ONTARIO – Inspiration Mining Corp. of Toronto has decided to dewater the old ramp at the former Langmuir No.1 nickel mine 25 km southeast of Timmins. The property closed in 1992 when then-owner Timmins Nickel filed for bankruptcy. Before it was closed, the No.1 mine produced more than 100,000 tonnes of ore grading 2.2% Ni.
Inspiration says two separate deposits have been drilled, the 8.3-million, 0.47% Ni Langmuir North and the 1.7-million, 0.51% Ni Langmuir No. 1. A total of 34,000 metres of drilling in 170 holes has been completed at Langmuir North. Mineralization has been traced to 340 metres from surface, and it remains open at depth. The former Langmuir No.2 mine exploited a third deposit in the area.
The company plans a further two-phase exploration program to delineate the higher grade deposit of the Langmuir No.1 mine. Once dewatering is complete, drilling will be conducted and bulk samples of up to 60,000 tonnes will be mined.
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