Near Cobalt in Timiskaming District, Ontario — Central Canada
Nipissing Vein No. 96
The vein was originally “stoped”, or mined upwards from the adit level observed at the previous site and was intersected again on the two lower levels. The open cut, at surface, extends for a length of 142m and reaches a depth of 75m in places. Snow and ice collect during the winter months at the base of the cut and usually remain until the middle of August. These accumulations of ice produce the cool draft which blows out of the adit at the previous site.
Between 1908 and 1932, the Nipissing Mining Company Limited produced a total of 85,700,000 ounces of silver from all their area properties, representing a 1986 value of $581,400,000. This vein was not a major producer for the company but it was one of the largest mined.
Location. 47° 22.996′ N, 79° 41.205′ W. Marker is near Cobalt, Ontario, in Timiskaming Touch for map. The marker is reached by an access road leading west off Coleman Road. Follow the access road 0.2 km to reach the parking area where the the marker, mine headframe and trench are located. Marker is in this post office area: Cobalt, Ontario P0J 1C0, Canada.
Regarding Nipissing Vein No. 96. Be careful here, especially with children and pets. There are very deep, narrow trenches and the site is isolated.
Additional keywords. Cobalt
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
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