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  Cobalt Ontario Canada Top.JPG - SOUVENIR MINING SPOON COBALT ONTARIO CANADA, CANADA'S SILVER CAPITAL - Sterling demitasse spoon with embossed miner, pick and ore scene in bowl, with figural twig branch handle and ornate top, marked on top COBALT for Cobalt, Ontario, Canada’s silver capital, reverse marked Sterling, 4 1/4 in. long  [Cobalt, Ontario, was the silver capital of Canada and the birthplace of Canadian hard rock mining.  It played an important role in the evolution of the mining and financial industries in Canada. Located about six hours drive (250 miles) due north of Toronto, silver was discovered in the Cobalt area in the summer of 1903 during construction of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway from North Bay to the small farming communities of Haileybury and New Liskeard on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. The initial discovery of silver occurred at a point 103 miles from North Bay at what is now Cobalt.  The town of Cobalt was incorporated in 1906 and soon became a boom town when its population swelled and peaked at 10,000 in 1909. The district became one of the largest silver-producing areas in the world, eventually yielding a total of 460 million ounces of silver. That’s almost $16-billion worth at today’s silver prices. The peak year was 1911 when 34 mines produced about 30-million ounces of silver.  By the late 1920s the boom was winding down and Cobalt started to decline. Mining was revived in the 1950s then slowly dropped off, so that there are no active mines now. However, one mill still operates and there is exploration in the area.  The Cobalt silver boom has left a rich legacy of old buildings and mining structures, leading to its recognition by TV Ontario as Ontario’s Most Historic Town and designation as a Parks Canada National Historic Site.]  
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Cobalt Ontario Canada Top | SOUVENIR MINING SPOON COBALT ONTARIO CANADA, CANADA'S SILVER CAPITAL - Sterling demitasse spoon with embossed miner, pick and ore scene in bowl, with figural twig branch handle and ornate top, marked on top COBALT for Cobalt, Ontario, Canada’s silver capital, reverse marked Sterling, 4 1/4 in. long [Cobalt, Ontario, was the silver capital of Canada and the birthplace of Canadian hard rock mining. It played an important role in the evolution of the mining and financial industries in Canada. Located about six hours drive (250 miles) due north of Toronto, silver was discovered in the Cobalt area in the summer of 1903 during construction of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway from North Bay to the small farming communities of Haileybury and New Liskeard on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. The initial discovery of silver occurred at a point 103 miles from North Bay at what is now Cobalt. The town of Cobalt was incorporated in 1906 and soon became a boom town when its population swelled and peaked at 10,000 in 1909. The district became one of the largest silver-producing areas in the world, eventually yielding a total of 460 million ounces of silver. That’s almost $16-billion worth at today’s silver prices. The peak year was 1911 when 34 mines produced about 30-million ounces of silver. By the late 1920s the boom was winding down and Cobalt started to decline. Mining was revived in the 1950s then slowly dropped off, so that there are no active mines now. However, one mill still operates and there is exploration in the area. The Cobalt silver boom has left a rich legacy of old buildings and mining structures, leading to its recognition by TV Ontario as Ontario’s Most Historic Town and designation as a Parks Canada National Historic Site.] Download Original Image
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