On the Trail of Silver

Creator(s): Cobalt Heritage Silver Trail

In a unique outdoor museum in the town of Cobalt, Ontario, visitors can trace the steps of silver miners at the turn of the century. The 20 sites on the Heritage Silver Trail offer an insight into the working conditions endured by miners at the Cobalt Mining Camp after the discovery of rich silver ore deposits in 1903. On the Trail of Silver illustrates how machinery first designed for the particular characteristics of the bedrock and ore deposits at the Cobalt Mining Camp evolved over time with changes in mining methods and technology.

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