Past Mining & Exploration

Galena ore was discovered near modern-day Kaslo, BC, by Eli Carpenter and Jack Seaton in 1891. Prospectors flocked to the area and in January 1898, the mining town of Sandon was incorporated and soon had a population of more than 5,000 people. Well into the 1900s, the hills around Sandon were actively mined by prospectors. Of note were the Silversmith, Slocan Star and Payne mines.

Historical production from Klondike Silver camp

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