Ruth Copper Mine Bistro abandoned
Posted On June 18, 2021
A former restaurant, a vacant building, and a defunct copper mine in northern Ontario are all listed as abandoned in a federal report.
The mine is a large one, the report says, and its operators say they are hoping to find more use for it.
A few years ago, a group of miners in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba said they were digging for copper to fill up a pipe that ran underneath the mine.
It was a big pipe.
There was a huge amount of water coming out of the pipe.
They wanted to fill it up with copper and there was some concern that it would leak into the environment.
So they went and dug up a pit and put a few meters under it and they were really hoping to get copper out of there.
But then the mine got flooded, and they couldn’t find any more.
So, after some time, they stopped digging because they couldn.
That was probably the last time they dug up the mine and they didn’t know where they were going to dig down.
The federal government is now looking at remediation and the mine has been closed since 2017.