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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: FANCY, PETER. Title: Silver Centre (the Story of an Ontario Mining Camp).
Description: Cobalt, Ontario, Highway Book Shop. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0889543062) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 145 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, diagrams. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Silver Centre was one of Canada's celebrated mining camps. It discovered millions of dollars in silver ore (when silver's price averaged 50 cents an ounce) and probably has as much mineral wealth today in its unexamined Keewatin ground for some future economic development. But most importantly, in terms of Ontario's social history , this Silver Centre story represents the way of life for many of the people living in northern Ontario during the early years of (the twenieth) century. The story follows in detail the mining prospectors of 1907 - their silver discoveries; the early mines - their success and failures; the depressing World War I years; then rebirth with the mother lode discovery in 1920 and its climactic decade of phenomenal silver treasure; finally, the inevitable exhaustion of known deposits. Falling metal prices discourage continued searches. Mines close - sudden abandonment. This particular drama of prospectors and developers struggling with the Precambrian rocks is a constant, unifying theme. (This) is the story of a mining community and its people, of fellowship and stubborn pleasure." Very light edge wear, previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper and embossed blind stamp on half-title page. A previous owner has amended the map of Silver Centre, 1924, adding the location of two rinks and a ball park, extending the left side of the map to show the rail yard, railway station and loading ramp, and filling in some squares indicating the location of buildings with red ink. Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few small tears (archivally taped) and chips; moderate wrinkling along top edge; light browning - moderate on spine; light soiling and rubbing; small light stain, partial cup mark on front panel; small area of tiny perforations on rear panel; book color offset on inside surface; now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good. Signed by Author.
Keywords: Silver Centre, South Lorrain Township, Ontario, Local History, Mines, Mining, Silver, Camps, Keewatin, Prospecting, Prospectors, Precambrian, Miners, Keeley, Mine Managers, Haileybury, Sports, Schools, Doctor James Mackintosh Bell, Bellellen Silver Mines,
Price: US$ 35.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23016
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