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History of the Timmins Gold Camp

The Timmins area is located in northern Ontario, Canada and has produced 70 million ounces of gold, making it one of the most productive gold camps in the world. Home to more than 50 operating mines since 1910, Timmins has cultivated some of Canada’s most lucrative gold deposits. Three mines stand out: Hollinger, Dome (still in production) and McIntyre, all of which have produced in excess of 10 million ounces of gold each.

To the left, Dome Mine just two years after its starting date. To the right, Dome mine after 100 years of continuous production – making it the longest single mining operation in Canada.

The Hollinger Mine has produced more gold than any other single mining operation in Canada. From its start date in 1910, until its closure in 1968, Hollinger produced 19.3 million ounces of gold. What shortly became referred to as the “Golden Staircase”, the Dome mine is still in production and continues to produce gold bullion. From its start in 1910, the Dome is North America’s longest continually operating mine and has produced in excess of 17 million ounces of gold. Neighboring to the East of Hollinger, the McIntyre mine was discovered in 1912. Along its 76 years of operation, the McIntyre mine produced 10.7 million ounces of gold.

The allure of Timmins can be found in the phrase “Locate the next mine in the shadow of a head frame”. Each of Lexam VG Gold’s properties are adjacent to either a previous mining operation or an existing one. This strategy allows a company to focus and explore known structures with high potential to host economic gold mineralization. With exceptional property assets and diligent exploration programs, Lexam VG Gold's management feels that the company has an excellent opportunity to make the next significant gold discovery in Timmins.


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