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. This mine is one of the most popular mines explored in the surrounding capital regions. In winter people access the mine by snow shoeing, cross country skiing and hiking. They also skate inside the mine which is absolutely amazing. It is hard to access the mine in winter months with a vehicle. In the summer people hike, swim, rock climb, scuba diving and even zip line with their own equipment. 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 bleu. The cottages and homes near by don't seem to be bothered by tourist and are very friendly.
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.