Cobalt, Ontario

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Cobalt is a town in the district of Timiskaming, in the province of Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,118 according to the Canada 2016 Census.wikipedia
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Timiskaming District

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Cobalt is a town in the district of Timiskaming, in the province of Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,118 according to the Canada 2016 Census.

North Bay, Ontario

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Silver was discovered in the area during the construction of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) from North Bay to the communities of Haileybury and New Liskeard, north of Cobalt.
During construction of the T&NO, silver was discovered at Cobalt and started a mining frenzy in the northern part of the province that continued for many years.

Cobalt silver rush

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The subsequent Cobalt silver rush led to the development of the McKinley Darragh, La Rose, Nipissing, and O'Brien silver mines.
By 1905 a full-scale silver rush was underway, and the town of Cobalt, Ontario sprang up to serve as its hub.

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Cobalt is a town in the district of Timiskaming, in the province of Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,118 according to the Canada 2016 Census.
Mineral exploitation accelerated in the late 19th century, leading to the rise of important mining centres in the northeast, such as Sudbury, Cobalt and Timmins.

Fred La Rose

The Timmins brothers bought the remaining claims from Fred La Rose, and erected some cabins.
1870 - September 1940), was a blacksmith from Quebec who discovered silver on September 15, 1903 at the future site of Cobalt, Ontario.

Nipissing Mine

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The subsequent Cobalt silver rush led to the development of the McKinley Darragh, La Rose, Nipissing, and O'Brien silver mines.
The Nipissing Mine is an abandoned silver mine in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, located on Nip Hill on the east side of Long Lake.

Noah Timmins

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In 1904, Willet Miller, on a visit to Mile 104 on the T&NO, along with brothers Noah and Henry Timmins, named the future town Cobalt.
Noah Timmins partnered with his older brother Henry in 1903 to buy into the La Rose silver claim in Cobalt, Ontario at the onset of the Cobalt silver rush.

Henry Timmins

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In 1904, Willet Miller, on a visit to Mile 104 on the T&NO, along with brothers Noah and Henry Timmins, named the future town Cobalt.
Henry's mining career began with a telegram from his brother, Noah, that led to the pair buying into the La Rose silver claim in Cobalt, Ontario, at the onset of the Cobalt silver rush.

Cobalt Silver Kings

The Cobalt Silver Kings played in the inaugural 1910 NHA season.
The Cobalt Silver Kings of Cobalt, Ontario, were a professional ice hockey club established in 1906.

Michael John O'Brien

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The subsequent Cobalt silver rush led to the development of the McKinley Darragh, La Rose, Nipissing, and O'Brien silver mines.
While Commissioner of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway, from 1902 to 1905; O'Brien, in 1903, bought four claims that would become the O'Brien silver mine in Cobalt, Ontario from prospector Neil King for $4,000, then "promptly sued the owners of the adjacent LaRose claim for a piece of conflicting property."

Kirkland Lake

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Those who learned their trade in Cobalt moved north, discovering gold in Kirkland Lake and Timmins and further afield in Canada and around the world.
Kirkland Lake Gold Mines Ltd. was incorporated in 1913 before the property was taken over by Cobalt's Beaver Consolidated Mines Ltd. after a shaft was sunk 80 feet.

Temiskaming Shores

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Silver was discovered in the area during the construction of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) from North Bay to the communities of Haileybury and New Liskeard, north of Cobalt. W.E. Logan discovered cobalt in 1884 at the future site of the Agaunico Mine, one mile south of Haileybury.
Prior to the amalgamation of Temiskaming Shores, the region was commonly nicknamed The Tri-Towns, a designation that also encompassed the neighbouring town of Cobalt.

Cobalt

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W.E. Logan discovered cobalt in 1884 at the future site of the Agaunico Mine, one mile south of Haileybury. In the early 1900s, the area was heavily mined for silver; the silver ore also contained cobalt.
In 2017, some exploration companies were planning to survey old silver and cobalt mines in the area of Cobalt, Ontario where significant deposits are believed to lie.

Cobalt station

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Passenger rail service continued to be provided from the Cobalt railway station on the Ontario Northland Railway's Northlander train (it was during the building of this line that silver had been discovered in Cobalt) until it was discontinued on September 28, 2012.
The Cobalt station is a former train station located in the town of Cobalt in Ontario, and was a stop for Ontario Northland's Northlander trains.

Ontario Northland Railway

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Silver was discovered in the area during the construction of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) from North Bay to the communities of Haileybury and New Liskeard, north of Cobalt. Passenger rail service continued to be provided from the Cobalt railway station on the Ontario Northland Railway's Northlander train (it was during the building of this line that silver had been discovered in Cobalt) until it was discontinued on September 28, 2012.
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay.

Edward James Gibson Holland

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Major Edward James Gibson Holland (2 February 1878, Ottawa – 18 June 1948, Cobalt, Ontario) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, for actions taken during the Second Boer War in South Africa.

Highway Book Shop

A notable tourist attraction in the area in the 20th century was the Highway Book Shop, which closed in 2011.
The Highway Book Shop was a bookstore and publishing company, located on Ontario Highway 11 near Cobalt, Ontario, which operated from 1957 to 2011.

Walter Frederick Light

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Born in Cobalt, Ontario, Light served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

Charlie Angus

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He moved to Cobalt, Ontario, with his young family in 1990, and in 1995 Brit and Charlie launched HighGrader, a magazine devoted to Northern Ontario life and culture.

Elmer Sopha

Elmer Walter Sopha
Sopha was born in Cobalt, Ontario.

Bruce Lonsdale

He served as mayor of the town of Cobalt before seeking the Liberal nomination for the federal riding of Timiskaming.

List of francophone communities in Ontario

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