FIRST UNDERGROUND OPERATION

FIRST UNDERGROUND OPERATION AT MOAK LAKE

"The shaft sunk by Inco in 1955 at MoakLake for diamond drilling exploration at depth is now also the hub of development work in the Moak Lake mine, 22 miles northeast of the Thompson development. A hoisthouse and timber card are among recent additions to the layout. From development drifts on the 700 and 1300 levels, raises will be driven to open the mine's production shaft (M-2). Edge of the clearing for the surface buildings and installations at M-2 can be seen on the right of this picture, just beyond the firebrake encircling the M-1 plant.” (Inco Triangle, Volume 17, Copper Cliff, Ontario, July, 1957, No. 4, p. 9.)