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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Benny > Geneva Lake Mine
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Geneva Lake Mine
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 Database Info
created by PhotoSeeker on 4/7/2010 12:56 AM
last modified by PhotoSeeker on 4/7/2010 1:03 AM
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 Overview
 Description
A number of concrete foundations, some bits of metal and small pieces around.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Benny, Ontario
Canada
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Concrete foundations, tailings
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1933
    Closed: 1944
     Required Equipment
  • rubber boots
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     History
    My best information to date indicates that exploration began here in 1927. During the winter of 1929-30, equipment was being brought in by horse and sleigh. By 1933, a mine and several support buildings had been constructed to produce primarily zinc, but initial production was very low due to the market situation.
    In 1935, the Government of Ontario pushed a road through as far as Benny and the mine which would be the precursor to the current Highway 144.

    In 1941, with the war in full swing and the demand for zinc high, the mine became very busy. It produced 10,389,646 lbs. of zinc, 3,598,411 lbs. of lead by the time of its 1944 closure. This closure has been attributed to the death of the company's president in a plane crash.

    I have little information beyond that point of time with the exception that Pioneer Construction won a contract for the rehabilitation of the property in 2003.

    Today, there is some talk that this property is being explored again for its mining potential. This time, it's gold.
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     Future Plans
    Being looked at for future gold-mining operations.
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    Wed, Mar 24th, 2010
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 4/8/2010 12:46 AM.

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  • on Apr 8 10 at 0:46, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 7 10 at 1:18, PhotoSeeker made this location public
  • on Apr 7 10 at 1:18, PhotoSeeker made this location available
  • on Apr 7 10 at 1:18, PhotoSeeker updated gallery picture
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  • on Apr 7 10 at 1:12, PhotoSeeker deleted picture 316487 from gallery PhotoSeeker's March 2010 Visit
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