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Cochenour - Willans Gold Mines Limited
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Prospected by Dan Willans and Bill Cochenour in 1928. In 1936, Dan Willans disappeared on a prospecting trip in the Lightning River area of Northeastern Ontario, and his body was never found. Three years after the Cochenour-Willans Gold Mine Limited was formed, the mine poured its first gold brick in 1939. Ore extracted from this mine totaled $41,461,878.00 with the payout of dividends in the lifetime of the mine being $6.2 million. The mine closed in 1974.

Subject(s)
Local identifier
RLPL; P20
Collection
Red Lake Public Library
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 51.01676 Longitude: -93.83374
Copyright Statement
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Contact
Red Lake Public Library
Email:rllib212@yahoo.com
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117 Howey St.

P.O. Box 348

Red Lake, ON

P0V 2M0

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Cochenour - Willans Gold Mines Limited


Prospected by Dan Willans and Bill Cochenour in 1928. In 1936, Dan Willans disappeared on a prospecting trip in the Lightning River area of Northeastern Ontario, and his body was never found. Three years after the Cochenour-Willans Gold Mine Limited was formed, the mine poured its first gold brick in 1939. Ore extracted from this mine totaled $41,461,878.00 with the payout of dividends in the lifetime of the mine being $6.2 million. The mine closed in 1974.