Canada: ONTARIO: Rainbow's End

The wooded south shore of Ontario's Mackeith Lake swarmed with prospectors, mining engineers, drillers, bulldozer drivers, government geologists, get-rich-quick investors. The lure: gold. Ontario has had many a gold strike, big & little, and this latest, made by a lucky prospector in his fifties named Burke, looked as if it might be a big one.

Lean and leather-tough Joe Burke has spent 40-odd years hunting gold. As a $250-a-month prospector (employed by Toronto's Rush Lake and Berwick Mining Companies), he was in the Mackeith Lake country last June with a young Indian helper named Maynard Bromley. One hot day they...

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