Hudson Bay Mountain
From The Omineca Miner Saturday September 09/1911
NATIVE SILVER Found on HUDSON BAY MOUNTAIN
Sensation Caused By Display of Rich Specimens from New Discovery—Confirmation of Reports Likely to Cause Stampede—Assays Run Well Up In the Thousands
The find was made by Fred Allan and Phil Hankin, on ground adjoining the Lakeview group, eight miles from the railway, on the northeast slope of the mountain. They staked four claims, and claim to have the vein exposed on three. The discoverers say the ore, which is a beautiful bornite, carrying a remarkable amount of native silver, in leaves and small flakes, occurs on the footwall side of a dike of porphyry in a limonite formation. The vein is stated to have a width of from 22 to 26 inches.
An assay of the bornite gave returns of 5640 ounces of silver to the ton, equal to a value of $2932.80. There is also a high percentage of copper in the ore
Among the specimens of high grade ore brought in during the week were some fine pieces from Silver Island, Babine Lake. This ore, which was obtained by Ben Siverson, shows a great deal of wire silver and is undoubtedly of very high grade.
From Minfile No 093L 110
The Davidson occurrence is located 8 kilometres northwest of the community of Smithers on the east side of Hudson Bay Mountain.
The Davidson occurrence was originally explored by American Metal Climax Incorporated in 1957. A total of 35,715 metres of diamond drilling and 2722 metres of tunneling had been completed by 1968 under Climax Molybdenum (B.C.) Limited.
In 2007, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. conducted a feasibility study on what they now refer to as the Davidson deposit. The study reports combined measured and indicated resources for the property of 77.2 million tonnes grading 0.169 per cent molybdenum at a cut-off grade of 0.12 per cent molybdenum (Thompson Creek Annual Report 2007).
Technical Reports 471, 545, 1730, 2245, 4756, 4871, 5041, 5928, 6480, 7565, 7780, 10370, 18236, 19569, 20797, 21743, 28129, 29651, 30657
From MinFile No 093L 088
The Duthie mine is located on the south west slope of Hudson’s Bay Mountain, 13 kilometres west of Smithers.
The Duthie mine was first discovered in 1922 and mining from the ‘front end’ continued until 1930. From 1946 until 1954, the ‘back end’ or Breccia zone was worked by Sil-Van Consolidated Mining and Milling Company. At this time, a 136-tonne-per-day mill was operated with lead and zinc concentrates being shipped to Trail. Over 72200 tonnes of ore was milled during this time.
In the mid 1980s, the Duthie property was owned by Consolidated Silver Standard Mines Limited and operated by Duthie Mines Limited. From 1984 through 1988, more than 3 600 metres of horizontal adit development of three levels was completed. A mill capable of producing 45 tonnes per day of flotation concentrates was in operation from 1984 until 1986. In 1988, proven and probable reserves were 24 500 tonnes at 2.74 grams per tone gold, 655.1 grams per tonne silver, 4.4 per cent lead and 5.5 per cent zinc; with a further 72 500 to 90 600 tonnes of inferred reserves (Property File Rimfire Cummer, 1989).
Measured geological reserves at Duthie are 19,700 tonnes grading 207 grams per tonne silver, 2.55 grams per tonne gold, 5 per cent lead and 7.5 per cent zinc (Map 58).
Technical Reports 14300, 15709