1934 Press Photo ‘Settler waits for fortune’ gold strike Northern Ontario

Label on picture back gives photo title: ’SETTLER WAITS FOR FORTUNE#284299

Abelard Richard who has seldom possessed as much as $65 in his life, has refused an offer of $65,000 for his bit of scrub land in Northern Ontario, following the discovery of gold in neighbouring farms in the District near the town of Ramore. Since a $150,000 option has been paid for an adjoining piece of property, Richard stays in his little three-roomed log cabin and awaits a larger offer from the mining interests. CREDIT LINE (ACME)

B&W photo, stamped on back ACME NEWSPICTURES INC, 42nd St. NYC. Separate  date stamp NOV 15 1934.

Ramore is located about 15 km south of Matheson, north of Kirkland Lake and east of Timmins.

Two stamps on back of photo + typewritten title & description glued to bottom back. Photo crinkled at bottom (where label is glued on back).

15 X 20.5 cm

Could be related to the Ross Mine:

A gold mine in the Archean Abitibi greenstone belt. Located about 18 km SE of Matheson and 1 km North of Holtyre. In operation between 1934 and 1988, Ross Mine produced over 1 million ounces of gold. It was owned, at closing, by Pamour Porcupine Mines, Ltd.

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