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Boundary Falls Smelter

"Boundary Falls, [British Columbia] was settled in 1890 by a large flock of miners. There were lots of mining opportunities in the area so the miners started building a smelter which they finished in 1901. In 1902 though, the smelter was “blown in” by high operating costs, coke shortages, financial difficulties & low copper prices. In 1907, the smelter officially closed & was eventually forgotten. Today, only slag piles remain of what was once a pretty good sized refining & power generating settlement."
[Cited: Wikipedia 2013]



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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Canada
Keywords:13-Feb-11, 2011, Boundary Falls, Boundary Falls Smelter, British Columbia, Canada, Heritage BC Stops, RDKB, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Boundary Falls Smelter