The Cline Mine Gold Operation was rather considered as a large scale gold mine with several shafts being developed throughout the years in Goudreau, Ontario, Canada. As we go further into the historical side of the Cline Mine, we will get a chance to experience what it was like operating a mine with very heavy production. In general the historical Cline Mine was first put into service in 1918, when Jim Cline came upon a discovery zone that was known to be found within the rock outcroppings. All of this massive discovery would soon exploded with many different exploration methods being conducted. Much of this hard intensifying work was now underway as land stripping soon had played a major roll in expanding this project, while trenching and test pitting had soon commenced. As more gold was uncovered the mine owners came to another decision that would soon incorporate the Cline Mines Limited. However much of this work was mainly being focused on further explorations and no shafts were being developed at this time period. Nevertheless, when the 1920s had slowly rolled in, the property was experiencing another change when a subsidiary company took all control of this project, that was optioned by the former company (Cline Mines Ltd). All development procedures were now being carried out by this new firm who became recognize as The Cline Canadian Gold Mines Limited, who received option rights of this claim. One of the very first shafts to come into production was commonly referred as the Office Shaft which was first put into development in 1924, and had also been sunk to depth of 115 feet. As another series of gold discoveries were uncovered by the company, much of the work was now being focus on the No. 1 Cline Mine shaft which was reaching 140 feet below ground levels. In general this development soon opened up a whole new level within this section of the mining operation. The No.1 Cline mine shaft and the historical office shaft were both known to be located on the same claim as it was registered under SSM2171. As production exploded within the two main shafts another explorational phase had soon uncovered another visible gold vein. All of these historical testing and exploration studies would end up making another shaft go into production on another claim zone known as SSM2185. Company officials who were in charge of developing the No.2 Cline Mine Shaft had now commence further with this whole new construction phase that would end up sinking this shaft to an incline depth of 215 feet. As development within No, 2 shaft was slowly underway, the Corporation had designed two ore producing levels in order to retrieve the ore faster. Both of these mine levels were known to be constructed to the depth of 60 and 203 feet, and had totalled a medium lateral development footage.
From 1932 to 1934, the historical Cline Gold Mine project was exceeding a huge production level within its shaft collar, and heavy diamond drilling was put into place in order to examine the hard rock further. Yet another deposit zone was uncovered through these testing which made the No.2 shaft reach further depths once again. All shaft sinking phases on the No.2 shaft were now reaching 622 feet with further levels being developed as this mine exploded. Besides production the whole entire mining operation had also employed 200 hardworking men towards this furious development.
Within 1936, the company and its hardworking team had decided to extend their very own exploration phases further from the old underground workings. All of this became establish because Mr. Cline had needed more reserves to work with. As test pitting became accomplished the company and its hard working crew memebers had once again commence new shaft sinking phases. Generally this whole new engineering project had occurred when the company encountered promising gold results from Diamond Drilling within the small scale test pit. Company officials had also engineered this shaft to comprise of three compartments, and would eventually be sunken to a depth of 500 feet. During this time period the company's hardworking men had successfully commence shaft sinking phases as the three compartment shaft was being sunken to a depth of 35 feet. More so the main foundation, and concrete collar for the steel head-frame became also erected. Company officials from the newly formed Cline Lake Mines Limited would also purchase a brand new plant that was shipped to the mines but had not been installed. Another huge change occurred when the company had gotten the approval for a transmission line that was connected from the Edward's Mine to another 7,000 foot waterline. As the mine was rather transforming the company would also put full development procedures towards its Bunkhouses, and Cookery. Most of this development was considered to be almost officially finish by the end of 1936. Another massive diamond drilling phase of 18,000 feet of core sampling had also been driven within the hard solid rock. Nevertheless, most of this hard-work was said to have been accomplished with a total workforce of 58 men.
As production within the mine became pretty heavy the company had now other plans in developing a whole small settlement town for its workers. So the settlement town of Cline Mines was officially born and had corporate owners construct 20 houses to accommodate its workers. Also several large size bunkhouses and a company cookery was paying forward with the much needed services in order to provide a steady settlement for its own hard working employees. Even a small school was soon developed that was use to educate the mines children as they needed this service. Besides developing the town-site, and the mine, most of the residents had also contributed their own time towards many different sports. One example of this became known as broomball,, and the community had soon created their own team that played against a variety of other communities. Some of these small town settlements became known as Missinabi, Franz, and not least White River. Another popular sport known as baseball had also provided this community with the joy of entertainment, and mainly had competed against the communities of Lochlash and Goudreau.
So as this story continuous on, the mine site had eventually went under another exploratory phase that put new development towards the No.4 shaft in 1938. After four years of being furiously developed the shaft was now reaching 1,196 feet, and was strongly known to be located by the No.1 and Office shafts. All in all this whole development procedure on the No.4 shaft had now developed a whack of lateral development which estimated 12,229 feet of drifting, and 6,340 feet of crosscutting. In addition a small milling compound was also developed in order to treat the ore at a rate of 200 tons per a day as this ore was strongly known to be stockpiled. In nature this whole development project was now being conducted by a new mining firm known as Cline Lake Gold Mines Limited. Nevertheless, the Cline mining project would soon come to its first abundance when the mine site was officially shut down on October, 8, 1942, when gold prices became very low. As this tragical event had occurred the mining operation was then staked by another mining giant known as Pick Mines Ltd, that took place in 1959. Most of this hard intensifying work was now being focused on many different exploration stages that included 31 surface diamond drill holes that totalled 8,951 feet of core sample from the hard earthed ground. These newly establish claim owner had also started on dewatering the many shafts in order to conduct further underground explorations. Some of these exploration methods included development, sampling, and underground magnetometer surveys with the combination of Cyanidentation and floatation testing's. All of this work had soon driven a small size adit near the hill side of the No.3 zone which indicated profitable deposits to be mined still. However, all came to short for this extraction business and the mining company decided to completely abandoned mining operations. Another few attempts at getting this mine operational was underway from 1980 till all became abandoned by 1990 as explorations didn't indicate any profitable discovery zones to be mined. Now a days the mining operation is known to sit under further exploration studies by another firm who has uncovered three different potential deposit zones worth mining for.