David Collins Memorial

1867 - 1931

Co-discoverer, along with Tom Creighton, of the Flin Flon ore body

Collins Family Photo larger view of the Collins family and stone Collins was a local trapper and Creighton a professional prospector. Collins lived at Baker’s Narrows and when Creighton visited him in the winter of 1914-15 he showed Creighton some interesting rock samples.  Creighton asked Collins to show him where he found them and Collins obliged.  There was snow on the ground so he couldn’t see much, but Creighton apparently promised Collins to cut him in for a share if the showing produced anything worthwhile.  Collins later discovered the North Star ore body on Sourdough Bay.

Please enjoy these links below about Donald Collins.

True Discoverer of the Flin Flon Ore Body
Creighton - Collins Dialogue
Wild Rice
Unveiling Speech