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On December 31, centenary Ontario gold mine shut down –

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2018173 Views

December 31, 2017 marked the end of an era for one of Canada’s oldest and most prolific gold mines.

After 107 years of operations, Porcupine Gold Mines’ Dome underground mine in Timmins, Ontario, ceased operations due to aging infrastructure, low productivity and depleted resources. The minelife had been extended for 18 months in July 2016.

According to a local news site, the mine’s 140 workers had cake and their picture taken to mark the occasion. Morale was high and no one abandoned the ship -or, in this case, the pit- ahead of time.

Conveyances will be stopped in the next couple of weeks, the site reported, which means that some staff still have work to do.

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