5 years ago
Kenora District, Ontario
Griffith Mine was An Iron ore mine located in north western Ontario, about 20km north of Ear Falls.
The mine owned by the steel company of Canada (Stelco Inc) was in operation from 1968 until it was closed on March 31st, 1986. While in production the mine produced 1.5 million long tons of pellets annually.
Closure of the mine was due to the increasing transportation costs and the inability to be competitive with other large North American producers.
Today, the rehabilitated mine still has many remnants of the old facilities to explore along with many hiking trails.