"Cobalt - The Town that Silver Built" Cobalt by MarieGutscher

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Toronto Got the Silver - Cobalt Got the Shaft

The Historic Cobalt Mining Camp

The ‘silver mining boom’ in cobalt from 1903 to the late 1920’s was a tremendously important and exhilarating time. Veins of highgrade silver were found in Cobalt and the rush was on. Miners from around the world flocked to the remote bush camp to work the richest known vein of silver in the world and to lay the foundation for what was to become Canada’s hard rock mining industry.

After the silver was mined out and shipped to Toronto - Cobalt was forgotten about. This is the norm for mining towns - however our town has not become a ghost town. We've a small population of 1500 now...but we're working hard to keep the place alive.

Come for a Day - Discover a Century

Notice the headframe on the left side of the picture? WE have lots of them! So - if you've ever wanted to see one...come on up!!

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