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Porcupine Mining Area, The

In the 50 years following Benny Hollinger's 1909 discovery of gold quartz in the Porcupine area, more than 45,000 claims were staked. In 1958, the Porcupine camp produced more gold than any other mining region in the western hemisphere.

Location

At the site of the first mining recorder's office in the Porcupine area on Highway 101, near First Street, Porcupine, Timmins

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Cochrane

Municipality: City of Timmins

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