Sinking No. 5 Shaft at Buffalo Ankerite

THE property of Buffalo Ankerite Gold Mines, Limited, is in Deloro township, Porcupine area, Ontario. The southwestern part of the property is ground formerly owned by Marbuan Gold Mines, Limited, which was acquired by Buffalo Ankerite in January, 1936. Until 1938, the Ankerite (or North) mine and the Marbuan (or South) mine continued as separate operations, each developed through a surface shaft and winze to the 1050 level and each having its own mill. This meant high hoisting costs, which, in 1936 and 1937, amounted to 36 cents per ton.
Keywords: Air, ankerite, headframe, hoist, timber, winze, Brakes, Cables, Cost, Hoists, Mine, Mines, Shafts, Skips
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