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Heritage Mica Days, Underground at the Silver Queen Mine

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Go Underground in a Turn-of-the-Century Mica Mine!

When you think of underground mining, you probably think Sudbury or Thunder Bay. While it's true there are relatively few active mines in Ontario's Highlands today, there was a time when the land was pockmarked by small pits and trenches as attempts were made to exploit the vast mineral wealth at or near surface in people's backyards (literally). Having been at one time operated by the General Electric Company, the Silver Queen Mine (1905~1920) was one of the larger mica/apatite mines in the area,… Read More



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