Prospecting on the Emerald Lake Island Prospect had first taken place in 1947, when the property was staked by X-Ray Syndicate. Stakings of this property had resulted in a group of 29 unpatented mining claims in southern quarter of Afton Township. Surveying procedures at this time had consisted of magnetometer survey to investigate the extension of a sulphide zone in Early Precambrian metasediments, and felsic pyroclasic rocks.
1973 - Claims leased to R.M Bulter of Wabico Mines, Limited. by X-Ray Syndicate-
Mr. Butler at the time had held to survey claims which were being leased at the time, and had consisted of claims S111764 and S111765. These claims were rather reported to have been staked on a large island on Emerald Lake. No assement reports are considered to be place under R.Butler but are registered to the Wabico Mines, Limited. A huge amount of claims were soon added to this prospecting location when the company held a group of 11 unpatented mining claims in the Emerald Lake area, and the largest island on this lake. Another optioning was shortly after optioned to the Geo-Scientific Prospectors, Limited. Explorations at this time had included geological, geochemical, self potential, and magnetic surveying on the Island. Diamond drilling on the island was considered to have consisted of 15 surfaces holes, totalling 9,156 feet in length. Assaying of this core had taken place, and the company had stated that an economical sulphide mineralization is yet to be discovered. Some more diamond drilling was also conducted by Wabico Mines, Limited, and had consisted of six surface holes, totalling 1,868 feet in length. Drilling had continued to take place when Wabico Mines, Limited had drilled one hole in the lake that totalled 164 feet.
Further statements had stated that many different types of mineralizations became discovered on this iron formation. These mineralizations had included the following Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, bismuth, Cadmium, cerium, cobalt copper, chromium, germanium, lead lithium, magnesium, Mercury, molybdenum, nickel, niobium, silver, tellurium, thorium, tin, titanium, tugsten, uranium, vanadium, yttrium, zinc, and zirconium.
1962- Another optioning of the property was optioned out to Hanna Mining Company, who explored this area as an iron prospect. Company officials had optioned a total of seven claims at the time of taking these optioning rights for further prospecting. Prospecting of these claims had included geological and magnetic survey, stripping, trenching, and chip sampling on two claims comprising the island.