Rossland Mines - Rossland, British Columbia
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N 49° 04.733 W 117° 48.935
11U E 440440 N 5436545
Quick Description: Rossland Mines You Are Here sign is at the Rossland Mining Museum located at the junction of Highways 3B and 22.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/31/2013 6:49:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMHPF2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:
The museum has on display thousands of artifacts about Rossland and the surrounding areas mining history. At this location is the Rossland archives where historic photos, documents, the Rossland Miner newspapers from 1896 to 1972, maps and the City's early assessment and tax rolls, in addition there are other important mining and community historical information that is available to public for research and review.

You need to call for an appointment and there is a fee to review the archives.

In addition to the You Are Here Sign there is a BC Heritage Marker.

Inscription:

You have entered the crater of an ancient volcano rich in minerals. The waste dumps are remains of the famous Rossland mines staked in 1890 by prospectors passing on the near-by Dewdney Trail. From these fabulously rich workings came 6,000,000 tons of ore worth $125,000,000. The City of Rossland and the huge smelter at Trail were born of these mines.
Location Name: Rossland Mining Museum

Visit Instructions:

A photo of either you or your GPS at the site is welcomed but not required.
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