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Welcome to Wabi Exploration Inc.

Wabi Exploration Inc. ("Wabi", or the "Company") is a Canadian, junior resource company that holds a 0.5% Net Smelter Royalty ("NSR") in the Georgia Lake and Conway Properties located in the Thunder Bay Mining District, Ontario. Wabi also holds four claims in the Copper Mountain area of Princeton, BC.


September 25, 2015

January 5, 2015
0.5% NSR ON

January 5, 2015
0.5% NSR ON

December 29, 2014

Wabi Corporate


The known gold occurrences that exist on the property were described by Heine (2003) as follows:

Apex #2

A shear hosted quartz vein 20 to 60 centimetre thick occurs within schistose rocks. It has been exposed in several trenches. The vein is not a continuous feature and was not observed in all of the trenches. It has probably been boudinaged within the shear zone. Brown weathering carbonate is a lesser constituent of the vein. Minor disseminated pyrite occurs within the quartz and enclosing rock, and trace amounts of chalcopyrite were noted. No assays are reported.

Apex #3

Quartz veins occur in schistose intervals that cut both mafic and felsic lithologies. The veins occur as thin stringers and lenses and as discrete veins up to 110 centimetres thick. The veins show little strike continuity and have been boudinaged within the shears. Brown-weathering carbonate and dark green chlorite masses are minor constituents of the quartz veins. No sulphides were noted in the veins. Stockwell (1935) indicated that disseminated pyrite is a common minor constituent of the quartz veins, the enclosing schist and the porphyry, and that chalcopyrite and galena are also present.

Stockwell (1935) indicated that assays of channel samples taken across 0.9 to 1.5 metres of schist and quartz in the northern two trenches reportedly returned 6.16 and 5.82 g Au/t. A channel sample across 1.8 metres of pyritic porphyry containing minor quartz stringers reportedly assayed 2.05 g Au/t.

Bell / Apex #1

Quartz veins at the occurrence are hosted by a schistose interval up to 5 m thick in mafic volcanic rock. The veins have been boudinaged and occur as lenses and bands up to 60 centimetres thick. Minor brown-weathering carbonate is associated with the quartz. Stockwell (1935) indicates that the quartz vein contains minor grains and stringers of pyrite and trace amounts of disseminated chalcopyrite.

Stockwell (1935) indicates the owner of the claim obtained an assay of 13.7 g Au/t from a chip sample across 2.4 metres of quartz and sulphide at the Bell claim. Samples obtained across 4.3 metres of vein and enclosing schist at the Apex No. 1 claim reportedly assayed 8.22 g Au/t. The claim owner also reported that channel samples collected across quartz veins and schist assayed no less than 1.71 g Au/t


A chloritic schistose area along the SE margin of a fine-grained intermediate to felsic dyke contains a quartz vein and quartz masses. The quartz vein trends 035°, is up to 70 centimetres thick and locally contains up to 15% disseminated pyrite. Minor chalcopyrite is present, and is rarely stained with malachite and azurite. Angular wall-rock fragments are common inclusions. At the north end of the main series of trenches, the quartz vein and schistose area is truncated by an irregular fine-grained felsic dyke.

Assays from grab samples collected from various trenches in the occurrence area returned assays ranging from trace to 3.08 g Au/t and up to 2.14% copper (Cu).


Spoil piles adjacent to two trenches contain abundant white quartz blocks. No quartz was noted in other trenches, but the rocks are strongly foliated and appear to be sheared. Outcrops in the area contain quartz masses and/or veins. The quartz veins appear to be barren, although Stockwell (1935) noted the presence of grains and streaks of pyrite.

Stockwell (1935) indicated that the following assays were obtained from channel samples collected from the deepest trench at this occurrence:

4.79 g Au/t across 0.46 metres
7.88 g Au/t across 0.46 metres
1.71 g Au/t across 1.52 metres


Quartz porphyry and schistose basalt are cut by discrete white quartz veins and vein-lets to 30 centimetres thick that show little strike continuity. In the spoil pile beside the central trench, quartz makes up 50% of the rock. The quartz contains patches of carbonate and minor disseminated pyrite. Minor disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite are also present along fractures in the quartz porphyry.

Galley (1987) obtained an average of 138 parts per billion (ppb) Au and 43 parts per million (ppm or g/t) tungsten from two sulphide-rich rock samples at the occurrence.


Stockwell (1935) described 7 quartz veins at the occurrence, and his work provides the basis for the current description. The veins comprise two sets that trend east-north-easterly and northerly. Veins #1 and #2 appear to have received the most attention. The ENE-trending north dipping #1 vein has been traced in outcrop and trenches along a strike length of approximately 90 metres. The western 25 metres of the vein has been offset approximately 5 metres to the north by a fault. The vein varies from 15 to 90 centimetres in thickness and has been followed down-dip in a shaft for approximately 7 metres. It is located within a schistose interval 0.9 to 1.5 metres thick at the contact of basalt with rhyolite, although it can locally be exclusively hosted by either unit. The quartz vein and adjacent schistose wallrock contain disseminated and small lenses of pyrite. Trace amounts of chalcopyrite and sphalerite are also present in the quartz vein. Petrographic investigations have shown that the pyrite contains small amounts of gold.

The #2 vein has been traced along strike for approximately 90 metres and is hosted by a schistose and massive rhyolite dyke up to 3 metres thick. The quartz vein consists of a discontinuous series of lenses up to 60 centimetres thick. The lenses pinch out along strike. A lens 15 metres long occurs at the western end of the vein, and a shaft was sunk at its central part. The quartz is well mineralized with pyrite and chalcopyrite that occur as disseminations, bands and irregular short vein-lets. In the most easterly exposure of this vein, quartz and schist are exposed across a width of 3.7 metres. Both the schist and the quartz veins are contorted and “drag-folded”. A 30 centimetres thick quartz vein occurs in the south part of the trench at the contact of the rhyolite with the basalt. The vein continues for approximately 6 metres to the east of the trench and has been drag folded along a north-trending sinistral fault. A similar-looking rhyolitic unit occurs approximately 15 metres north of the vein and continues east of the fault but does not contain the extension of the vein.

The #3 vein is a NNE striking structure in basalt that has been followed in trenches for approximately 45 metres. It consists of quartz lenses up to 45 centimetres thick that occur in a schistose interval up to 2.1 metres thick. The quartz contains patches of carbonate with minor pyrite and chalcopyrite. The northerly-striking #4 vein occurs in a fault that cuts basalt. The basalt contains irregular units of fine-grained quartz diorite and a quartz-feldspar porphyry dyke. Quartz lenses up to 15 centimetres thick occur in the schist of the fault.

The #5 vein consists of a series of disconnected veins and lenses that have been traced north-northeasterly within a 0.9 to 5.8 metres thick schistose interval for approximately 60 metres. One quartz lens is up to 2.4 metres thick and can be followed along strike for approximately 11 metres. The quartz contains patches and 82 vein-lets of carbonate, is well mineralized with pyrite and contains minor chalcopyrite and sphalerite.

The #6 vein has been traced for approximately 75 metres within a northerly-striking schistose interval that cuts basalt. The schistose interval is usually not more than 45 centimetres thick, and the included quartz vein varies from 2 to 30 centimetres thick. The quartz is generally well mineralized with disseminated pyrite.

Vein #7 marks the discovery of gold at this occurrence. A quartz-feldspar porphyry dyke is cut by a network of quartz vein-lets that contain carbonate, pyrite and chalcopyrite. Some of the fractures in the porphyry are filled with arsenopyrite or pyrite and sphalerite.

At Site 8 disseminated pyrite is common throughout the felsic dyke, as are irregular quartz stringers up to 2 centimetres thick. Minor malachite and rare azurite are present as fracture coatings. The basalt is limonitic at its contact with the felsic dyke, and disseminated pyrite comprises <1% of the rock. Stockwell (1935) reported that initial work at the occurrence recovered a fair amount of free gold by panning the surface material and weathered rock from the #1 and #7 veins.

No assays were reported for this occurrence by Stockwell (1935). Samples collected by Juma Mining and Exploration Ltd. from the #1 vein returned the following assays (Manitoba assessment file 91955):

#1 vein chip sample 0.34 g Au/t across 1.1 metres

#1 vein grab sample 6.16 g Au/t


The geological setting of the quartz vein in the area along the outcrop edge is uncertain. Locally, the quartz vein interfingers with the mafic volcanic rocks and the diorite, and is hosted by a schistose interval that crosscuts these units. Large pieces of quartz are present on the spoil piles along the margin of the excavation. Most of the quartz is barren, but some pieces are composed mainly of limonite that appear to be the weathering product of iron-sulphides. The main trench at the occurrence exposes a discontinuous barren quartz vein. Euhedral pyrite grains up to 5 millimetres and rare chalcopyrite grains are disseminated in the enclosing siliceous rock.

Stockwell (1935) indicates that mineralized schist was reported to contain 5.14 g Au/t.


Quartz veins occur in an east-west striking carbonate alteration zone. Carbonate stringers occur parallel to the foliation and form en échelon vein networks. Stockwell (1935) indicated the quartz occurs as stringers and veins across a width of approximately 3 metres, and individual quartz veins are up to 15 centimetres thick. The quartz contains carbonate, feldspar, chlorite and small quantities of disseminated pyrite. Some disseminated pyrite is also present in the schist surrounding the vein. No assays are reported for this occurrence.


A quartz vein up to 80 centimetres thick is exposed in most of the trenches at the occurrence. The vein trends parallel to the schistosity in the enclosing rocks. Minor pyrite is disseminated throughout the quartz. In the southern part of the occurrence pyrite occurs as massive within the quartz and comprises up to 5% of the vein. Up to 1% chalcopyrite is associated with the pyrite in this area. Euhedral black tourmaline (schorl?) grains to 0.5 millimetres are also present in the southern part of the occurrence.

Stockwell (1935) indicates that selected grab samples assayed up to 44.5 g Au/t in the western part of the occurrence, and up to 24 g Au/t from material obtained from the eastern trench at the occurrence.

Assays obtained from channel samples returned the following results:
21.23 g Au/t across 0.9 metres
7.88 g Au/t across 1.2 metres


Two quartz veins 25 and 30 centimetres thick are exposed in the NE side of the southern trench. These veins trend 182/62°. Much quartz is present on the spoil pile. The quartz vein material contains orange feldspar and minor pyrite. A 25 centimetres thick quartz vein is exposed along the E side of the northern trench. It trends 165/71°, and has similar characteristics as those exposed in the southern trench.

Stockwell (1935) indicated that a sample across 1.2 metres of quartz carried 8.56 g Au/t. An assay from a grab sample collected in 1986 from the occurrence area returned an assay of 0.68 g Au/t (Manitoba assessment file 93250).


The area is underlain by mafic volcaniclastic conglomerate, pebbly sandstone and sandstone of the Long Bay picrite conglomerate. This meta-sedimentary unit is bounded to the WNW by the Webb Island rhyolite breccia, and to the ESE by pillowed and massive aphyric flows of the McDougalls Point basalt, which has been intruded by fine- to medium-grained equigranular gabbro. The clastic assemblage comprises the host rock for the Sherlock occurrence. The dominant rock at the occurrence is a mafic sandstone with occasional thin polymictic pebbly intervals. Magnetite as disseminated grains is a common constituent in some of the finer-grained units, comprising up to 5% of the rock. Conglomeratic intervals become dominant in the WNW part of the occurrence. Chert as conformable layers is present in the immediate occurrence area. Immediately to the northeast of the “shaft” there is a folded, fine-grained grey chert layer, 2.9 metres thick. Stockwell (1935) indicates that numerous cherty quartz lenses are irregularly distributed throughout the rocks of the area, and appear to represent conformable chert layers. Similar chert occurs as rounded clasts within conglomerate. Jasper pebbles up to 10 centimetres have been noted in exposures in the western part of the occurrence.

One sample of quartz containing visible gold was found during the 1992 examination of the occurrence. The gold occurs in milky quartz lenses irregularly distributed through the meta-sedimentary rocks. The lenses are generally thin and discontinuous, and can be traced for only short distances along strike. They often have a lensoid character, are typically 5 to 20 centimetres thick, and are both conformable and discordant to the foliation of the host rocks.

No assays have been reported for this occurrence, although Stockwell (1935) indicates that the original discoverer “…panned about $800 of coarse gold from a small quartz lens during the preliminary prospecting of the deposit.”

South Rod

At this occurrence, gold occurs in 60centimetres wide pinch and swell quartz veins hosted in a zone of strongly sheared basaltic chlorite schist. The quartz is milky white and contains variable amounts of pyrite, chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite. The mineralized zone is exposed in three small pits. The quartz veining and schistosity are oriented at 036/80°.

Grab samples from arsenopyrite bearing quartz returned 28 g Au/t and 37 g Au/t respectively.

Tee Lake #4

Little sulphide was found at the occurrence, but the rocks are extensively stained by brown iron oxides. Silicified areas consisting of quartz lined vugs, open spaces and barren massive quartz veins are present. At the north end of the occurrence fine-grained magnetite is associated with quartz and dark green chlorite. The chloritic alteration extends to the east over most of the outcrop. To the south of the main stripped area the chlorite alteration disappears and is replaced by fine-grained sericite. The only sulphides noted were <2% pyrrhotite, as disseminated grains and aggregates up to 5 millimetres, and minor disseminated pyrite.

Stockwell (1935) indicated that the “... fresh and rusty porphyries are said to pan coarse gold and to assay from 0.10 to 0.18 ounce of gold per ton.”

Known gold occurrences that exist on the Elbow Lake Property


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