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Gold Mining in Canada

Gold Mining in Canada

Photos by contributor Meagan Sinclair - Posted June, 2017

Gold Mining in Canada

Plaque Location

The District of Cochrane
The City of Timmins
Outside the Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre
2nd Avenue, just east of Spruce Street South

Coordinates: N 48 28.398 W 81 19.574


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Plaque Text

After the Cariboo and Klondike rushes, gold production in Canada entered a new era with the discovery of lode deposits in the Porcupine area in 1909. The mines in this district, notably the Hollinger which became one of the world's largest gold mines, along with those of the Kirkland Lake area, established Canada as a leading producer of this metal. Their success was followed by other important finds at Rouyn in Quebec, in northern Manitoba, in British Columbia and at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.

Related Ontario plaques
The Geraldton Gold Camp
Kirkland Lake Gold Camp
Ontario's First Gold Mine



Timmins Plaques

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> Posted March 24, 2012
This marker is one in a series honouring 'Mining National Historic Event', designated by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board in 1973. The event is commemorated by seven plaques in three provinces and one territory: Asbestos and Copper (QC), Iron (NL), Uranium (NT), and Nickel, Silver, and Gold (ON).

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