Canada at War: MINING: High-Grading

An Ontario mining-commission report last week revealed a staggering yearly theft, highlighted a persistent racket that has become almost a tradition. Said the commission: a million dollars worth of gold is stolen every year from Ontario's mines by high-graders.

High-graders are miners who sneak rich bits of ore out of mines in their hair, ears, mouths, between their toes, between slices of bread in their dinner pails, or who raid staked claims which are not yet producing. They peddle their loot to "receivers" for about $10 an ounce. The receivers melt the...

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