It was later taken over by Major Leckie, who owned this property in 1905. Much of the whole entire claimed area was also located near the shorelines of Arsenic Lake, which is one and half mile by road north-west of mile post 74 on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. The whole entire mine site is located at a distance of two miles north of the small settlement town of Temagami, Ontario, Canada. Camps at the time were mainly being done by tents, and further planning resulted in constructing log cabins. Much of the ore formation at the Little Dan Mine is considered to be made up of Mispickel arsenic pyrites, which is in a filled shear zone that measures 8 feet wide within the green schist formation. The area is known to also be composed of two solid bands of clean ore, which has an average width of 8 feet, and strikes south-southwest, and north-northeast. Further statement made had indicated that the two section will be mined separately, as it had a very irregular outline, and composition. Explorations at the time had mainly been confined to exploring an ore-body with an average width of 3 feet. Assaying procedures from this location had average $16.33 per a tonne in gold, and silver, and 30% arsenic. Another sample had average less then 10% arsenic, and copper with Iron Pyrites were also observed that assayed 0.5 to 1.5 % copper. Much of the whole entire area was first stripped, before open cuts were made on the ore-body for a length of 60 feet over a width of 20 feet along the ore. Besides gold, silver, copper, the company also discovered large areas of Arsenic in the area which would warrant the development of an Arsenic Refinery,
For the most part it was rather reported that the Grey Siding Development Company was prospecting an area known as the Sterling prospect, also called the Little Dan Mine. This whole entire area was considered to have been made in an open-cut that contained chalcopyrite, and mispickel ore-bodies. Two pits at the time were being worked by open cut methods, and much of the work was being confined to extending the open cut south of the shaft operation into the hill side. It was rather at this point when four cars of ore (270 tons) became shipped from the property on a daily basis. These development, and exploration procedures soon resulted in the sinking of a latter hole.
Mining operations became taken over by another company known as the Grey Siding Development Company, Limited. It was rather at this time period when the company was confined to the production of chalcopyrite, and mispickel ore-bodies. The main owner who owned and operated this mine was commonly identified as John McMartin. Almost all development within this time period had been confined to extracting the rich ore material from the two open-cuts of Chalcopyrite, and Mispickel Ore-bodies.
For the most part the company was working on two pits which were being extracted by open-cut methods. It was rather stated that the ore-body to the east of arsenic lake was mispickel, and that in the north of the lake is chalcopyrite, carrying values in gold. Shaft sinking at this time had sunk a small prospect shaft to a depth of 60 feet below the surface. For the most part it was also stated that work within this time period was aimed at extracting the rich ore from open-cut methods on the surface. This whole entire production resulted in the shipment of four ore cars per a day
The property is rather considered to have been reached by a wagon road which begins at the Big Dan Mine, near milepost 74 on the Timiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Another access point to this area can be also reach by a bush trail that's located 150 feet south of milepost 75 on the railway line. Further examinations of this area had revealed that this geological formation is similar to the Big Dan Mine, but the ore is found in a shear zone, with minor amounts of quartz. Some more examinations of this area had revealed that the country rock was mainly made up of keewatin basalts, showing pillar structures well developed at the east end of the lake, and 150 feet east of the main office. Almost all ore extractions were taken from a shaft, and an open cut that was located at the east end of Arsenic Lake. Company officials at the time had allowed the shaft workings to completely fill with water as it was confining mining operations to open-cut methods. It was also determined that the main open-cut had measured 40 feet long, by 15 feet wide, and 25 feet in depth. Other geological examinations had stated that the ore was within a bleached keewatin basalt, which was grayish in some places. The rock on the dump was considered to have been somewhat a schistose, which contained mispickel pyrites, and copper-pyrites.
Much of the whole entire shear zone along with the deposit is commonly known to strike north 15 degree to the east, and is about vertical. Ore within the Little Dan Mine is considered to be disseminated grains in country rock, and in pure masses holding rock fragments. Production from the mine within the early years of operation had shipped a total of 270 tonnes of ore which produce gold, and arsenic contents. Even a plant was installed that once included a boiler, and an ingersoll rock drill compressor, No.12, size 16 by 24 inches. Other structures also became added to this whole entire mining operation at the time. No other development had continued at this site prior to the company ceasing mining operations.
The property was later acquired by Sherman Mines, who prospected this property till 1969. It was this time period when assesment diamond drilling had totalled a length of 10,000 feet. Examinations of the area drilled had indicated volcanic rocks with graphite shears, and abundant diss. witch was sometimes in massive Py.
Another staking on this property was made in 1978, by the historical Voyageur Exploration, Limited. Explorations of this area had resulted in a 12 km LC, Em, and geochemical survey procedure. Results from these surveys had determined strong graphite horizons.
Diamond Rock, Limited had also staked a portion of the Little Dan Property in 1996. Exploration methods at the time had consisted of a 6 km L.C geological mapping phase, and Au Assaying. These gave results of significant Au assays with the highest being 19.800 ppb.
!997 to 1998
Explorations of the Little Dan Mine had continued when the Wabana Explorations, Limited had staked a portion of the Little Dan Claim in Chambers Township. Company officials at the time had commence an Airmag, and EM Survey on the property with mapping, and assaying procedures. Results from these explorations methods soon resulted in the detection of volcanic center indicators, with some weak conductors, and mafic intrusives with sulphides.
1997 to 2000
Other stakings also had taken place when Webster had performed some work on the O'Connor Mine Property. Almost all explorations within this time period had resulted in 3 phase of L.C, Mag, WLF, I.P, and drilling. These results had indicated a volcanic center, and Au occurrences with minor results.