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Cobalt Mining History on Display

First visited in 1968. Still memorable for its large ore specimens. Lots of history on display. We... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
ccpineoiii
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Woodstock, Georgia
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Important mining history

An interesting museum that details the past history of the Cobalt area, including the cultural and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
andy_geology
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting museum that details the past history of the Cobalt area, including the cultural and human interest. The newly renovated and redesigned displays make it easier to follow the story. There is a small store that sells books, minerals, and related items.

Thank andy_geology
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This was an extremely enjoyable tour. Our guide, Peter, was very helpful out forthcoming with so much local history. As my wife's father was born in the area Peter managed to tell us about other relatives still in the area. The exhibits are very limited...More

Thank 06GoMango
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Cobalt is where it really all began for all of Northern...or at least North Eastern...Ontario. The Mining Museum is really quite large. Don't let the storefront look leave you thinking that THAT'S all there is too it. You'll need at least 3 hours...probably more to...More

1  Thank reggaeplus
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Museum looked small from the outside but on the inside it just keep going farther back, don't miss the the florescent rock room amazing, also took the mine tour 2 young fella gave us the tour, wife quizzed them pretty good they did well. for...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Definitely stop by there for a nice overview of mining and the history of the town. Then visit the Silver Mine Trail sites. Nice day!

Thank NorthBayVisitor
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visited during Cultural Days. The museum has a fantastic collection of memorabilia and rock/silver samples from Cobalt's boom days. Make sure that you visit the fluorescent rock room at the rear of the museum. The visit was capped off with a tour down an old...More

Thank jim b
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Located in a storefront, it wasn't what we expected. On entering, we noted a young lady at the desk, who looked up, but never said anything. They have a donations jar, otherwise entry seems to be free.We found lots of free parking available on the...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is by far one of the best mining museums anywhere. You can honestly spend a day here. Artifacts, and photos from the Best Old Town, known for huge finds of silver. Also the underground mining tour is a 'must-do'..AND the Heritage Silver Trail. Cobalt...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

First visited in 1968. Still memorable for its large ore specimens. Lots of history on display. We got there just before closing, so had to rush through on this visit. Had the place to ourselves. Fellow on duty did not know much, so could not...More

Thank ccpineoiii
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The samples of area silver and other minerals was good. The "prospectors camp" on the second floor gave a feeling for the the odds against these explorers-thankfully without the blackflies. Took the Colonial Adit Tour which takes you into an actual mine about 5 minutes...More

Thank wmpub
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