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Hawkins Gold Project
The Hawkins Property, located 120 km South of Hearst, consists of 111 claim units covering a total area of 1,776 hectares. The property is host to the historic Shenango Gold Mine. The Shenango prospect was in production during 1936, 1937 and 1945. Two shafts were sunk to 52 and 125 feet and an adit was driven 90 feet while following auriferous quartz veins cutting mafic metavolcanics. In the mid-1980's Falconbridge Exploration Ltd. carried out an extensive shallow drilling program and defined a low-grade auriferous felsic horizon with values of 1 to 4 grams per ton gold over 4 to 30 meter widths along a minimum strike length of 3 to 4 kilometers. No subsequent drilling was carried out to evaluate these felsic volcaniclastic units at depth or to the west. Our exploration program is aimed at extending the auriferous horizon west ward and sampling it to determine grade. Our goal is establish a large tonnage deposit accessible to open pit mining.