The “Pontiac Mine” originally dates to the 1920’s, though it has a fairly extensive period of mining activity. Most recent work seems to date to the mid-1980’s when multiple stopes were worked and drifts drilled. With the price of gold increasing and mining companies claiming previously abandoned mines, we learned in mid-2008 that drilling was to begin around the “Pontiac” with future plans of an open pit mine on the horizon.
With the threat of the mine being destroyed by an open pit, we set off in late fall of 2008 to explore and record the underground workings of the “Pontiac Mine”.
For more photos, visit Guy Starbuck’s “Pontiac” Mine page.