Through acquisitions and staking programs, Hemlo Explorers has assembled a large land package totaling 380 square kilometres of prospective mineral rights in the Hemlo-Schreiber Greenstone Belt. The Hemlo Camp is famous for hosting the Hemlo Deposit, with historical production of more than 22 million ounces of gold since 1985, and remains in operation at the Williams Mine operated by Barrick Gold Corporation.
HEMLO GOLD CAMP SUMMARY: AN EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITY
Hemlo is an Archean deposit located in the Hemlo-Schreiber Greenstone Belt of the Superior Province (Wawa Sub-province) in northwestern Ontario, Canada.
The deposit is located at a felsic rock interface (Moose Lake Volcanic Complex) with sulphides in a sheared-fractured-folded structural regime. Intrusions of variable age and composition and pluton emplacements may have played a role in metal deposition or reworking. Prior to its discovery, several ground surveys and shallow drill programs between 1946 and early 1981 failed to find the Main Hemlo Deposit whose surface expression did not reflect it’s metal enrichment that would be found at greater depths (>500 metres) below surface.
With this understanding, in 2016 Hemlo Explorers (formerly Canadian Orebodies) embarked on mining claim consolidation in the Hemlo Camp acquiring favourable felsic volcanic assemblages, areas of sulphide occurrences and intrusive related gold systems. Through compilation of historical data and current exploration initiatives, Hemlo Explorers has generated targets/trends for drill testing and further exploration.