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Bevan – No. 7 Coal Mine

Nature recovering the ruins of the No. 7 Coal Mine in Bevan

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Cumberland No. 7 Mine

The Cumberland No.7 mine was built on the edge of the Puntledge River, with some of the workings going under the river. The No.7 Mine closed was 1922 as its coal had run out. You can view 360° panoramic images … Continue reading

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Nanaimo – Bowen Road Cemetery

The Bowen Road Cemetery The Bowen Road Cemetery is the resting place of many coal miners who died in accidents and explosions, including the Esplanade No. 1 mine explosion on 3 May 1887, and the Wellington No. 5 explosion on … Continue reading

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No 5 Mine

A nice fall day in early October seemed like a great time to set off to find the remains of the No 5 Mine. It was a great idea, but one that did not turn out as planned, as I … Continue reading

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No 8 Mine

October is a great month for walking about outdoors with a camera – clear skies, cool air, not so many people, and an amazing pallet of fall colours. A perfect day to take a visit to the remains of the … Continue reading

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