The Company’s Thunder Bay Silver Project is located a short 20-minute drive from the City of Thunder Bay which serves as a hub for much of the mining and mineral exploration in northwestern Ontario.
The Thunder Bay Silver District is a prime setting for high-grade polymetallic silver (as well as cobalt, gold, zinc and lead) mineralization. Bonanza-grade silver veins were discovered in the 1840’s and over five million ounces of silver were produced up to 1900s when the price of silver crashed. Importantly, the district has geologic similarities to the world-class Cobalt Silver Camp in north-eastern Ontario, one of the most productive silver districts in the world with 442 million ounces of silver produced. Despite these similarities, since mining activities ceased in the late 1800’s, the Thunder Bay Silver District remains largely unexplored by modern exploration techniques.
A small and isolated diamond drilling program completed in the 1960s by Arjon Gold Mines Ltd. down-plunge of historic workings at the Beaver Mine, returned 1,239 g/t Ag over 1 metre (Arjon Gold Mines Ltd., 1963, Work Report No. 12, AFRI 52A05SE0027, 11p.). The Beaver Silver Mine is the third largest silver mine in the district which produced 500,000 ounces of silver at an average grade of 0.26% silver. (Szetu, 1969)
Additional high-grade silver intercepts returned from Honey Badger’s 2018-2019 drill program at the historic Beaver vein workings, which remain open down plunge include:
- BM-18-004: 921 g/t Ag over 1.4 m (new vein)
- BM-18-006: 682 g/t Ag over 2.4 m, including 1,254 g/t Ag over 1. 2m
- BM-19-014: 1,004 g/t Ag over 4.0 m (new vein) including 1,674 g/t Ag over 2.4 m
- Hole BM-19-014 also intersected a second silver-bearing vein that returned 69.2 g/t silver over 1.8 m indicating likelihood of more silver veins in the vicinity of the Beaver Mine
Lateral extensions of a number of additional historic mine workings remain to be tested at the Beaver Silver Property, including the Stewardson Mine, Elgin Mine and Black Fox Mine.
About Honey Badger Silver Inc.
Honey Badger is a mineral exploration company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with properties in Quebec and Ontario including an expansive interest in the Thunder Bay Cobalt-Silver Project. The Company’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “TUF”.
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