Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. engages in the exploration and mining of mineral properties, primarily gold in Canada. The company primarily focuses on the development and exploration of the Chester Project, located in Chester Township, northern Ontario. It also holds interest in the Mishi Property, located to the west of Wawa, Ontario; the Massey Mine located in Salter Township, Ontario; the Dorset Property, situated in Mishibishu Lake Township; and the Hiawatha Property in Lizar Township, South Central Ontario. The company was formerly known as Trelawney Resources Inc. and changed its name to Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. on April 15, 2009. Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
The Chester Project is located in Ontario between Sudbury and Timmins just off highway 144. The town of Gogama is 20 km to the northeast. Geologically, the project sits at the southeastern tip of the SWAYZE Archean Greenstone Belt. It has also been interpreted to be a southwestern extension of the very productive Abitibi Greenstone Belt to the northwest. There is a Proterozoic cover of sediments which may be masking a possible link to this belt. Trelawney’s Chester Project is close to a major regional fault located just to the north of the project which appears to be a southwestern extension of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Fault Zone which runs through the Kirkland Lake area. The Destor Porcupine Fault Zone is a similar fault zone which runs through the gold deposits of the Timmins area. These large regional faults are in close proximity to some of Canada’s most productive gold camps with more than 68 Million ounces in the Timmins Camp and 42 million ounces in the Kirkland Lake district
The Mishi Property is located 50 km west of Wawa, Ontario, and approximately 300 km east of Thunder Bay. The Mishibishu Lake area is located on the north shore of Lake Superior, between Wawa and Marathon. The property is accessible via Paint Lake road, an all weather gravel road which links Trans Canada highway 17 to the Eagle River Mine. An ATV- Skidder trail which begins at the 62 km mark along the Paint Lake Road provides direct access to the property.
Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. has acquired the mining rights, by staking and option, to about 2000 Acres in Salter Township, Ontario, about 100 km west of Sudbury. This property covers three former producing Cu mines, the Massey mine, the Hermina number 1 mine and the Hermina number 3 mine.
The properties were acquired because Trelawney geologists recognized that this deposit had many characteristics in common with an important class of giant ore deposits referred to as iron oxide – copper – gold (IOCG) deposits. One of the most well known of these deposits is the huge Olympic Dam deposit in Austrailia. This deposit contains 2.3 billion tonnes grading 1.3 % Cu, 0.5 g/t Au and 0.4 kg/t U3O8.
The Massey mine consists of three workings over a strike length of about 1.6 km and the claims cover two of these . It was discovered around 1900 and it produced during the periods 1901-1906, 1915-1917 and 1968-1970. An estimated 18,535 tonnes of ore grading 2.82 % Cu were mined from the deposit. A 1956 report on the area indicated that only 600 metres of an estimated 2400 metres of known strike length were ever drill tested.
The Hiawatha Property in Lizar Township, Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division, is located 120 km east-northeast of Hemlo and 350 km east of Thunder Bay in South Central Ontario. The property consists of 7 patented and 4 unpatented mining claims covering a total area of 747.22 hectares. Trelawney acquired 70% interest in the property in exchange for the sum of $40,000 and the issuance of 400,000 common shares of the Company.
Gold was initially discovered on the property in the mid 20's with 3 major gold zones discovered in the 30's, the North, South and West Zones. The North and South Zones were explored underground via a 100-m vertical shaft and two levels at 45 m and 84 m below surface. The West Zone, 800 m southwest of the shaft, was explored on surface only.
Gold mineralization consists of native gold associated with sheared, silicified and altered zones; gold is present as fine grains within or adjacent to late quartz veins. Highlights of historic sampling in the North Zone includes 2nd level channel samples of 95 g/t and 65 g/t Au over 0.9 m and surface grab samples of up to 153 g/t and 168 g/t Au. Historic sampling of a 425 m length of the South Zone on the 2nd level yielded greater than 10 g/t Au for 40 of 78 samples taken across widths of 0.30 to 1.52 m.