The Goward Lake Option was a small prospecting area for rich sulphide mineralization at the time of discovering the Canada Thomas Mine. Prospecting in this area had all started in 1900, when the International Nickel Company of Canada had staked this claim. It was later optioned the historical Canadian Copper Company who work this prospect, and the Canada Thomas Mine in 1905. The property can be reach by following an old bush trail for a distance of 2 kms towards Goward Lake. Geology within this area is also considered to have mainly been made up of pyrrhotite, and Chalcopyrite.
1940 - International Nickel Company of Canada -Under contract by the Mining, and Smelting Company of Canada.
A contract for exploration purpose was given to the Mining, and Smelting Company of Canada. Stripping of the surface had resulted in the discovery of sulphide mineralizations. Even much of the ground soil at the time was also being largely sampled for gold minerization. Some test pitting was also being establish on this property area at the time. Explorations of the Goward Lake Option had continued till about 1945, when all became abandoned by the International Nickel Company of Canada.