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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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Nystar Mine – core samples

You may have noticed the rows of sheds if you’ve driven  through Stratchona Provincial Park on your way to the Myra Falls trailhead. They contain carefully labeled boxes full of rock core samples from with the mines in the Nystar … Continue reading

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Strathcona – Nystar Mine

The Nystar Mine in Strathcona Provincial Park I’m not against mining as long as it is conducted in a responsible manner that protects nature – sadly the track record within British Columbia is dismal and there have been some notable … Continue reading

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Nystar mine – a nice truck

A nice Mac Truck at the Nystar Mine – Strathcona Provincial Park

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HW Mine water recovery pond

The HW Mine water recovery pond – it should not be that colour…

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No. 8 Mine

Cumberland, Bevan, and the surrounding areas were once the site of one of BC’s biggest coal mining operations, with 8 different mineshafts in operation. By 1950, the only mine left operating was No. 8, and in 1953, No. 8 closed … Continue reading

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