The Cheney Copper Mine was rather known to have connections with the major Gould Copper Mine Discovery. It all had started when a series of trenches had uncovered a rich copper ore discovery zone that became known as the Cheney Copper Mine. In 1916, the mine became under option to a prospector from Timmins and was leased by the Cheney Copper Mines Ltd. Further test pitting had soon revealed the actual vein of the Cheney Copper Mine that was said to have been quite impressive. The prospecting officials had then decided to start commencing further development by sinking an incline shaft to 70 feet along the vein zone. Many people had also reported that the shaft was about 80 feet high and timbered before it collapsed in 2000. A level was also being establish at the mines 50 foot section and was opened up with a few feet of drifting during the time period. Almost all production during that year had extracted 7 carloads of ore which produce 33,468 pounds of copper and had its own value of $8,564 towards the company's revenue. No further production or development was done by this company prior to shipping its first ore to the mill.
Another company known as Sudbury Basin Mines Ltd had developed this mine further in 1928,when the shaft was one again being sunken to 150 feet below the ground. Soon enough the company had commence further development on a newly developed level that was station on the 150 foot section of this mining operation. It was first opened up by a massive drift that was said to have went to a distance of 1625 feet, and also had 870 feet of crosscutting. The Sudbury Basin Mines Limited had also started on a whole new drilling stage that intersected the main vein zone for a distance of 2450 feet below the ground. A huge amount of copper was reported to have been discovered at the 180, 360, and 390 feet below the surface. In nature the mine it self was said to hold a massive copper deposit which was estimated at 39,405 tons of copper matte.
By 1955, the mine was once again under new ownership as the Pioneer Consultants had obtain full assets of the property by optioning it from the Sudbury Basin Mines Ltd. Most of the results had soon intersected three drill holes that estimated 2% copper over 8 to 11 feet. Another diamond drill hole had intersected 8.45% copper over 1 foot of core sample that was taken by the company. No other explorations became achieved by the company as it wasn't considered to be worth mining for. The mine became rehabilitated shortly after closing down and more then 3,500 tons of copper was said to have been sent to the Copper Concentrator's Milling facility.
In 1960, the Cheney Copper Mine was now being examined by the Rothsay Mines Ltd, who had conducted their own testing. This whole entire exploration procedure was done by a method called magnetic and electromagnetic surveying. However nothing encouraging came from this so the mine was left abandoned once again.