and trails leading onto both blocks.

The prolific Kirkland Lake Gold Camp has documented production of 24.1 Million ounces gold at an average grade of 16.1gpt gold from eight mines during the period from 1917 to the present day. All of these mines are located in Teck Township and are related to major structural breaks cutting Timiskaming Group sediments and volcanics. Syenite and syenite porphyry intrusions are known to be spatially related to the gold mineralization. The “Main Break” is historically the most important structural feature related to gold mineralization. The Property is located within Teck and Grenfell townships approximately 2.5km west of the Macassa #3 shaft. The Macassa Mine is the westernmost of the Kirkland Lake Gold Camp mines and is the only one still producing.

From 2004 to 2006 Hinterland cut grids and completed approximately 90km of IP-RES surveys. A number of IP-RES anomalies were tested with a total of 18 drill holes (2,288m). A number of excavator trenches were also done. No further work was done until 2012 when the Property was optioned by Opawica Explorations Inc., and three holes (1,260m) were drilled. Opawica subsequently dropped the option due to difficult market conditions.

The NE block is underlain by Kinojevis Group intermediate to mafic volcanics which have been intruded by diorite, gabbro and syenite porphyry. This volcanic package strikes southwesterly onto and across the top third of the SW block and is separated from Timiskaming Group sediments by a major regional unconformity. The southeastern two thirds of the SW block is underlain by Timiskaming Group sediments (host rocks to the Kirkland Lake gold deposits) comprised of northeast-striking, steeply southeast dipping greywacke, conglomerate, tuff and agglomerates. The sediments have been heavily intruded by syenite, syenite porphyry, lamprophyre and diabase bodies. The local scale and economically important Kirkland Lake “Main” and “05” breaks cut through the central part of the SW block, whereas the regional scale Larder-Cadillac Fault cuts along the southern edge of the SW block.