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Redford Project

The Redford Property was a former producing mine with 4,480,940 tonnes produced at 56% iron (BC Department of Mines 1968) with the potential for near-term iron ore production.

Redford project map
Figure 1. Location map for the Redford Project

Logan has a 100% interest in the Redford property which is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Ucluelet, British Columbia and consists of 30 claims with a surface area of 11,986 ha. The property is accessible by several roads and is ideally situated close to nearby communities and labour supply including Port Alberni, roughly 80km to the northeast. Deep water port facilities are also located adjacent to the Redford property and offer access to shipping routes to Asia.

Redford Magnetic Map
Figure 2. Magnetic map for the Redford Project

Several types of mineralization are found on the property including gold in quartz veins, copper‐cobalt in skarn deposits, copper‐platinum‐palladium in Karmutsen volcanics, and gold‐hosted epithermal quartz veins associated with shear zones. However, the main focus of current exploration efforts is the Brynnor iron deposit.

The deposit type on the property is magnetite skarn mineralization, in this case hosted in a roof pendant of metasomized Quatsino formation limestone and calcareous tuffs and Karmutsen formation andesite. The Brynnor deposit was formed by metasomatic alteration of carbonate rocks in the metamorphic halo of major batholiths. Magnetite has the highest concentration of iron at 63.7% of all the iron bearing minerals.

2011: The 2011 drill program (carried out by Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp.) consisted of 62 diamond drill holes totaling 10,282 metres, as well as ground geophysical surveys and a reconnaissance program.
Please click here to view the 2011 drill results and click here to view the 2011 drill plan map.

2010: A detailed ground magnetic survey was completed on the Brynnor area.  The survey outlined a magnetic body interpreted to be approximately 400 metres long and up to 110 meters wide. The eastern end of the magnetic high represents a new untested drill target.

2009: Environmental work was completed to determine baseline water quality data in the area.

2008: Logan completed airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys over the property (including the Brynnor area). A reconnaissance MMI (Mobile Metal Ions) soil geochemical survey was completed in the spring along with limited prospecting and rock sampling. Logan completed a 20 hole 6,678 metre drill program in December to confirm the Noranda data and to test the down dip and the along strike potential to the east of the Noranda underground mine workings. The mineralized zone is still open at depth in the central part of the mine workings and is open along strike to the west beneath the open pit area.

In the past, Logan Resources and its predecessor explored the property for gold but the current interest on the property revolves around the former Brynnor iron (magnetite) deposit developed by Noranda Mines in the 1960's. 

Noranda mined 4,480,940 tonnes at 56% iron from the open pit part of the deposit and explored the underground part of the deposit from 3 underground levels accessed by an 867ft 3-compartment shaft.  The mine closed in 1968 at the expiration of the concentrate sales contract with Japanese steel makers after a protracted labour strike.  The underground extension of the deposit was never developed.

Figure 3. Brymor Mines Ltd. Open pit in 1963 (Min. Mines & Pet. Res. 1963, p. 118).

Figure 4. Brymor Mine Open Pit with headframe in 1965, jointing in sheeted dikes dips to left in headwall (Eastwood, 1968; Plate VII, p. 67)

Stewart Wallis is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the above-mentioned project. The QP is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) as a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.). Mr. Wallis has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information disclosed above.