Manitoba Mining thru the Centuries


Note: The 'Manitoba Mining thru the Centuries' section is a legacy site provided for informational and archival usage. It is no longer updated on a regular basis.


Over the last 100 years, Manitoba’s mining industry has spawned over 70 mines – leading railways, roads and airports into the northern reaches of the province and giving rise to mining centres at Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Thompson, Leaf Rapids and Lynn Lake.

Manitoba Mining thru the Centuries presents the history of mining in the province as a timeline, a provincial map showing locations, commodity and company listings and a photo gallery.

Select a category below to continue on your journey through Manitoba's fascinating mining history!

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The information sources for this project were

•   A Chronology of Minerals Development in Canada (Natural Resources Canada)

•   Metallic Mines and Mineral Deposits of Manitoba, Open File Report OF90-2 (Jim Bamburak, Manitoba Energy and Mines)

•   Mineral Inventory Cards (Manitoba Energy and Mines)

•   Canadian Mines Handbooks, 1928–2008 (Business Information Group)

This project remains a work in progress as omissions are realized and new mines are opened.

Please contact, Mineral Resources Library, Manitoba Geological Survey to obtain more information, provide feedback on the project or to notify us of any errors or omissions.