Canada: THE PRAIRIES: The Big Strike

Prospector Austin McVeigh, who had made one of the famed gold strikes at Red Lake, Ont. kept mighty quiet about the discovery he made afterwards. Ranging the muskeg around Lynn Lake in 1941, he caught sight of a likely looking outcropping. The samples he took had traces of nickel and copper. Prospector McVeigh took back his boss, Eldon L. Brown, president of Sherritt Gordon Mines, to prospect further. Their magnetometer, which detects ore bodies magnetically, indicated a huge body of ore below the muskeg.

Since Sherritt Gordon Mines did not have enough planes to rush in prospectors and supplies, it decided...

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