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History of the Timmins Gold Camp

Timmins, located in northern Ontario, Canada, is one of the most productive gold camps in the world, having delivered to date over 70 million ounces of the precious metal. 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 and Dome (still in production) and McIntyre, each of which have produced in excess of 10 million ounces of gold.

Dome Mine: left - 2 years after its starting date; right - after 100 years of continuous production, making it the longest single mining operation in Canada.

The Hollinger Mine is still in operation and has produced 19.3 million ounces of gold from 1910 to 1968, more than any other single mining enterprise in Canada. Shortly after starting production in 1910, the Dome Mine became referred to as the “Golden Staircase”. As it also continues to produce gold, it is North America’s longest continually operating mine, with over 17.2 million ounces of gold delivered to date. Neighboring to the east of Hollinger, the McIntyre Mine was discovered in 1912 and produced 10.7 million ounces of gold along its 76 years of operation. The McIntyre and the Hollinger ran average recovered grades of 9.94 grams per tonne.

The allure of Timmins can be found in the phrase “Locate the next mine in the shadow of a head frame”. Lexam VG Gold has four properties adjacent to past and current mining producers. This strategy allows the Company to focus and explore known structures with high potential to host economic gold mineralization.

 

   

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