York Harbour Copper-Zinc-Silver-Gold Project. Newfoundland, Canada


27kms west of Corner Brook, NL


3,900 hectares


Copper, Zinc, Silver, Gold

  • Includes 11 zones (“A through K”) of copper-zinc enriched massive sulphides:
  • Historical ore production at York Harbour Mine is reported from the “A Zone” totalling ~100,000 tonnes 3-12% Cu, 7% Zn and 1-3 oz Ag/t. 
  • Drilled Reserve by Noranda (1992)
    ~ 300,000 tonnes @ 2.7% Cu, 7% Zn, 45 g Ag/t and 1.0 g Au/t including intercepts of 5.8 m @ 5.7% Cu, 7.2% Zn; and
    24.5 m @ 2.1% Cu and 12.8% Zn.
  • Expanded License Area –  Now expanded to 3,900 hectares consisting of 5 licences and 156 claims.
  • Completing $3.0 million in accumulated work by March 2024.

Historical Production

  • Early mining activities dating from discovery in 1890, with main operating year being 1950s through 1970s. 
  • 210 x Underground exploration drill holes (10,994 total drilled meters)
  • 45 x Surface exploration drill holes (8,235 total drilled meters)
  • Earlier assessment work filed by Charles Dearin, P. Geo., St. John’s, Nfld., 2003 (South Coast Ventures Inc.) and Peter Tallman, P. Geo., in April 2010 (Messina Minerals Inc.) assert the eleven zones of VMS mineralization at the York Harbour Mine Property “…collectively demonstrate good continuity in three dimensions at economically interesting grades over a significant strike length.”, and “…is prospective for copper-zinc massive sulphides deposits where there remains above-average potential for new discoveries and where totally untested stratigraphy has resource exploration upside potential from 3.0 to 8.0 million tonnes.”

Source: Mineral Occurrence Database System Report website for Labrador and Newfoundland

York Harbour Property Claims Map
Historic size: 650 hectares
Post-Expansion size: 3,900 hectares

Exploration Potential

Discovery of 11 zones of  copper-zinc enriched  massive sulphides.

Shallow diamond drilling completed from surface by Noranda Exploration in 1991: Hole YH91-5 intersected 0.6 meters grading 26.2% zinc, 3.2% lead, and 0.3% copper with 583 g/t silver and 16.9 g/t gold in a new zone 400 meters south of the mine workings (“K Zone”).

Original outcropping of Zone A lens was rediscovered by Messina (2009) with five samples returned concentrations of:

  • Copper 10.4 to 19.7%
  • Silver 14-27 g/t
  • Cobalt 0.06 to 0.15%

This is the first time that cobalt has been assayed at York Harbour and Zone A is uniquely elevated in “economically interesting amounts of cobalt”.

Source: Charles Dearin, P. Geo., “First Year Assessment Report (Digital Compilation) On The York Harbour VMS Project, Bay Of Islands Area Newfoundland”, report dated June 23, 2002 with Map 1, dated December 20, 2003, St. Johns, NL

Exploration Plans

Phase 1 | COMPLETE

Field work completed in Phase 1 of the diamond drilling program included: borehole geophysical surveying, exploration diamond drilling, and interest to re-enter the underground mine workings.

Logan Drilling has completed 7 drill holes, totalling 1,222 meters. Phase 1 diamond drilling program was designed to confirm historical drilling results and reported grades for known lens of massive and semi-massive sulphide mineralization, primarily within the ‘A’ and ‘D’ zones. Drilling results are expected mid September 2021.


Phase 2 exploration program is currently being planned and designed with a continued diamond drilling program of 3,000 to 4,500 meters. The focus will also be on gaining access to the 400-level adit, and possibly testing a new massive sulphide target at the No 4 Brook showing.


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Assessment Reports

2010 – Messina Minerals Inc.
Peter Tallman, P. Geo.
9th Year Assessment Report: (2009 Work) Compilation, Prospecting, GPS

2007 – South Coast Ventures Inc.
Charles Dearin, P. Geo.
First Years Assessment Report: (2007 Work) Digital Compilation

2004 – Wolfden Resources Inc. 
Yves A. Buro, ing.
Report on 2004 Exploration Program

2003 – South Coast Ventures Inc.
Charles Dearin, P. Geo.
First Years Assessment Report: Digital Compilation (Geology & Soils Geochemistry)

2002 – South Coast Ventures Inc.
Charles Dearin, P. Geo.
First Year Assessment Report: Digital Compilation