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Exploring the Timmins Gold District

Blue Quartz Property


The Blue Quartz Property is located in the Beatty Township (Ontario) 73km East of Timmins. Access to the property is excellent as a gravel road from Highway # 101 runs directly through the property. Situated on the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, The Blue Quartz property is surrounded by numerous past and presently productive gold mines. Most notably the Black Fox mine (McEwen Mining), the Hislop mine (Kirkland Lake Gold) and the Ross mine. See the 43-101 Technical Report.

Expanded Blue Quartz Property (Adjacent Claims)
On July 26th 2011, McLaren acquired 8 contiguous mining claims covering 240 hectares adjacent to the Blue Quartz Property (see map below). These claims more than double the mineralized strike length currently on the Blue Quartz Property.

The Blue Quartz Property consists of 25 patented mining claims over 400 hectares. On December 7th 2010, McLaren entered into an option agreement with Red Mile Minerals to earn a 50% interest in the Blue Quartz Property. McLaren owns a 100% interest in the 8 adjacent mining claims covering 260 hectares. (see map below)

Gold was first discovered on the property in 1907. The Blue Quartz mine was reported to have been produced in the 1920s and 30s from underground mining operations from the 514-foot deep mine shaft, including 6000 feet of crosscutting and drifting, over half of which was on the 500 foot level and lateral workings, to a depth of 740 foot level. Recent drilling programs in 2010/2011 confirm a strong potential for discovery on the property. 

Blue Quartz Property Geology
The Blue Quartz Property Straddles both the Pipestone Fault as well as a subsidiary sub-parrallel fault, the Painkiller Fault. The rocks along the trace of these two faults have been silicified and are anomalous in gold. Bedrock mapped on the project area is Early Precambrian belonging to the Abitibi Greenstone Belt.