By the following year of 1908, the Nipissing Mining Company was rather on another move when it had seven shafts in full operation. This would also establish a steady production when a huge amount of ore was reported to have been extracted from an area that held 846 acres of land that was to be mined. As development was being carried out many other shaft operations had also operated during this time period, and the company woud also construct a large amount of trenching and test pitting procedures. About half the company's mine workings had also shifted from the east side of Cobalt Lake, on claim RL.404, and 406, to the property's north end that were located next too the Town of Cobalt on RL400. Within this section alone the company was very well known for operating four of its shafts operations that became determined as the Meyer, Promise, fourth of July, and the No. 64 shaft operations.
More so it became reported that the Fourth of July , or the No, 80 shaft was additionally sunken on a vein zone that was east of the Coniagas boundary line, and had went to a scorching depth of 75 feet. From here the Nipissing Mining Company had other idea when it decided to construct a drift section that was driven south for 100 feet, and continued north for another 150 feet. It was also very evident that the Nipissing Mining Company would also commence shaft sinking phase when it was being sunken to a depth of 150 feet below the shaft collar. As further expansion continued to take place the company would also develop its very own shaft house, and ore House that had its very own picking tables. Power to this mining operation is obtained through compressed air that delivers this energy source to all the drills and hoist from the Power house that was once found on the east shoreline of the lake. No further development or production was considered to have been establish on the Fourth of July Mine shaft within 1908.
Another historical shaft known as the Meyer Shaft or the No. 73 shaft operation was rather located 600 feet north of the legendary Fourth of July, and east of the Trethewey shafts. At the time this large scale shaft was rather sunken to a depth of 125 feet before being further extended to reach the 150 foot level. More so the company would commence construction phase on the first level when it had station and cut this section on the 75 foot level. As this newly engineer project had occurred, the Nipissing Mining Company would open this section of the mining operation up by a drift that was driven along the vein zone for a distance of 150 feet to the east, and 200 feet to the west of the workings. From here the mine was further expanded by a crosscut that became driven south from the Meyer shaft in order to connect with the Fourth of July Shaft operation. This newly establish crosscut would also commence stoping operations on the first level that was located at 75 feet below the surface. As this development had occurred the company had additionally open the crosscut section for a distance of 250 feet. It would also hoist all the ore by the means of a hoist and Derrick that was being use on the Meyer Shaft operation.
More so the company had other plans when it had sunken a prospect shaft known as the Promise Shaft to a depth of 100 feet below the shaft collar. In addition this major development was actually considered as prospect shaft operation that was located to the west of the Right of Way mine shaft, During this development stage the company it self had not encounter any promising vein zones within this section of the mining operation. It would also decide to further explore this area when major drifts section became driven 200 feet to the north, and to the west, and had continued for a distance of 50 feet to the south and 90 feet to the north.
As the Nipissing Silver Mine was rather expanding in 1908, the company was also working on another shaft operation that was known as the Kendall Shaft. During this time period much of the work was also being confined to the first level of the Kendall Shaft that was located at a depth of 70 feet. As this development had occurred the company would additionally sink the shaft to the mines 150 foot section. From here a wide range of drifts became driven when the company had space them out at a distance of 75 feet apart. As this opened up the main drift section it had continued west for a distance of 200 feet, and continued east for another 300 feet., where a vein was encountered and had strike 30 degrees to the main vein zone. During this time period the Nipissing Mining Company was also on another mission when it had completed 175 feet of drifting on this newly discovered vein zone. More so this east drift location was rather expanding when the company place construction phases towards a raise that was being put through to the surface. From the station that was cut on the first level the company would move onto further crosscutting procedures when it was being driven under the valley of the little silver vein zone. This major crosscut alone had also been further extended to about 450 feet within this mining zone. A new ore house was shortly after constructed at a distance of 100 feet east of the main shaft house, and had its very own picking tables installed.
The Nipissing Mining Company would further develop this mining zone when a new section was being opened up on vein No.96, that was located to the south of the Kendall Shaft. More so this section of the mining operation was rather believed to have been constructed within 1908, when this project was being expanded. During this time period company officials from the Nipissing Mining Company had commenced more development towards this project when they drilled and blasted an adit that was driven within the hillside bluff for a distance of 260 feet. At about 100 feet in the company would continue to expand this operation by adding more drift sections that traveled on the vein zone for 125 feet to the north, and 140 feet to the south. This adit zone was also considered to have been apart of the Little Nipissing vein extension project that expanded this mining zone into a whole new territory of the No. 96 vein. No other production or development had occurred during this time period of developing this new extension project within the hillside bluff.
As more expansion became establish the Nipissing Mining Company would start working on another geological zone known as vein 49. This section of the mining operation was now being opened up by a wide range of drifting, and some production was taking place on the first level. By this time the company would additionally sink the shaft to the 100 foot level as it started to open this section up with a small footage of drifting. Soon enough the mining operation would have two producing levels that became stationed and cut on the mines 75, and 100 foot sections. Further so the Nipissing Mining Company would continue exploring the first level of this operation while this was taking place. During this time period the company it self had also started forcusing on other development procedures that were being driven towards this shaft operation. Most of this expansion would start connecting another adit section that was driven on the No. 28 vein zone. More so vein No.28 was also considered to have been discovered, and developed by the shoreline of Cobalt Lake. Company Officials from the Nipissing Mining Company had than started connecting another shaft operation that was constructed on the No. 25 vein zone. As this development continued to take place the company had additionally developed a very long drift section that connected with the No. 49 vein zone at a distance of 560 feet. Nevertheless, the company would also commence more crosscutting when it was being driven south from the No, 49 shaft operation, and had traveled for a distance of 190 feet. As this development became establish it would than be further expanded by an east drift that traveled for a distance of 440 feet on the stringers of this vein zone. Soon enough the company had other plans when a winze shaft was sunken 300 feet east of the shaft on the 49 vein zone. Much of this whole entire development had driven this shaft from the 75 foot level to the mines 100 foot section.
The shaft on veins No. 10 and 26 have been sunken to a depth of 210 feet below the shaft collar, with levels at 50 feet, 110 feet, and the last level at 210 feet. More so the shaft it self is rather considered to have been sunken on what is commonly known as the No. 10 vein, and crosscuts would than be driven to vein No.26 from a different level, and had traveled for a distance 65 feet. As development continued the drift section on the three levels became driven within the solid hard-rock for a distance of 250 feet, and contributed short drift sections on the stringers from the main vein zone. Much of this section is rather believed to have been connected by raises with the other levels, and the company and its workers had also commenced stoping procedures. On the open-cut level that's located on the mines 50 foot section, the company was known to have been further expanding this level when a long crosscut that traveled for a distance of 500 feet to the east was driven.
Another geological zone known as the No. 49 vein zone was also becoming further expanded when several feet of drifting, and some production was taking place on the open cut. Further so the Nipissing Mining Company would continue exploring the first level of this operation as this was taking place. By this time period the company also commenced other development procedures that we're being establish within the Nipissing mining Project. Most of this expansion would soon connect another adit zone that was driven on the No. 28 vein zone of this shaft operation. Further so Vein 28 was reported to have additionally been discovered, and developed along the shorelines of Cobalt Lake. Company officials from the Nipissing Mining Company would also start to connect another shaft operation on the No. 25 vein zone. As development continued to take place the company would additionally develop a very long drift that connected with the No. 49 vein zone at a distance of 560 feet.
Mining Operations within the Nipissing Silver Mine was rather believed to have been a continuous mining operation when it was being further expanded. By this time the mine was being further constructed when a shaft was sunken to the depth of 75 feet on the No. 81 vein zone. This geological area was also located on the shorelines of Cobalt Lake within the Small settlement of Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. As the shaft became sunken it would be opened up by a short drift section that was driven for a distance of 125 feet.
Continous mining operations would also continue on the No. 12 vein as a shaft was sunken to a depth of 75 feet. As this occurred the 75 foot level would also be opened up by a very long west drift that was driven for a distance of 300 feet. Much of this was being completed underneath the No. 15 vein zone that was classified as another geological vein structure. Besides commencing development phases on the No.12 vein zone, the company and it's employees would also connect this shaft with another vein zone known as the No. 52 vein. Generally this vein was reported to have been located at a distance of 150 feet from the newly developed No. 12 vein. No other development or production was know to have occurred within the year of 1908 as the mine was still expanding
Soon enough the Nipissing Mining Company had other ideas when it slowly started to expand this mining operation once again. By this time period the company's dedicated team of miners had now engineered a new shaft that was sunken to 99 feet on the N0. 8 vein zone. But never to say this section of the mining operation was not officially opened up by any ore producing levels within this time period.
Further so company officials from the Nipissing mining company had also commenced construction phases towards the No. 63 shaft operation, which was far more constructed than the No. 8 shaft. By this time period the shaft it self was experiencing a huge amount of lateral development when 463 feet of drifting, 955 feet of crosscutting, 72 feet of raising, and 3,110 cubic feet of stoping was done. Historically this shaft operation was also home to four producing vein zones that became identified as the No. 63, 108, 148, and the Little Nipissing Vein Zone. Even production from this geological vein zone was rather outstanding when the company was able to produce 743,657 ounces of silver bearing material from all this production.
Far more more development, and production would soon escalate when company officials from the Nipissing Mining Company had also started to expand the No. 64 shaft operation. This historical shaft was becoming further constructed when the company's miners had commence more lateral development towards this structure. By this time the Nipissing Mining Company would also engineer this shaft operation to include 138 feet of drifting, 121 feet of crosscutting, 117 feet of raising, 230 feet of sinking, 994 cubic feet of stoping. As this all became commenced the company would not achieve any more development phase on the No. 64 shaft operation. All milling and ore processing procedures within this shaft operation was strongly considered to have produce 268,623 ounces of silver bullion.
The Nipissing Mining Company would also move onto further development stages when it was now constructing the No. 74 shaft operation. As this newly engineered shaft became developed the company's team of miners would soon commence more lateral development stages. All of this development would ended up constructing 3,113 feet of drifting, 1,168 feet of crosscutting, 500 feet of raising, 93 feet of sinking, and 4,894 cubic feet of stoping procedures. It also became notice that this shaft had also connected with three different vein zones that became identified as the No. 73, 80, and 100 vein zones. As development continued the company, and it's miners had also processed and treated a huge tonnage of ore that produce 3,264,126 from this operation.
As development continued to take place in 1912, the Nipissing Mining Company had now commenced far more expanding phases towards the No. 122 shaft. Further so the miners would continue to transform this shaft when it had now contributed some underground lateral development. Generally this whole entire section of the Nipissing Silver Mine was being achieved by 1,082 feet of drifting, 1,544 feet of crosscutting, 491 feet of raising, 77 feet of sinking, and 3,204 cubic feet of stoping. However, during this time period the company it self did not treat any ore that came from this location as it was stockpiled for further processing.
In 1912, production, and development would not stop here as the Nipissing Mining Company had commenced more lateral development towards the No. 122 shaft operation. Further so it would also be transformed when the company's miners constructed 1,250 feet of drifting, 416 feet of crosscutting, 303 feet of raising, 32 feet of sinking, and 2,002 cubic feet of stoping. As the vein became extracted from the stope sections, it would than produce a huge amount of silver bullion that totalled 364,401 ounces from the No. 122 vein zone.
Within 1912, the Nipissing mining company had soon conducted more lateral development, and production on the No. 128 shaft operation. During this time period the No. 128 shaft was rather being developed when a small amount of drifting occurred and had soon opened up 264 cubic feet of stoping grounds. This new development phases had also produce a small amount of silver ore that was known for totalling 26,664 ounces of silver bullion towards the company's revenue. Company officials from the Nipissing Mining Company would additionally sink the shaft to 100 foot level where it would be opened up on the No. 128 vein zone. By this time there would be no more production or development that was escalated towards this shaft operation.
To be Continued