Abandoned Mine Inventory System for Ontario

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines - version November-2018


Abandoned Mine Identifier: 00861

General Information

Official Name: Cooper Mine
Alias Names: Ganley Vein; Cooper-ganley Mine; Cooper Mine
Site Classification: C
Primary Commodity: Gold
Long Name: 2016660053100
Date Mine Opened:
Date Mine Closed:
Mine Closure Reason: Ceasing Production - Other
Mine Closure Plan Exists: YES
Progressive Rehabilitation Plan Exists: NO
Mine Plans on File?: NO
Legal Jurisdiction: Mining Act
Date Record Last Modified: 11-JUL-2017

Location Information

Township or Area: Mcmurray
District: Wawa
Longitude (dd): -84.72632     Latitude (dd): 47.99325
UTM Zone: 16     Easting: 669624     Northing: 5318051
Operational Access Description: Side Road

Hazard Feature Information
Mine Feature Hazard Status Condition UTM Zone Easting Northing
Exploration Shaft - Unknown Rehabilitated Exploratory Shaft No. 22014 Assessment; According To The 1995 As-built Report Backfilling Of Abandoned Mine Openings Progressive Rehab Report, This Exploration Shaft Was Dewatered And Backfilled With Uncemented Mine Waste Rock. 16 669624 5318051
Exploration Shaft - Unknown Rehabilitated Exploratory Shaft No. 12014 Assessment; According To The 1995 As-built Report Backfilling Of Abandoned Mine Openings Progressive Rehab Report, This Exploration Shaft Was Dewatered And Backfilled With Uncemented Mine Waste Rock. 16 669624 5318051
Shaft - 1 Compartment - Vertical Shaft Rehabilitated Main Shaft2014 Assessment; Eventually Became Part Of The Open Stope. In 2005, The Hanging Wall Of The Open Stope Was Blasted Down, Fencing Was Removed And The Waste Rock Was Graded And Sloped. The Area Was Recently Backfilled. 1992 Assessment; Original 15m Vertical Shaft Sunk In 1926. Feature Is Incorporated Into Open Stoping. The Main Shaft And Open Stope Were Backfilled In July 2005. 16 669481 5318022
Stope To Surface Rehabilitated Open Stope 1992 Assessment; Two Parallel Vein Systems, 6.5m Apart Have Been Open Stoped For Distances Of 64m (stopes 2,4,5, And 38m (stopes 1,3). The Stoped Section Are From 0.25m To 3m Wide And Up To Lengths Of 64m. The Deepest Section Is ~15m (11m Vertical). In July 2005, The Hanging Wall Of The Open Stope Was Blasted Down And The Waste Rock Graded And Sloped. 16 669516 5318007
Waste Rock Dump Not A Hazard 2014 Assessment; Was Used To Backfill The Open Stope. 1992 Assessment; Rock Waste Pile, Located Beside Road 10m Sw Of Stope No.4. In July 2005, The Waste Rock Pile Was Graded And Sloped. 16 669624 5318051

Additional Information

Background Information: The Cooper Mine Is Accessed From The Surluga Road 0.4 Km From Hwy #101 Where A Gravel Road Is Taken Eastward For Another 1.3 Kilometers; Open Stopes Are Accessible On Both Sides Of The Road. The Year 1992 Survey Reports Open Cuts And Trenching.

Mineral Deposit Identifier: MDI41N15NE00003


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Ministry Contact Information

Abandoned Mines Program
Willet Green Miller Center - Level B6
933 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury ON P3E 6B5
Ritesh Navale
Email: ritesh.navale@ontario.ca
Phone: 705-670-5937

Mine Hazards Technical Specialist
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