Mining Lore

Red Mountain Rush

Jen Glanville

The Le Roi mine in British Columbia was a testament to the free-wheeling nature of mining in its early years

The miner’s friend

Cecilia Keating

How a 17th century mining challenge spawned the Industrial Revolution

Lake Superior’s Silver Island

Kaaria Quash

Silver Islet was one of Canada’s most profitable silver mines, until it was destroyed by a storm over Lake Superior

Measuring mine life

Perhaps the single most critical decision in the development of a mining project is the determination of the size of the operation. How big will the mine and mill be? What will be the daily and annual throughput? Hugh Taylor had an answer.

A new spin on an old concept

A railway-inspired turntable allows Alamos to drive Alimaks into two separate raises from a single location