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When Kootenay became a National Park in 1920--the superintendent shut down the ochre mining as being incompatable with the National Park mission. Apparently, the ochre miners just left their mining tools behind, because here the mining detritus sits in all its rusted glory. Judging by the tools--it appears that ochre mining was back-breaking work.
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