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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > L'Ange Gardien > Wallingford-Back Mine
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Wallingford-Back Mine
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created by abacab on 1/25/2009 11:47 PM
last modified by angeloks on 4/6/2010 3:56 AM
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 Overview
 Description
A large mine built inside the side of a hill. Large pillars were left to support the terrain above. There is a flooded lower entrance (accessible in the winter) and an upper entrance, which involves more of a hike.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
Chemin De La Mine
L'Ange Gardien, Quebec
Canada
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  •  Hazards
  • rockslides
  •  Interesting Features
    Amazing gigantic caverns and galleries. In the winter the ice formations are breathtaking.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1924
    Closed: 1972
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    Canoe, diving gear
     History
    Opened in 1924 this feldspar and quartz mine was the largest of it's type in eastern Canada. In the 70's a better mine site was discovered in Ontario and the mine was closed.
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     Future Plans
    There has been talk of opening the mine to tourists.
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    Winter visit
    Sun, Jan 25th, 2009
    posted by abacab
    8 pictures
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    Funny day
    Thu, Oct 1st, 2009
    posted by XBEN
    8 pictures
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    Winter Visit
    Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
    posted by angeloks
    7 pictures
     


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 3/26/2012 10:12 AM.

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  • on Mar 26 12 at 10:12, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 19 12 at 15:14, angeloks swapped pictures 0 and 1
  • on Mar 19 12 at 15:14, angeloks swapped pictures 5 and 6
  • on Mar 19 12 at 15:12, angeloks added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 19 12 at 15:06, angeloks created a new gallery
  • on Apr 6 10 at 4:57, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 6 10 at 3:56, angeloks changed the following: Latitude, Longitude
  • on Oct 1 09 at 20:14, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 1 09 at 6:12, XBEN added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Oct 1 09 at 6:05, XBEN created a new gallery
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