It was reported that Sperrylite had occurred within the No. 1 shaft of the Vermillion Gold Mine that contained 52.57% Platinum in 1889. Almost all of this theory was strongly considered to have been reported by Prof H.L Well of Yale College. Another geologist by the name of Mr, Robert Hedley had also identified platinum with the ore of the No. 1 Vermillion Shaft. In addition it was further assayed which soon had revealed that the shaft ore-body contained 5 ounces of Platinum per a tonne of ore.
Further so it was also reported that the gold within the Vermillion Mine was discovered within an auriferous quartz vein that contained grey finely granular quartz which were two feet thick. This whole entire gold discovery was rather reported to have been made within the No. 2 shaft that was situated on the fourth Lot, of the Sixth concession, in Denison Township. More so this gold was rather considered to have been in form of nuggets that was scattered through the quartz veins. At the time it was reported that several thousands of dollars became mined but the gold wasn't considered to continue further at depth.
Some more discoveries would also occur in 1891, when a copper became uncovered on Lot 6, of the four Concession, in Denison Township. Most of the copper ore Is considered to be Chalcopyrite that had its own purplish blue tarnish that resembles Bornite or Purple Copper Ore. In gereral being its considered that the ore-body occurs in massive streaks, which are four feet wide, and are to also be associated with the Green-Stone. There was also as shaft that was sunken on this deposit to a depth of 20 feet in 1888, For the most part it became determined that the upper ten feet had contained loose gossan that was mixed in with fragments of rock which had probably held the ore-streak before it decomposition. Nevertheless, it became revealed that sperrylite had also occurred within the loose gossen when it was wash. More so it became evident that copper-pyrite had also occurred within every lot on the fifth concession in Denison Township.
By 1890 the mine became soon short live as it was purchase by the soon to be Canadian Copper Company. These individuals took pride in being well prepare and getting the most exploration results possible. Almost 8 years later in 1898, the company became positive on knowing where to sink their shafts. Most of all operations run by the Canadian Copper Company we're proven to be a huge success. These 3 ore producing shafts all became establish within distance from each other. The very first shaft was sunken down to 400 feet while the other two got better fame at 600 feet. A massive amount of ore became extracted from this time period till the mine came to it's first closure. Much of the reason for closing the mine down was because it's top surfacing levels weren't producing good amount of ore. They also save on a lot of money on power by shutting them selves down and deepening the shafts another 100 feet each.
As mining technology wasn't that good the Canadian Copper Company had delay themselves form any more productions till 1914. With the historical Vermillion mine at a stand still, the Canadian copper company focus on their more richer explorations. These include mine sites like the Stobie Mine Projects and a bunch of other extraction productions on the go. However in the very same year, the Canadian Copper Company had finally obtained enough funds to start it's Vermillion project back up into production. Nevertheless this would all take time once again as the shafts needed to be dewatered from being abandoned for several years. Within 2 weeks all levels we're finally operational once again and producing the right ore that the Canadian Copper Company wanted. Additionally all shafts had gotten another face lift after they became deepened to another 120 feet. At this time period the Canadian Copper Company was extracting huge amounts of ore from this historical mine and continue mining operations. As ore extraction had play a major role, the Canadian Copper Company continue on its drifts by establishing 250 feet of chamber passage ways on its second ground level.
It was reported that the Vermillion Mine was rather operated throughout 1915, when the Canadian Copper Company had continued to extract the rich ore-body. Further so it became reported that the company would end up shipping a total of 889 tonnes of ore that year. Within this shipment it was also reported that large amounts of Platinum, and Palladium became associated with minor amounts of copper, and nickel ore. With this taking place the company would commence major development phases when a new two compartment shaft was sunken to a depth of 150 feet. It became determined that the Canadian Copper Company would construct new levels that were situated on the mines 75 and 100 foot sections. More so the company would also place major stoping procedures on the first level when they became driven northwest and southeast of the shaft. Some more development was also taking place on the second level when drifts became driven to 53 feet northwest, and 92 feet southeast of the shaft. There was also a small amount of crosscutting that continued to further open up this section, and had also contained an ore-body that was very irregular in form.
The Vermillion Mine would come to its last production years in 1917 when it produced 2,230 tonnes of low grade ore that was shipped to the smelter at Copper Cliff. From that point on no production has ever since taken place at this mine site. Some exploration work has been done but nothing good has ever came out of it. Much of the ore at the Vermillion Mine was cease up by luck as no other claims contain that much gold ore. The Canadian Copper Company had also operated this project throughout 1917, when the mine was officially closed by the end of that year. Most of this was caused because the company was facing labour shortages at it's other mine sites, and had felt the need to take them from this project..