Anyways the Town of Mackieth Lake was pretty similar to any one of these place as it was first establish as a small privately own logging community till the discovery of Gold and Silver had change everything. The town of Palomar literally became a massive boom town when Gold and Silver played an important role of its formation. Many eager people scrabble across the region of Palomar just to find the riches like the one company did. But in the end it was the Mackieth Lake mining company who only had valuable explorations within Palomar, Ontario, Canada. Although the company was short live as gold and sliver resources became exhausted from this area. To this very day the Town of Mackieth Lake is very well located on Private Property as its claimed for Recreational usages. While in town I had my own chance in getting permission to party with the former owner for two days. Their actually nice people but not too friendly to trespassers who come onto there land without permission from them. The area is also heavily monitored by video surveillance Cameras as its watch by Wilbert when the claim owners aren't around. This mainly is enforce because a lot of exploration companies try and take advantage of the land which is already claim. John who's the main recreational owner of the claim actually took me on a little tour of what's left of this Town-Site. There's actually quite a bit that's left, I was literally surprise how a town could still be in good condition after it's abundance in 1943. Besides the property being claimed out the fence at the towns entry also disallows the use of Vehicles or people from entering this place.
The Joburke Gold Mine was first discovered on 20 potential claims in 1946, by two prospectors who became identified as Joe Burke and Maynard Bromby. With no hesitation the two prospectors decided to form their very own company which was to be called Joburke Mines Limited. In addition the company needed to hire a crew of skillful miners before any production or development was to be started. By no time the company was now ready to fully commence further phase on this newly discovered gold claim and the mine was official underway by 1947 and continued until August 1948. In most cases the mine was rather considered as a small scale operation that had achieved 120 diamond drill holes which had totalled 39,000 feet of core sample. Further development was soon achieved when the company decided to sink its first three compartment shaft on the main zone to a depth of 408 feet below the ground. In addition this was soon opened up by two underground levels that were located on the mines 250 and 375 foot sections. As the mine started to become more extended the company had opened up these sections by adding 2,714 feet of crosscutting, drifting, and raising. Soon enough a series of underground diamond drill holes soon had shown the pure existence of two gold bearing zones. Much of all the underground work was mainly being focused on the main vein zone area at the time, and it was said to have encountered the North Zone which was located 400 feet from the main vein zone area. Further drilling within this section had soon estimated the mine to contain a small reserve of 130,464 tons of medium grade ore that average 0.268 per a ton of mined rock. Nothing else was said to have been achieved by this company prior to the mine becoming officially abandoned in 1948.
Another attempt at getting this operation running was said to have been made in 1964, when Dension Mines Limited had decided to stake this claim. A small scale drilling program of 8 diamond drill holes was shortly after escalated by the company to find the down dip extension to the west and east of the Main Vein Zone. It was also reported that the company was able to obtain a massive footage of 5000 feet of core sample which was taken. However nothing encouraging was said to have been found so the mine was later optioned to another mining firm who decided to take this mine to the next step.
By 1973, the Noranda Exploration Company Limited had fully option this mining zone from the rapid growing Dension Mines Limited. Company officials had then started on a whole new diamond drilling program that was aimed at conducting 14 holes totalling 3,230 feet of core sample from the ground. Almost all operations by this company were being targeted towards the East and West parts of the Main Zone are via decline extending to the 250 foot level. Production from 1973 to 1975, was said to have totalled 180,300 tons of extracted ore which was graded at 0.105 ounces per a ton of mined that was trucked and hauled to the Pamour Milling facility. Prior to this mines closure, the Noranda Exploration Company Limited had also estimated the mine to contain 381,400 tons of reserves which had graded 0.21 ounces per a ton of mined rock.