Salter's Meridian 1856 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Salter's Meridian 1856

While surveying a meridian line north from Whitefish Lake in 1856, Albert Salter first noted the presence of mineral deposits in this remote region. In 1900, the Creighton Mine went into production at the site of Salter's original discovery and for the next 30 years was the world's leading nickel producer.

Location

Regional Road 55, near the site of the meridian line, Naughton - about 17 km southwest of Sudbury

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: City of Greater Sudbury (District)

Municipality: City of Greater Sudbury

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