Lower Seal Harbour
The Lower Seal Harbour project is in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. The property is approximately 35 kilometers from Goldenville. Gold is found both in the veins and the host rocks.
Lower Seal Highlights
- Production from 1894-1942 is reported as 39,654 ounces from 53,534 (0.74 oz/t) tons mined
- Shafts explored and developed the deposit somewhat to the 500 ft level and one exploration shaft is reported to the 700 ft level
- Veins are reported from 1.4m to greater than 10m in width
- Project is adjacent to Orex Exploration’s Goldboro Project, known host to disseminated mineralization
Between the years 1894-1942, Lower Seal Harbour reportedly produced 39,654 ounces from 53,534 tons mined (0.74 oz/t).
Geology and Mineralization
The property consists of a number of known quartz veins running roughly parallel with the bedding and forming a network through various crosses and joins. Operations have been carried out mainly on the 27 ft wide Donkin Belt, and to a lesser extent on the Slate and John Bull belts.
Gold is found both in the veins and the country rocks with arsenopyrite and small amounts of galena.
Shafts explored and partially developed the deposit to the 500 ft level. One exploration shaft is reported to the 700 ft level. A 1989 report on the property describes the following: Production came mostly from 15 separate ore shoots contained within the persistent 50m wide “mine structure”~ Scotia Prime Resources.