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  • Geraldton - Hardrock Mine
        View looking east down Mine Road to No.2 headframe and mill. Inscription reads 'Hard Rock Gold Mine Ltd'. At the extreme left of photo is the office and residence.
      View looking east down Mine Road to No.2 headframe and mill. Inscription ...
  • Hardrock Mine - Porphyry Hill
        View looking west up Mine Rd. at No.2 headframe and mill. Inscription reads 'Hard Rock Gold Mine'. In 1936, the company began sinking No.2 shaft on the porphyry outcrop, and erected a mill in 1937. Hard Rock Mine became the gold camp's 3rd producer in 1938.
      View looking west up Mine Rd. at No.2 headframe and mill. Inscription ...
  • Man Holding a Gold Brick at the Mine
  • Magnet Mine
        View looking southeast from the old Bankfield Highway at Magnet Mine. Today, Highway 11 is beyond the buildings shown here. Inscription reads 'Magnet Consolidated Gold Mine.' Magnet Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd.(1936), began sinking a shaft that year,and in 1938, became the gold camp's 5th producer.
      View looking southeast from the old Bankfield Highway at Magnet Mine. Today, ...
  • MacLeod Mine's First Brick (1938)
        Inscription reads 'Pouring of first Gold Brick at MacLeod Cockshutt Gold Mine, May 20th, 1938'.
      Inscription reads 'Pouring of first Gold Brick at MacLeod Cockshutt Gold Mine, ...
  • Bankfield Mine - First Gold Brick (1937)
        Inscription reads 'First Gold Brick - Bankfield Consolidated Mine June 12, 1937'. The first brick weighed in at 601.19 ounces. The Bankfield Mine was one of the most modern mills in the gold mining industry for the time. The whole mill was entirely powered by electricity.
      Inscription reads 'First Gold Brick - Bankfield Consolidated Mine June 12, 1937'. ...
  • Hutchison Lake Mine Site (1936)
        Hutchinson Lake Gold Mines Ltd., incorporated in 1935, dug a series of trenches and test pits, but not until 1936 did the company begin it's shaft-sinking operation. The photo shows the site after the Geraldton fire in July, 1936.
      Hutchinson Lake Gold Mines Ltd., incorporated in 1935, dug a series of ...
  • Tombill Mine (~1937)
        View looking west at Tombill mine. Note the water line to a short water tower in the foreground of the photo. Tombill Gold Mines was incorporated in 1935 and shaft-sinking began the following year. By 1938, Tombill mine became a producer, the sixth in the Geraldton district.
      View looking west at Tombill mine. Note the water line to a ...
  • MacLeod Mine
        Elevated view of MacLeod mine looking east towards Hardrock mine. From right to left, the No. 2 headframe of Macleod mine, the No. 2 headframe of Hardrock mine, and barely visible, Hardrock's No.1 headframe. MacLeod-Cockshutt mine features a new, next generation headframe.
      Elevated view of MacLeod mine looking east towards Hardrock mine. From right ...
  • Maylac Mine (Hutchison Lake Mine)
        Inscription reads 'Maylac Gold Mine'. Maylac Gold Mines Limited was incorporated in 1946, when it acquired the property of Hutchison Lake Gold Mines Ltd., becoming the ninth gold producer in the Geraldton area.
      Inscription reads 'Maylac Gold Mine'. Maylac Gold Mines Limited was incorporated in ...
  • David Bell Mine, Hemlo
        The David Bell Mine located in Hemlo, Ontario.
      The David Bell Mine located in Hemlo, Ontario.
  • Hemlo Gold Mines
        Construction completed at Hemlo Gold Mines-now Newmont Mines
      Construction completed at Hemlo Gold Mines-now Newmont Mines
  • Pouring a Gold Brick (1936 or 1963?)
        George Harmer pouring a gold brick.
      George Harmer pouring a gold brick.
  • Campbell Red Lake Mines - Gold Brick
        Campbell-Red Lake mine produced 926.5 million dollars worth of gold ore by the end of 1984.
      Campbell-Red Lake mine produced 926.5 million dollars worth of gold ore by ...
  • Little Long Lac Mine and Townsite (~1937)
        Aerial view looking northeast across Barton Bay. Inscription reads 'Little Long Lac Gold mine'. In the foreground is the clearing for Errington Avenue. It would later be called Arena Road and in 1939, it would become part of Highway 11. At the extreme left is the townsite of Little Long ...
      Aerial view looking northeast across Barton Bay. Inscription reads 'Little Long Lac ...
  • Geraldton Gold Camp Historical Plaque
        Photo of the historic Gold Camp Plaque erected in Geraldton on the southwest corner of Main Street and Fourth Avenue South by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
      Photo of the historic Gold Camp Plaque erected in Geraldton on the ...
  • Geraldton - Gold Camp
        Photo showing an underground drilling operation of a gold mine.
      Photo showing an underground drilling operation of a gold mine.
  • Bankfield Mine
        A winter view of Bankfield Mine looking west. Note the water line running to the water tower serving both Bankfield and Tombill Mines. The Bankfield Gold Mines began shaft-sinking in 1934, and three years later poured its first gold bricks.
      A winter view of Bankfield Mine looking west. Note the water line ...
  • Bankfield, Tombill and Jellicoe Mines (~1934)
        Aerial View looking west towards Wildgoose Lake. The inscription reads 'Air view of Bankfield Consolidated Mine, Tombill Mine, and Jellicoe Mine'. Highway 11 and Bankfield Mine are in the foreground. Beyond,on an elevation, is Tombill Mine, and in the distance is Jellicoe Mine. Jellicoe Consolidated Gold Mines Limited was incorporated ...
      Aerial View looking west towards Wildgoose Lake. The inscription reads 'Air view ...
  • Hardrock Mine - Discovery Point (1938)
        Aerial view looking north, along the shoreline of Kenogamisis Lake. Hard Rock Gold Mine was incorporated in 1934 and in 1935 the No.1 shaft was sunk on Discovery Point. Work ceased in 1937 in order to concentrate on the No.2 shaft on Porphyry Hill, farther west(not shown). Hardrock Townsite, seen ...
      Aerial view looking north, along the shoreline of Kenogamisis Lake. Hard Rock ...
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