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Silver Mining in Canada
Photo by contributor Parks Canada - Posted June, 2012
The District of Timiskaming
The Town of Cobalt
On the southwest corner of
Jamieson Street and Grandview Avenue
Coordinates: N 47 23.646 W 79 41.198
Silver has been an important mineral product for Canada's economy ever since the Cobalt boom which followed the discovery of rich veins of the metal near here in 1903. Although the production of the Cobalt silver mines began to decline in the 1920s, new sources were developed, principally in the lead and zinc mines of British Columbia and Ontario, which have maintained Canada's position in the world as a leading supplier of silver. The Cobalt boom was also important as a stimulus to future mining development in the Canadian Shield, and as an influence on government mining policy.
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This marker is part of 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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