1924 - Staked by the Elizabeth Feldspar Mines, Ltd.
The Elizabeth Feldspar Property had been first staked, and discovered by Elizabeth Feldspar Mines, Ltd., In 1924. By this time, the company had held a total of two groups of six and three claims in Lots. 1, and 2, within the III and IV Concessions, of Dill Township, Sudbury District. Mining operations would additionally first commence on January, 1925, at the Elizabeth Feldspar Property. Ore shipments that were first made from this property had started in May, and continued at a rate of two ore cars per a week. Almost all the ore during that year was being shipped to the New York Feldspar Company for further treatment. Statements that were made had also reported that much of the ore care were being loaded on a siding that was situated one mine south of Dill Station, and at distance of 20 km from Sudbury. Power which was supplied to the mine was taken from the plant that consisted of a portable drill compressor, which was driven by a gasoline, engine, and had also powered a hoist. The company along with this project was also reported to have been staked out and owned by F. C. Sutherland.
1925 - Elizabeth Feldspar Mines, Ltd.
Mining operations were continued at the Elizabeth Feldspar Mine, but had rather being off and on during 1925. Ore that was shipped from the mine had first resumed on October, 19, 1925, and were continued until February 26, 1926. The major shut down at the time was caused because the company had other plans in constructing a sorting plant.
It was by April, 1926, when a new sorting plant was put up, and a crusher would be installed shortly after. The main purpose for the company to develop a sorting plant was directly aimed a bringing up the material from an incline to the cars in the sorting house. From here the ore would be sorted by preliminary screening, and rough sorting had taken place before being fed to a 10 by 10-inch Jaw Crusher that was set at 3-inches. After being sent through the Jaw Crusher, the material would than be elevated to a bin in which it became fed to the sorting belt. Once this process was completed, the spar was than picked off the belt into bins that discharge it into ore-cars. Reports indicate that this procedure was being done along the side of a building, and would be let down an incline to the loading platform at the Canadian Pacific Railway Siding at Dill Station. Most of the waste that was obtained from the workings had been directly fed onto a belt that discharged it over the end of the belt that would be hauled to a waste dump. Total production that was met during the year had resulted in shipping nearly 28 ore-cars from the mining operation. Ore that was taken from the workings had largely came from an adit that was driven within an open cut for length of 10 feet, as the ore becomes stoped for 60 feet. In total measurement it was reported that the size of this working had been 75 feet wide, and nearly 35 feet in height.
Its also the mixed character of the rock that had necessitated carful cobbing and a gasoline-driven crushing and picking plant was installed in a building erected at the pit entry. Rock from the works had been conveyed to this plant by an inclined skip-way, sledged and fed directly to a jaw crusher. Work had generaly been confined to a single opening that consisted of a 15-foot inclined cut that was carried for 150 feet into the face of a low knoll and terminated in a large chamber, being 60 by 50 by 30 feet. A small open cut is rather present within a low knoll that's about 20 feet south of the main mine workings.
1952 - Cubar Uranium Mines, Ltd
Cubar Uranium Mines Limited purchased mining rights to the property and conducted an exploration program for columbium, tantalum and uranium. This program produced unimportant results. The company had also conduct explorations on the Wanup Feldspar Property with little indications of radioactives. It was during this time when the Elizabeth and Wanup Feldspar Properties became on big area for uranium exploration due to the characteristic of the ore. Much of the progressive exploration work had been mainly aimed at conducting explorations for Columbium, Tantalum, and uranium minerals.
In 1965, it was also stated that some spar was collected from the Elizabeth Feldspar Mine workings to be used at Expo 67. which is the world's fair held in Montreal.
Rock in the area generally contains a large amount of disseminated quartz and black and white mica in large thin plats. There is also a little garnet present within in this formation. Muscovite and biotite crystals which can be up to 3 feet across, occur in the dyke and are not obviously zoned. A few apatite and zircon crystals are known to also occur in quartz rich segregations within the dyke near the entrance to the main open-cut, and some hematite with smoky quartz are also present. Locally, the dyke contains small, intensely hematitized patches which are slightly radioactive when tested with a Geiger counter, but for the most part, the dyke is non-radioactive. The contact of this dyke is known for hosting quartzose metasandstone that is steeply dipping, and sharp, with only slight contact metamorphic effects, chiefly minor feldspathization of the metasandstone that's up to a few inches from the contact. A few inclusions of the metasandstone are also present in the dyke that's within the knoll of the main workings. Its also due to the intrusion and possible movement along the joints that a schistose foliation had developed along the contact zone. The intrusion into the quartzose meta-sandstone is consistent with a vertical joint pattern striking 90 degrees. Much of the area is largely covered by a granitic pegmatite dyke that intrudes a quartzose metasandstone along a prominent jointing system.