With the development of the Alaskan Highway, access to northern BC became possible and prospecting occurred thru the late 1960’s. Among the numerous copper occurrences on the Muskawa Property, the Magnum vein was developed and partly mined from 1970-74 where it milled 498,000 tons with a head grade of approximately 3% copper. At the same time, from the late 60’s to early 70’s, the Eagle Vein of the Davis Keays deposit was mapped, drilled and developed including a positive feasibility study generated in 1970/71 with the intension of entering into production.
At this time a change in government in BC and also a governmental change in an imposed royalty payable to the crown coupled with sub $0.70 copper per pound resulted in the Churchill Magmun mine and the Davis Keays Eagle deposits being abandoned and never evaluated again. After all these years no one has entered the mine workings due to rockslides, snow and ice covering all the portal entrances until August 2021.