The Property was explored primarily by Jubilee Iron Corporation between 1959 and 1962. Jubilee completed ground and airborne magnetic and geological surveys at the northernmost magnetic anomaly (GM10354, GM10802), and two diamond drill holes (GM11671). In 1959, 12 samples were collected at the east end of the current Property, with results averaging 34.18% FeT (GM10354). One of the two drill holes did not make it to bedrock, while the other hole (DDH HL-2) was drilled vertically and struck lean silicate (grunerite) iron formation from 3.7 m to 23.5 m. Throughout the length of the hole, the iron formation has a consistent southerly dip of 45° to 50°. The core was not sampled, and it is believed that this hole did not intercept the main iron formation of interest.
In 1962, Jubilee performed basic metallurgical testing (GM12490) of samples composites that were collected from three surface zones in 1959 (GM10354). The samples were aggregated and ground to -100 mesh and magnetic concentration tests were performed with results of 68.4%, 68.4, and 68.1% Fe.
In 2006, Voisey Bay Geophysics Ltd flew a heli-borne magnetic and radiometric survey at 100 m line-spacing for Fancamp Exploration Ltd. and Sheridan Platinum Group Ltd (GM63136).
In 2008, Geophysics GPR International Inc. flew a heli-borne magnetic, radiometric, and VLF survey with 150 m spacing for Champion Minerals Inc. (GM63919). In 2011, Fugro Airborne completed airborne gravimetric, magnetic, and LIDAR surveying on the westernmost part of the current claims on behalf of Champion Iron Mines (GM65881, GM65900)
In 2011, Champion Iron Mines visited 28 outcrops and collected 8 samples from the eastern part of the current Property that average 28.7% FeT, indicating that the Property hosts high-grade quartz-hematite +/- magnetite iron formation (GM68246). In 2013, Champion Iron Mines visited 20 outcrops and collected 8 samples from the western part of the current Property that average 33.7% FeT, again indicating that the Property hosts high-grade quartz-hematite +/- magnetite iron formation (GM68106).
The Property is located 6 km south of ArcelorMittal’s Fire Lake Mine which has been in operation since 2006.