prospector had work with numerous business partners. Besides his awesome skills in prospecting, he was also credited for establishing many creek names in the Yukon, One example became identify as Davidson Creek Deposit. In historical terminology Jake Davidson was well known for discovering the first gold in Davidson Creek. Shortly after the Davidson Crew staked the first mining claim on Duncan Creek in 1901. Although Jake Davidson preferred gold and hadn't fully appreciated the fantastic silver discovery he had made in 1903. The tough prospector did go on to other staking and prospecting adventures.
He and Weldy Young formed the Young-Davidson Mine in 1916. The company eventually took an Ontario gold project into production in Matachewan, a short distance northwest of Cobalt. They additionally made their own company follow by the establishment of a shaft. In general the Davidson No. 1 shaft was eventually design to about 200 feet below the surface and had 1,747 feet of lateral development to its own name. All of the work was also strongly considered to be optioned out to another mining firm known as the Porcupine Goldfields Development and Finance Company Limited. These corporate figures had also done their own exploration phase for the company that included 6,659 feet of diamond drilling. Although the Hollinger Mine's had eventually taken over as new operators of the Young-Davidson Mine. This famous exploration company would end up making their own changes that included new development. As Ore production was considered to be pretty high the company designed its very own 600 ton milling facility, Mining was also being transformed from underground operations to a massive open pit that was started by 1933. In general the massive Young-Davidson Pitt was strongly known for reaching 865 feet and connected with the underground networking. After this section was fully completed the mining officials had other ideas by expanding the shaft to about 1,075 feet. Further development had now consisted of Winze shaft that was sunk from 463 feet to the mines 1,530 foot section. Development was also being carried out from seven highly profitable ore producing levels that totalled 26,202 feet of lateral development.
As 1932, had rolled in, the ownership of the Young-Davidson Mine was going through negotiations between the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd. and the Young-Davidson Mines Ltd. Further into planning the company had decided to sample the ore-body first before proceeding with development phases. In addition the company had evaluated the ore-body to cover an area that comprise of 2 3/5 acres of continuous mining. At the time much of this was taken place on a whole different claim number known as No.5372, and continued into claim No. 5374. By no time the two companies had already signed the agreement on February, 9th, 1933. Once this agreement became signed the two company owners would immediately commence development on the Young-Davidson Mine Property. Even explorations that took place had soon determined that this ore-body was rather a rare discovery within Northern, Ontario, as it was a low grade mine. As this became determined the two companies would decide on extracting the ore by quarry methods as it was located close enough to the surface.
Soon enough the two companies would decided to contract another company that was known as the Porcupine Gold Fields Development and Finance Company, Ltd. The reasoning for contracting this company was because it would become in charge of underground development within the No. 1 shaft operation. They would also conduct further diamond drilling phases, and had completed 2,000 feet of tunnelling within the mine's underground level. However, the company soon phase other problems when the ore from underground was to low in grade to commence further explorations.
The Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines Limited had additionally conducted further surface sampling procedures
that had proven to be very satisfactory in 1933. More so this encourage the mining company to engineer a brand new milling facility that was able to process 500 tons of ore per a day. As this development continued the company already had completed the construction phase of all the necessary excavations and foundations for this new milling facility. It also had obtained a contract from the Hydro Electric Commission of Ontario to provided all the necessary power source to this operation. Nevertheless, the company also made its own estimation from all the exploration as it had proven that the mine contained 2,500,000 tons of ore to its legendary name. During this time period the main entrance to this mine was by railway from Elk Lake, Ontario Canada, and a long 26 mile road into the mining zone. Nothing else was strongly reported to have commenced within the year of 1933. By this time period the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines Limited would also lease this property from the Matachewan Consolidated Mines Limited.
Mining within 1934, was rather transforming the Young-Davidson Gold Mine Project when the shaft was being further expanded to the 475 foot section. In addition the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines Limited soon started opening up another level that was stationed and cut on the mines 263 foot level. During this time period the company and its team of miners had additionally started to expand this section when a drift was driven towards the ore-body. It would also construct more crosscuts that became engineered in order to open up more production ground on the ore-body it was following. Within 1935, the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Limited. would process and treat another huge amount of that totalled 229,793 tons of gold bearing ore.
By 1936, the main-shaft operation was additionally sunken to 678, feet below ground levels as explorations started to become heavy. As this continued the Young-Davidson Mines Limited had now commence further engineering on two more levels. These historical producing levels were considered to have been cut and stationed on the mines 262, and 462 foot sections. As the mine started to transform the company and its team of dedicated miners had establish 2,846 feet of drifting, and 497 feet of crosscutting. More so this development was aimed towards expanding the mine further within the ore body.
Production within the year of 1936, was mainly being confined to open pit operations. Within the years ending the company was able to hoist another massive tonnage of ore that totalled 273,368 tons of ore. Another great amount of waste was also taken from the open pit, and had its own total of 27,581 tons of waste rock. Company officials from the Young-Davidson Mines Limited had also hoisted another large amount of waste from its underground levels. Much of this whole entire pile of mine waste was considered to have totalled 9,946 tons. Most of the underground working were also considered to be under construction while the development of shrinkage stopes commenced, This whole new extraction area would end up producing another large amount of reserves which would be added towards the company's revenue.
Production from the Young-Davidson Mine was shortly increased in 1937, when the company would mill a total of 337,556 tonnes. Much of this milling procedure was processing a total of 930 tonnes a day from is previous 500 tonnes on a daily basis. Even development from its underground mining operation became significantly high when a total of 66,000 tonnes was raised. In addition the company also had estimated that the 263 foot level had its own tonnage of 46,000 tonnes of broken stope ore still within this section of the mining operation. By this time the No. 2 shaft operation was additionally raised 101 feet, and a total of 279 feet of development raising was driven below surface. As expansions started to take place the company's employees would construct 1,914 feet of drifting, and 405 feet of crosscutting procedures.
In 1938, the Hollinger Gold Mining Company had once again started producing a large amount of ore towards the milling facility. Almost all ore extraction for that year had processed a huge amount of revenue that had totalled 359,266 tons, at an average grade of 992 tons of ore per day, with a recovery grade of $3.48 a ton. Company officials at the time had also stock piled 122,753 tons of broken stope ore that was waiting to be processed, and had a steady pace in production to maintain the daily production at the current rate. It was said during that year that the company had extracted 252,703 tons of ore that came from the pit and another 106,563 tons was said to have been extracted from underground. No further production was said to have been escalated by the company during that year besides some production.
Another huge amount of production was soon to commence in 1940, when the Hollinger Gold Mining Company was ready to process another 368,247 tons of ore. But at this time the company had prepared themselves by upgrading the milling compound to produce 1,014 tons of ore on a 24 hour basis, which would end up having a recovery grade of $4.09 a ton. Further extraction was also being aimed towards the stopes as the company still had a large amount of broken stope ore that totalled 626,696 tons. Even the massive sized pit was said to be officially closed as the company was determined to mainly work all underground levels at this time. More production was soon escalating when the company had yet again pulled out another 346,715 tons of ore by the end of the following year. Production of newly designed mill had also slowed down during this time period as it was said to have been only producing 955 tons of ore on a daily basis. Company officials who owned the Young-Davidson Mine had also extracted a large amount of Broken Stope Ore, which had totalled 868,000 tons. Another level was also being established, 200 feet below the fifth mine level as company officials had wanted to know the Lateral Dimensions and the downward extension of this ore body.
Another huge amount of Lateral Development was also being commenced by the Young-Davidson Mines Ltd. when it was further sinking the Three Compartment Vertical No. 1 Shaft to 1,082 feet in 1940. As shaft sinking continued the company would also open up new stations on the mines 463 feet, 663 feet, and it's 863 foot section. Even the vertical two compartment No. 2 Internal shaft was experiencing further sinking phases when it was sunken from 463 foot level to the mines 1,109 foot level. By no time the company would also open up another level that was being driven on the mines 1,063 foot level. This development would also produce significant amount of ore towards the milling facility that totalled 368,292 tonnes of hoisted ore.
In 1944, the whole entire mining operation was rather being transformed when the Hollinger Consolidated Mining Company Ltd. had started sinking this shaft further within the ground. As this had occurred the No. 1 Davidson shaft was drilled and blasted to about 1,082 feet below the shaft collar. In addition this would also open up more ground as the mine had five producing levels that became cut and stationed on the mine's 263, 463, 663, 863, and another level at 1,063 feet. The first level that stationed on the mines 263 foot section was opened up by a long drift section that traveled for a distance of 2,290 feet, and more then 1,055 feet of crosscutting, and 1,271 feet of raising done on it. Most of the development on the second level that was stationed on the mines 463 foot level was commonly opened up by another long drift that traveled 2,914 feet along the ore-body as it encountered 883 feet of crosscutting, and 2,001 feet of raising. Production from the third level that was stationed on the mines 663 foot section had been opened up by a drift section that was known for traveling a distance of 1,501 feet, and had also encountered 714 feet of crosscutting, and 1,796 feet of raising. All development and production on the mines 863 foot section was also opened up by a drift that was driven for a distance of 1,080 feet, and also had been expanded by 784 feet of crosscutting, and 1,313 feet of raising. Another level that was located on the mines 1,063 foot section was also opened up by a drift section that went along the ore-body for a distance of 788 feet before it continued to expand by 575 feet of crosscutting, and 890 feet of raising. The last level that was stationed on the mines 1,263 foot section is only accessed through the Internal No. 2 winze shaft that's driven for a distance of 201 feet, and continues to open up by 202 feet of crosscutting.
Production within this time period was mainly being taken from the underground workings as the Open- Pit was out of commission. All extraction from the mine had soon hoisted another massive tonnage of ore that was known for totalling 192,701 tons of ore. As this occurred the mill was now yet again ready to treat another massive tonnage of ore that processed a whopping 192,727 tons of high-grade ore from the Young-Davidson Gold Mine Project. In addition to this the company would also end up hiring a total of 123 men who became employed by the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mining Company. Nothing else was reported to have escalated during this time period of operating this gold mining project.
The mine as it stands is currently being operated by another mining firm known as Aruico Gold. This company had connected the massive producing gold mine with the Matachewan Consolidated Gold Mine also known as the Powell Mine. Most of the gold is said to be mixed in with another mineral known as pyrite or fools gold and is said to be processed at the on site milling facility. A massive 800 foot drain system is known to be located at the bottom of the level that eliminates floods. All production is also known to be carried out by a contracted drilling company who has been in operation for about 8 years. Cementation is also known to be in charge of designing all the shafts and cement workings while de bears provides electrical service management for the mine. Some of the blasts that happen at the mine are also known to be outrageous as 10,000 tons of dynamite has been reported to have been blasted in some sections of the mine. Company officials have also obtain significant gold bricks from the production that's escalating at the Young-Davidson Mine now.