The Timmins Region is one of the richest goldfields in the world, and over the past century the camp has produced more gold than any other mining camp in Canada.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the Timmins and Porcupine gold Camps have produced 75 million ounces of gold from inception to 2013.
Central Timmins Exploration Corp. (CTEC) is exploring areas in close proximity to historical mines in the Region including the Auror Delnite Mine (34 million ounces of gold produced) and the Buffalo Ankerite mine (1 million ounces of gold produced).
Special Geology of the Timmins Region
The type of deposits in the Timmins Region are Orogenic gold deposits which dominantly form in metamorphic rocks in mid to shallow crust, at or above the brittle-ductile transition, in compressional settings that facilitate the transfer of hot gold-bearing fluids at deeper levels.
In terms of regional geology the most significant deposits in Timmins are spatially associated with porphyry units that are in proximity to the Porcupine Destor Fault Zone. The deposits appear to be also associated with splay faults that trend off and to the North of the Porcupine Destor fault.