Copper-nickel was rather being first explored on six different claim areas known as the Mukwa, Friday No. 1, and 2, Red Hill, Fairview, and Pike. The Canadian Copper Company was in charge of operating all six of these claims, which resembled the same characteristic as the Sudbury Ore-Bodies. A camp at the time was being also establish on the west side of Net Lake to accommodate those who were directing explorations. Construction of the camp resulted in the building of four log houses, and other structures to accommodate this camp. Other statements had stated that the Mukwa Claim was located on the west side of Net Lake, which consists of a large body of Copper-Nickel Ore. Other examinations of this property had indicated that the ore-body was very similar to the one in Sudbury.
Another section known as the Friday No. 1 and 2 claims had adjoined the Mukwa Claims as the Copper-Nickel Deposit continued into these claims. Explorations of the Friday No. 1 claim had resulted in two opening which displayed a mineralization of pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite. Much of this mineralization was considered to have been examined for a long distance on the hill top, which was formed in a dusty rock surface.
Other stakings which adjoined the Mukwa, Friday No. 1 and 2 claims was known as the Red Hill Claim. Examinations of this section revealed that the claim was different in geological characteristic from the other claims. The Red Hill Claim was reported to have been uncovered as a copper-pyrite deposit with a small amount of pyrrhotite occurring in quartz, which also held important gold values. Copper from this claim was considered to have been the same type as the Bruce Mine Copper ore-bodies.
The Canadian Copper Company also had held claims to the east of Net Lake, which were identified as the Fairview, and Pike Claims. It was stated that this deposit was considered to have been located one mile and a halft north of the Big Dan openings. Company officials at the time had conducted extensive explorations on the property when two small pits were sunk on the Fairview Claim. A small amount of stripping also had taken place on the country rock of green slate gabbro, and on a little quartz outcropping near by. Ore within this location is mainly made up of pyrite, pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite with little arsenopyrite. All the ore except for the pyrite also is considered to resemble that of the Sudbury ore-body formations.
Prospecting on the Pike claim was being done a quarter of mile farther north, which had shown considerable extent of Gossan. Work at this time was mainly being confined to a small pit, and the geological formation is made up of pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite, just like the Sudbury ores but mixed in with a large amount of rock.