Rock Springs Mine

Taylorton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Rock Springs Mine

Operated by Mike Rohatyn & Co.

Note- Roch should actually be “Rock” on this map

On CPR Coal Lease No 141 Located on LSD 13 of Section 35, Township 1, Range 6, W2

Surveyed Aug 10, 1937 Robert John Campbell Lee RPE

Mine Survey Map 1 .pdf

Mine Survey Map 2 .pdf

Mine Plan, Documents, and maps above, copied from Original Documents, held by Saskatchewan Government, Mines Branch, Regina,
Acquired by Richard (Dick) Wright, P. Eng, and contributed by Mr. Wright for viewing here.
He was assured they were Public Documents, and Web Use allowed.

Operated by Michael (Mike) Rohatyn & Co.
Roman Tryuda, Peter Yaremchuck (Yramchuck?), Fred Kozak, Michael (Mike), Joseph (Joe) Rohatyn & Mike Petraharich,
mined mineral rights and land owned by Frank Adams, who was Manager and Pit Boss.

1 mile SE of Taylorton.

This site was on the upper end of a ravine, leading to the Souris River. Just over the hill to the north of Harry Banks Mine.
They loaded boxcars at Pinto siding.
In 1940 Prokup Gembe was added as a partner.
Roman Tryuda
b- ?
d- 1983 in Winnipeg MB

Peter Yaremchuck (Yramchuck?)
b- Jan 27, 1884
d- Feb 12, 1972
buried in Bienfait Cemetery

Fred Kozak
b- age 25 in 1906, in Poland
immigrated in 1901 (possibly 1904?)
boarding at Coalfields in 1906
d- ?

Joseph (Joe) Rohatyn
b- 1911
d- Dec 7, 1962
buried in Bienfait Cemetery
married Mary Jo Fai
b- Aug 22, 1916
d- Apr 8, 1997

Michael (Mike) Rohatyn-
no info, lots of Rohatyns, no Mike
I know he worked at Western Dominion mine in 1931
and lived at Taylorton mine camp
Mike Rohatyn lead an Estevan Orchestra called “The Twilight Kings” and they were declared winners of the ACT-CKRM talent show, 1956-57.

Mike Petraharich- no info

Received a letter from Leonard Loppe, June 2008, who was an underground miner at this mine, last 5 years, before strip mining took over.


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