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  • Gold Rock Mine (~1938)
        Black and white photo of Gold Rock Mine ~1938.
      Black and white photo of Gold Rock Mine ~1938.
  • Gold Rock Mine
        A view of Gold Rock Mine headframe in rear of building.
      A view of Gold Rock Mine headframe in rear of building.
  • Sakoose Mine
        Sakoose Mine, which also went by the names Watson Mine or Golden Whale, was situated at mining location HW 416, south of Dyment, in 1868. In 1901 it was sold by the owners Monroe and Watson, to the Ottawa Gold Mining and Milling Company Limited, and became Sakoose Mine.
      Sakoose Mine, which also went by the names Watson Mine or Golden ...
  • Gold Rock Photos
        Black and White photo of ramp used for moving ore cars from the mine shaft.
      Black and White photo of ramp used for moving ore cars from ...
  • Big Master Mine (~1902)
        Black and white photo of Big Master Mine with Eugene Martin in the foreground. The Martin Family had the general store and Mr. Martin was the Justice of the Peace as well as the postmaster for Gold Rock. Big Master Mine produced gold until around 1904. Due to financial difficulties ...
      Black and white photo of Big Master Mine with Eugene Martin in ...
  • Big Master Mine Stamp Mill(~1900)
        Big Master Mine on the upper Manitou Lake, was one of the better known mines of the region. Next to the Laurentian Mine, it turned out to be the highest in gold production.
      Big Master Mine on the upper Manitou Lake, was one of the ...
  • Gold Rock Mine
        Headframe construction over shaft of Gold Rock Mine, January 06, 1937.
      Headframe construction over shaft of Gold Rock Mine, January 06, 1937.
  • Gold Rock Photos
        Black and white photo showing railway ramp up to the top of the mine tower.
      Black and white photo showing railway ramp up to the top of ...
  • Gold Rock Mine
        Head frame and shaft of Gold Rock Mine.
      Head frame and shaft of Gold Rock Mine.
  • Gold Rock Mine
        Headframe for shaft construction, Gold Rock Mine
      Headframe for shaft construction, Gold Rock Mine
  • 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 ...
      Prospected by Dan Willans and Bill Cochenour in 1928. In 1936, Dan ...
  • Campbell Red Lake Mines Ltd. - Headframe
        Part of the 'Golden Triangle' of Red Lake mines, Campbell Red Lake Mine was prospected by George (Duke) Campbell, after his return from the 1st World War. On the shores of Red Lake, he staked his first claims, which resulted in the incorporation of Campbell Red Lake Mines Ltd. By ...
      Part of the 'Golden Triangle' of Red Lake mines, Campbell Red Lake ...
  • Campbell Red Lake Mine Ltd. - Bunkhouses and Woodpile.
        This photograph is of the Campbell Mine bunkhouses and woodpile. The wood was used to run the steam engines that were used in the production of gold at the Campbell Red Lake mine.
      This photograph is of the Campbell Mine bunkhouses and woodpile. The wood ...
  • McMarmac Mine and Men (1941)
        Part of the Golden Triangle of gold production in the Red Lake area, McMarmac Mines produced 2 million dollars worth of gold.
      Part of the Golden Triangle of gold production in the Red Lake ...
  • Howey Gold Mine - Red Lake (1937)
        Howey Gold Mine from the shore of Red Lake in 1937. Over 92 percent of Red Lake's gold production in 50 years came from the equilateral triangle with sides three miles long and included Balmertown, Cochenour and Red Lake. Howey Gold Mines Ltd. was part of this triangle and grossed ...
      Howey Gold Mine from the shore of Red Lake in 1937. Over ...
  • Howey Mine - Open Pit (1940)
        The Howey Gold Mines open stope to surface in 1940. Open pit mining was practiced at Howey Gold Mine until a shaft pillar collapsed and the ground caved in. Howey Gold Mine closed the mine down forever, leaving hundreds of people unemployed. Businesses in the town went bankrupt, and many ...
      The Howey Gold Mines open stope to surface in 1940. Open pit ...
  • Howey Gold Mine (1940)
        Howey gold Mine- mine operations - open pit mining 1940. Red Lake District.
      Howey gold Mine- mine operations - open pit mining 1940. Red Lake ...
  • Howey Gold Mine (1940)
        An excellent example of open pit mining at Howey Mine, Red Lake, Ontario in 1940. Howey Mine was closed due to a collapse of the shaft pillar, leaving hundreds unemployed in the town. However a few years later, George Campbell and his guide Joseph Hagar, found the motherlode next door. ...
      An excellent example of open pit mining at Howey Mine, Red Lake, ...
  • Gold Shore Mine Mills -Red Lake (1938)
        Gold Shore Mine Mills located near Red Lake, Ontario. Red Lake Gold Shore Mines began operations Aug. 23,1936, and poured it's first gold brick on Sept 1,1936. Photo was taken on July 5, 1938.
      Gold Shore Mine Mills located near Red Lake, Ontario. Red Lake Gold ...
  • Howey Gold Mine (~1940)
        Entrance to the Howey Gold Mine near Red Lake, Ontario.
      Entrance to the Howey Gold Mine near Red Lake, Ontario.
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