Wallingford-back mine used to be the largest mine in North America until a bigger mine was found in Ontario. The mine is made up of Feldspath, Mica and mostly Quartz. Its hard to acess in winter months, recommended to go in the summer. There is allot of people there sometimes hiking or ATV-ing and other times its completely quiet. No tools required to explore mine, some parts of the mine is flooded therefore a small boat will be needed to explore some of the lower parts unless you want to swim. Water is Crystal clear.
ENJOY AND PLEASE DON'T POLLUTE.
Cottage with outcrop discovered by prospecting in 1924.
In 1924-1930, O'BRIEN & FOWLER - Opening of the mine operation.
In 1937-55, CANADIAN FLINT & SPAR - Reopening of the mine operation.
In 1955, INTERNATIONAL MINERALS & CHEMICALS - Operation.
Now it has been abandoned for many decades.
- Restrictions UNKNOWN
- Slippery Rocks, Loose Rock
- Open Pit
- High Water in Mine
Take Highway 50 East toward Buckingham Quebec. Take Exit HWY 309. Once off HWY 50 East turn left onto HWY 309 North. Follow this road for 13 km. Slight right merge onto Chemin De La Mine (Mulgrave and Derry County). Follow Chemin De La Mine to the end. Near the end of this road there is a steep rocky road. I strongly recommend using a truck or 4x4. I personally used a VW Golf many time and made it out alive. DO NOT GO DURING WINTER SEASON DOWN THIS HILL BY CAR, YOU WILL GET STUCK. Once at the bottom of the hill you will notice a lake on your right, continue down the road until you see a mountain with a cave opening.
Coordinates: 45.723413, -75.443268
Travel Time From Ottawa: 45 Min.