Wawa Goldfields Mine
Wawa, Ontario. Canada soon became a booming mining town made from several iron and gold discovery zones that made this town thrive. Within these deposits a newly discovered gold vein had spark a lot of attention when a new staking rush was on. In addition this whole new discovery zone had also been associated with Sulphide Minerals, and Tourmaline crystallization. With enough evidence of a gold discovery this would soon make a new gold rush that took place in 1931. Much of this whole entire discovery zone was additionally made by a prospector who became identified as A.P Earle. However, before Mr. A.P Earle had developed this mining zone he would determine the geology structure of this vein zone.
After two years of exploring this property the geology structure became identified to have consisted of Quartz veins that we're in altered volcanic. and granodiorites. Much of this geological formation soon had eager Mr. A.P Earle to establish his own company in 1933. His very own company would become recognized as the Wawa Goldfields Limited that would also become named after this mine project. With no hesitation the Wawa Goldfields Limited had soon commence development procedures on this claim on April, 1933. By this time the whole entire mining operation was now transforming this land when a shaft that was 6 by 6 feet became sunken to a depth of 70 feet on a 65 degree angle. Once the shaft became sunken to 70 feet, the company, and it's own workforce would now open up this mining operation even more. With this major sinking phases completed the Wawa Goldfields Limited would now develop the first level on the mines 50 foot section. In order to open this section up the company, and it miners had soon constructed a total of 340 feet of drifting, and 66 feet of crosscutting. More development would also escalate on this mining zone when the company decided to engineer an adit zone that was driven for a distance of 340 feet into the hill side. This whole entire development phase would be commenced at 110 feet below the shaft collar of the No. 1 Shaft. During this time period the adit was additionally driven to prospect below the 70 foot level as the company wanted to known if the grade of the gold would increase. Further so the company would not stop their as it had also engineered a power plant in order to provide the much needed power to this operation. In addition the power plant alone had consisted of a 220 cubic foot Gasoline compressor before being upgraded to a 375 cubic foot diesel compressor. Company officials from the Wawa Goldfields Limited would also employee a small amount of workers that consisted of 10 miners.
More development on the Wawa Goldfields Mine would also take place by the following year in 1934. During this time period the company was known to have mainly confined it self to the mines 50 foot level. The reason for this to have happened was because the company had abandoned the adit zone when it was proven to be low in grade. This major down fall had mainly started expanding the 50 foot level by a total of 90 feet of drifting, and 209 feet of crosscutting. As the ore started to become exhausted the company had no other choice but to suspend all mining operations on November, 1934 as the reserve was proven to be weak. In all exploration procedures, the company had evaluated this mining project to consist of gold values ranging anywhere from $0.70 for length of 24 inches, to $262.85 for a length of 18 inches. No other development or production was known to have occurred as the mine was staked again in 1989 by the Citadel Gold Mines Ltd. But this company had only completed a small amount of explorations that included stripping, and mapping before also abandoning mining operation.