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Barton Mine

Historical Mines

Barton Mine, also known as Net Lake Mine, is an abandoned surface and underground mine in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is located about 0.50 km (0.31 mi) north of the Temagami Arena in Temagami North and just east of the Ontario Northland Railway in northwestern Strathy Township. Dating back to the early 1900s, it is one of the oldest mines in Temagami. Barton was the site of a fire in the early 1900s, after which it never had active mining again.

Molybdenum was the primary commodity mined at Barton. Secondary commodities included gold, silver, copper and bismuth. They were mined in a geological feature forming the surrounding landscape, which hosts several other mines in the area. Although Barton has been shut down since the early 1900s, it is still an active mineral field. However, the mine has not had any mineral exploration activity since the 1960s. It is named after J.W. Barton, who was a miner at Barton.


Last Updated on: 2020-06-22