NewsEXAMINATION OF PREHISTORIC WATER CONTINUES SHARE ON: Tim Rout, staff Friday, Jan. 27th, 2017A group of scientists from Toronto continues to study water found in the Kidd Creek Mine in Timmins which they believe to be 2.7 billion years old. The scientists entered the mine this week and gathered samples. They are trying to determine if the water contains life. If it does, the discovery will be truly unique because that life may have been separated from all other life on earth for more than two billion years. And if they do find life, the researchers will want to know how it could survive without sunlight. The first sign of old water was found in 2013 close to the mine’s 7,850 foot level. That water was at least a billion years old and was trapped in rock fissures that kept it from dispersing over the millennia.