steel would not exist
and buildings quickly crumble
steel, we cannot create lasting dreams!
by Andy Scott is clad in stainless steel
growing by 5 to 7% for 70 years
of our increasing use of metal because
it makes everything more durable
mineral claims over a 330 kilometer route
of unique high ground through
economic viability of mining chromite
and negative impact on the
ecologically sensitive wetlands
reducing chromite to ferrochrome alloy; natural gas
America for many decades will keep
its price low
ferrochrome at 1700 degrees in
electric arc furnaces
of natural gas reduction of chromite
"new art" and is the subject of global
at 1300 degrees, leading to much lower
gas reduction replacing the existing
method is equivalent to the power
needs of a country the size of Italy
fewer greenhouse gases
revolutionize ferrochrome production
Koper Lake (Duncan), Pender, and Hornby Properties
On June 15th, 2011, several claims in the McFaulds Lake and Koper Lake areas that belonged to MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (“MacDonald) were cancelled by MNDM and declared open for staking on June 17th. MacDonald referred to these properties as Duncan and Pender (Figure 6). The northwest corner of the ground declared open for staking near Koper Lake (Duncan) is only 600 metres from Noront’s Eagle Two, Black Bird and Triple J mineral occurrences, and 2 kilometres from the Eagles Nest deposit. In anticipation that several other parties would be interested in staking these very important claims, KWG engaged a professional staking crew of 14 supported by 2 helicopters that had previous experience staking under opening day rules and in helicopter staking, a practical method of staking commonly used in the James Bay Lowlands. The premise of this method is that the staking regulations do not prescribe the mode of transport of the staker, and that although the staker had to be present, he did not necessarily have to be on the ground, providing that the stakers helpers marked the claim boundary on the ground concurrently with the erection of the claim post. With the exception of the #1 post, the staker inscribed the post from within the helicopter while hovering over the post location. The posts were erected by dropping them from the helicopter in a clockwise sequence starting and finishing at post #1. Two 16 -unit claims adjacent to Koper Lake were staked in just over an hour, followed by two more at McFaulds Lake (Pender). The only other stakers competing for the same ground were two individuals engaged by Noront to stake on foot. They completed staking two 2-unit claims by noon, and another two 2-unit claims by 4pm. The remainder of the open ground was staked during the following two days. MNDM accepted the recording of those claims staked on behalf of KWG on June 21st. MNDM later received applications to record claims on behalf of Noront as “filed only” status since their completion time was later than the KWG claims. Noront subsequently filed a dispute over the manner the KWG claims were staked. Almost 3 years later, on April 24 and 25th 2014, a Mining Recorders hearing was held and ruled in KWG’s favour. Noront appealed that ruling to the Mining and Lands Commissioners office. That hearing has yet to be scheduled.
MacDonald let these claims lapse when the assessment credits gained from airborne geophysical surveys ran out. The surveys did not generate electro-magnetic conductors that warranted drill testing for volcanogenic massive sulphides that MacDonald was searching for. However, the combined magnetic and gravity surveys on the Koper Lake (Duncan) and Pender claims do indicate the presence of a mafic intrusion, a potential host to both chromite and nickel-copper mineralization.
On June 5th, KWG announced the purchase of a property consisting of 4 16-unit claims (4221150, 4221151, 4221152 and 4221153) and 1 12-unit claim (4213083) from MacDonald , called the Hornby property (Figure 6). The claims are attached to the southern boundary of the Big Daddy claim block, and also attached to the eastern boundary of the Fancamp claims. MacDonald drilled four holes on electro-magnetic targets searching for volcanogenic copper-zinc deposits without success. The most promising target on this property is on the westernmost claim where the Ring of Fire intrusion that hosts the Big Daddy chromite deposit crosses the claim. Based on both magnetic and gravity data, the claim contains approximately a 1 kilometer segment of the intrusion that has never been tested by drilling. In addition to the potential to discover chromite, the Hornby property should be explored for intrusion hosted nickel-copper deposits, volcanic hosted copper-zinc deposits and gold.